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Revision as of 23:39, 27 July 2011

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Fast Facts on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sumo Digital
System(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,
Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, Arcade, IDevices
Genre: Racing
Released in US: February 23, 2010
Released in EU: February 26, 2010
Released in JP: 2010
Released in Australia: March 4, 2010

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a racing game developed by Sumo Digital. It stars characters from a wide range of Sega games, similar to the previously released Sega Superstars Tennis, also by Sumo Digital. Unlike Sega Superstars Tennis, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is more skewed towards the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with roughly half the tracks based on the series and appoximately one third of the characters.

It's development was announced May 28, 2009, with the game being released in early 2010. It has so far been released for five home systems, including the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC. An arcade version of the game, titled Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Arcade and which runs on Sega's RingWide arcade hardware, was released in 2011. An IDevice version (The DS version with new features) was shown at E3 2011.

The game is very similar to Mario Kart in design - each character has a vehicle (ranging from cars, bikes and even planes) and competes across several themed tracks in an attempt to finish first. Along the way there are power-ups, which can help the player or hinder others. Some tracks have multiple paths, and many are littered with obstacles which serve to slow the player down.

The game is scored by Richard Jacques, who previously worked on Sonic R and the Sega Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing has many console-specific features though the core gameplay is retained across all ports.The Xbox 360 version has the extended title of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie as it features Banjo and Kazooie from the Banjo-Kazooie series (which are now exclusive to Microsoft consoles). The Xbox 360 version also allows users to play as Avatars, while the Wii version allows the use of Miis. Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions can benefit from downloadable content.

With the exception of the PC version, the game supports up to eight-player online play as well as four-player split screen multiplayer. The PC version only allows local split-screen races, presumably due to fears of players hacking their statistics. "Bandwidth issues" prevent players from using All-Star power-ups online.

Contents

Characters

Sonic Characters Vehicles All Star Moves
Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Star Super Sonic
Miles "Tails" Prower Tornado Racer Tails Tornado
Amy Rose Pink Cabriolet Piko Hammer
Knuckles the Echidna Land Breaker Emerald Power
Shadow the Hedgehog Dark Rider Super Shadow
Dr. Eggman Egg Monster Missile Madness
Big the Cat Green Hopper Giant Froggy
SEGA Characters Game Series Vehicles All Star Moves
AiAi Super Monkey Ball Blazing Banana Super Monkey Roll
Billy Hatcher Billy Hatcher Racing Rooster Egg Rodeo
Amigo Samba de Amigo Sun Buggy Samba De Party
Ulala Space Channel 5 Astro Glider Tension Blast
Beat Jet Set Radio De La Custom GGs Tag Jamming
B.D. Joe Crazy Taxi Crazy Taxi Crazy Dash
Zobio and Zobiko House of the Dead EX Hotrod of Horror Run-A-Way Love
Ryo Hazuki Shenmue Naoyuki's Motorcycle Working Man
Jacky Bryant
and Akira Yuki
Virtua Fighter Red Lightning Virtua Fight
Chuih, Chubei,
Chupea and Chubach
ChuChu Rocket! ChuChu Rocket Cat-Walker
Robo and Mobo Bonanza Bros. Get-A-Way Wagon Blimp Strike
Alex Kidd Alex Kidd Sukopako Motorcycle Peticopter
Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone Opa-Opa Fantasy Thorn
Other Characters Specification Vehicles All Star Moves
Banjo-Kazooie 360 version only Bolt Bucket Jiggy Rain
Xbox 360 Avatar 360 version only Ava-Car 720 Party Power
Nintendo Mii Wii version only Super Zoomer Parade Power
Ryo Hazuki 360/PS3 DLC/
Europe Pre-Order
Forklift Working Man
Metal Sonic 360/PS3 DLC Metal Booster Maximum Overdrive

Development

A number of characters were once planned for the game but ultimately failed to make the final cut, often due to licensing issues. The reveal of Xbox-exclusive characters has suggested characters exclusive to the PlayStation 3 version of the game may emerge in the form of downloadable content in the future.

Several characters were confirmed to have existed in the game's development timeline at some point.

