|Also for:||Wii, PS3, Xbox 360|
|Viewed:||3D Third-person, over the shoulder||Genre:||
|Developer:||Sumo Digital||Soft. Co.:||SEGA|
|Released:||26 Feb 2010
29 Jul 2011 (GB)
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The formula is pretty straight-forward jump into a kart and shoot around the track, grabbing power-ups, tricking and drifting to victory. While Sonic might be hogging the game's title, he's far from the only SEGA star in the game. As well as the blue blur players will find (among others) Tails, Amy Rose, Shadow, Dr. Eggman from the world of Sonic and Billy Hatcher (he of the giant egg), Amigo from Samba De Amigo, Aiai of Super Monkey Ball rolling notoriety, and Shenmues Ryo Hazuki.
Each kart is designed to suit its racer Aiai does his thing in a giant banana, Billy, of course, rolls around in a giant egg while Ryo sits abreast a motorbike.
There are power-ups galore on the SEGA-themed tracks fairly standard items such as boxing gloves and rockets complement a more bizarre array of tools at your disposal that includes rainbows that get in competitors' eyes and shooting stars that will turn their screens upside down. Most important of all is the All-Star power-up a magic bullet that's sure to bump you up a few places and themed to match your rider. Sonic, for example, goes Super-Sonic, while Dr Eggman's kart will sprout wings equipped with a massive arsenal to take out the competition.
The game wouldn't be complete, of course, without a multiplayer mode. As well as split-screen play for up to four, online racing is supported for up to eight. It's not kart racing if you can't earn bragging rights against your mates.
Yes, we're as baffled as you by the fact that the world's fastest hedgehog even needs a kart, but never mind that - get those engines revved!
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