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A series of MassiveMultiplayerCrossover games, each of a completely different genre, published by Creator/{{Sega}} and, except for the first one, developed by British company Sumo Digital. As the name implies, they feature a good deal of Sega's major and {{cult classic}} franchises.

'''''Sega Superstars''''': The first one, a 2004 MinigameGame by Sonic Team for the {{PlayStation 2}} [=EyeToy=] accessory. It's 12 simple minigames in one, using (as with every other [=EyeToy=] game) your body to control them. Descriptions of the minigames are forthcoming.

Also notable is that it isn't a crossover in the proper sense. Each series is sequestered to its own minigame, with no interaction otherwise save for the opening cutscene.

'''''Sega Superstars Tennis''''': In which Sumo Digital picked up the mantle and followed suit with. Building on their own experience with the ''Virtua Tennis'' series, the game is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Also features a bunch of Sega-themed tennis minigames.

'''''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing''''' ("[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg With]] VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}" on the {{Xbox 360}} version, at Microsoft's request): [[GrowingTheBeard The one game that made the series stand out]], and thus the most likely reason you are on this page. Released in February 2010, it can be easily described as "''VideoGame/MarioKart'' [[XMeetsY meets]] Sumo's ''VideoGame/{{OutRun}}'' games". That is, you get the item-filled WackyRacing of the former combined with the arcade racing action, handling and speed of the latter.

While ''All-Stars Racing'' might be [[FollowTheLeader completely shameless about its inspirations]], it does its elements so well that, to the surprise of just about everyone, it received a very high amount of praise for that reason alone, joining the likes of ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' and ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'' in that regard.

'''''Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed''''': Dropping the "Sega" from the title (due to the inclusion of more than one GuestFighter), ''Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed'' is the sequel to ''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing'', released on Xbox 360, [=PS3=], WiiU, and Vita in late 2012 and on PC and 3DS in early 2013. Featuring a gimmick similar to ''Mario Kart 7'', Sonic and crew's vehicles will now be able to traverse different racing environments, such as water, by having their crafts morph to meet the demand. Disney's Disney/WreckItRalph appears as a guest character, presumably in exchange for the Sega cameos in his film.

See also ''VideoGame/FightersMegamix'', an earlier, unrelated Sega crossover game and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', another unrelated Sega (and non-Sega all-stars) crossover game released between the two ''All-Stars Racing'' games.
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The series features a large stable of series and games produced by Sega over the years as well as a few [[GuestFighter guest series]]. Here are the Sega series represented in at least one of the four games, including those with just mere in-game cameos:
* ''VideoGame/AfterBurner''
* ''VideoGame/AlexKidd''
* ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg''
* ''[[VideoGame/BonanzaBros Bonanza Bros.]]''
* ''VideoGame/BurningRangers''
* ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi''
* ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket!''
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'' (PC only)
* ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA''
* ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin''
* ''VideoGame/FantasyZone''
* ''VideoGame/FootballManager'' (PC only)
* ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''
* ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' (rebranded as "[[BannedInChina Curien Mansion]]" from ''Tennis'' onwards)
* ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio''
* ''[[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams NiGHTS into Dreams...]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{OutRun}}''
* ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon''
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''
* ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''
* ''VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo''
* SegaDreamcast
* ''VideoGame/{{Segagaga}}''
* Advertising/SegataSanshiro
* ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}''
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall''
* ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' (PC only)
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop''
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter''
* ''VirtuaStriker''

Here are guest series, franchises and more that have also appeared in the ''Sega Superstars'' series:
* ''VideoGame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' (Xbox 360 only)
* VideoGame/{{Mii}}s (Creator/{{Nintendo}} consoles only)
* [[{{NASCAR}} Danica Patrick]]
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (PC only)
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph''
* ''[[LetsPlay/SimonLane Yogscast]]'' (PC only DLC)
* XboxLive Avatars
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!!The series provides examples of:
* FakeShemp: To save on the budget, the games normally use voice clips or sound effects from the various original SEGA games for the characters from them where they can.
** Curiously averted with Team Fortress on the PC version of ''Transformed''. The characters use several lines that Sumo could have lifted from ''Team Fortress 2'', but they decided to get voice actors anyway.
* [[GoKartingWithBowser Go Karting with Eggman]]: And playing tennis and go karting with [[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams Reala]]. And go-karting with Metal Sonic and the Bonanza Bros.[[note]]Their in-game bio makes it clear that they have been reverted to their Japanese backstory, in which they were {{villain protagonist}}s.[[/note]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: "And that's how you dish out the BEAT!"
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover
* NeverSayDie[=/=]GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Yes, it's possible for the same case to embody these two conflicting tropes at once, the case being all references to ''House of the Dead'' being labelled as "Curien Mansion" or abbreviated as "HOTD."
** The NeverSayDie portion comes from the fact that Sumo aimed for these games to be family-friendly. (This is now HilariousInHindsight, as the last Curien Mansion track in ''All-Stars Racing'' is called "'''Deadly''' Route." An achievement exists in ''Transformed'', though, called "House Party of the Dead")
** Completely averted with the Japanese release of Transformed as the main "House of the Dead" logo has been used. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyVI4ZF8XxU Proof]].
** The Getting Crap Past the Radar bit is because ''HOTD'' is [[BannedInChina Banned In Germany]]. They didn't feel like making a special localization just for the Germans, so... (Plus, they did not want to mention the real name of an M-rated game in an E10+ rated game.)
* NoExportForYou: ''Superstars Tennis'' and ''All-Stars Racing'' never received a Japanese release. ''Transformed'' was originally stated to get one because Sega noticed the high Japanese import rates for ''All-Stars Racing.'' However, the silence on such a release since then has been mute.
** Case closed when SEGA finally announces it's Japanese release of ''Transformed'' on May 15, 2014. Changes for the JP version include Mr. "DAYTONAAAAAAAAAAAAA" himself, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, as the voice-over, and a garbage [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo]] playing the role of the [[http://i.imgur.com/DcZyH1V.png blowfish]].
* PromotedFanboy: Sumo Digital are ''huge'' SEGA fans, evident from [[ShownTheirWork how much detail and love]] gets put into the crafting of the IP environments and characters.
* RecurringCharacter: Sumo and SEGA seem to have a line-up of characters they like to see return in each title before they start adding new faces. Sonic, Tails, Shadow, Amy and Eggman, as can be expected, but also [=AiAi=], Amigo, Ulala, Beat, and even Alex Kidd. In fact, Sonic, Shadow, Ulala, Amigo and [=AiAi=] have been playable in every title if you include ''SEGA Superstars'' and [=NiGHTS=] and the [[VideoGame/ChuChuRocket ChuChus]] have at least made an appearance in every game.
* RogerRabbitEffect: In the first racing game, the realistic [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Jacky, Akira,]] [[VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} Ryo Hazuki]], and [[VideoGame/CrazyTaxi B.D. Joe]] race against the cartoonish Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and his friends, [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Aiai]], [[VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg Billy Hatcher]], and others. They can also have cartoonish things happen to them. And then in the sequel, real-life racer Danica Patrick joins the party.
