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Latest revision as of 10:55, 10 May 2021

Team Sonic Racing
Team-sonic-racing.jpg
We're one together, on this Green Light Ride!
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Developer: Sumo Digital
Publisher: Sega
Franchise: Sonic Racing
Previous Game: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Team Sonic Racing is a kart racing game and a spin-off from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.


Unlike Sumo Digital's previous Sonic racing games, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Team Sonic Racing only features characters from the Sonic universe, as the team wanted to expand the series' world and character roster.

Plot

Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends receive letters that invites them to participate in a Grand Prix like none other. The invitations come from the mysterious sponsor of said race: Dodon Pa, a Tanuki riding around in an Egg Mobile-like vehicle. While the gentle and chatty Dodon Pa seems only interested in having Sonic and friends as racers in his Grand Prix, his intentions are a complete mystery and might be more sinister in nature.

Why It Rocks

  1. The gameplay is very smooth, and its main target of keeping it fast is very cleverly brought out.
  2. It involves a vey creative and addictive use of teamwork. For example, whenever the leader of the team is in the lead, they will produce a yellow stream that can help team members catch up with you. Which really does show how teamwork is a very important element in this game. Sound familiar?
  3. Very solid graphics. As the animation has very gleam and colorful designs, and the models for the characters have more feature in the rendering. For example, the characters' gloves have a more visible polyester texture.
  4. Very solid voice acting from most of the characters. Especially, as usual, Mike Pollock as Dr. Eggman. The replacement voice actors do a great job with their characters, such as Dave B. Mitchell as Knuckles (mostly) and Erica Lindbeck as Blaze.
  5. The customizations you can make to your car to give it upgrades are very helpful, and you can change the appearance of them to have a very cool look.
  6. The Adventure Mode is great, as it has a list of great variety of goals to advance further that are well connected to the series such as collecting 100 rings.
  7. The story in Adventure Mode is good.
  8. Very awesome soundtrack. Especially Green Light Ride by Crush 40.
  9. The characterization for the characters are very solid, as they are all portrayed with their usual qualities without any unnecessary flanderization.
  10. Very creative track designs that are inspired by past 3D Sonic games, and it has some new and original track designs.
  11. After years of being absent from or otherwise appearing with little to no contribution to the games, Blaze the Cat finally reappears in this game with some importance to the story.

Bad Qualities

  1. The Nintendo Switch version is at a lower framerate.
  2. Much like Sonic Free Riders, the cutscenes are just images of characters against a background image.
  3. Low character roster only consisting of 15 characters which doesn't make sense considering Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed had 30 playable characters. Speaking of which, Sega made odd character choices such as Omochao and 3 other types of Chao in Team Rose instead of Cream, putting Vector in Team Silver without Espio or Charmy, and use Zavok yet again as part of Team Eggman while leaving out the rest of the Deadly Six.
    • Adding to that point, there is no downloadable content whatsoever.
  4. Some of the new voice actors like Bryce Papenbrook and Dave B. Mitchell, who replaced Quinton Flynn and Travis Willingham respectively, don't fit their roles as Silver and Knuckles.
  5. You can't select your own team members and instead you get them randomly when playing Team Mode.

Reception

The game received average reviews from critics, but an overwhelmingly positive reception from the audience.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

11 months ago
Score 8 You
Good That's how i wanted it to be. The Sonic franchise is saved at last.
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Master Chief

10 months ago
Score 6
Eh it was alright but it could have been so much more
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Ivan97Miraheze

6 months ago
Score 2
I wish Sega would've given this game a "Plus" treatment like with Sonic Mania.
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SuperStreetKombat

6 months ago
Score 2
I think you're right. Sometimes I feel Sega could've released more characters and cars via free updates after its launch, but we barely got anything after that.
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Kaiolauro06

7 months ago
Score 1
I have this game. It´s pretty good.
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Mr. Dready

6 months ago
Score 6
For me the game is fun, but it is a step down from Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed.
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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
Score 0

I like some of the new voice actors like Erica Lindbeck as Blaze and Patrick Seitz as Zavok, but I'm not that big of a fan of Bryce Papenbrook as Silver or Dave B. Mitchell as Knuckles.

Don't get me wrong, they're both great voice actors, but I personally don't think they fit their respective roles in the game.
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Ivan97Miraheze

3 months ago
Score 1

Considering what happened with Quinton Flynn recently, I think it's safe to say that Bryce Papenbrook will stick around as Silver's new voice.

And I'm sure that both he and Dave B. Mitchell as Knuckles will improve their performances in the next Sonic game.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, I heard about the whole Quinton Flynn situation, and also, in my opinion, Bryce's voice as Silver is a little too high and childish. I know the character is 14 and all, but still, I think they could've found a sound-alike of Silver's two previous voice actors. Same goes for Knuckles, who also could've had a new voice actor who sounded like Dan Green or Travis Willingham.
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LiamTheYoshi

16 days ago
Score 0
I'm glad the characterization has mostly returned to it's original style. It's like how Spongebob's Post Sequel fixed the characters.
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Jamie G.

9 days ago
Score 0
Shadow is still kinda smug, though

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