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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

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Windows
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Combined MobyScore 15 4.0


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Xbox 360Gamers Daily News
SEGA took pretty much every character they could think of from the Sonic titles, added in Banjo and Kazooie (so popular they got their name on the front cover), Billy Hatcher, Ryo, and a dozen others and gave them all racing carts, to great effect I must say.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
I'm really happy to see Sega finally able to capitalize on their substantial catalogue. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing may not be as Mario Kart Wii, but it's awfully close.
91
Xbox 360Game Shark
This is a very tight little package. The single player mode is incredibly meaty (missions and the three levels of grand prix will keep you busy for days, easily), with plenty of unlockables and goodies, and the multiplayer racing is smooth and fun as can be. It’s a win-win for gamers with kids and Sega fans alike – finally, a Sonic game that you don’t need to be 10 years old to enjoy.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing could well have been a disaster for Sega, it could of seen them laughed at from all sides, with what looked every bit like a cash in on Nintendo's success with Mario Kart. What we got though was not only a fine casual racing game, we have what is possibly the one of finest kart racing games since 1992. There are niggles in the multi-player aspect with a lack of user options, however the single player offering and the actual on track action more than make up for it.
89
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie isn't a perfect kart racing title, but it is very close and matches up well against Mario Kart Wii in that respect. Extremely die-hard Sega fans will complain about the lack of representation from other well-known Sega franchises, and the online multiplayer just isn't as strong as one expects. Everything else, however, works very well from both cosmetic and mechanical standpoints. Unless you absolutely hate kart racers, there's very little reason for you to not have this title in your gaming library.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing may not be perfect, however it shines in all the right places offering hours of endless next generation entertainment and adrenaline pumping racing that even the mighty Mario Kart would be envious of. It is time to dash to the shops and take a spin with our blue hedgehog friend yet again as SEGA fans like myself can finally hold our head high thrusting our fist into the air with a huge sense of relief and joy. Yes Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing is actually worthy and will hopefully help raise the bar for future releases.
88
Xbox 360GameFocus
All Stars isn’t an overly ambitious racing game and won’t turn the kart racing genre on its head. It has some minor framerate issues and the varied character selection is at odds with the less varied bevy of tracks. What the game does successfully and, brace yourselves, better than its Mario Kart predecessor, are refinements in gameplay that help bring some more depth to the genre.
88
PlayStation 3GameFocus
What the game does successfully and, brace yourselves, better than its Mario Kart predecessor in terms of gameplay, are in terms of refinements to said gameplay as well as bringing some more depth to the genre. You won’t see this game fly off the shelves as fast as anything with the ’Mario Kart’ name on it, but if you are a fan of kart racing to any degree, you’ll find something immediately appealing in what’s offered here.
86
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is the kind of game that you expect to be yet another failed attempt to overthrow Mario Kart, but it ends up giving it a run for its money. It is certainly not as deep or as finely tuned, but it is definitely one of the better kart racing games to come along since the notorious CTR. If you have any love for the SEGA world, or simply do not own a Wii this game is a must own. It is the closest the two HD consoles will likely ever get to the classic franchise, and quite honestly it is better in some aspects.
86
WiiZTGameDomain
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is the kind of game that you expect to be yet another failed attempt to overthrow Mario Kart, but it ends up giving it a run for its money. It is certainly not as deep or as finely tuned, but it is definitely one of the better kart racing games to come along since the notorious CTR. If you have any love for the SEGA world, or simply do not own a Wii this game is a must own. It is the closest the two HD consoles will likely ever get to the classic franchise, and quite honestly it is better in some aspects.
85
WindowsPower Sonic
De modo geral, pode-se dizer que o jogo é divertido e oferece uma boa opção de entretenimento e passar de tempo. Mas falta um pouco mais de corpo ao jogo para que se possa dizer efetivamente que é um jogo bom, bem feito e acabado. É realmente um jogo feito para se jogar e curtir, sem muita pretensão de se levar em nível de detalhes.
