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#31 Richard Kain

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

I was planning on ignoring this game, despite the lower launch price. But then I read the GiantBomb review, and they stressed that the game does a great job of paying homage to more than just Sonic. I did not know that they throw in references to a lot of other classic Sega franchises, such as Golden Axe and Crazy Taxi. While a Sonic-themed racing game didn't appeal to me, a Sega-themed racing game with plenty of retro references tickles my fancy.

They also had a lot of positive things to say about the rest of the game's various features. I would like to know if anyone has experience with how the game performs on the Wii U? Is the framerate consistent? Do the models look good/detailed? How is the shading and lighting? Did they do a good job with the art style?

Kart-style racing games have always been a favorite for local multiplayer. As this is the Wii U's primary strength, I am seriously considering picking up a copy of Sonic Racing.

#32 asgaga

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

the main plus on getting the wii u version, is that its the only version that has 5 player local play. 4 on tv and 5th on the gamepad.

#33 GameNChick

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

I played the demo of this last night and I have to say its extremely fun just from the one level I played. I'm strongly considering picking this up as my next Wii U purchase

#34 coolz481

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:47 AM

I played the demo of this last night and I have to say its extremely fun just from the one level I played. I'm strongly considering picking this up as my next Wii U purchase


Get it! You will not regret this purchase. Certainly the best single player kart racer ever made with all of the different modes and world tour. Plus a boatload of fan service for those of us who grew up Sega fans.
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#35 KingBroly

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:33 PM

I think this game is really good, but I have two big complaints about it.

#1 - Unlocking characters is H.A.R.D.; it takes like 140~ stars to unlock them all, and those can only be earned in World Tour. In the original, everything you did gave you Sega Miles, which was how you unlocked music, characters and tracks. It was a better system for everyone since it didn't force any one mode on the player.

#2 - Why is unlocking characters hard? Because the AI can be unbeatable at times. Sometimes the game just flips a switch that says 'the AI wins, even if you run a perfect race, hit them 20 times and you don't get hit/crash yourself.' This happens on every difficulty setting too. It's ridiculous.

But other than those two things it's a pretty good game.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

Man I've heard nothing but praise for this game and it really makes me want to pick it up ASAP. The Sega Genesis was the first console I owned when I was 6 so it's great to hear this game does pay a little bit of homage to the old genesis classics. So I assume this game is defentially worth the $39.99 asking price?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

I think this game is really good, but I have two big complaints about it.

#1 - Unlocking characters is H.A.R.D.; it takes like 140~ stars to unlock them all, and those can only be earned in World Tour. In the original, everything you did gave you Sega Miles, which was how you unlocked music, characters and tracks. It was a better system for everyone since it didn't force any one mode on the player.

#2 - Why is unlocking characters hard? Because the AI can be unbeatable at times. Sometimes the game just flips a switch that says 'the AI wins, even if you run a perfect race, hit them 20 times and you don't get hit/crash yourself.' This happens on every difficulty setting too. It's ridiculous.

But other than those two things it's a pretty good game.


Definitely agree.
I'm currently at 125 stars, and after spending about 1.5 hours just to get a single additional star, I'm not sure I care enough to try to get to 165.

I'll gladly pay a few dollars for a DLC code that lets me have the additional 2 characters.
I don't care about forgoing any trophies/chievos, etc. to get those two. The reward is not worth the time it would take to get those additional 40 stars.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

easiest stars to get are vs., battle mode, tank mode.

tank mode just take it slow, the tank will never move far away from you and will always have the same pattern. Build up 9 missles and shoot when he opens up in the back.

battle mode stay in the back and let the other players kill each other.

vs. mode learn the map and take the shortcuts. also when you are about to beat one of the racers hold a weapon to save when the next one spawns. easy win if you just repeat.

Really for all the races is practice the track and if you need the extra help choose someone with high balance. Like Tails with balance mode.

also major plus learn to triple boost at the start of each race, really helps.

#39 GameNChick

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

is NiGHTs a playable character? ;(

If not, is there at least a level dedicated to NiGHTs?

#40 KingBroly

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

is NiGHTs a playable character? ;(

If not, is there at least a level dedicated to NiGHTs?


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I hope they have a difficulty nerfing patch. The latter stages of World Tour is rather ridiculous.
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#41 GameNChick

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

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I hope they have a difficulty nerfing patch. The latter stages of World Tour is rather ridiculous.


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#42 asgaga

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

the game has 2 Nights characters,

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#43 guyver2077

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

really liking this game!

protip: $28.79 keep it now price for long standing gamefly customers. Any better deals out there?

1080i is for douchebags


#44 HeroToTheMasses

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

really liking this game!

protip: $28.79 keep it now price for long standing gamefly customers. Any better deals out there?


You can take advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free deal at target. Costs more in the long run but you get more bang for your buck.

#45 asgaga

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

found a easy way to beat world tour. you can have 5 players join you in all world tour modes. For some events this doesnt help much, boost races, but in races, vs., battle races really makes it way easier. Also, if you dont have 5 friends just turn on all the controlles and let them sit there, makes 9 vs 1 to 5 vs 1. There is a timer after while it will end the match, but you still will get credit for a win.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

Oh wow thanks for that heads up guyver, if I can get it for that price. I'll definitely buy it soon

#47 Billytwoshoes

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

Just a random story, but I was at Best Buy on Christmas Eve, and a random lady came up to me and started asking me for a great family Wii U game to buy (I was wearing a blue shirt, so she probably thought I worked there). Based upon the reviews here at CAG, I told her to get Sonic All Stars Racing, felt weird suggesting a Sega product for a new Nintendo Console.

Anyways, back on topic, how is the online doing after Christmas in terms of amount of players? I probably won't be getting a Wii U for some time, but the traffic now would be telling of future populations when I finally get into it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Is it just me or does it seem like sometimes out of no where the game automatically drives you into the wall? It happens to me occasionally, especially when I'm changing vehicles.