A Fun but Flawed Experience.
This game is very fun and the best Sonic Racing game hands down. It has lots f hidden mechanics to get ahead and some proper practice ensures that you'll never run out of air mid race. However, the game is kinda unforgiving. Collecting rings throughout the race will level up your racer increasing their stats. However, getting attacked or falling off the map takes away all your rings and will usually set you in last place. There is a lot of room for skill here like how front flips carry you further while back flips carry you higher. Or secret shortcuts depending on different character types (Speed, Power, and Flying). I still had a blast playing this and found every character (Save throwaways like cream and eggman's robot servants) to be completely viable. It even has unlockable Sega characters like Nights, Ulala, and Aiai along with multiple game modes like battle mode (it kinda sucks), mission mode (a great way to get better at the game). I feel like the chaos of Sonic levels really played well with this game to create some really fun tracks. Although some characters are clearly better on certain tracks with Eggman being unplayable on most levels due to his high air consumption. Great game, I'm so close to 100% completing it.
Reviewed by: Collin Douglas from 1665 W. Sunset Ave. on 2/25/2018