Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing for Nintendo DS
Oh, you thought the chubby plumber in red has exclusive dibs on the Kart Racer? Think again, matey.
Developed by Sumo Digital, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a celebration of all things Sega, in madcap cartoony racing form. All the traits you expect from a Kart Racer are here- cutesy vehicles, larger then life characters, courses that would could not possibly exist in reality, and a whole host of zany weapons- all of it backed by thoroughly excellent and tightly balanced racing mechanics and gameplay. Characters and stages have been pulled from all across Sega's bright and colourful history, from popular favourites to some pretty deep cuts sure to please only the most die hard of Service Games Fanatics. The DS version had to make some small compromises to run smoothly- namely, Karts only feature one racer across the board, and the music was remixed using a chipp-y format rather then using the CD quality audio of the console releases, but it is no less playable for it and is still heaps of fun to sit down with- especially on the go!