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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed review (All versions)

February 17, 2013


Date Released: Winter 2012 for most versions
Date Reviewed: February 17, 2013
Genre: 3D Party Racer
Players: 1-4 players locally (up to 5 on Wii U), 10 online
Length: 3-30 minutes per event, 12-25 hours to unlock all content
Replayability: High



Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the sequel to 2010’s crossover party racer Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Not simply a basic sequel, the game focuses around the concept of vehicles that change during the race to traverse over land, water and the sky with a few courses that even head through lava or outer space. Presented as kid-friendly but designed to be enjoyable for all ages, Transformed is a quality racer for fans of SEGA and the genre. Difficult but not unfair, the game succeeds in making a unique and fun game for groups online or off, but somewhat sloppy direction and awkward marketing attempts keep it from becoming a true classic.


SEGA Dreamcast Collection now available for free with OnLive PlayPack Bundle

February 16, 2012

SEGA has recently partnered with Cloud-based gaming platform OnLive, which is now offering the SEGA Dreamcast Collection for free as part of its PlayPack Bundle for new subscribers. The collection includes Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, Space Channel 5: Part 2, and SEGA Bass Fishing. No other SEGA titles have been confirmed for the service as of yet, but more are expected to be released in the near future. In addition, these and all other OnLive titles are fully supported and playable on most smartphone devices running iOS and Android, which are identical to the PC versions of these games.

Source: OnLiveFans

SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 available on PSN, XBLA this week

October 3, 2011

Initially announced over a year ago, tomorrow (October 4th) will see the release of the long delayed downloadable release of SEGA Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2, on the PlayStation Network. The day after, these titles will be purchasable on the Xbox Live Arcade.

Both will retail for what translates to 10 USD, but the PlayStation Network version of SEGA Bass Fishing on PlayStation 3 will be unique in that it supports the PlayStation Move motion controller.

It should be noted that these games have been available on the Xbox 360 and PC since February as part of the Dreamcast Collection. The cause of the delay is unknown.

SEGA Tribute – Don’t Stop Me Now

March 5, 2011


I made this video back in 2007 or so, when I was first learning how to use video editing tools, and that is a little more than obvious. However, I feel my passion for the company and their games is very apparent and overrides most major complaints I have with it. I put a lot of love into this for no real reason other than a thank you to the thousands – Perhaps millions of great games SEGA has made that so much of us all over the world have loved through the years.

The song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by the band Queen. After the jump is the list of games included in the video, along with the format they were recorded on in their correct order.


Dreamcast Collection available in North America

February 23, 2011

As the above launch trailer shows, Dreamcast Collection, available for Xbox 360 and PC, contains versions of Dreamcast classics Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure, Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2. The first two are available as separate downloads on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. The Dreamcast Collection is now on sale across North America and will be released in Europe next Friday.

Dreamcast Collection Formally Announced

January 15, 2011

SEGA has released details on the rumoured Dreamcast Collection, confirming its existence after it had previously been listed for release at GameStop. The release date is set to 22 February for both the PC and XBox 360. It will contain four of SEGA’s announced Dreamcast titles: Sonic Adventure, Crazy Taxi, SEGA Bass Fishing, and Space Channel 5 – Part 2. Each of these titles are currently (or will be) available on both XBLA and PSN. At the moment no PlayStation 3 version has been mentioned.

Both Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi for the XBLA have previously been reviewed here.

The current MSRP is 30.00 USD.

Space Channel 5 Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing are next in line

October 20, 2010

Space Channel 5 Part 2 and SEGA Bass Fishing are coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in early 2011, French website Jeux Vidèo reports. Both titles will feature wide screen aspect ratio and 720p graphics. The announcement of Space Channel 5 Part 2 comes as a (pleasant) surprise, since the Dreamcast version was never released in the West. It is yet to be revealed if SEGA Bass Fishing will support the Move motion controller. Pricing details were not reported, but it is extremely likely it will be in line with past releases (800 Microsoft Points or $9.99).

Source: Jeux Vidéo via The Dreamcast Junkyard