Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed Demo Races onto Xbox Live
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is out today in Europe, but if you'd prefer to try it before you buy it, SEGA has released a demo giving you the chance to give the kart racing sequel a whirl. Featuring an array of SEGA characters and guest stars like NASCAR racer Danica Patrick and movie star Wreck-It-Ralph, Sonic All-Stars: Transformed looks to build upon a solid first game.

"Download the demo today to play Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. It’s not just racing, it’s racing transformed!" the demo blurb exclaims. "Fully Transformable vehicles which change from car to plane to boat mid race, each with their own unique gameplay."

Out on November 20th in North America, the Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed demo can be downloaded from the Xbox Live Marketplace right now. Or you can add it to your download queue here.

[Via Major Nelson]


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Comment #1 by snoobs
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:01:36 PM
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my copy js arrived today

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Comment #2 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:08:54 PM
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Just tried the Demo, and its great, but the graphics don't seem as crisp as the first one and it seems much more difficult which is a good thing as i found the first one two easy even on hardest difficulty.

I'll probably pick it up in a few weeks or so.

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Comment #3 by DORGINATOR
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:15:56 PM
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If you count Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, and Sonic R, this is actually the fifth Sonic racer.

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Comment #4 by roza
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:32:01 PM
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Can't believe Tesco has the game at £24. It's worth far more I'd say

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Comment #6 by ronnie42
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 01:13:35 PM
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Downloading the demo right now since couldn't afford the game yet.

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Comment #7 by rriillyy
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 01:25:59 PM
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Sadly I'm not a gold memeber and I can't find a download so I can play it off of usb

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Comment #8 by Arenazombie
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 02:03:40 PM
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Saw today that they released this as a low budget title for 30€. I instantly ordered. That is how you do it right. Hope this gets good sales, so others learn that at some point charging less can get you more profit (and on top of that a good reputation).
Really liked the first one. Its great fun in couch multiplayer.

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Comment #9 by SonOfStayPuft
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 03:49:31 PM
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I can't afford it yet, but I went to rent it, and Blockbuster didn't have it to rent :(

I tried the Demo though, and loved it. The Drift Checckpoint Challenge was a toughie though.

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Comment #10 by ThousandLegs01
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 04:29:46 PM
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just finished playing the demo and I have to say it doesnt feel AS fun as the original feels a little stiffer and less hectic imo though it's still a great game

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Comment #11 by MoldyClay87
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 02:41:25 AM
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@#3 - Not even. Since you're counting Sonic R (which doesn't use cars except for like, Amy), then you gotta include Riders, which there are 3 of.

So this is Sonic's 8th racing game.

Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic R, Sonic Riders, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic Free Riders, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

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Comment #12 by Mittens2317
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 04:15:59 AM
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...and they release games like this instead of Shenmue III...

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Comment #13 by Radiant Kratos
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 08:07:12 AM
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just played the demo & this is nothing but a trife Mario Kart 7 knock-off!!

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Comment #14 by Groudon199
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 08:11:35 AM
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Except in Mario Kart 7, you couldn't drive on the water, nor could you actually fly. If anything, it's more of a Diddy Kong Racing knock-off with Mario Kart's item spam on the 2 hardest difficulties.

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Comment #15 by bentiancai
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 09:33:28 AM
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The demo is as large as 2g, I will just skip.

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Comment #16 by Alvarez Azel
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 10:03:23 AM
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@15 its about 1.2g

Good demo that lets you sample the full Panzer Dragoon track and the Golden Axe one. It certainly is more challenging compared to the previous one, took a few attempts to nail 1st place on medium difficulty! Where as the previous one you couldnt tell the difference between easy or hard.
Put my order through on Amazon already and at £24.99 I think thats an absolute bargain. If only more publishers took that pricing on board... *cough* turn 10 *cough* horizon.

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Comment #17 by Fozki Razormaid
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 10:20:41 AM
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the first one is miles better

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Comment #18 by MoldyClay87
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 04:01:14 PM
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@#12 - You say this like Shenmue was much of a game. That game birthed QTEs and was a lot of talking to people and wandering around. Why wouldn't they release something like this instead? Oh, and in case you forgot, SEGA is doing really poorly with money now, so they can only really afford to focus on games that will sell. Sonic games sell, even if people don't always like them. I can guarantee Shenmue would get some praise on the internet and still sell horribly.

@#13 - This implies you haven't even played Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart 7 has you glide over parts and drive underwater.
SART has you pilot a plane for whole sections and drive a boat for whole sections. There's a huge difference between just floating a bit over some gaps and actually flying around, and the fact they each have physics related to their respective racing types, unlike MK7.

It's far more similar to Diddy Kong Racing, or even moreso, a mixture of Hydro Thunder, Mario Kart and any form of aerial racing game.

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Comment #19 by scp1980
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 09:08:52 PM
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Will try this tomorrow.

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Comment #20 by Radiant Kratos
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 05:37:27 AM
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@18 this game is trife, throw some strawberry syrup on top & youll have a christmas trifle

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Comment #21 by Mittens2317
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 08:04:36 AM
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@18: I think you're forgetting that Shenmue was one of the Dreamcast's best-selling games, despite a stupid advertising campaign. The second didn't sell as well on the Dreamcast coz it wasn't released in North America, and the majority of the Xbox crowd hadn't played the first.

But yeah, Shenmue III would defo sell well. The series wasn't a commercial failure, it just didn't hit the heights it was expected to coz of how poorly ran SEGA were at the time.

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Comment #22 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 12:41:50 AM
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got this over the weekend with the new cod. yet i actually been enjoying playing this more at the missus'

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US November 20, 2012
Europe November 16, 2012

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