Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,
Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, Arcade
Genre: Racing



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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
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 / European Pre-Order Bonus Forklift Working Man
Metal Sonic 360/PS3 DLC Metal Booster Maximum Overdrive

Console Exclusive

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.

Nintendo Mii

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.

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, and concept art apparantly existed, but never made the final character roster.

ToeJam and Earl

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.

Gilius Thunderhead

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.

Online Differences

There are differences between the versions of S&SASR:

  • All versions of the game have no All Star Moves in play while online. This is because of bandwidth issues.
  • The PC Version has no online mode at all. It only has split screen multiplayer. This is possibly due to hackers.







PlayStation 3 version

Xbox 360 version

Wii version

PC version

Nintendo DS version

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Main Article

Sonic the Hedgehog:
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Seaside Hill

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Casino Park

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Final Fortress

Super Monkey Ball:

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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Curien Mansion

Billy Hatcher: DLC:
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Blizzard Castle

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Dino Mountain


Death Egg

Sonic games for the following systems
Microsoft Xbox 360
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Free Riders     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 2010  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles | Sonic Adventure | Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2015  Sonic Lost World     2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces     2018  Team Sonic Racing    
Sony PlayStation 3
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 Prototypes  Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Nintendo Wii
 2007  Sonic and the Secret Rings | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games     2008  Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity | Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic and the Black Knight | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings & Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Colours     2011  Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games    


Nintendo DS
 2005  Sonic Rush     2007  Sonic Rush Adventure     2008  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games | Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood     2009  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Classic Collection | Sonic Colours