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Surprise

soetisluuc | June 30, 2013 | Review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

This game really surprised me.

It snucked out unnoticed, and turned out to be a kart racing gem. When i first tried this game out, i was really skeptical. I thought this would be another mediocre Mario Kart clone.

But the more i played, the more i realized that i was wrong.

This game has a lot more strategical depth than meets the eye. The boost combos system is very rewarding to learn, but the high reward comes with a high risk. It's easy to understand the boost combo concept, but it's hard to master - it really raises the skill ceiling.

The levels in this game are well planned, it's just pure racing perfection. The transformation between car, plane and hovercraft may seem gimmicky, but it actually gives the game a lot of variation. It also adds more opportunities for boost combos - further adding strategic elements and increasing the skill cap.

Everything in this game is pure racing perfection, and it's the greatest SEGA love letter - and Sonic game - in years.

Mario Kart has finally been replaced.