SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STARS RACE FOR VICTORY IN A HIGH SPEED HIGH SKILL RACETRACK SHOWDOWN! TAKE TO THE TRACK BY CAR, MONSTER TRUCK, BIKE AND EVEN AEROPLANE IN SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING. Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle...
User reviews: Very Positive (198 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 3, 2010

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Includes 17 items: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 3D Blast™, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™, Sonic Spinball™, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Adventure 2, SONIC ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC

 

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SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STARS RACE FOR VICTORY IN A HIGH SPEED HIGH SKILL RACETRACK SHOWDOWN!
TAKE TO THE TRACK BY CAR, MONSTER TRUCK, BIKE AND EVEN AEROPLANE IN SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING.
Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle under lush rain forest canopies and tear through bustling city scapes in a frantic race to the finish line. Jostle against a selection of 20 challengers including Super Monkey Ball’s Ai Ai, Amigo from Samba and the evil Dr. Eggman in your unique character vehicle. Stay ahead of the pack by dodging traps and launching outrageous character moves such as the invincible Super Sonic, Banana Blitz assault of monkey balls or Tails wild Tornado - set to throw any vehicle clean in the air! But if you’ve been battered, beaten and broken, it’s not over yet! Super-charge your vehicle with power-ups to get back in the race and be sure to stay alert for the secret short-cuts that will give you the edge to victory.
  • Party Racing Fun - Battle it out in single player, challenge your friends in 4 player split-screen for the ultimate track racing showdown!
  • All Your Favorite Racers - Choose from 20 different characters from the Sonic & SEGA universe including Sonic, Tails, Aiai and Amigo.
  • High Velocity Vehicles - Every character drives their own unique vehicle including sports cars, bikes, planes and even a giant banana to perform bespoke special man-oeuvres!
  • All-Star Moves - Need to get by a competitor? Can’t overtake a racer? Then take them out with a pick-up weapon (missiles, mines and other obstacles) or one of the 20 unique character moves that allows the recipient to know who just hit them!
  • Stunning Visuals - Race over medieval castle ramparts, under lush rain forest canopies and through bustling city scapes as you battle through 27 challenging tracks from the Sonic and SEGA Universe.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3000+ or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB on Vista)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM (NVIDIA 7600 or better, ATI X1300 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or better
    • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 3800 series with 512 MB of VRAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Good, is fun would reccomend.
Posted: October 15
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54.8 hrs on record
I accidentally bought this after having tried Transformed. I prefer the latter, but my kids like this one better; it doesn't make them try to fly. Both games include the "catch up" feature that gives more boosts and All-Star moves to players doing significantly worse than the computer; my five-year-old in particular loves going all-star.

Beyond that, it's a typical kart racing game, with weapons, drifting, obstacles, characters from other games, and a nice variety of tracks. Casual fun for the whole family, with a few Missions and Challenges (achievements) for the completionist.

The split-screen mode supports up to four players, which would be perfect for our family if we had that many controllers. (Like other Steam games, it seems to assume XBox 360 controllers, which means my PS-compatible controller doesn't really count.) The Missions are only available in single-player mode, but most of the extra characters and tracks seem to be unlockable with "Sega Miles" that are racked up by simply playing nearly anything.
Posted: October 10
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
While Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has a lot to offer, I felt that this instalment had a little more. It seemed like there were more tracks than in Transformed, which wasted tons of space by making mirror versions of the already existing ones. And because this earlier version had more tracks, you'd get different looks at more than one SEGA franchise, instead of Transformed having only one track for every series except Sonic The Hedgehog. I also preferred the active announcer in this title over the one in Transformed. This one actively says what's going on in the race, and does it with excitement and gusto, whereas the one in Transformed just uninterestingly states short phrases, item names, and achievements. Sure, the graphics and the racing itself may be better in Transformed, but I think its predecessor did a better job at the content and the experience as a whole.
Posted: May 29
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
It's essentially Mario Kart, but it's no Mario Kart. A straight forward party racer dependant mostly on star apperances and that's good enough for me. Love the music and those Sega style graphics. Shame that it's so unfriendly to alternate control schemes and joypads.

Scale: 1=despised 2=negative 3=could go either way 4=acceptable 5=loved
Game design: 4/5 It was only when I played the new Transformed game that I noticed the flaws in this game, but I still think the design suits the game for what it is.
Tone: 4/5 Obnoxiously cut and pasted voice acting makes everything more fun.
Personal skew: 3/5 I'm aware it's a Sega cash grab, and I do enjoy party racing, but the game plays exactly how it's portrayed, and its done it well enough.
Posted: May 19
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
A very under-rated Sonic game! It has some things that it lacks from Transformed, like Online MP and obviously transformations, but I think this game is still worth picking up! I just think things like the music is better here. You can buy multiple music tracks for one racing track which is great.

Worth picking up if it's like 5€ or something. It has pretty good singleplayer, but if you are mainly going to play multiplayer, then transformed is going to be better for you.
Posted: September 14
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
You like Mario Kart and Sega? Then buy this game.
Posted: May 13
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
When Sonic racing games started getting good! Sonic R and Sonic Drift were just terrible! The Sonic Riders series was a step in the right direction, but didn't sell to well. Then you have this, Sonic and & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Lemme just say, the fact they had to put Sonic in the title makes me feel like SEGA was trying to money ♥♥♥♥♥ this game. I get that Sonic is popular and all but c'mon now. Anyway let's move on.