85
Xbox 360Game Over Online
With all of the ways to play, vehicles, environments, and all-around fun, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a top-notch arcade racer for any fan of the genre. It looks great, sounds great, and is a joy to play. But where it really shines is the fantastic cast of characters picked from Sega’s illustrious history. If you are a fan of the arcade racing or kart-racing genre, I heartily recommend this title. It will keep you busy for hours and hours of fun.
85
Xbox 360Gameplanet
The single player mode does ramp up the difficulty early on in the piece so don’t expect to blitz it like many arcade racers, it does present a worthy challenge. But as with the mighty Mario Kart, Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing has its focus firmly on the multiplayer whether it be online or splitscreen with some mates.
85
Xbox 360Gamer Limit
With its multitude of references to Sega games past and present, Sega Racing will be most appreciated by those who are familiar with the company’s rich history, dating back to the Master System. But as a generic racer it is nonetheless heaps of fun even for those who just about recognise Sonic, let alone Billy Hatcher!
84
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
In the end, SSASR is a great alternative for those who've already clocked a ton of time racing through the Mushroom Kingdom or those who simply don't have that option. With its tight controls, slick HD visuals, well designed courses, gamut of both obscure and popular characters, and enjoyable modes, SSASR is simply a wonderful racing experience. It's been a long dry spell for the Sonic fans craving a console game involving the character that didn't disappoint, but thankfully, that wait has finally come to an end.
82
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Let’s be frank, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie (how’s that for a long descriptive title?) doesn’t do anything all that different from Mario Kart or the dozens of other arcade racers of this particular ilk. In fact, it’s fair to say that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie is basically just Mario Kart with Sega characters, at one time the opposing army to Mario and crew in the great console wars. But what’s not fair is to reduce it to that and hold that fact against S&SASRwBK. It’s still a fantastically fun game, with oodles of nostalgia backed up by some seriously good track design and a plethora of game types that can be enjoyed by oneself or in a group. Who needs a Wii to enjoy some good old fashioned license-parading kart racing?
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Xbox 360Softpedia
Overall, in both single player and multiplayer mode you’re in for a treat and you’ll get to play with all-time Sega favorites in a new, rich, dynamic and vividly colored 3D racing world.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing est l'une des très bonnes surprises de ce début d'année 2010. Esthétiquement sans faille, le jeu a été soigné par une équipe de Sega qui s'est largement inspirée de Mario Kart pour ce qui est du contenu. En revanche, le gameplay tout en dérapages lui est propre, ainsi que sa vingtaine de pilotes tous aussi charismatiques les uns que les autres. Fun, accessible à tous mais très technique si l'on est perfectionniste, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing s'impose d'emblée comme l'un des meilleurs jeux de courses multi du moment.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing est l'une des très bonnes surprises de ce début d'année 2010. Esthétiquement sans faille, le jeu a été soigné par une équipe de Sega qui s'est largement inspirée de Mario Kart pour ce qui est du contenu. En revanche, le gameplay tout en dérapages lui est propre, ainsi que sa vingtaine de pilotes tous aussi charismatiques les uns que les autres. Fun, accessible à tous mais très technique si l'on est perfectionniste, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing s'impose d'emblée comme l'un des meilleurs jeux de courses multi du moment.
80
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing est l'une des très bonnes surprises de ce début d'année 2010. Esthétiquement sans faille, le jeu a été soigné par une équipe de Sega qui s'est largement inspirée de Mario Kart pour ce qui est du contenu. En revanche, le gameplay tout en dérapages lui est propre, ainsi que sa vingtaine de pilotes tous aussi charismatiques les uns que les autres. Fun, accessible à tous mais très technique si l'on est perfectionniste, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing s'impose d'emblée comme l'un des meilleurs jeux de courses multi du moment.
80
WiiGNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies
Inspiré de son concurrent direct qu'est Mario Kart, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing sait aussi imposer son propre style. Si les mécanismes de conduite et de bataille restent les mêmes, on retrouve en revanche des univers et une ambiance particuliers, propres aux franchises de Sega. Nouvelle alternative au titre de Nintendo, Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing séduira les joueurs qui ont envie de nouveautés et de nouveaux challenges.