* RoleReprisal: Sumo went above and beyond in the case of [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Vyse]], actually managing to get his original voice actor from ''Skies of Arcadia'' back to record new dialogue for him in ''All-Stars Racing Transformed''. This is especially notable, as during his cameo in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', Vyse was voiced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith, the current voice actor of Sonic the Hedgehog.
* RunningGag: Sonic foiling Dr. Eggman's schemes in the opening movie, starting with ''Superstars Tennis''.
* ShownTheirWork:
** [[Trivia/SegaSuperstars A great deal of the achievements/trophies/challenges' names]] fall under this.
** The four Chuchus have individual names in their in-game bio. Those names, as well as the character's designs, are brought up in nowhere else '''but''' the ''[=ChuChu Rocket!=]'' [[AllThereInTheManual instruction book]].
** The promotional [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Sonic]] comic for ''Racing Transformed'' (''Sonic Universe'' #45), aside from listing off a few names from ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall'' and ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'', actually shows that current Archie Sonic writer Ian Flynn took some detailed amount of research for ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' as Vyse lists, among other things, being shipwrecked on Crescent Island, the names of some Valuan Admirals, and most impressively, the rumors of the Black Moon which was a very minor footnote in the actual game.[[note]]This may possibly be down to Flynn claiming ''Skies of Arcadia'' is one of his favourite games ever.[[/note]]
*** It's amazing how many little familiar nods and details ''Skies of Arcadia'' actually got in ''Transformed''. In the third lap of Rogue's Landing, a Valuan Ship crashes into the stage after a single cannon shot. Where was it hit? [[AttackItsWeakPoint In the back, where its engines are]].[[note]]During ship battles in ''Skies of Arcadia'', you can gain the upper-hand by maneuvering behind an enemy ship and attacking from there, where in most cases they're defenseless. In addition, every successful hit would do critical damage.[[/note]] Moonstones can also be seeing falling from the sky in the track as well. [[note]]Vyse and Aika go to fetch one that has crashed into a nearby island at the beginning of the game.[[/note]] And once more in Lap 3, you can see the Albatross and a Valuan Spectre flying along side by side shooting at each other, before moving away from each other in a circular movement. This is '''exactly''' how ships tended to behave in ship battles in the game.
** Pudding's vehicle in ''Transformed'' is based off her bike from ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5 Part 2''. Said bike only got about ''five seconds'' of screentime in the actual game.
** For anyone in naval aviation, the attention to detail on [[VideoGame/AfterBurner Carrier Zone]] is noticeably extensive.
** The fires in [[VideoGame/BurningRangers Burning Depths]] not only look the same as they did in the original game, but they also ''move'' in the exact same manner too.
* SquashedFlat: In the ''All-Stars Racing'' games, there are many ways to have this happen to you (or others), whether it be from Billy Hatcher or Amy's All-Star move, having a rolling pillar land on you, being run over by a steamroller, landing on another racer, and more. It is then accompanied by a cartoonish *SPLORT* sound.
* SuperMode[=/=]LimitBreak: Super Sonic and Super Shadow in the original's ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' minigame, Superstar Mode in ''Tennis'', All-Star Moves in ''Racing'' and ''Racing Transformed''.
* TheUnfavourite: To date, ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' has never been represented in any game of the series, save achievements. The series has always been considered, from [[VideoGame/PhantasyStarII Nei]] being a playable character, to a track based off ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' considered for ''Transformed''. However, it has yet to make a full fledged appearance in any game.
** ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' and ''[[VideoGame/ToeJamAndEarl ToeJam & Earl]]'' also have yet to be represented as well (though you can't blame Sumo for not trying in the later's case).

!!''Sega Superstars'' provides examples of:
* MinigameGame
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: In the House Of The Dead minigame, instead of shooting zombies with a gun, you (on the screen because of the EyeToy camera) punch them. (Literally)

!!''Sega Superstars Tennis'' provides examples of:
* GoKartingWithBowser: Sonic can play against Eggman and Shadow and [=NiGHTS=] can play against Reala.
* TheCameo: Chao, Morolians, Nightopians and zombies all appear from ''Sonic'', ''Space Channel 5'', ''[=NiGHTS=]'' and ''House of the Dead'' respectively. Many ''Sonic'' characters like Knuckles and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Metal Sonic]] appear on the court as well. Others include [[LargeHam Professor K]] from ''Jet Set Radio'' and even the ''[=OutRun=]'' Flagman!
* UnexpectedCharacter: VideoGame/AlexKidd, making his first playable, non-cameo appearance since 1990.
* TheVoiceless: Amigo somehow communicates through random music that comes out of nowhere, mostly songs from the soundtrack of his game. This accounts for many a funny splurge of terrible trumpet music whenever he does something wrong.

!!''Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing'' provides examples of:
* AnnouncerChatter: He's quite hungry for intense racing action. He's also quite a {{jerkass}}.
** He also has a thing for Ulala.
* AscendedExtra: The Chuchu pilots' only appearance prior to this game was the instructions manual to both versions of ''[=ChuChu=] Rocket!''. They're mentioned briefly on one page to add a little spice to the ExcusePlot and nowhere in the game itself.
* AscendedMeme:
** The loading screen blurb: [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog "Sonic Says..."]] See Loading Screen below.
** One of Ryo's missions in mission mode says you won't find any sailors.
* AuthorAvatar: If you don't have an avatar assigned to your account on the 360 version, the game gives you a random generic one to play as. Some of these are actually the employees of SUMO Digital.
* BackgroundMusicOverride: The characters' All-Star themes will play over any background music the track normally has.
* BookEnds: Probably unintentional, but the {{Xbox 360}} version of this game will probably be the last game [[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo and Kazooie]] ever appear in. Banjo himself made his first appearance as a racer in ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
* BrickJoke: An early mission has Eggman finding Chaos Emeralds hidden in Seaside Hill. A late mission has Sonic take back those Chaos Emeralds from Final Fortress.
* TheCameo: Ristar can be seen on the side of the Death Egg track waving at the racers.
** Also, for those with the Wii version and PC versions, there is also some art of Sonia of ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' seen briefly during the Casino Park level.
*** Originally these were to be Amy, the Sonia image was mistaken as official artwork while being used as a place-holder image.
** At [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Rokkaku Hill]], people who you can see in the crowd are Yoyo, Rhyth, Soda, the Love Shockers, a Rokkaku Policeman, and some of the civilians. (Poorly-rendered) Sprites of Cube and Garam can be seen in the store windows.
* CasinoPark: Three tracks based on the {{Trope Namer|s}}!
* ComebackMechanic: As is standard in a kart racer. It's not as strong as in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', but it's made up for by All-Star Moves, at least in offline play.
* ConsoleCameo: Avatar's car is modeled after the older Xbox 360, and the Mii's car is modeled after the Wii.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Zobiko.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]LargeHam: The announcer.
* DemotedToExtra: [=NiGHTS=], who is reduced to flag [[PronounTrouble gir-... bo-... waver]] in this game.
* DownloadableContent: For the [=360/PS3=] versions. Includes:
** An unlock key to let the player select Ryo Hazuki driving his forklift from the get-go.
** Metal Sonic and a Death Egg racetrack (with a VideoGame/{{Ristar}} cameo and music from ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'').
* DummiedOut: The Final Fortress tracks reference laser gates and a cameo in Dark Arsenal that are no longer there. It's speculated that the laser gates were taken out because they messed up the game's pace, and the cameo was Metal Sonic, who was instead turned to DLC.
