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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

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GF Rating
7.1

945 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good runner up to Mario Kart

posted by ALKATRAZZ (PITTSBURGH, PA) Mar 9, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game was not a bad game but in my opinion I prefer the motion steering in Mario Kart Wii over this. I do have to say that I like the tracks alot better in this than Mario Kart series as there are alot more extreme moments. The ones with alot of jumps remind me of the game Wipeout. The weapons are similar to Mario Kart but some with a few extras. The Allstar Mode item is a really good way for players who are not too good at the game to have a fighting chance of winning against more experienced players. The only down side to allstar mode is that you have to be doing pretty bad to get it usually.

All in all I would reccomend this game to action cart racer fans and gamers who enjoy a good fast paced racing game with fun weapons.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Sonic on wheels... wait what?

posted by SuperFish (YPSILANTI, MI) Mar 5, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Sega has really put Sonic through a lot. From turning into a Werehog to participating in the Olympics, Sonic has experience both the good and the bad that Sega can offer. In his newest game Sonic takes his friends and fellow Sega characters to a different approach. Racing!

In Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing, you can choose from many different Sonic and Sega characters and take them for a ride. Each character has it's own vehicle and special power up. From playing as Sonic in his cool blue car, no surprise there, to taking Shadow's motorcycle for a spin you will see and feel a difference in each character's performance on the track, both speed and maneuverable. Want to play as Opa-Opa? Well you are in luck.Want to see Tails launch an actual tornado, not the plane, at your foes? Not a problem. Want to see Shadow's ultimate power as he launches Chaos Spear? It is all in here.

There are many different unlockable characters and tracks which you can purchase with the amount of mileage you receive after each race. Who are they? Well you will need to play the game to find out.

As far as the controls go, it is okay. The controls on the motion sensor are not as responsive as Mario Kart Wii or other games made by Nintendo. Players will need a little more patience when trying to get use to the controls. But once you get the hang of it, you will find it easier.

I found that the biggest problem with this game is not really the controls but actually how similar it is to Mario Kart Wii. In some ways, Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing is a step down from Mario Kart Wii. You can't choose different vehicles for each character like in Mario Kart Wii.All-Star's tracks are a bit more linear than Mario Kart's tracks.

If you haven't played Mario Kart Wii or don't have a wii, then you will find this game more enjoyable than those of us who have played Mario Kart. Overall, All-Star is a fun game to play with friend online and offline. READY! SET! GO AND PLAY SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STAR RACING!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

All Star Talent On Display

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Mar 5, 2010

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Member since Jan 2008

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I’m one guy who’s really getting tired of seeing the same characters over and over and over again (why DO they have to put that plumber in almost every great Wii game).
But if the games are as good as Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing, then I would not mind as much. This game is a racing game with several characters from the Sonic universe and other Sega games like Super Monkey Ball and Billy Hatcher.
You’ve got several options to pick from.
First, you can go single player mode and take on the Grand Prix. There are three classes (Beginner, Advanced, Expert), each class having six cups, and each cup has four races. Each cup is a point tournament, and if you get enough points to put your character in the top three (of eight), then you unlock the next cup. But beware; the Beginner Cup may be a walk in the park, but the other two are much more difficult.
You can practice on some courses - but some you have to buy with SEGA miles you accumulate with races.
Or you can take on missions - there are several dozen to get through, and it will take a while (you have to complete them three at a time). These missions range from hitting targets to racing other character(s) to performing tricks.
Then there’s the multiplayer mode where you can race against other players through a track, or battle it out to gather items (Chao, emeralds, spots on the course).
Okay, okay, I hear you; this game looks like many other racing games (it has similar weapons, power ups and drifting as found in Mario Kart). But this is exactly what many players are looking for in a Wii racing game.
What I didn’t like is I had to buy some tracks in order to play them multiplayer or in Time Trial mode. All tracks should be open for practice and multiplayer use.
And sometimes the AI gets a really cheap win by hitting me with a powerful attack just before the finish line.
Despite all that, Sonic and Sega All Star Racing is one of the best racing games I’ve played on the Wii. BUY IT.

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