|Fast Facts on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing|
Developer: Sumo Digital
System(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,
Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, Arcade
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 which sets several characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series against other Sega characters. It's development was announced May 28, 2009. It has been developed for five systems, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PC. An arcade version of the game, running on Sega's Ringwide hardware, was announced in January 2011. The game is scored by Richard Jacques, who is well known for his soundtrack in Sonic R and the Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast.
It features multiple vehicles similar to Diddy Kong Racing, but each character has a custom vehicle. Vehicles include planes, motorbikes, and cars. Each character has an All-Star move which can hit other racers and will slow them down while providing an oportunity to gain a higher position in the race. Power-ups and Weapons can be picked up around the track. Players will be able to play with up to four players in split-screen or up to eight players online.
|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. Robotnik||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|
and Akira Yuki
|Virtua Fighter||Red Lightning||Virtua Fight|
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 / European Pre-Order Bonus||Forklift||Working Man|
|Metal Sonic||360/PS3 DLC||Metal Booster||Maximum Overdrive|
Banjo-Kazooie and Xbox 360 Avatars
Ever since the Leaked Sony-SEGA document, talks were revealed for the possibility of console exclusive characters. This led to much speculation over which characters could potentially appear in the game. This quote from the document revealed a part of the discussion.
"Sonic Racing Open to DLC to differentiate PS3 SKU – not ratchet and clank but other characters maybe characters from Rare or Fable universes"
On December 16, 2009, a possible slip-up on SEGA's behalf showed the cover-art for every console version. Every version was the same, aside for the Xbox 360's version, which showed Banjo and Kazooie in Tails' place on the cover, and adding "With Banjo-Kazooie" to the title of the game. The cover art was quickly pulled from SEGA's website. The following day, SEGA released the cover-art in high-resolution, and releasing a trailer over Xbox Live announcing Banjo-Kazooie and Xbox 360 Avatars as playable characters.
On January 6, 2010, a SEGA America Blog confirmed Nintendo Mii characters for the Nintendo Wii version of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.
These are all the characters that have been considered/speculated to be in the game, but ultimately didn't make the final cut. All characters listed still have a chance to be in the game as DLC/Cameos in the future, but as of this time are not in the game.
Mario was briefly considered to be a Nintendo Wii exclusive character. Nintendo and Sega agreed though that it was best to keep the Mario & Sonic titles in their separate universe, and did not add him.
The martial artist mascot of the Sega Saturn was revealed to have been discussed at one point with his vehicle being a Sega Saturn, and concept art apparantly existed, but never made the final character roster.
The space duo was planned to be in the game, but they couldn't agree with the creator on certain issues and he didn't make it in. The creator got so much fan feedback on this decision that he decided to ask Sega again on the matter. No word has been spoken on this issue since.
The man from the Golden Axe series was supposedly discussed, and would have rode on a Chickenleg monster from the game. Sumo said just because he was discussed, it did not mean he was in the game anymore, showing he was canned.
From Skies of Arcadia, he was talked about briefly in an interview, then never mentioned again.
There are differences between the versions of S&SASR:
|Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing|
| Sonic the Hedgehog:
|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)|
|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 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 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|
|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 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|