Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Debut

Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing sales, reviews, and play-time.
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Quick Info:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was released on February 23, 2010.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing took approximately 49 days from its release, for the play-time data shown to appear on the Wii's Nintendo Channel.
The game was developed by Sumo Digital and published by Sega.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing has 4,911 players reporting their play-time data.

"Total" Game-Play Hours Reported:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing has 55,916 Total Hours reported for its debut on the Nintendo Channel.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's Wii Amazon.com sale rank is #245 and the current selling price is $37.99.
If you're wondering how the game is performing on the other systems:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's PS3 Amazon.com sale rank is #944 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's Xbox 360 Amazon.com sale rank is #1,041 and the current selling price is $45.82.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's Nintendo DS Amazon.com sale rank is #615 and the current selling price is $30.99.

GameRankings.com Review Score Average:
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing's review score average is 78.11%, based on 18 reviews.

I am actually surprised that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing took longer to debut, than Endless Ocean: Blue World did.
If you remember from last week, Endless Ocean Blue World took approximately 43 days from its release, while Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing took 49 days, for game-play hours to appear.
I know that Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was released on all the consoles, as well as the Nintendo DS, but I really thought Sonic's name would have helped the game perform better.
Also, I find it interesting that the Wii version of the game, is selling better than the other console and DS versions of the game.

Have you played Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing?
If so, what do you think of it?

I have not played the game, but I've heard that it is a lot like Mario Kart Wii.

If you're interested in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, you can see new and used prices for the game on Amazon.com below:


  1. I'd actually be interested to try this out. I think that its out of some sort of sympathy for an old franchise that's gone astray. Never was a big fan of Sonic, but I'd love to see the little guy succeed again.

  2. I wrote a review on my blog for the PS3 version.
    I prefer it to Mario Kart Wii, but just by a little.

  3. I've only played through one cup and it's kinda fun, but nowhere near as good as Mario Kart. The tracks so far are really boring. At least the environments were well designed. The controls feel a bit weird but overall, I think it's worth it, especially at the slightly lower price.


  4. @Chuckpebble:
    I've enjoyed some Sonic games over the years.
    My brother had the Sega Game Gear, and I remember playing Sonic on that.
    I bought the Dreamcast day one and Sonic Adventure was the game I purchased with it day one.

    Do you think the items are more balanced in Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing?
    Also, if anybody here would like to read SuperPhillip's review of the game, you can find it at: http://superphillipcentral.blogspot.com/2010/02/sonic-sega-all-stars-racing-ps3-360-wii.html

    Which version of the game are you playing?

    Thank you all for the comments!

  5. I'm playing the Wii version. I've only played with motion controls (basically Wii wheel without the wheel) and I find that it doesn't control as well as Mario Kart but the transition to drift feels more natural though less precise.

    I also tried the demo for DS from the Nintendo Channel but I didn't like it much. There weren't enough opponents on the track to make it interesting, it felt empty. While the graphics were pretty good, I'll always hate pixelly 3D (which is why I preferred the smooth textures of the N64 over PS1). I think there's no drift button on the DS, it slides automatically which makes the controls feel a bit loose.


  6. @Jonath:
    Interesting info about the DS version. Have you played Mario Kart on the DS? I have it, and used to play it a good bit, but haven't played my DS in a long while.

    Thanks for the feedback and reply!

  7. I like Sonic better than Mario in terms of racing. Largely due to the more diverse character roster, and I think the gameplay is more balanced and less "cheap".

    Mario has a tendency to "punish" good players, which I hated, and even if I lose in Sonic, I feel the loss is more reasonable. A good player in last place can pull through on being a skilled driver and finding shortcuts.

  8. @The Dread Pirate Guy:
    I've heard others say the same thing about Sonic being more balanced, in terms of the items.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  9. @coffeewithgames
    Mario Kart DS is the second game I bought for my DS Lite after NSMB and I've finished it, including the challenges which I thought were a nice addition missing from the Wii version. I don't know why people keep saying it's the best version though, as I put it pretty far down the list (I think people are too caught up in the list of features).

    Anyways, I think everybody is better off with the console version of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. If they ever do a portable specific version, than it might get interesting.


  10. Oh and I forgot to add that yes, Sonic is more balanced without the unfair power ups like the blue shell, which puts more focus on racing. I don't know how hard the AI gets though.


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