Racing just turned the corner!
In a frantic battle to the chequered flag, Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in medieval castles, lush rain forests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and Sega. Fan favourites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles.
- 8 Player
This game contains the drifting sound effect from Pac-Man World Rally, another racing game
The game plays similarly to other kart racing games such as Mario Kart, with characters collecting power-ups to boost their speed or hamper their opponents. Each character has a "Star Move" unique to them, such as Sonic and Shadow transforming into Super Sonic and Super Shadow respectively, that they can use against their opponents. The game has multiplayer options for up to four players on split-screen and eight players online.
Vehicles are separated into three different categories: car, bike, and hovercraft. As the terrain on the tracks will vary, vehicles can be either assisted or hindered by the surfaces they drive upon. Cars vary in speed and weight, with some performing better on some terrains than others. Bikes have fast acceleration and can perform wheelies for a speed boost, but can be easily bullied by heavier vehicles. Hovercrafts are not affected by any terrain and are able to perform multiple boosts after a jump, but they have poor handling and have low acceleration. All of the vehicles also have their own specific engine sounds.
The game has customisable multiplayer options for local and online play, including Free Races and Arena Modes. There is also a Grand Prix, Time Trial, and Mission mode.
How to Play
The controls for Sonic Allstars are simple. Users control their racer by using the steering wheel and by operating the two pedals below them to accelerate and brake. Players can learn to drift round corners to gain a competitive edge over their fellow racers by holding down both pedals simultaneously around corners.