Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (Xbox 360)

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Description

The easiest way to describe Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing would be to call it a Super Mario Kart clone. But instead of featuring famous Nintendo-characters like Mario and Bowser, the players use Sonic, Billy Hatcher, Dr. Eggman and 17 other more or less famous characters from the SEGA games library.

The core gameplay remains the same though: in a normal race the player has to compete against seven other racers using both his racing skills and one of the several different power ups that are scattered around the track like a boxing glove to shoot racers in front out of the way or mines to destroy his pursuers. Since all cars drive at the same speed, no matter which character they belong to, charging up the boost by doing drifts is the most important thing in order to get to first place. Tricks are also available to gain access to a turbo-boost. But the decision what racer and car to use does influence which All-Star-Action is available to the player. While Sonic the Hedgehog turns into Super Sonic for a short while, giving him a great amount of additional speed, Billy Hatcher lays egg-shells on the track to obstruct his followers. Like all other power-ups, the All-Star-Action has to be collected on the track first before it can be used.

The game features several different game-modes. In single player the player can either do time trials, single races, a Grand Prix or one of the several dozen missions that are available and require the player to fulfil many different goals other than simply being the first in a race. These goals include using one long drift to get to the finish line, roll over as many crows as possible or get to the finish line without destroying any pots and many more.

Multiplayer consists of a split screen mode for up to four players and an online mode (not available in the PC-version). Besides normal races several battle modes are waiting like King of the Hill or simple Deathmatch. Completing a mission or winning a race either in single player or in multiplayer earns the player SEGA miles which are used in the internal shop to unlock additional characters and tracks.

The Xbox 360-release features in addition to the SEGA characters and tracks also Rare’s Banjo-Kazooie - hence the additional subtitle.

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There are 22 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing mit Banjo-Kazooie" -- German Xbox 360 title
  • "Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Arcade" -- Arcade title

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Critic Reviews

gamrReview Mar 18, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Digital Chumps Mar 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameTrailers Mar 09, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamer.nl Mar 05, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Mar 05, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamersGlobal Mar 08, 2010 8 out of 10 80
IGN Feb 23, 2010 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Mar 11, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
GameZone Mar 01, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamekult Feb 22, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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References

The PS3 version of the game is referenced in the fourth episode of the first season of the 2013 American television drama series Rectify. A lead character Daniel Holden sees a display with the game at a supermarket, but does not know how to start or control the game. It contrasts with events earlier in the episode and in the episode before, where he played the Genesis version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, also with the Sonic character, is used deliberately to show how much games evolved during the time he was in prison and since the last time he had an opportunity to play them when he was young.
Sicarius (60983) added Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (Xbox 360) on Mar 10, 2010
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