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
Review: Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed chugs along at a good pace (PS Vita)
6 January 2012
Excerpt: After reviewing the console version of Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed a few weeks back, I was curious to see how the PS Vita version would fare. So I went ahead and pre-ordered a copy, only to return to GameStop various times because it was delayed week after week. Then, right before the Christmas holiday, I was informed it finally came in, but was left wondering just what effect these small little delays would have on the portable racer. The truth is, not much.
Excerpt: In early 2010, Sega surprised me with the rather good Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing , a kart racer developed by Sumo Digital that was fast, great to play and full of quality fan service for Sega fans of any age. It’s also the only title that I can think of in this current console life cycle that came close to the behemoth of kart racing, Nintendo’s flagship Mario Kart series, and if you did not own the Wii, then this was your choice for THE kart racer on the market.