  • Mario. Briefly considered to be a Nintendo Wii exclusive character, Nintendo and Sega agreed that Mario/Sonic crossovers would be best suited in the Mario & Sonic at the xxx Games franchise, so the character was not added.
  • Segata Sanshiro. The martial artist mascot of the Sega Saturn was revealed to have been discussed at one point with his vehicle being a Sega Saturn. Concept art is said to exist, but never made the final character roster.
  • ToeJam and Earl. Disputes with Mark Voorsanger, the creator of the duo meant that insufficient time was left to include these characters. Fan feedback has since prompted a rethink on Voorsanger's part, who decided to ask Sega again on the matter. No word has been spoken on this issue since.
  • Gilius Thunderhead. Discussed at an early stage of development, the Golden Axe character was scrapped for unknown reasons (he had previously appeared in Sega Superstars Tennis). Supposedly he would have rode on a Chickenleg monster from the series.
  • Vyse. This character from Skies of Arcadia was briefly in an interview, but was never mentioned again.

The Sonic levels are based on stages from Sonic Heroes.

Manuals

Resources

Videos

Artwork

Concepts

Physical Scans

PlayStation 3 version

PlayStation 3, US
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Cover
PlayStation 3, EU
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Cover
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Disc
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Inner sleeve
PlayStation 3, AU
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Cover
PlayStation 3, DE
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Cover

Xbox 360 version

Xbox 360, US
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Cover
Xbox 360, UK
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, FR
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, DE
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, IT/ES
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Cover
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Disc
Xbox 360, AU
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Cover

Wii version

Wii, US
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Cover
Wii, EU
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Cover
Wii, AU
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Cover
Wii, UK (Wii Wheel variant)
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Cover
Wii, DE
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Cover

PC version

PC, EU
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Cover
PC, AU
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Cover
PC, DE
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Cover

Nintendo DS version

Nintendo DS, US
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Cover
Nintendo DS, EU
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Cover
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Card
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Alt cover scan
Nintendo DS, AU
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Cover
Nintendo DS, DE
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Cover
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Sonic & Sega
All-Stars Racing
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Main Article
Missions
Collection
Achievements
SCHG

Sonic the Hedgehog:
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Seaside Hill

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Casino Park

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Final Fortress

Super Monkey Ball:
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Jumble Jungle

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Detritus Desert

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Pirates Ocean

Jet Set Radio: Samba de Amigo: House of the Dead:
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Tokyo-to

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Carnivaland

Curien Mansion.Png

Curien Mansion

Billy Hatcher: DLC:
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Blizzard Castle

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Dino Mountain

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Death Egg

Sonic games for the Xbox 360
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) | Sonic Unleashed (2008) | Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Free Riders (2010) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
Pre-release Sonic games for Xbox 360
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 Xbox Live Demo) | Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)

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Sonic games for the Sony PlayStation 3
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) | Sonic Unleashed (2008) | Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
Pre-release Sonic games for the PlayStation 3
Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Sonic games for the PC
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver (1996) | Sonic's Schoolhouse (1996) | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (1997) | Sonic R (1997) | Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003) | Sonic Heroes (2004) | Sonic Riders (2006) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Adventure (2011) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 (2012) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2013)
Sonic games available on Steam
Sonic the Hedgehog (2010) | Sonic Spinball (2010) | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (2010) | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (2010) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2011) | Sonic 3 & Knuckles (2011) | Sonic Adventure (2011) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic 4: Episode 1 (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2012) | Sonic 4: Episode 2 (2012) | Sonic Adventure 2 (2012) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2013)
Pre-release Sonic games for Steam
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II (Beta 8)
Sonic games for the Nintendo DS
Sonic Rush (2005) | Sonic Rush Adventure (2007) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008) | Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Classic Collection (2010) | Sonic Colours (2010)
Pre-release/Scrapped Sonic games for the Nintendo DS
Sonic Rush (E3 beta) | Sonic DS
Sonic games for the Nintendo Wii
Sonic and the Secret Rings (2007) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007) | Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008) | Sonic Unleashed (2008) | Sonic and the Black Knight (2009) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings & Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Colours (2010) | Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011)
Demo Sonic games for the Nintendo Wii
Sonic and the Secret Rings: Trial Version