PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch; Sumo Digital/Sega
Sega’s latest motorised caper is a fun, cartoonish outing that demands group strategy on the circuits
The kart racer has long been a favourite with game publishers looking to squeeze extra cash out of family-friendly characters. Since the ur-example of Mario Kart, we’ve seen Crash Team Racing, LittleBigPlanet Karting. And who could forget Konami Krazy Racing, on the Game Boy Color console, which featured super-deformed versions of Gray Fox from Metal Gear Solid and Dracula from Castlevania and is as good as it sounds.
Following the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing titles, Team Sonic Racing is the latest motorised caper for Sega’s blue hedgehog, who still commands cachet, especially with under-12s, despite the dubious quality of most games he has appeared in since the 1990s. Here, players get into teams of up to three racers and cooperate their way through a range of dazzlingly bright, dizzyingly labyrinthine circuits.