Monday, April 18, 2011

Do You Like Kart Racing..? I Like Kart Racing...

Gameplay - 10/10
Storyline - 6/10
Graphics - 8/10
Game Score : 24/30


If you are a console gamer or a PC gamer at some point or another you will have come across a kart racing game of sorts in your life span of gaming. Whether it be the old school Mario Kart, the later on Crash Team Racing or the new kid on the block Mod Nation Racing; kart racing games on a whole tend to have their own portion of the gaming genre to themselves without actually being a genre. I for one have played most if not all kart racing oriented games out there and Mario Kart is undoubtedly the king of that castle. Sadly as I moved away from being a console gamer to a PC gamer I quickly realized that there were no such games readily available on PC. As such people contended to play Nintendo 64 emulators with Mario Kart 64 for their enjoyment. As great as Mario Kart is in this day and age we are moving forward in terms of graphics and game engines and such so you can imagine my sorrow at having to stick it out with Mario Kart 64. Thankfully Sonic & Sega All Star Racing  was made finally and gave us the chance to experience something new and fresh helping many rediscover the joy that Mario Kart introduced us to all over again.





This game is undeniably fun, and if you grew up knowing a Sega Mega Drive, Saturn, Game Gear or Dreamcast you are bound to recognize many of the characters with the XBOX 360 version of the game having an extra special non-Sega affiliated addition to the racing roster. I really like how this game is structured and the impressive selection of racers that the game offers not to mention the individuality and game-play of each being a different experience in and of its own right. The main selling point of this game for me however is the fact that winning races depends more on skill than on the luck of a good power-up. Unlike Mario Kart where a blue shell or lightning strike can more or less guarantee a top 3 victory; Sega & Sonic All Star Racing offers no such guarantee. By playing through the game, players can earn Sega Miles that can be spent in the in-game shop to unlock additional content such as characters, tracks, and songs. The game features a total of 24 tracks based on locations from Sonic HeroesSuper Monkey BallBilly Hatcher and the Giant EggJet Set Radio FutureSamba de Amigo, and The House of the Dead.



11 comments

April 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM

well i love a kickass racing game that gives me the pleasure of beating sum1 while crossing the finish line, my old time fav is mario double dash wich i cud play over n over n over again :D

^_^ Chu

April 18, 2011 at 11:40 PM

I have this and its definitely one of the better ones out there :)And the graphics are at least a 9 yo and 10 at best!

April 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM

for a kart game yea graphics are gud but in this day and age u gotta come gud fi get 9 or 10 fi graphics Dane.

Tahnee
April 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Awesome i love this game and i still have a bone to pick with The R when it comes on to this game. but its a great stress reliever n i recommend it.

April 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM

i welcome any and all challengers. i'm a gamer its what i do....^_^

Tahnee
April 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM

ohhhh its all rite i beat u once i will beat u again. so bring it.

April 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM

meh buck ups a buck ups feel free to njoy ur win. just like ppl enjoy eclipses cause they happen so rarely....bwbwbwhahahahahaha!!!

Tahnee
April 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM

i will enjoy it and let the whole world know i beat u in this game and can do it AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN

April 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM

talk is cheap. anyone can say anything after 1 buckups win a beah

Tahnee
April 19, 2011 at 7:45 PM

its more than once its twice

April 20, 2011 at 7:08 PM

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