* EternalEngine: The Final Fortress levels.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]ShoutOut: The Sunshine Tour level is ''very'' reminiscent of [[VideoGame/MarioKart Rainbow Road]].
* ForkliftFu: Ryo Hazuki's All-Star move causes him to get off his motorcycle and get in a forklift.[[note]]If you're using the aforementioned forklift DLC, he slams the pedal instead.[[/note]] The forklift knocks enemies behind Ryo by flipping them. There's also an achievement where you have to use it to take out Jacky and Akira.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: They forgot to censor the word "ass" out of the song "[[VideoGame/JetSetRadio The Concept of Love.]]" The game was rated E anyway.
** Until the radar finally [[http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=28324&Title=Sonic%20%26amp%3B%20SEGA%20All-Stars%20Racing caught up.]] However, the [=iPhone=] port still kept its 4+ age rating, despite that version also having the lyric uncensored too.
* [[GoKartingWithBowser Go Karting With Eggman]]: And he doesn't even [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat stop to cheat]]--more than anyone else, that is.
* GuestFighter: Banjo in the Xbox 360 version [[VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing returns to his roots as a guest star]].
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Opa-Opa, the most expensive of the buyable racers, has no vehicle to drive in. Rather, being a sentient starship, he flies ''as himself.''
* HeyItsThatVoice: With the exception of Mike Pollock, this game marks the final vocal appearances of the [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] cast for the ''Sonic'' characters.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Zobio & Zobiko; made more apparent during their All-Star.
* InterfaceScrew: A few of the powerups. One of them flips your screen upside-down, while another covers the screen with a rainbow that can barely be seen through ([[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Beat]]'s All-Star has a similar effect, covering you with graffiti).
* JungleJapes: Treetops.
* LethalLavaLand: Lava Lair, naturally.
* LoadingScreen with a MythologyGag: [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog "Sonic Says..."]] At least they're not AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle here.
** CaptainObvious: Thanks to Sonic, we'll be able to figure out such [[SarcasmMode ingenious]] strategies as hitting an item capsule to get an item.[[note]]Admittedly, he does give a few helpful hints, such as using the boost from a drift to plow through obstacles, or tapping the accelerate button during a drift to better handle sharp corners.[[/note]]
* LongTitle: ''Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing With Banjo-Kazooie''.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Zobio and Zobiko, a pair of in-love [[strike:zombies]] ex-humans, from the Japan-only arcade game ''[[strike:House of the Dead EX]]'' "HOTD EX" debuted in this game.
* NotUsingTheZWord: "[[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Curien Mansion]]" is a popular (and {{narm}}y) Sega series where you shoot at "Creatures." And the series representatives are "Ex-Humans."
* PalmtreePanic: All three Seaside Hill courses, as well as Monkey Target.
* RetroactiveWish: Occasionally when a racer has an All-Star move ready:
-->'''[[AnnouncerChatter Announcer]]:''' "I wish there was an All Star on the track! What's that? There is!? SAH-WEET!!"
* SceneryPorn: Lampshaded in the profile for one of the Casino Park maps, telling you to not get too distracted by the environment while you're racing. They're not kidding.
* ShiftingSandLand: Sandy Drifts.
* ShoutOut: VideoGame/{{Ristar}} in Egg Hangar.
** Shadow's bike bears the insignia of [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog his own game]] on its sides.
** Achievements named for Sega games:
*** ''VideoGame/AfterBurner''
*** ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast''
*** Amber de Amigo [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''Captain Silver''[[note]]Even though it's a Creator/DataEast game for which Sega themeselves merely '''ported''' to the Master System. It's a PublicDomainCharacter, so they could get away with this reference.[[/note]]
*** Classic Collection [[labelnote:Explanation]]A 1994 CompilationRerelease for the MegaDrive[=/=]Genesis.[[/labelnote]]
*** Clock Work [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Clockwork Knight''[[/labelnote]]
*** Ultimate Collection [[labelnote:Explanation]]''[[MarketBasedTitle Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection/Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enduro_Racer Enduro Racer]]''
*** ''Feel The Magic''
*** ''VideoGame/FightersMegamix''
*** Gaining Ground [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Gain Ground''[[/labelnote]]
*** Giant Egg [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg''[[/labelnote]]
*** Golden Acts [[labelnote:Explanation]]An IncrediblyLamePun on ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' or you know Acts as in the substages of Zones in Sonic games.[[/labelnote]]
*** High Roller [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi 3: High Roller''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://www.insertcredit.com/archives/002314.html Last Survivor]]''
*** Lucky Dime [[labelnote:Explanation]]''The Lucky Dime Caper starring DonaldDuck''[[/labelnote]]
*** Outrunner [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/{{OutRun}}''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Drift Power Drift]]''
*** ''Project Rub''
*** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxYr7X30cY Racing Hero]]''
*** Shadow Dancing [[labelnote:Explanation]]''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Shadow Dancer]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''
*** ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''
*** ''Super Hang-On''
*** Time Stalker [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Time Stalkers'', a spin-off of ''Landstalker''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://www.segaarcade.com/archive/topskater.aspx Top Skater]]''
*** Triple Trouble [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogTripleTrouble''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://www.arcade-museum.com/T/Turbo.html Turbo]]''
*** ''[[http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10273 Up 'N' Down]]''
*** Virtual Bronze [[labelnote:Explanation]]The countless "Virtua(l) " games, though the name sounds closest to ''VideoGame/VirtualOn'' in pronunciation[[/labelnote]]
*** ''VideoGame/WonderBoy''
** Achievements named after something within other Sega games:
*** Crazy Box [[labelnote:Explanation]]Minigame mode in the first ''Crazy Taxi''[[/labelnote]]
*** Death Adder [[labelnote:Explanation]]The BigBad of ''Golden Axe''[[/labelnote]]
*** Cat Mania [[labelnote:Explanation]]A random event in ''VideoGame/ChuChuRocket''[='=]s multiplayer mode[[/labelnote]]
*** The Chariot [[labelnote:Explanation]]First boss of ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 1''[[/labelnote]]
** Achievements named after Sega music:
*** Magical Sound Shower [[labelnote:Explanation]]Music track in the classic 1986 ''[=OutRun=]''[[/labelnote]]
*** Red Out [[labelnote:Explanation]]Music track in ''After Burner III''[[/labelnote]]
*** Rolling Start [[labelnote:Explanation]]Alternate name for "The King of Speed" in ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA''[[/labelnote]]
*** True Blue [[labelnote:Explanation]]A ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' compilation album most notable for featuring the first complete ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' music track (The Angel Island remix) '''before''' ''Brawl''[='=]s release; considering how titanic the hype for that game was, well...[[/labelnote]]
*** Working Man [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'' forklift theme. The achievement itself requires the forklift.[[/labelnote]]
** Achievements named after miscellaneous Sega concepts:
*** Dreamarena [[labelnote:Explanation]]The European SegaDreamcast online service[[/labelnote]]
*** Mega Driver [[labelnote:Explanation]]An IncrediblyLamePun on the [[SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive]], may also possibly refer to the Brazilian heavy metal band who largely do covers of Sega game music[[/labelnote]]
*** Road Rampage [[labelnote:Explanation]]''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons: Road Rage'', a ''Crazy Taxi''-clone that Sega sued {{Fox}}, ElectronicArts and Radical Entertainment for [[FollowTheLeader due to it's similarities to]] ''Crazy Taxi''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Now There Are No Limits! [[labelnote:Explanation]]SegaMasterSystem slogan[[/labelnote]]
*** Sega World [[labelnote:Explanation]]A former brand of indoor amusement parks and arcades in the UK, China and Australia[[/labelnote]]
*** To Be This Good Takes AGES! [[labelnote:Explanation]]UK Mega Drive slogan[[/labelnote]]
*** Welcome To The Next Level [[labelnote:Explanation]]US Genesis slogan[[/labelnote]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The first two ''Billy Hatcher'' tracks.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ulala and Amy are the only playable females in a cast of 23 characters, unless one counts female Avatars/Miis and Zobiko.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In the ''Billy Hatcher'' tracks-- "[[LethalLavaLand Volcanic Orchestra]]" and "[[FinalBoss Billy's Cou]][[NightmareFuel rage]]" can be played in [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Icicle Valley or Rampart Road]], while the other three songs ("Tumbling Xylophone", "Bossa Nova of Briny Air", and "A Jack-in-the-Box!") can be played in [[LethalLavaLand Lava Lair]].
