Team Sonic Racing™ review
Team Sonic Racing is a game developed by Sumo Digital and released by Sega. It was released on PC in 2019 and offered arcade racing gameplay, where you can choose one of the characters from the Sonic universe and either complete single-player mode or try your powers against real players online. The game is distributed through Steam and has mostly positive reviews.
Gameplay: Why Does Sonic Need a Car?
Sonic gets to racing once again. The game is pretty similar to the previous racing games based on Sonic Universe, like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. This is basically Mario Kart but from SEGA. You can ride, steer, pick up power-ups, and use them. The fresh thing about Team Sonic Racing is the team mechanics, as here you can play in teams with bots or real people. It is pretty new, and there are options to share power-ups within a team and creates more room for competitive gameplay. There is also an option to play it in split-screen mode. Online mode has seen better days, as there are not so many people there, but you can still find a game if you are patient enough.
Graphics: Sonic Never Changes
The graphics are also pretty typical for Sonic games. They are cartoony, stylish, and attractive. The soundtrack is also great and perfectly complements the dynamic and intensive gameplay. The maps are pretty diversified, and there are many beautiful locations, but you won’t have much time to enjoy the view. The game was released in 2019, so the graphics still feel fresh and nice, the surroundings are filled with objects, and the cars and characters are very detailed. The visual effects are also great and do not interfere much with the gameplay and distract you from driving.
Controls: Not So Smooth
Controls are not exceptionally great in Team Sonic Racing. Like in many other racing arcade games, they take much time to master, and it won’t be comfortable to play the game at first. It gets better with time, and the driving will bring you pleasure and joy after you get used to it. The controls for power-ups, however, are very simple and intuitive. The controls are very typical for arcade games and require you to use only several active buttons.