Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
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Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. Master your driving skills as you drift, barrel role and boost to overtake your rivals, or use your weapons tactically and unleash your All-Star move to gain the winning advantage.
It’s not just your fellow racers you need to watch out for, as the road falls away beneath you, or the river runs dry, new routes emerge and your vehicle transforms to take advantage of the terrain. Discover alternative routes and short cuts as you perfect the course in this adrenaline fuelled dash to the finish line - racing will never be the same again.
This is not just racing, it’s racing transformed!
Fully Transformable Vehicles
This is no ordinary race. Each character is equipped with their own unique vehicle that can transform into a car, boat and plane to take advantage of the changing terrains. Each vehicle handles differently and players must master all three to triumph.
Choose your Racer
Race as over 20 legendary All-Stars. The starting line-up has been transformed as new iconic characters from the world of SEGA join the race. What other game sees a hedgehog battle it out against a monkey, a sky pirate and an axe wielding dwarf!
Take to land, sea & air as you race through 16 dynamically changing courses inspired by SEGA’s illustrious gaming history. Discover alternate routes, find new power-ups and avoid emerging hazards as you race to victory – every track feels different.
Tools of Devastation
Utilise an arsenal of devastating weapons which require skill to aim, shoot, evade and block. The All-Star Moves also return, this time the more daring and stylishly you race, the more your All-Star meter increases allowing you to unleash carnage on your opponents!
Ultimate Gaming Experience
Old rivalries can be settled and new ones created in up to 10 player online. Journey through the All-Stars’ world to take on a huge range of modes and challenges, including Grand Prix, Battle arenas and an incredible world tour.
YESBubbaRay420 | Dec. 7, 2013 | See all BubbaRay420's reviews »
This is honestly one of the best kart racers I've played in years, and I can't think of a better one available on the PC. Lots of single player content for you to unlock like tracks and characters, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the level up system. You earn exp for every race you play and leveling up unlocks a new mod for your kart. Mods aren't really all that important, each one just shifts your characters stats around a little bit. If your favorite character has great speed and acceleration, but poor handling then you can try out the mod that increases your handling at the expense of other stats.
Also has great steam integration, if you're playing on a 360 controller you can access the steam community page from the menu screen with just a button press. Supports 4 player local multiplayer as well as lots of different online options like matchmaking or custom lobby.
Looks great, handles great, tons of replayability. Highly reccomend.
Arcade Racing fans should not miss thisGrafos | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all Grafos's reviews »
This game is a lot of fun. The presentation is very polished, from the menu screens, to graphics to music and sound. Level design is also excellent, with varied tracks full of inventive traps and obstacles. It reminded me somehow the good old Power Drift racing game by Sega, being equally loud and fun.
On the minus side of things, skirmishing opponents doesn't seem to impact the outcome of the race as much as it should. Also, control setup was buggy on my system. It wouldn't recognise my Logitech Nascar racing wheel. My Attack3 joystick it did recognise but my cart was auto-reversing. Redifininf keys on either the joystick or the keyboard didn't work. I ended up playing with a keyboard, kinda hard when on air. Because these issues might be system specific, I won't take away too many points.
A Fun Racing GameTwiblight | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all Twiblight's reviews »
For those looking for a lighthearted racing game that isn't called Mario Kart, look no further. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed playing this game. It has plenty of content such as unlockables and extras such as time attacks to keep you interested. The controls feel smooth and the locations look absolute fantastic. I quite enjoyed seeing all these race course themed after SEGA franchises, even some discreet ones like Panzer Dragoon. The online play is fun as well, as long as you don't mind losing the first few games you play. All in all I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys games such as Mario Kart and just anyone in general.
The most surprising fun I've had in a long whileasbath | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all asbath's reviews »
Let me start off this review with this preface: this game is ineffable amounts of fun with friends. On its own, however, it really is only "meh" because it doesn't do anything new or terribly exciting.
A couple friends bought the 4-pack on sale, and we split them up to play together. We spent about 6 consecutive hours laughing our butts off and having an absolute blast. We normally play games which require unadulterated amounts of violence, swearing at one another, and in general large complicated games. This game caught all by surprise at how simple yet fun it is.
The game mechanics are pretty good. There are a few bugs that came up during the game that ruined someone's race, but ultimately they are not game breaking bugs in a multiplay setting. For example, upon transitioning from plane to boat mode, I once "fell off" the track even though I shouldn't have. This cost me a couple of spots, but that's really nothing when you're having a good time.
I don't have a controller (yet), so the controls were a bit odd, but understandably close to each other: arrows control direction, L Shift is accelerate, A/D roll, L Ctrl fires the weapon, and Space drifts. The control scheme is a bit spread out, but understandably so as I would imagine they made them "kid "friendly".
The graphics were pretty bland, but colourful. The maps had lots of animation that made for some fun times. I can't really complain about the graphics for a game, though, that doesn't necessarily require top-end graphics engines. It's a racing game with SEGA characters: why bother?
The music is fun, but a bit loud. Luckily you can change the audio settings from the Launcher - this is especially recommended if you're going to have voice chat with your friends.
The maps are varied, and full of twists and turns, but it's another racing game for kids: expect nothing special here. There are some interesting transitions between sections, so it can be slightly disorienting when moving from car to plane, plane to boat, etc. You get used to it after the first couple of transitions, but be aware that it can really throw you off the first few times.
Finally, despite some of the blandness in the game, it's still amazingly fun. On its own the game is nothing special. It really requires that you play this online with friends, because you can banter and insult each other (politely) as you catch up and whack them with a swarm of bees or a drone and take their spot. Or you can drift around a long bend and use the boost to pass someone just ahead of you before reading the finish line.
Fun - Delivered!Shanti | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all Shanti's reviews »
For all those who do not have the pleasure of a Nintendo or prefer to game on the PC, this is as serious (or as silly!) a cart racer you will get. Incredibly satisfying, fun and hilarious in multi-player and single-player. The last update fixed the infinite dash exploit/bug so they do still pay attention to the competitive aspect of the game which is great.