Posts tagged Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed‘s main addition to gameplay over it’s predecessor will be racing through the skies and over water using transforming vehicles, with each character’s vehicle being modified appropriately to allow for these transformations to occur. While this change to the vehicle design seems obvious, you’d be forgiven for overlooking the fact that no bikes of any sort have been shown in any footage of the game. That’s because there aren’t any.
Sumo Digital Executive Producer Steve Lycett, via posts on the Sonic Stadium forums, explained why:
Bikes are out for a couple of reasons. First to reduce the advantage they had last time of being able to squeeze through tight gaps and be hard to hit with non-homing weapons. This is especially important when it comes to the air sections as there is plenty of free space. Second, the whole transformation aspect requires vehicles to have a certain volume, so we’ve got places to store and hide wings.
Lycett even went on to suggest that a last minute addition to all bikes’ boosting mechanics in the original Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was in part to blame for what he considers to be an unbalanced aspect of gameplay:
Balancing a game is HARD. Especially when you’ve got multiple characters, varying sizes, stats that differ and more. Especially when the design team add wheelie boosts to bikes at the last minute and you don’t get time to tune them properly
The game hasn’t been out on iOS for very long and already Sega is showing support and updating it. Not many specifics on the patch itself, other than that it will increase performance and remove some bugs. I’ve heard the game has sold well and I look forward to seeing what else Sega will do to update it. Some new tracks would be really great.
Did anyone here pick up this version?
[Source: TSSZ News]
A new digital download service Dixons Downloads is running a campaign to get people registered. If you register for the site, which is free, you can pick one of two different four packs of SEGA games. Unfortunately one of the packs is already sold out, but there is still a chance to get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing for free. This is only available to those in the UK, so take advantage of it for me gents. You need to hurry on this one, it won’t last long.