* SpotlightStealingTitle
* UnexpectedCharacter: Big the Cat, Opa Opa, Zobio and Zobiko, the [=ChuChus=] and the Bonanza Bros.
* TheVoiceless:
** The Bonanza Bros., the [=ChuChus=], Amigo, Opa-Opa, and Metal Sonic only make sighs, chirps, maraca shaking, retro-sounding beeps, and robotic noises respectively.
** If you want to get technical, Akira and Zobiko actually don't have ''any'' voice clips for their characters at all; Jacky and Zobio do all the talking when you're playing as them. (Even stranger when, in the opening movie, Akira can clearly be heard [[{{Kiai}} yelling]] when performing his All-Star Move to help out Jacky.)
** Mii and Avatar are totally silent during any race they take part in. The announcer never comments on them, either.
* WhosLaughingNow: Metal Sonic's All-Star Move gives him the same laser wall that he was scrapped by in ''Sonic CD'' AND speed boosts whenever he desires.
* WolverinePublicity: No doubt [[JustifiedTrope justifiable]], but yes, Sonic's name is separate and unique from the "Sega" banner in this game.

!!''Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Rogue's Landing]] and [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead the Curien Mansion]] are way, way bigger here than they are in their original games.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: In Rogue's Landing, the race takes place during an Valuan Fleet invasion of the Blue Rogues' pirate haven.
* AscendedExtra:
** [=NiGHTS=] is again a full member of the crew, including serving as a vehicle.
** Ristar moves from TheCameo in a DLC track, to taking [=NiGHTS=]'s former place as the flagbearer.
* AnnouncerChatter: Still present, just toned down due to some reception the announcer got from the previous game.
** Graffiti City has DJ Professor K of ''Jet Set Radio'' commentating briefly at the beginning of each lap.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Some of the console mods, which give you the best speed, but drop handling to 1.
* BadassBoast: One of Vyse's victory lines is "Even the Valuan Empire couldn't catch me!" [[note]]Okay, so they did twice in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', but he manages to escape from their impregnable fortress. ''Twice''.[[/note]]
* BackgroundMusicOverride: The characters' All-Star themes will play over any background music the track normally has. Likewise, in the rare occasion more than one racer has access to an All-Star Move, the last one to be activated overrides the preceding All-Star themes.
* BigBudgetBeefUp: The amount of content and detail should give it away.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Ralph will sometimes question the player's bad driving when he crashes.
* TheCameo: A massive step up from the first game;
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Big]] can be seen in Ocean View fishing.
** [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Rogue's Landing]] features many recognizable airships from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', such as the Hydra, the Lynx, the Delphinus and the Albatross. In addition [[SpaceWhale Rhaknam]] can be seen swimming under the course.
** [[VideoGame/BurningRangers Burning Depths]] has the Burning Rangers[[note]]to be specific, [[TheHero Shou]], [[TheChick Tillis]], [[TheLancer Reed]], [[TheBigGuy Big]] and [[TheSmartGuy Chris]][[/note]] fly off together at the start of the track. You can then spot them throughout the track tackling the raging fires. [[VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin Ecco]] can be seen here as well through one of the windows.
** [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Graveyard Gig]] features one boss from each of the main four ''House of the Dead'' games: The Hangedman (''[=HotD=]''), the Tower (''2''), Death (''3'') and the Lovers (''4''). Also, look on your right as you pass through the church near the end of the final lap and you can see Zobio and Zobiko's wedding.
** The ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'' character selection skeleton appears as the signature monument of Adder's Lair. Other cameos include a large statue of Death Adder, the dragon used for one of the full screen attacks in the game and [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=126419560 one of these potion-stealing elves.]]
** [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Graffiti City]] features several GG members such as Yoyo dancing on the track.
** [[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams Dream Valley]] features three bosses from the original ''[=NiGHTS=]'' game in the "Nightmare" sections. Gillwing appears on Lap 1, Puffy on Lap 2, and [[BigBad Wizeman]] on Lap 3.
** [[VideoGame/PanzerDragoon Dragon Canyon]] has the Shelcoof from ''Zwei'' and ''Saga'' flying in the background.
** The guy who waves the flag in ''VideoGame/{{OutRun}} 2'' can be spotted near the starting line in [=OutRun=] Bay.
** Chick Poacher, Rolly Roll, and Bantam appear in the crowd at [[VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg Chilly Castle]].
** Quite of a few characters appear as stickers, such as Billy Hatcher, Silver, and Taro Sega.
** Be in first place as you begin the final lap on Race of Ages and you'll see Advertising/SegataSanshiro riding the rocket from his last commercial while holding a Sega Saturn.
* ConsoleCameo
** Avatar's car is modeled after the Xbox 360 slim console. The 360 controller is even the steering wheel.
** AGES' boat form is a Dreamcast controller with a motor in the VMU slot. AGES even makes the grinding sound the Dreamcast disc drive makes when he crashes in this form.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: The ''Golden Axe'' track has the racers boat over ''scorching hot lava''. This is promptly more ridiculous with NiGHTS and Reala, because they ''are'' the vehicle!
* CoolAirship: [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Rogues' Landing]] is filled with these, but the Delphinus is definitely the crowning example. [[VideoGame/PanzerDragoon Dragon's Canyon]] also has the Shelcoof.
* CoolVersusAwesome: [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia A sky pirate]] versus [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} a ninja]] versus [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall mon]][[VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo keys]] versus [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog super fast hedgehogs]] [[OverlyLongGag versus]]...
* CompositeCharacter:
** AGES, who can morph into the [[VideoGame/DaytonaUSA Hornet]] stock car, a [[VideoGame/AfterBurner F-14 Tomcat]], and [[ConsoleCameo a Dreamcast controller speedboat]]. For its map icon and at the winner's podium, AGES is shown to be [[ConsoleCameo a (smiling) Dreamcast VMU]].
** The PC exclusive TeamFortress, which combines three different characters from ''Team Fortress 2'' in a single vehicle. Who drives the vehicle depends on what it is (the Pyro drives the car, the Heavy drives the boat, and the Spy drives the plane).