I really do recommend this game, but sadly not for the PC.

What is wrong with the PC version:

-No Controller Support
-No Online Play
-Split Screen only
-Somewhat poor optimization

I know SEGA isn't known for making good PC ports, but sheesh this is pretty bad! Now, I'm not saying the keyboard controls are bad on this game infact they're pretty easy to use. Most racing games, however are MUCH EASIER with a controller! I know. I know. There are ways to use a controller on certain PC games, but for me it's kinda a bad thing. I may just be stupid and can't find the option for a controller, but I doubt there is one. If you are wondering, the sequel Sonic and & All-Stars Racing Transformed DOES have controller support which a good thing.

I also know what your thinking: How can you trust me with this Review if I barley played the game?
Simple answer: I've played the hell out of this game on the consoles!

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and even the Wii got online features and exclusive characters! (PS3 didn't get any exclusive characters.) The Xbox 360 version got Banjo & Kazooie and the Wii got the Mii Characters! The PC version (and the PS3 version) didn't get any kind of cool characters which is pretty disappointing.

I really do recommend this game, but I think it was a lot better back when I played it on my Xbox 360. If you can't get it on your console, the PC version is still ok. The game is a great game overall though!

It has memorable race tracks from different SEGA games, almost all the SEGA characters you know and love are playable characters (except Nights and a few others), kickass soundtrack, great gameplay, fun modes, fun challenges, great multiplayer, and many more!

Definetly recommend this game 9.5/10
Posted: May 20
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Acceptable port (it even runs on my older low-end PC), however, the removal of the online play feature takes a large amount of replayability out of the game. Also, local multiplayer only seems to recognize one controller for me, (I've been informed that this is possibly due to requiring xinput controllers). The game itself is fun and enjoyable, and it definitely fares very well against similar mascot racers such as the Mario Kart series, but this version is just not as good as the console versions due to cut features. I'm kinda glad I got it cheaper on sale to be honest.
Posted: September 16
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Can only use a controller or the arrow keys to type your name.
Contains plagurized work from deviantart, didn't even bother to patch it out
big the cat
no banjo kazooie for the pc port
11/10
Posted: June 6
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Really really good kart racing, and a great port to PC.
Posted: June 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Aside from having a couple characters that have yet to appear in Transformed (Robo & Mobo, Zobio & Zombiko, Billy Hatcher, etc...), this game is made virtually obsolete by its sequel Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed which has online and considerably more characters.
Posted: June 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
the options on this game suck. you can't change anything. and good luck figuring out what the 3 other players are going to use to control their cars.
Posted: July 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing isn't a bad game in its own right. It's a competent enough Mario Kart clone, but there's nothing exceptional about it. The course design is decently pretty, the music is good, the voices and sound effects significantly less so but they're passable. There's a godawful commentator which, thankfully, can be turned off. The problem with All-Stars Racing is that, compared to All-Stars Racing Transformed, it just feels lacking. The controls aren't as tight, the courses aren't as well designed, the character selection isn't as good, the weapon balance is infinitely worse, the AI is substantially less fair. The all-star powerup is absolutely broken, it is absurdly overpowered. Unfortunately Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing copying of Mario Kart extends all the way to including all of Mario Kart's flaws. Where All-Stars Racing Transformed is flawless in almost every possible respect, this game is just decent, and while it's worth throwing a few hours at if you pick it up in the Sonic Hits Collection, I can't recommend it on its own. Also the PC port is fairly poor, with minimal graphics settings including no settings for anti-aliasing and anistropic filtering, and all options that do exist are in a separate program rather than the main game, which is frustrating. Optimization is also fairly poor.
Posted: July 8
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
This game is to Mario Kart what the original Sonic was to Mario... Nowhere near as good.
Posted: August 15
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2.5 hrs on record
A really fun single player racing game. It plays similarly to Mario Kart. However, be warned that there is no multiplayer, online or non. In addition to this, there tend to be haphazard spikes in performance. My computer isn't great, but even at the minimum settings, there are points where the game chugged.
Posted: June 9
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39.1 hrs on record
this game sucks don't waste your money
Posted: June 4
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1.1 hrs on record
It's okay! If your a Sonic fan like me and want a Mario Kart experience on PC, get it. Keep in mind that this a console port, and it shows. All-in-all, it's meant to be played at little kids' parties as a time waster.

75/100
Posted: June 6
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0.1 hrs on record
since sonic all star transformed is out, I recommend to skip this game, but if you have it, you can feel what had happen in the first game, you can see the improvement,

well, the most notable change is online multiplayer, co-op & local co-op, this kind of game MUST have local co-op, you only can enjoy to the fullest.

enjoy ~
Posted: May 26
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4.2 hrs on record
Really good racing game, great maps and music.
Posted: June 20
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0.4 hrs on record
Split screen mode doesn't work because it is not possible to play with 2 players on a keyboard. Also my Gravis destroyer tilt pad is not supported according to sega support.

Key positions on the keyboard can not be changed.

Game looks nice but the fact that I cannot play a split screen game totally ruins the most fun part of this game. Not recommended.
Posted: June 27
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