80
Wii411mania.com
For a game destined to be compared to one of the most accessible and fun racing games ever, Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing does an admirable job. The overall polish and feel of the product as a whole might not be up to Mario Kart standards, but you probably already own that. I'll tell you what though: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing does family-fun kart racing better than Mario Kart. It’s more family-friendly and prevents nasty arguments over blue shells. If you want something to pick up and play after the family dinner, this is it.
80
Xbox 360gamrReview
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is exactly what you would expect from looking at its cover: a kart racing game with Sonic and buddies. But beneath that simple picture lies a well crafted racing game that will entertain Sega fans and Sega newbies alike. On the Wii, Mario Kart Wii is still the premiere kart racer, but there’s no doubt that this is the best racing of its kind to be found on the PS3 and 360 at present. Anyone looking for a fun romp through the Sega universe will be pleased with this title.
80
Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
Overall, Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing is a fun little game. It's no Forza, but it is entertaining. If you're looking for a fun little racer, and especially if you're a fan of SEGA's games, then you'll enjoy your time with it.
80
Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Older gamers will certainly long for the Crash Team Racing and Mario Kart days, while Sonic's outing here may not have outdone these predecessors, it's certainly the most feature packed family party game on the Xbox 360 with its fantastic split-screen gameplay, and even more unexpected, online multiplayer. Certainly then, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is an absolute must-buy for the family home.
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Xbox 360Gamernode
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing offers a great (if not better) alternative to the all-too-familiar Mario Kart formula. Perhaps this sudden challenge to Nintendo's throne will cause them to innovate with their next game, but until then, racing fans will have plenty of fun with Sega's entry. If you're a Sega fan, this is history in a game disc, and you'll find yourself oohing and ahhing at all of the reminders from your childhood. Finally, if you're looking for something different to play, this offers a great variation on the kart-racing genre, and it's a game that shouldn't be missed.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
Far from a cheap attempt at a slice of the kart-racing pie, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is an exhilarating ride. The intricate and well-thought-out track designs and highly addictive gameplay bring it closer than most to dethroning the almighty Mario Kart.
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Xbox 360D+PAD Magazine
Chances are if you’ve been gaming for a number of years then a lot of Sega All-Stars Racing’s appeal will be in the various memories tied to many of the games referenced here. If you’re a Sega super-fan then you’ll be in heaven (even the $32,500 chance to purchase Alex Kidd from the in-game store as a playable character is Primark-like value). Sega Superstars Tennis made clever use of Sega’s history, but not to the extent evidenced here. Mario Kart may still hold the crown overall but All-Stars Racing is certainly the closest Sega has come to its own Smash Bros, and in its own little way suggests that, putting aside the welcome updates of classic franchises like After Burner, the still-mighty company has finally learnt to accept – and even revel – in its status outside of the hardware race.
80
Xbox 360Digital Chumps
All Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing had to do was not be completely terrible, but Sumo Digital ignored Sonic's awful racing pedigree and produced a pretty darn good kart racer. Unapologetically cloning Mario Kart was a step in the right direction, and layering Sega's rich history through every twist and turn wasn't a bad move either. There's plenty of room for improvement (especially online), but younger audiences won't care, Sega fans might be too infatuated with nostalgia to notice, and everyone else - well I suppose they'll be waiting for Mod Nation Racers.
80
Xbox 360videogamer.com
Whichever version of Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing you choose you're going to get a well produced, fun arcade racer, with enough tracks and unlockables to keep you playing for a long time. Yes, it has taken more than a bit from Nintendo's karting series, but it has enough of its own style to make it worth a look even if you're a die-hard Nintendo gamer. Dare I say it, SEGA has finally given us another good Sonic game.
80
Xbox 360IGN
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing may not have a whole lot in the gameplay department that it can call its own, but Sumo Digital took what worked and built a SEGA-themed experience that captures what makes the company's games so memorable. This racer is surprisingly deep and robust, and even with its unoriginal design it's a great time no matter which version you get.