** WordOfGod [[http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?424925-Mii-s-vehicle-pictures says]] the Mii's [[http://imageshack.us/a/img845/1747/20121123231743.jpg car]] is pretty much the one from the ''VideoGame/{{OutRun}}'' [[http://gogetretro.com/resources/outrun_logo.jpg logo]] (made even more apparent if your Mii's shirt color is red).
* CreatorCameo:
** The Avatar and Mii's voice clips were provided by Steve Lycett, the game's producer.
** The chanting for each character when they do well in races was done by SUMO Digital employees.
** The Football Manager [[http://steamcommunity.com/app/212480/discussions/0/828934089704921779/#c828934089775958960 is voiced]] by ''Football Manager'' director Miles Jacobson.
* {{Defictionalization}}: One of the main premises of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' is the eponymous character's jumping between video games. His presence in this game means he's now done it for ''real'', and on a console. (One could say this can also qualify for the Heavy, as he has [[VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory his own analogue to Ralph's Game Central Station]].)
* DemotedToExtra:
** The announcer doesn't comment on the race anymore, he just calls out the items you get or if someone goes All-Star.
** Big the Cat sits this race out, but he can be seen fishing in Ocean View.
** [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Zobio and Zobiko]] are also sitting out, for they're getting married in Graveyard Gig on the day of the race.
** Billy Hatcher went from being a playable character to a sticker.
** The Race Of Ages track features hologram statues of [[VideoGame/BonanzaBros Mobo and Robo]], [[VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} Ryo Hazuki]], [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Akira Yuki]], [[VideoGame/FantasyZone Opa-Opa]] and [[VideoGame/ChuChuRocket the Chuchus]], who were all racers in the first game. Well, Akira was actually a passenger in Jacky's car (and part of Jacky's All-Star Move), but who's being technical?
*** TheBusCameBack: Thanks to DLC, Ryo Hazuki has be re-promoted to playable status, apperently because there were such high hopes for DLC and it'll be such a letdown if there weren't any.
* EasterEgg: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO5p5EfDRWE If you play around with the audio options, the announcer praises or scolds you depending if you turn him up or down.]]
** The demo version even has the audience boo you if your lower the sound effects or cheer for you if you raise them.
* FakeDifficulty: Curien Curves, the Curien Mansion Drift Challenge, involves staircase ramps that cause you to launch away from the drift tracks and requires you to see the red tracks in rooms with red floors and lights.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: [=NiGHTS=] and Reala enter the race with themselves as their vehicles.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Just as in the first game, the lyrics to one of the ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' songs (in this case, the one that plays in Graffiti City) are left uncensored. Said lyrics include the phrase "The music just turns me on!".
** The Spy's cigarette is still on his model, and yet no mention of smoking is made in the game's rating on the PC version, though it's probably because you'd never notice it during gameplay.
* GuestFighter: Professional {{NASCAR}} racer Danica Patrick, Ralph from Disney's ''Disney/WreckItRalph''; the Pyro, Heavy, and Spy from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''[[note]]Those three are one character collectively labelled as "Team Fortress." How is that possible, you ask? In their case, it's not just the vehicle that transforms, it's the ''driver'' too.[[/note]] and LetsPlay/SimonLane of the ''LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}'' as racers.
** According to [[http://www.sonicstadium.org/2012/07/sasr-transformed-character-roster-to-differ-across-platforms/ one of the devs,]] each platform will have its own unique set of guest racers, some SEGA characters and some not. Nintendo consoles get Miis, 360 gets Avatars, and the PC gets three of the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' classes, a Shogun from ''Total War'', a Football Manager, and a Russian General from ''CompanyOfHeroes 2''. Sony was approached with potentially loaning [[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Sackboy]] for a [=PS3=] exclusive, but they declined the use to prevent competition with his own kart racer.
* HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection: As the Willemus update coincided with ''Company of Heroes 2'' facing an InternetCounterattack in Russia over its depiction of the Soviet Union massive enough that [[http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/5/4590812/company-of-heroes-2-furor-russian-distributor-1c-softclub-halts-sales Russian retailers are bailing out on that game]], General Winter has since been bowdlerised during that update to have all Soviet imagery removed from him (except for his All-Star move, oddly enough). [[http://i.imgur.com/FJXouAc.jpg Witness.]]
* HighAltitudeBattle:
** Rogue's Landing (from ''Skies of Arcadia'') has the Blue Rogues vs. the Valuan Armada battling it out in airships all around a series of floating islands. It's so chaotic that the track gets decimated by quite a bit.
** Carrier Zone (from ''VideoGame/AfterBurner'') also has this with jet fighters.
** Near the end of the final lap on Dragon Canyon, several dragons can be seen attacking the Shelcoof.
* HolidayMode: VideoGame/AlexKidd was only playable after December 25, 2012, as a gift from Sega. This effectively makes him a starter character on the PC and 3DS versions, released in 2013.
* HubCity: WordOfGod confirms Rogue's Landing is this for the air pirates in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', but due to ''Transformed'' lacking bios in this game like the first one had, you wouldn't know that just by looking at it (the name might be a bit of a giveaway, though).
* InkSuitActor: Willemus [[http://abload.de/img/2013-08-05_00035bekoe.jpg is pretty much]] a Roman version of [[http://www.creative-assembly.com/sites/default/files/pub/styles/size300x151/public/images/video/rallypoint-germany.jpg?itok=zkPExfkZ Creative Assembly employee Will Overgard]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The ''Panzer Dragoon'' track, Dragon Canyon; you even chase the iconic Blue Dragon for the final lap in the air.
* InterfaceScrew:
** In the Race of Ages, the radar that normally gives you an overhead view of the track is jammed for the entire race. Given the way the track twists, turns, and morphs during laps, it would probably look odd.
** The Twister item flips your controls for a certain amount of time or until you crash.
* {{Irony}}
** Beat, the main protagonist of ''Jet Set Radio'', uses "Grace and Glory" for his All-Star theme. In ''JSR'', "Grace and Glory" is the theme of the main ''antagonist''.
** General Winter, the Soviet ''Company of Heroes'' character, was added to the PC version on July 4th.
* ItsAlwaysSpring: Seasonal Shrines, the ''Shinobi'' course, averts this by changing seasons each lap.
* JackOfAllStats:
** While vehicle mods allow most racers to be this to a degree, [=NiGHTS=] stands out as its stats remain mostly balanced no matter which mod is equipped. In fact, [=NiGHTS=]' specialty mod is the Balance Mod.
** Mii, Avatar, Knuckles and Football Manager are balanced as well.
* LampshadeHanging: Even Ralph wonders why Sonic needs a car.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: The first print run of the Xbox 360, [=PS3=] and 3DS versions is a bonus edition including Metal Sonic and a track based on ''VideoGame/{{OutRun}}'', which are otherwise DLC for PC and second+ print 360/PS3/3DS runs and on-disc/cart starting materials for Wii U and Vita.
* MoodWhiplash:
** The first lap of [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Rogue's Landing]] is very adventurous and heroic. And then [[TheEmpire the Valuan Armada]] shows up in Lap 2, causing things to take a distressed and frantic tone as they attack the [[JustLikeRobinHood Blue Rogues]]. It reverts back to the Lap 1 atmosphere for Lap 3 when the Blue Rogues begin to turn the tide of the battle, however.
