Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Reviews (Xbox 360)
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Gamers Daily News (Mar 08, 2010)
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.
The Video Game Critic (May 05, 2010)
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.
Game Shark (Mar 18, 2010)
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.
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.
Worth Playing (Mar 14, 2010)
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.
Console Monster (Mar 04, 2010)
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.
GameFocus (Mar 22, 2010)
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.
ZTGameDomain (Mar 02, 2010)
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.
Game Over Online (May 25, 2010)
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.
Gameplanet (Mar 23, 2010)
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.
Gamer Limit (Mar 01, 2010)
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!
Cheat Code Central (Mar 05, 2010)
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.
TeamXbox (Feb 24, 2010)
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?
MondoXbox (Feb 27, 2010)
Un gioco dalle umili pretese, creato per divertire che centra in pieno gli obbiettivi che si è prefissato. Veloce, immediato, divertente ma allo stesso appagante anche per i palati più esigenti. Consigliato a tutti, dai papà e mamme che cercano un gioco per i loro figli fino agli ultratrentenni nostalgici. Potrebbe sembrare un'eresia, ma probabilmente Mario Kart ha finalmente trovato un degno rivale, nonchè l'unica vera alternativa sulle console non Nintendo.
Eurogamer.it (Feb 23, 2010)
Vincendo le gare, completando le missioni o partecipando a sessioni in multiplayer, infatti, si accumulano Miglia SEGA, una sorta di valuta che permette di acquistare veicoli, personaggi e tracciati extra da sfruttare a piacimento una volta sbloccati. Questo elemento garantisce un pizzico di longevità aggiuntivo al single player, anche se il vero cuore dell'esperienza è rappresentato dal multiplayer online e offline con gli amici.
Softpedia (Apr 27, 2011)
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.
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 23, 2010)
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.
gamrReview (Mar 18, 2010)
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.
Gamers' Temple, The (Apr 01, 2010)
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.
MS Xbox World (Mar 14, 2010)
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.
Gamernode (Mar 10, 2010)
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.
GameTrailers (Mar 09, 2010)
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.
D+PAD Magazine (Mar 07, 2010)
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.
Digital Chumps (Mar 04, 2010)
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.
videogamer.com (Feb 26, 2010)
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.
IGN (Feb 23, 2010)
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.
Gamer.nl (Mar 05, 2010)
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.
GameSpot (Feb 23, 2010)
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.
Blend Games (Mar 05, 2010)
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.
GamersGlobal (Mar 08, 2010)
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!
XboxAchievements (Mar 03, 2010)
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.
Planet Xbox 360 (Mar 26, 2010)
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.
4Players.de (Feb 24, 2010)
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.
Game Informer Magazine (Feb 23, 2010)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing polishes the fundamentals of kart racing without adding any stupid gimmicks. If you’re looking for the next big thing in wacky racing games beyond a capable online framework, don’t look here. If you’re looking for straightforward Mario Kart clone with a glossy Sega veneer, then this game is for you.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Mar 11, 2010)
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.
1UP (Feb 23, 2010)
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?
Fragland.net (Mar 12, 2010)
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.
The Telegraph (Mar 26, 2010)
As it is, All-Stars Racing is a game that’s missing more than a few tricks, but remains impossible to dislike. The racing experience is zippy and robust, while its gleeful celebration of all things SEGA is wonderfully endearing. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Ryo Hazuki ditch his motorbike for a fork-lift truck, ram Jackie and Akira from Virtua Fighter off the road, before being crushed by a giant egg on a Billy Hatcher track, allowing Ulala from Space Channel 5 to nip over the finish line. If that sounds like your kind of thing, you probably don’t need me to sell it to you.
Destructoid (Mar 08, 2010)
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing suffers from being compared to other comical racing games like Mario Kart, and it is unlikely that you'll prefer it over those games. However, it manages to bring enough of its own flavor through its design to make it feel like a strong competitor. This game is perfect for anyone of any age with difficulty levels being easy to adjust. Whether this is a game for yourself or for a younger gamer, this offers enough pick-up and playability to be a good, fun and exciting all-round entertainer.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Feb 23, 2010)
Det är ingen Mario Kart Wii-dödare Sumo Digital knåpat ihop. Att slå Nintendo i den subgenre de själva uppfann är näst intill omöjligt, men Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing gör ändå sitt jobb och är ett riktigt underhållande partyspel. Spel av den här typen växer inte på träd till varken Playstation 3 eller Xbox 360. Det är långt ifrån perfekt och hade absolut mått bra av lite extra finputsning, men jag kan ändå varmt rekommendera Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing som på delad skärm i glada polares lag är en verklig höjdare.
RealGamer (Mar 09, 2010)
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.
Level 7 (Mar 09, 2010)
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.
XGN (Mar 07, 2010)
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is voor een poosje een vermakelijke game. Een lang avontuur in je eentje zit er niet echt in. Met twee uur heb je de game uitgespeeld, dit is na het behalen van een podium plek in het laatste toernooi. Natuurlijk heb je dan nog de missies en de multiplayer opties, maar dit wil niet zeggen dat de twee uur durende toernooien door de beugel kunnen. Hierdoor kan deze game zeker niet tippen aan Mario Kart 64, al moet hier wel bijgezegd worden dat er hedendaags een tal van top titels in de winkels liggen welke deze game een beetje laat verbleken.
GameZone (Mar 01, 2010)
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.
Gamer.no (Mar 15, 2010)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing er en Mario Kart-kopi like blå som Sonic på en ensom dag. Jeg blir nesten trist i åndsverkets navn når jeg sier at dette er en god ting. Sega har skamlånt fra sin gamle konkurrent Nintendo, og skyflet ut et helt kurant gokart-spill på markedet. Dette er i beste fall Mario Kart-alternativet til de av oss som ikke eier en Wii (og i verste fall en grei avveksling for hardbarkede Sega-fans). Den feststemte grafikken og de finurlige banene gjør mye for dette spillet, som helst sikkert vil ha litt å gi til konsolleiere i alle aldre. Du vet hva du får, og intet mer.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 26, 2010)
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.
Games TM (Feb 18, 2010)
So, while it's definitely not the whitewash it could've potentially been, there's still only one winner if kart racing is your thing, and that group has been leading the way since 1992. A debatable purchase for anyone with an insatiable love for all things Sega, an absolutely pointless one for anyone who doesn't know who Billy Hatcher is. Mediocrity wins out...
Gamekult (Feb 22, 2010)
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.