80
WiiNintendo Power Magazine
All in all, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing isn't quite the fan paradise it could have been, but it's a very good racer that makes great use of classic Sega franchises. We wouldn't mind a sequel with more franchises and tracks included-can we see a show of hands for Golden Axe?
80
WindowsGamer.nl
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is een heerlijk ongecompliceerde kartgame die zowel alleen als met vrienden de moeite waard is. De game mag dan niet de originaliteitprijs winnen, maar afwisselende tracks, personages en een hoge mate van herspeelbaarheid maken deze titel tot een waardige concurrent voor Mario Kart.
80
PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is een heerlijk ongecompliceerde kartgame die zowel alleen als met vrienden de moeite waard is. De game mag dan niet de originaliteitprijs winnen, maar afwisselende tracks, personages en een hoge mate van herspeelbaarheid maken deze titel tot een waardige concurrent voor Mario Kart.
80
Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is een heerlijk ongecompliceerde kartgame die zowel alleen als met vrienden de moeite waard is. De game mag dan niet de originaliteitprijs winnen, maar afwisselende tracks, personages en een hoge mate van herspeelbaarheid maken deze titel tot een waardige concurrent voor Mario Kart.
80
WiiNintendoWorldReport
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a fun game. It might not be as polished as Mario Kart, but it is definitely worth mentioning in the same breath as Nintendo's series. The single-player experience is great with plenty of things to unlock, and the multiplayer experience also holds up despite questionable features and a bad online lobby. Mario Kart fans looking for another racing game would be silly to pass up this game.
80
Xbox 360GameSpot
Although the core of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is obviously pulled straight out of Mario Kart, this wacky racer can stand on its own four wheels. The tight controls and excellent track design ensure that head-to-head competition is always exciting, but it's so fun just to play around with these karts that it’s easy to lose hours climbing the online leaderboards in Time Trial mode. All-Star Racing may not push the genre forward in any meaningful way, but it builds so well on established themes that it doesn't even matter.
80
WiiGameSpot
Although the core of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is obviously pulled straight out of Mario Kart, this wacky racer can stand on its own four wheels. The tight controls and excellent track design ensure that head-to-head competition is always exciting, but it's so fun just to play around with these karts that it’s easy to lose hours climbing the online leaderboards in Time Trial mode. All-Star Racing may not push the genre forward in any meaningful way, but it builds so well on established themes that it doesn't even matter.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Although the core of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is obviously pulled straight out of Mario Kart, this wacky racer can stand on its own four wheels. The tight controls and excellent track design ensure that head-to-head competition is always exciting, but it's so fun just to play around with these karts that it’s easy to lose hours climbing the online leaderboards in Time Trial mode. All-Star Racing may not push the genre forward in any meaningful way, but it builds so well on established themes that it doesn't even matter.
80
Xbox 360Blend Games
I might give this game a lot of crap for being a personality-free version of past Mario Kart games, but I'll admit that I had fun with it. The powerslide-heavy focus of this kart racer gives the game a nice feel, and I had trouble putting it down, resulting in a couple of sessions that lasted for quite a few hours. It's no Mario Kart Wii, but it is the best kart racer on the HD consoles, and for that I gladly recommend it.
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Xbox 360GamersGlobal
Das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt! Mit Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing hat Sega endlich eine gute Alternative im Funracer-Genre parat. Zwar hat Klempner Mario aus dem Hause Nintendo immer noch die Pole Position inne, aber viele kleine Verbesserungen und eine fast schon dreiste Kopie des Grundgerüsts machen aus Sonic ein richtig unterhaltsames Rennspiel. Die Stärken liegen dabei klar im Mehrspieler-Modus, der euch und eure Freunde begeistern wird. Profis auf diesem Gebiet werden auf Dauer aber zu wenige Herausforderungen haben. Dennoch rast Sonic auf einen beachtsamen zweiten Platz. Mario Kart hat einen ernsthaften Konkurrenten bekommen!