** [[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams Dream Valley]]: You're flying through a cheerful, whimsical dream world for the first part of the track, and then you fly through downright creepy nightmares.
* NintendoHard: This game is generally considered to be very challenging, with a difficulty level that approaches that of many older racing games like '''''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} GX!''''' However, except for a select few missions, even the hardest difficulty level can be mitigated with situation-appropriate character choices and some practice.
** It's also possible to cheat the A.I. by simply bringing in another player, which for some reason bumps down the difficulty in proportion to the number of players (2 players is the recommended amount due to 3/4-way split-screen hampering your visibility).
* NostalgiaLevel:
** Sunshine Tour, Shibuya Downtown, Roulette Road and Death Egg Hangar return from the previous game.
** The Race of Ages is one big example, as it's basically a race track through a Sega museum.
* OffModel: The spinning record symbol on the back of Beat's shirt is facing the wrong direction (it's spinning to the left, when it should be spinning to the right).
** When racing on mirrored tracks, the racers themselves are mirrored as well, which leads to instances such as B.D. Joe driving a IXAT.
* OhCrap: Whenever a racer right next to you gets their [[SuperMode All-Star.]]
* OriginalGeneration: Somewhat with AGES, a living Dreamcast VMU.
* TheOtherDarrin: Ralph is voiced not by John C. Reilly but by Brian T. Delaney, who voiced the character in the Activision ''Wreck-it Ralph'' tie-in game.
** Subverted with the [[TeamFortress Pyro and Spy.]] While they are still voiced by Dennis Bateman, they do sound a bit off because of different voice filters. Played completely straight with the Heavy.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: [[PerpetualFrowner Shadow]] [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=124167909 seems oddly peppy here in general,]] even going as far as to stand up in his seat (''while his vehicle is still in motion''), turn around, and happily bow if he muscles his way into 1st Place during a race.
* PromotedToPlayable: [[VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS]], who was the flag waver in the previous game, [[AscendedExtra is made playable as an unlockable vehicle]], being replaced by Ristar.
* SdrawkcabName: AGES is Sega backwards.
* ShoutOut:
** The various tracks are displayed on [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles floating]] [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia islands]].
** The Mii's All Star Move is based on [[VideoGame/StreetpassMiiPlaza Find Mii/Street Pass Quest]].
** All Star themes sources:
*** Sonic: The version of "Reach for the Stars" used for Super Sonic in ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' (Wii version).
*** Shadow: An extended version of the song which plays during his transformation into [[SuperMode Super Shadow]] in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''.
*** Knuckles and Amy: Their theme songs from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
*** Tails: The invincibility theme from ''Sonic Adventure''.
*** Dr. Eggman: His theme song from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', "E.G.G.M.A.N."
*** Vyse: "Sudden Storm", the theme that plays whenever Rhaknam is encountered.
*** Beat: A portion of "Grace and Glory".
*** Gum: A portion of "Let Mom Sleep".
*** [=NiGHTS=]: A portion of "Message from Nightopia".
*** Reala: A portion of Wizeman's theme, "D'Force Master".
*** BD Joe: An instrumental remix of Music/TheOffspring's "All I Want", which played in the title screen of ''Crazy Taxi''.
*** Avatar: A jingle heard in the Avatar marketplace as of the November 2010 dashboard update.
*** Metal Sonic: His boss theme from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4: Episode II''.
*** Ralph: The 0:25-0:40 part of "Life in the Arcade", the track playing during Ralph's OpeningNarration in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
*** Amigo: "Mambo de Verano".
*** [=MeeMee=]: The bonus stage music from ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Banana Blitz''.
*** Gillius: The battlefield theme from ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''.
*** Alex Kidd: The main theme from ''Miracle World''.
*** Team Fortress: The main theme from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''.
*** Joe Musashi: "Patience", the opening theme from the PS2 ''Shinobi'' game.
*** AGES: The "City 202" music from ''VideoGame/AfterBurner''.
*** Shogun: A portion of "Good Death", one of the battle themes in ''TotalWarShogun2''.
*** Ulala: A portion of "The Reporter from Space Channel 5".
*** Pudding: A portion of "Guitar Showdown" from ''Space Channel 5: Part 2''.
*** General Winter: The [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Russian Chanting]] of "Don't Weep, That Time Has Passed" from ''CompanyOfHeroes 2'' (and we mean ''only'' the chanting, which was extracted seperately from the original source music for this game).
*** Mii: This very game's matchmaking music, for some reason.
*** Danica Patrick and Football Manager: Original music, because Danica is [[RogerRabbitEffect a real-life person]] and ''Football Manager'' has literally no music to speak of.
** Shadow's car is emablazoned with [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 the GUN]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog logo]].
** WordOfGod confirmed Tails' vehicle is based on his ''Sonic Drift 2'' car.
** Stickers named for Sega games;
*** Racing Transformed
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_Smash Cosmic Smash]]''
*** ''VideoGame/SonicDrift''
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racing_Hero Racing Hero]]''
*** Scud Racer [[labelnote:Explanation]]''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scud_Race Scud Race]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** Fighting Viper [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/FightingVipers''[[/labelnote]]
*** Battle Outrunner [[labelnote:Explanation]]''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Out_Run Battle Out Run]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** SEGA All Star [[labelnote:Explanation]]''Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing''[[/labelnote]]
*** SEGA Super Star [[labelnote:Explanation]]''SEGA Superstars'' & ''SEGA Superstars Tennis''[[/labelnote]]
*** Gale Racer [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name given to ''Rad Mobile'' when it was ported to the Sega Saturn[[/labelnote]]
*** House Party Of The Dead [[labelnote:Explanation]]A portmanteau of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_party house party]]" (The achievements requires local multiplayer) and ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holosseum Holosseum]]''
*** Virtua Trickster [[labelnote:Explanation]]The various "Virtua [Blank]" games[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_Down Crack Down]]''
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_Ghost Laser Ghost]]''
