Team Sonic Racing

Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog will enjoy the newest entry in the long running series; Team Sonic Racing. The game takes the standard racing game model and infuses it with fun characters, tracks, and plenty of Sonic nostalgia.

Players can opt to play solo in a series of Cup Challenges or go online and play in various modes for even more challenge. The game offers players the choice of numerous characters from the Sonic series and players will be able to customize their vehicle as well as increase their score and speed by collecting the gold rings which are a staple of the series.

If you have ever played a Kart Racing game you know what to expect as players will speed around colorful and elaborate courses as they attempt to speed past other races to the Checkered Flag.

Of course there are various power ups along the way which can do various things from giving you an amazing but temporary boost of speed to various weapons which can slow down and take out other racers. The winner is not always the fastest but often the one who is the most cunning and knows when the best time to use a power up is and which part of the track to deploy it.

The game has solid graphics and is fun to play. The biggest issue players may have is a sense of Déjà vu as the gameplay is in keeping with other Kart Racing games so there is not really anything that makes it stand out from other games in the genre. Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel; the developers have focused on making the game as fun and accessible as possible and as such it is ideal for gamers of all ages and abilities who want some back to basics fun.

3.5 stars out of 5