80
PlayStation 3GamersGlobal
Das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt! Mit Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing hat Sega endlich eine gute Alternative im Funracer-Genre parat. Zwar hat Klempner Mario aus dem Hause Nintendo immer noch die Pole Position inne, aber viele kleine Verbesserungen und eine fast schon dreiste Kopie des Grundgerüsts machen aus Sonic ein richtig unterhaltsames Rennspiel. Die Stärken liegen dabei klar im Mehrspieler-Modus, der euch und eure Freunde begeistern wird. Profis auf diesem Gebiet werden auf Dauer aber zu wenige Herausforderungen haben. Dennoch rast Sonic auf einen beachtsamen zweiten Platz. Mario Kart hat einen ernsthaften Konkurrenten bekommen!
80
WiiGamersGlobal
Das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt! Mit Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing hat Sega endlich eine gute Alternative im Funracer-Genre parat. Zwar hat Klempner Mario aus dem Hause Nintendo immer noch die Pole Position inne, aber viele kleine Verbesserungen und eine fast schon dreiste Kopie des Grundgerüsts machen aus Sonic ein richtig unterhaltsames Rennspiel. Die Stärken liegen dabei klar im Mehrspieler-Modus, der euch und eure Freunde begeistern wird. Profis auf diesem Gebiet werden auf Dauer aber zu wenige Herausforderungen haben. Dennoch rast Sonic auf einen beachtsamen zweiten Platz. Mario Kart hat einen ernsthaften Konkurrenten bekommen!
79
PlayStation 3Play.tm
A lot like Sega Superstars Tennis, this is a well-rounded game that knows what it wants to achieve. The most impressive thing here is the restraint shown in the amount of Sega branded bedlam and power-ups. What results is a kart racer that offers something unique on 360 and PS3 and a strong alternative to Mario fatigued Wii players.
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Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A lot better than some people would give it credit for and a pleasant change from all the driving simulations out there at the moment. The fun may well be too short lived for most though, with only the most dedicated achievement hunters putting in the required time to unlock everything. While it lasts though, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing can be a barrel of laughs – it's just not quite Mario Kart... damn.
78
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, may not offer the most compelling single player racing experience but does feature a good level of variety. However, just like most casual games it is best played via its various multiplayer modes which by far give the best and quite an enjoyable experience. If you’re a huge fan of past Mario Kart games, then the game could be just what you’re looking for.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing ist ein guter Mario Kart-Klon - aber es hätte ein hervorragender Konkurrent sein können! Mit etwas mehr Feintuning bei der Technik, mehr Auswahl an Fahrzeugen sowie einem besseren Balancing der Extras samt Windschatten wäre die Sega-Truppe den Erzrivalen von Nintendo sehr dicht auf die Pelle gerückt. Doch mit der instabilen Bildrate, einer oft unsinnigen Item-Verteilung und dem etwas kurzen Karrieremodus bleiben Sonic & Co leider hinter den Erwartungen und ihren Möglichkeiten zurück.
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PlayStation 34Players.de
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing ist ein guter Mario Kart-Klon - aber es hätte ein hervorragender Konkurrent sein können! Mit etwas mehr Feintuning bei der Technik, mehr Auswahl an Fahrzeugen sowie einem besseren Balancing der Extras samt Windschatten wäre die Sega-Truppe den Erzrivalen von Nintendo sehr dicht auf die Pelle gerückt. Doch mit der instabilen Bildrate, einer oft unsinnigen Item-Verteilung und dem etwas kurzen Karrieremodus bleiben Sonic & Co leider hinter den Erwartungen und ihren Möglichkeiten zurück.
78
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Met een forse portie nostalgie en minstens evenveel humor tovert Sega een heel geestige arcade racer tevoorschijn.