*** Burning Ranger[[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/BurningRangers''[[/labelnote]]
*** Spinball [[labelnote:Explanation]]''VideoGame/SonicSpinball''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''Revenge of Shinobi''
*** ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''
*** Puyo Pop'ed[[labelnote:Explanation]]A verbal play on the Western name of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''VideoGame/BonanzaBros''
*** Sega Swirled [[labelnote:Explanation]]''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Swirl Sega Swirl]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** Billy Catcher[[labelnote:Explanation]]A pun on {{VideoGame/Billy Hatcher|AndTheGiantEgg}}[[/labelnote]]
*** Power Edition [[labelnote:Explanation]]Named after ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA 2''[='=]s UpdatedRerelease[[/labelnote]]
*** Swirling Ranger [[labelnote:Explanation]]A pun on ''VideoGame/BurningRangers''[[/labelnote]]
*** Star Phantasy [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reverse the words to get "''VideoGame/PhantasyStar''"[[/labelnote]]
*** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_Racer Toy Racer]]'' [[labelnote:Explanation]]A standalone expansion to the racing segments of ''VideoGame/ToyCommander''[[/labelnote]]
*** ''Gain Ground''
** Stickers named after something within other Sega games:
*** Spin Dash [[labelnote:Explanation]]The ability of Sonic and various other playable characters to dash off with a spin attack from a standstill introduced in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''[[/labelnote]]
*** Team Sonic [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name given to Sonic, Tails & Knuckles in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''[[/labelnote]]
*** Buzz Bomber [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name of the robotic bees found in [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone]][[/labelnote]]
*** Newtron [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name of the robotic chameleons found in [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Green Hill Zone]][[/labelnote]]
*** Tornado [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name of Tails's biplane in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series[[/labelnote]]
*** Drift More [[labelnote:Explanation]]Something your girlfriend in ''[=OutRun=]'' says during Heart Attack mode.[[/labelnote]]
*** Welcome To Victory Lane [[labelnote:Explanation]]The message you receive if you place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in ''Daytona USA''[[/labelnote]]
*** The King of Speed [[labelnote:Explanation]]The music from ''Daytona USA''[='=]s beginner course, Three Seven Speedway[[/labelnote]]
*** Vyse The Legend [[labelnote:Explanation]]The highest rating Vyse can get in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Legends''[[/labelnote]]
*** Pirate's Wrath [[labelnote:Explanation]]Vyse's most powerful Super Attack in ''Skies of Arcadia''[[/labelnote]]
*** De Rol Le Credits [[labelnote:Explanation]]A pun on "Roll the credits" and a ''Phantasy Star Online'' boss[[/labelnote]]
*** You Got The Horn [[labelnote:Explanation]]A quote from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18_Wheeler:_American_Pro_Trucker 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker]]''[[/labelnote]]
*** Justice Shot [[labelnote:Explanation]]The in-game term for BlastingItOutOfTheirHands in ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop''[[/labelnote]]
*** Link Chain [[labelnote:Explanation]]A gameplay mechanic from ''[=NiGHTS=]''[[/labelnote]]
*** Race Leader [[labelnote:Explanation]]Most classic Sega arcade racing games have a lamp on the cabinet that says this[[/labelnote]]
*** Parts Shop [[labelnote:Explanation]]The place where Opa-Opa bought extra weapons in ''VideoGame/FantasyZone''[[/labelnote]]
*** Arrow of Light [[labelnote:Explanation]]The technical name of the dragons' lasers in ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon''[[/labelnote]]
*** Triple A [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the ranks in ''[=OutRun=] 2''[[/labelnote]]
*** Sega Saturn Shiro [[labelnote:Explanation]]Advertising/SegataSanshiro's catchphrase[[/labelnote]]
*** Speed Shoes [[labelnote:Explanation]]A power-up from the ''Sonic'' games[[/labelnote]]
*** Dream Delight[[labelnote:Explanation]]A lyric from "Dream Dreams", the theme song of the ''VideoGame/{{NiGHTS|Into Dreams}}'' series[[/labelnote]]
*** Monkey Target[[labelnote:Explanation]]A minigame from the ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall'' series[[/labelnote]]
*** Humming the Bassline[[labelnote:Explanation]]The character select song from ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' which was remixed for ''Future''[[/labelnote]]
*** Like a Butterfly[[labelnote:Explanation]]"Fly Like a Butterfly" was a song from ''Jet Set Radio Future''[[/labelnote]]
*** Super Paralooper[[labelnote:Explanation]]Paralooping is the name of [=NiGHTS=]' signature attack.[[/labelnote]]
*** Rise From Your Grave[[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase from ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Chao Down, Chao Gardener[[labelnote:Explanation]]Named after the Chao system in the ''Sonic'' games.[[/labelnote]]
*** Scrap Brain[[labelnote:Explanation]]The last major zone in ''Sonic the Hedgehog''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Time Extenstion [[labelnote:Explanation]]This phrase appears in various Sega arcade racing games[[/labelnote]]
*** Super Sonic Racer [[labelnote:Explanation]]"Super Sonic Racing" is the main theme song of ''VideoGame/SonicR''[[/labelnote]]
*** Ax Battler [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name of one of the three playable characters of ''Golden Axe''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Edelweiss [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name of a tank in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''[[/labelnote]]
*** Fall Out! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The term for losing a life in the ''Super Monkey Ball'' series.[[/labelnote]]
*** Glide Wing [[labelnote:Explanation]]One of the dragon forms in ''Panzer Dragoon Orta''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Legend of the Streets [[labelnote:Explanation]]A game mode in the ''VideoGame/InitialDArcadeStage'' series.[[/labelnote]]
*** Meteor Strike [[labelnote:Explanation]]The technical term for Ristar's flight.[[/labelnote]]
*** You're Doing Great! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A phrase from ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier''.[[/labelnote]]
*** Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Both ''Space Channel 5'' games end with this phrase.[[/labelnote]]
** Stickers named after miscellaneous Sega concepts:
*** Mega Jet [[labelnote:Explanation]]A portable Mega Drive that was rented out on Japanese airlines[[/labelnote]]
*** Nomad [[labelnote:Explanation]]A portable Sega Genesis. Also a pun playing off literal nomads, as the achievement is for playing on all tracks[[/labelnote]]
*** Genesis [[labelnote:Explanation]]The US name of the Mega Drive[[/labelnote]]
*** To Be This Good, Takes AGES [[labelnote:Explanation]]Parts of Sega Europe's tagline during the Mega Drive-era.[[/labelnote]]
*** Blast Processing [[labelnote:Explanation]]A term used in Sega America's marketing for the Genesis[[/labelnote]]
*** System Master [[labelnote:Explanation]]Reverse the words to get "Master System"[[/labelnote]]
*** Menacer [[labelnote:Explanation]]A lightgun peripheral for the Mega Drive[[/labelnote]]
** Stickers making multiple references to Sega games & concepts:
*** Welcome To The Fantasy Zone [[labelnote:Explanation]]The 1986 video game titled ''VideoGame/FantasyZone'', the setting of ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'', and the "Welcome to the Next Level" tagline used by Sega USA in the early Nineties[[/labelnote]]
** Stickers named after non-Sega concepts:
*** SUMO Wrestled [[labelnote:Explanation]]Named after the makers of the game, SUMO Digital, for this sticker is received from beating one ''staff'' ghost[[/labelnote]]
*** Yokozuna [[labelnote:Explanation]]The highest rank a sumo wrestler can achieve. Following from the above, this sticker is obtained from beating all staff ghosts.[[/labelnote]]
*** Zui Quan [[labelnote:Explanation]]A drunken fist style of kung fu. The sticker's context only refers to the "drunken" part of "drunken fist" (in other words, drunk driving), though.[[/labelnote]]
*** Miles Per Hour [[note]]From which Tails' punny real name, Miles Prower, is derived.[[/note]]
*** Pioneer [[labelnote:Explanation]]Consumer electronics company Pioneer, with whom Sega collaborated to add Mega Drive compatibility to the [[http://segaretro.org/Pioneer_LaserActive Pioneer LaserActive]].[[/labelnote]]
** AGES takes three forms: the race car from ''DaytonaUSA'', the F-14 Tomcat from ''AfterBurner'', and a speedboat that resembles a {{Dreamcast}} controller.
* SigilSpam: The Football Manager's vehicles are plastered with the logo of ''Football Manager'' developer Sports Interactive.
** Sonic, Metal Sonic, and AGES' special boost FX in the iOS/Android version.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The All-Star Moves with their BackgroundMusicOverride make a lot of situations this, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoevc1rbSyg Ulala's]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UerIrRc7Msk Amy's]] [[ThemeMusicPowerUp All-Star Music]] playing on tracks like Rogue's Landing and Adder's Lair.
