Reviews and Problems with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
2 September 2013
Summary: The first time I turned a sharp corner next to a goomba and tossed a red shell at King Koopa, I barely knew the world of Nintendo. Mario Kart was a great racing game for its time, providing one of the best arcade racing experiences you could get at home. Having the races and racers come from familiar Nintendo franchises was the cherry on top but not necessarily the main draw.
Conclusion: Aside from these visual and performance issues, it’s the same entertaining and pleasingly substantial racer we enjoyed on home consoles. But in light of its technical flaws, we’d only cautiously recommend buying it on Vita. If you own a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii U, you’d be better off with any of those versions, while those seeking a fast-paced racer that really makes their Vita sing should consider WipEout 2048 ahead of this.
Pros: Beautiful looks, Thrillingly dynamic tracks, Some great unlockables
Cons: Visually downgraded, Poorer performance than console versions
Excerpt: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a lively mascot kart racer featuring eye-catching visuals and some of the best track design seen in this genre. Far from being a one-dimensional racer starring the cast of Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed features characters and tracks based on over a dozen of Sega’s past games along with varied, consistently entertaining gameplay that complements the wide selection of wonderfully dynamic...
Excerpt: With Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, some might wonder why the fastest hedgehog alive would need a vehicle in the first place. Of course, as any game company knows, mascot racing games are a great way to please fans by bringing a roster of favorites together in one game. And with a history as extensive as Sega’s, this might not seem like an easy task, especially when it’s hard not to compare such a game to the Mario Kart series.
Pros: Dynamic courses and settings, Robust game modes, Smooth controls and handling
Cons: Visuals can obscure your view, Boring and generic items, AI can be too challenging at times
Summary: Whenever Sega has released a mascot-fueled game, such as Sega Superstar Tennis, comparisons have inevitably been drawn to its Nintendo-developed counterpart. But Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is far from a poor man's Mario Kart. Fun track design, a solid character roster, and a bevy of multiplayer modes make this one of the best games of its class.
Pros: Controlling the crazy vehicles feels great, Creative and varied track design that changes mid-race, Great local multiplayer, Transformed vehicles feel significantly different
Cons: Can feel slow at times when not boosting, Danica Patrick is out of place
Review: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a love letter to both kart racing and Sega
16 November 2012
Excerpt: Not one, not two, but three separate Kart racers have been released in a matter of a few weeks. While we liked LittleBigPlanet Karting for its charm and the ease of use to create awesome tracks, we thought F1 Race Stars was simply average. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed looks to be the best offering of kart racing, with high speed cornering, amazing track designs, and most of all, the awesome transforming of your vehicle to adapt to water and even take to the...