Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed is a family orientated racing game packed with loads of fun! I didn’t get a chance to play the prior installment in the series but my girlfriend was tired of me playing EA sports games all the time like Madden, 2K, and NCAA so I decided to go out and find a game that we could both play.
After about fifteen minutes of research into upcoming games, I stumbled across Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed and it sounded like a really cool game. It reminded me of a two of my all time favorite games: Mario Kart and Diddy Kong Racing, with the intense action packed racing of Mario Kart and the ability to operate various vehicles like a car, boat, or a plane in Diddy Kong Racing.
So I bought the game… and from the very first race I have been absolutely in love.
The Game Play
The game includes some features that I had never seen before such as tracks that alter throughout the course of a race. Each race includes three laps for completion but on the final lap on every stage there is a special twist that may include a new route and/or a change in vehicle. It’s because of this constant variation of the tracks that none of them seem to get old.
Alternative Play Modes
If you ever get tired of just racing all the time then I have also found enjoyment in the other game modes. The user has the ability to do all different types of fun games such as drifts, battles, and even play capture the flag. Another thing I found interesting is that there is not a one player game mode. Up to four people can team up to beat the game though sometimes I forget that and my girlfriend feels left out.
The Bottom Line
Top to bottom this is an all around great game. If you are like me then you like family games to be nice and simple but have a few features that keep the game fresh and interesting. If you are looking for a great family game this holiday season then a better game doesn’t come to mind.