76
Wii4Players.de
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing ist ein guter Mario Kart-Klon - aber es hätte ein hervorragender Konkurrent sein können! Mit etwas mehr Feintuning bei der Technik, mehr Auswahl an Fahrzeugen sowie einem besseren Balancing der Extras samt Windschatten wäre die Sega-Truppe den Erzrivalen von Nintendo sehr dicht auf die Pelle gerückt. Doch mit der instabilen Bildrate, einer oft unsinnigen Item-Verteilung und dem etwas kurzen Karrieremodus bleiben Sonic & Co leider hinter den Erwartungen und ihren Möglichkeiten zurück.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing est l'une des très bonnes surprises de ce début d'année 2010. Esthétiquement sans faille, le jeu a été soigné par une équipe de Sega qui s'est largement inspirée de Mario Kart pour ce qui est du contenu. En revanche, le gameplay tout en dérapages lui est propre, ainsi que sa vingtaine de pilotes tous aussi charismatiques les uns que les autres. Fun, accessible à tous mais très technique si l'on est perfectionniste, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing s'impose d'emblée comme l'un des meilleurs jeux de courses multi du moment. Dommage que l'on n'ait pas droit au mode Online sur cette version PC, ce qui lui coûte un point de moins que ses homologues PS3 et 360.
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PlayStation 3411mania.com
So is Sonic Racing worth picking up? Well you need to ask yourself two questions. First, do you want to play a Mario Kart style kart racer on the PS3? Second, how big of a Sega fan are you? Because if you don’t like kart racers, Sonic Racing will do nothing to win you over. And if you don’t like Sega, you’re not going to see the charm in things like Samba De Amigo forming conga lines and Amy Rose hitting people with her Piko Piko hammer. But if you’re like myself and miss the days of Sega being a dominant force in the video game industry, you’ll appreciate Sonic Racing. It’s disappointing that Sonic Racing slows to a chug while playing split-screen, but at least they were smart enough to include it at all. Sonic Racing may not be the best kart racer ever, but it quite possibly might be the best kart racer on the PS3.
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Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
What we have here at the end of the day is a thoroughly solid kart racer, that while almost entirely unoriginal, delivers solidly when it comes to gameplay. The nostalgia factor is strongly delivered; less robustly than Smash Bros. but certainly more than Mario Kart. Whether it’s a better game than Mario Kart or not probably depends more on whether you’re in the Nintendo or Sega camp moreso than the gameplay, which is more or less identical in both titles. If you’re a big Sega fan or a fan of kart racers, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will do the job nicely.
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Xbox 3601UP
Though it has some hiccups, unexciting party modes, and a questionable difficulty curve, All-Stars Racing is a respectable effort that makes a good kart racer at its core (and is at least much more cohesive than Sega Superstars Tennis). But, again, it's storied Sega fans that will get the most out of the game -- because, really, who else is going to recognize or care about racing as the cartoon lovers from the Japan-only House of the Dead EX?
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Windows4Players.de
Die PC-Version ist technisch besser als die Konsolen-Pendants und inhaltlich identisch zur PS3-Fassung - mit einer Ausnahme: Der spaßige Onlinemodus wurde hier ersatzlos gestrichen! Ein Unding, wenn man bedenkt, dass ein vollständiges Paket dem PC wohl die beste Wertung beschert hätte. Mit dieser drastischen Beschneidung bleibt man jedoch hinter den Konsolen zurück…
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WindowsGamersGlobal
Das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt! Mit Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing hat Sega endlich eine gute Alternative im Funracer-Genre parat. Zwar hat Klempner Mario aus dem Hause Nintendo immer noch die Pole Position inne, aber viele kleine Verbesserungen und eine fast schon dreiste Kopie des Grundgerüsts machen aus Sonic ein richtig unterhaltsames Rennspiel. Die Stärken liegen dabei klar im Mehrspieler-Modus, der euch und eure Freunde begeistern wird. Profis auf diesem Gebiet werden auf Dauer aber zu wenige Herausforderungen haben. Dennoch rast Sonic auf einen beachtsamen zweiten Platz. Mario Kart hat einen ernsthaften Konkurrenten bekommen!