** The music for Burning Depths is this; it's a cheesy, funky 90s TitleThemeTune that plays on a track that features fires exploding everywhere, water levels constantly rising and aquatic life in peril. But as you might expect, it works ''very well''.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Transformed'' is one to ''VideoGame/{{Blur}}'' thanks to the work of Gareth Wilson, former lead designer at Creator/BizarreCreations. This becomes a pretty ironic case of "if you can't beat them, join them" when one considers ''Blur''[='=]s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08dbXQFyOLI infamous commercial]] dissing mascot racers like ''All-Stars Racing Transformed''...
* SpitefulAI: The opponent racers can be vicious, especially on S-Class. Taken a step further for multiplayer races where the AI, for some odd reason, will only focus on Player 1 and will never attack the other players unless it happens by accident.
** The traffic challenge has variants of the trope; yellow cars swerve all over the road to make it difficult for you to stay on an optimal path and blue/police cars will purposely swerve into your path to block you.
* StealthPun:
** [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Spy]] pilots the team's airplane, essentially making him a ''[[DontExplainTheJoke spy plane]]''. And the Pyro drives their car. You could say he drives a hot rod.
*** The Heavy's boat has miniguns for turbines. He's driving a gunboat.
** In Puffy's room in Dream Valley, there's a hidden Super Pickup that gives three blowfish, otherwise known as pufferfish.
** The achievement for unlocking every on-disc character is named "Takes ''AGES''"...
** AGES' boat form is essentially a [[SegaDreamcast dream]]boat.
* StuffBlowingUp: Explosions occur all over Burning Depths, particularly if you're in first place which is the trigger for the explosions as you drive through the track.
** Rogue's Landing features a lot of explosions as well due to the battle between the Valuan Armada and the Blue Rogues.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Mii and Avatar now speak [[SpeakingSimlish gibberish]], as opposed to being silent. The announcers also actually chatters about them too.
** The Avatar and Mii were actually voiced by the game's producer, Steve Lycett.
* ThrowItIn: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfAaRcOgnP0&t=13m30s As this dev interview illustrates.]]
* TrollingCreator: In the above interview, one member of the crowd yells out [[VideoGame/BurningRangers "BURNING RANGERS!"]] when Steve Lycett comments about fans talking about [=IPs=] they want to see featured, to which Lycett responds skeptically with "Burning Rangers?" It ended up being a track in the game.
* UnexpectedCharacter:
** Pyro, Heavy and Spy of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' being chosen as PC-exclusive racers raised a few eyebrows.
** The final secret character, [[spoiler:AGES. It's practically a tribute to SEGA itself, what with it being composed of the Hornet from ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA'', the Tomcat from ''VideoGame/AfterBurner'', and ''the [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] controller'', of all things, as a boat.]]
** Two more extra characters are also exclusive to the PC: a nameless football manager representing the ''VideoGame/FootballManager'' series, and a shogun representing the ''Shogun'' entries of the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series.
** [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sky Sanctuary]] is a playable track.
** ''VideoGame/BurningRangers'' getting represented via a track. Sumo themselves admitted it's probably the most niche IP featured.
** Probably the most unexpected of all, yet another PC exclusive racer: [[CompanyOfHeroes General Winter.]] Yes, a Russian general, in a battle tank, which transforms into a submarine and a plane. He was released on the 4th of July, for massive irony, to boot.
** For a charity fundraiser, LetsPlay/SimonLane from the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} was PC Exclusive DLC.
* VideoGameSettings: The dev team purposely selected a variety of setting tropes for the track themes in the game before then deciding what IP best fitted the setting (though there are some minor overlaps). The current list includes;
** [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Ocean View]]: PalmtreePanic
** [[VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo Samba Studios]]: AmusementPark
** [[VideoGame/AfterBurner Carrier Zone]]: RemilitarizedZone
** [[VideoGame/PanzerDragoon Dragon Canyon]]: ShiftingSandLand
** [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Temple Trouble]]: JungleJapes + TempleOfDoom
** [[VideoGame/SonicColors Galactic Parade]]: SpaceZone
** [[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Seasonal Shrines]]: {{Wutai}}
** [[VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia Rogue's Landing]]: FloatingContinent + GangplankGalleon
** [[VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams Dream Valley]]: DreamLand
** [[VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg Chilly Castle]]: SlippySlideyIceWorld + BigFancyCastle
** [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Graffiti City]]: GraffitiTown + RoofHopping
** [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sanctuary Falls]]: FloatingContinent + TempleOfDoom
** [[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Graveyard Gig]]: BigBoosHaunt + AbandonedLaboratory
** [[VideoGame/GoldenAxe Adder's Lair]]: LethalLavaLand
** [[VideoGame/BurningRangers Burning Depths]]: UnderTheSea + SharkTunnel
** [[OriginalGeneration Race Of Ages]]: TomorrowLand
** [[VideoGame/OutRun OutRun Bay]]: PortTown
** [[VideoGame/SambaDeAmigo Sunshine Tour]]: NostalgiaLevel + AmusementPark
** [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Roulette Road]]: NostalgiaLevel + CasinoPark ([[TropeNamers literally]])
** [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio Shibuya Downtown]]: NostalgiaLevel + GraffitiTown
** [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Death Egg]] [[VideoGame/SonictheHedgehog2 Hangar]]: NostalgiaLevel + SpaceStation
** Pretty much all tracks that involve a flying route fall under LevelsTakeFlight.
* VisualPun:
** Appropriately enough considering the ProductPlacement on her vehicle, Danica Patrick's All-Star move consists of throwing Hot Wheels on the track... ''Literal'' Hot Wheels.
** When a console mod is unlocked for certain characters, the icon reflects what "console" they originated from.
** In ''[=JSRF=]'', Professor K describes Gum as "a real cool lady who leaves a trail of broken hearts wherever she goes." In this game, Gum's All-Star attack involves her ''literally'' leaving a trail of broken hearts.
* VocalEvolution: Vyse sounds very different from how his voice actor portrayed him in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''. Justified in that the last time his actor voiced him was over a decade ago.
* TheVoiceless: Amigo (once again), and [=AGES=] who responds via radio transmissions in car and plane modes, and in boat form communicates via sounds from the Dreamcast start-up menu, the VMU's low battery beep, the Dreamcast's notoriously loud disc reader sounds.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: [[VideoGame/JetSetRadio DJ Professor K]] and [[VideoGame/BurningRangers Chris Parton]] update developments on the racing environment for the racers in their respective IP tracks.
* XRaySparks: The result of driving through the electrical currents on the ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'' track, the laser grids on Race of AGES, or being attacked by Gillius or Metal Sonic's All-Star Move. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVs1ylJdVY They also reveal that Metal Sonic inexplicably has a skeleton,]] the ''Sonic'' characters have toe bones despite not having toes, Amigo's skull is rectangular because of his rectangle head, Shadow's quills are ''part of'' his skull, Ulala and Pudding have very slim and nice-looking bones, and Wreck-It Ralph has a gigantic skeleton because of his gigantic body structure.
** Averted in the 3DS port, in which being shocked simply makes the player spin around instead.
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