Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a karting game released by SEGA.
The game allows you to select between lots of your favorite Sega characters, however, at the start of the game several of these are locked, so only Sonic, Tales, Dr Eggman, Aiai (Monkey Ball) and Billy Hatcher.
At the start of the game, you will be asked to create a profile (license). You can create multiple licenses to you can have a seperate profile for each of the players.
As you play the various modes in the game you will earn miles on your license, these can be used within the shop of the game to unlock characters and tracks.
There are several game modes, these include:
- Single Race – A quick race versus a single opponent.
- Time Trial – Get the best time for a track.
- Missions – Challenges, collecting coins, shooting object, finding rings etc.
- Grand Prix – Several races, with points awarded for position.
Multiplayer options are available as well, either local by WiFi or online.
The default game controls are done by tilting the screen to steer, and then using buttons on screen to drift, brake or use an items. There is also a on screen slider controller in the other control options, but it does not work well.
The graphics and sound are excellent, just what you would expect from a Sega title.
On the upside:
- Fun to play
- Plenty to do and unlock.
- Universal app
On the downside:
- The slider controller does not work well, stick to the tilt controls.
Overall, this is Segas best iOS application to date and certainly the best carting game on iOS. It proves what Sega can active on the device if they put their minds and resources behind it. This game has lots to do and achieve and is also great fun to play. I hope this game sell really well, and then maybe Sega will start to take iOS gaming a little more seriously as a platform. Snap up the game now as for Sega the price is good.
Size: 314 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.19