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Xbox 360Fragland.net
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a direct copy of Mario Kart and offers nothing new. People without a Wii may find it a perfect replacement and will certainly appreciate the pick-up & play level. Sonic & his friends don't do bad and deliver - despite the shortcomings - an amusing kart racer for young & old, SEGA fan or not.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wie viel Spaß kann ein Mario-Kart-Klon mit Sega-Figuren schon machen? Meine anfängliche Skepsis verschwand bereits im ersten Rennen, denn die Allstars klauen zwar dreist vom großen Vorbild, doch sie klauen gut. Über knallbunte Strecken zu brettern, absurde Waffen abzufeuern und sich über die Schimpftiraden der Kumpels zu freuen macht einfach Laune. Die Technik hätte hingegen Feinschliff vertragen können – dass eine derart veraltete Minimalgrafik ruckelt, mag mir nicht in den Kopf.
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iPad4Players.de
Der Grafik mangelt es zwar an Details, aber dafür ist sie rasend schnell, kein Ruckeln oder Zuckeln weit und breit. Auch der Online-Modus ist bemerkenswert gut: Partien sind schnell gefunden und laufen fast so zackig wie Solo-Rennen ab; nur gelegentlich sieht man lagbedingt über die Pisten hoppelnde Fahrer. Der einzige echte Kritikpunkt ist daher, wie so oft bei Spielen auf dieser Plattform, die Steuerung: Die Neigungskontrolle ist nicht optimal, funktioniert aber immerhin besser als die Steuerung über den Schieberegler. Man gewöhnt sich natürlich irgendwann daran, vermisst aber trotzdem die für diese Art Spiel so notwendige Präzision eines Analogsticks. Nichtdestotrotz: Der Umfang, die Präsentation und der coole Mehrspielermodus machen Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing zum derzeit besten AppStore-Kartspaß.
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iPhone4Players.de
Der Grafik mangelt es zwar an Details, aber dafür ist sie rasend schnell, kein Ruckeln oder Zuckeln weit und breit. Auch der Online-Modus ist bemerkenswert gut: Partien sind schnell gefunden und laufen fast so zackig wie Solo-Rennen ab; nur gelegentlich sieht man lagbedingt über die Pisten hoppelnde Fahrer. Der einzige echte Kritikpunkt ist daher, wie so oft bei Spielen auf dieser Plattform, die Steuerung: Die Neigungskontrolle ist nicht optimal, funktioniert aber immerhin besser als die Steuerung über den Schieberegler. Man gewöhnt sich natürlich irgendwann daran, vermisst aber trotzdem die für diese Art Spiel so notwendige Präzision eines Analogsticks. Nichtdestotrotz: Der Umfang, die Präsentation und der coole Mehrspielermodus machen Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing zum derzeit besten AppStore-Kartspaß.
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Xbox 360RealGamer
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, may not offer the most compelling single player racing experience but does feature a good level of variety. However, just like most casual games it is best played via its various multiplayer modes which by far give the best and quite an enjoyable experience. If you’re a fan of past Mario Kart games but don’t own a Wii, then the game could be just what you’re looking for.
