Kart-racing game Team Sonic Racing brings team mechanics to the franchise


Team Sonic Racing updates the tried and true kart-racing formula with mechanics encouraging team-play.

Team Sonic Racing

Sonic leaves behind a trail for his team-mates to take advantage of.

The Sonic franchise’s history is riddled with games that were poorly received to ones that give modern blockbusters a run for their money. Fortunately, the Sonic racing offshoot is of the later category, and rivals that of recent Mario Kart games. The last Sonic racing game, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, currently enjoys an Overwhelmingly Positive review on Steam, and an 82% for the Xbox 360 version on Metacritic.

Team Sonic Racing is looking to distinguish itself from the ordinary kart-racer by incorporating engaging team mechanics.

Therefore, some of the team-play features include:
  • Skimboost: Boost struggling teammates back into action as you drive by!
  • Slingshot: Slipstream a teammate for a slingshot boost!
  • Rival Takedown: Knock out highlighted opponents ahead and speed past them!
  • Item Box Transfer: Send and receive Wisps with teammates anywhere on the track!
  • Team Ultimate: Use Team Mechanics to fill your Team Ultimate meter and unleash a massive team boost!

Furthermore, Team Sonic Racing separates itself from prior entries by featuring only characters from the Sonic franchise. These characters include series veterans like Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, but also lesser known ones like Vector the crocodile, and Big the Cat. Like its predecessors, online multiplayer and local co-op will be available.

The blue hedgehog’s new racer is set to release Q4 2018.

Given that the game is being developed by Sumo Digital, the same studio behind the well-reviewed Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed, Team Sonic Racing looks to be set up for success.