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Xbox 360Level 7
Förutom att det händer att man fastnar i omgivningen, att det är lite avskalat online och att jag saknar ett samarbetsläge så är Sonic och Segas gokartspel faktiskt väldigt bra. Inte långt från en åtta. Kontrollen är skarp, det finns mängder av spellägen och utmaningar och att spela fyra på samma konsol är i klass med Mario Kart Wii. Att Sonic skulle behöva ratta en gokart för att komma i form var minst sagt oväntat.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
There’s a lot going for Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing, and fans of the Mario Kart ilk would be wise to check it out. It feels a little lightweight given that most of its content can be played within two or three hours, but the online modes are perpetually enjoyable and unlocking everything will require a moderate time investment. Sega Racing may never quite hit the heights enjoyed by the Mario Karts or Crash Team Racing, but it’s an enjoyable game which lays some solid foundations for future iterations. If Sega can plumb the depths of their extensive back-catalogue even more and Sumo can include a little more content and polish the online options, a sequel could very conceivably challenge the portly plumber’s throne at the pinnacle of karting games.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
За пределами «чемпионского» режима Соник чувствует себя неважно. Набор из 64 миссий выглядит огромным, но в целом однообразен: выиграй заезд/серию заездов, собери все кольца/кристаллы, посшибай крабов/роботов/зомби и т. п. В принципе, он нужен лишь для того, чтобы посмотреть всех персонажей и заработать побольше «SEGA miles» для покупки трасс, героев и музыкальных треков (вдруг кого-то неожиданно увлекут бесполезные «Single race» и «Time trial»?). Побаловавшись с заданиями, обладатели консольных версий идут в онлайн и устраивают там бурные схватки. А мы на PC получили «split-screen» на четверых с кучей проблем. Во-первых, клавиатурная раскладка только одна. Нельзя ни изменить ее, ни добавить новые варианты для других игроков. Во-вторых, в основном игра распознает «родные» геймпады от X360, и в большинстве случаев для настройки необходимы сторонние утилиты. Овчинка выделки не стоит — мультиплеерные забавы неоригинальны и в формате, например, дуэли совсем неинтересны.
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Xbox 360GameZone
It comes with deep regret that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo and Kazooie decided to take a route that doesn’t appeal to all demographics. In the past, complaints arose when the Mario Kart franchise decided to opt for more drift-heavy gameplay with less concentration on shortcuts. It’s in this same regard that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing fails; it’s primarily a racer that focuses too much on drifting and not enough time on having a joy ride.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
What the game does excel at is nostalgic indulgence. For SEGA die-hards, there's inevitable appeal in a game that boasts such surreal sights as Shenmue's Ryo racing across a gigantic roulette wheel against Opa-Opa, the Bonanza Bros and Alex Kidd. You'll have unlocked all the characters and wallowed in enough SEGA branding all too soon however, and what's left is merely a pretty good karting game with a few nice flourishes, a couple of clunky design decisions and a whole garage full of Mario's leftovers.
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Xbox 360Gamekult
En jouant à Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, on ne peut s'empêcher d'avoir l'impression de jouer à un Mario Kart avec une skin Sega. S'il n'y avait que ça, SSAS Racing aurait pu être un très bon fun racing game. Malheureusement, ce joyeux cross over un peu trop sage mise davantage sur la forme que sur le fond. Le casting et les graphismes ne suffisent pas à masquer les lacunes du titre, qui souffre d'un manque d'originalité flagrant. A vouloir trop ressembler au plombier, le hérisson en a oublié la créativité et n'a même pas réussi à pondre une copie aussi dynamique que l'original : des tracés trop basiques, un manque d'audace, peu de folie et de rebondissements, des missions sans saveur, des bonus que l'on connaît déjà par coeur et un soupçon de gruge de la part de l'ordinateur. Heureusement, le mode multijoueur rattrape comme il peut le coup et saura éventuellement satisfaire les amateurs du genre, en local ou en ligne. Sinon, c'était assurément l'accident.
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WiiGamekult
En jouant à Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, on ne peut s'empêcher d'avoir l'impression de jouer à un Mario Kart avec une skin Sega. S'il n'y avait que ça, SSAS Racing aurait pu être un très bon fun racing game. Malheureusement, ce joyeux cross over un peu trop sage mise davantage sur la forme que sur le fond. Le casting et les graphismes ne suffisent pas à masquer les lacunes du titre, qui souffre d'un manque d'originalité flagrant. A vouloir trop ressembler au plombier, le hérisson en a oublié la créativité et n'a même pas réussi à pondre une copie aussi dynamique que l'original : des tracés trop basiques, un manque d'audace, peu de folie et de rebondissements, des missions sans saveur, des bonus que l'on connaît déjà par coeur et un soupçon de gruge de la part de l'ordinateur. Heureusement, le mode multijoueur rattrape comme il peut le coup et saura éventuellement satisfaire les amateurs du genre, en local ou en ligne. Sinon, c'était assurément l'accident.