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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Wii U - how it will use the GamePad

First details on the Wii U version of the new Sonic racing game

With Mario Kart Wii U yet to be announced, Sonic And All-Stars Racing will be the first kart racing game on Wii U. Now, Sega has revealed how the new Sonic racer will make use of the Wii U GamePad

For starters, the Wii U GamePad means you no longer need a Mario Kart Wii-style Wii wheel as you can steer with the Wii U controller.

As for the GamePad screen, you'll be able to see the race leaders on the GamePad while a mini-map is also be displayed on the screen.

The GamePad comes into play when you use a power-up. For example, one power-up is a remote-controller car packed with dynamite; thanks to the GamePad, you can see it fly through the course before smashing into its target.

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The new mini-games also make use of the Wii U controller. Super Monkey Ball Arena puts one player in charge of AiAi in his ball on the GamePad while other players use their Remotes to drive around as Sonic and Tails in small racing cars. The aim is to roll into and squash Sonic and Tails as they attempt to grab as many bananas as possible.

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[ Source: IGN ]


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  1. TheAwkwardDancer Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 10:17

    No. No I am not.

  2. GloverMist Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 10:37

    Using the GamePad could open up loads of awesome ideas! If this is what Sega's doing, then how awesome's the next Mario Kart gonna be?!

  3. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 12:16

    can u use 2 gamepad's though for multi-player ?

  4. Miyamoto man Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 13:39

    anyone know when this game is coming out (for the wii u) hope its near launch

  5. RainbowGazelle Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 14:19

    I'm definitely going to try this game. It looks far better than any Mario Kart game.

  6. imbusydoctorwho Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 18:41

    Well the original was way better than Mario Kart Wii,so I have very high hope for this.

  7. Herbert_Rarr Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 19:15

    I'm hoping this game get's good reviews when it comes out, because I like racing games and I like Sonic, but playing the Wii Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing , it felt like SEGA were trying to copy Mario Kart, but make it different enough so as to not make it look like they were. I'm sure this is not the case, but the game just didn't feel right.
    If they make this game different enough and make it feel like more time was put into it's development, then I might buy it. It would be good if they release a demo in the Wii U eShop. I can usually make my mind up about a game once I've played it a bit.
    Now more on topic, I kind of like the way they are going to use the Gamepad, but I think they could have thought of something better, like views of the car/cars nearest behind/in front of you.

  8. LBDNytetrayn Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 22:17

    Well the original was way better than Mario Kart Wii,so I have very high hope for this.

    Truth. And in lieu of an actual Mario Kart on the Wii U at launch, maybe more people will get to see that, and Nintendo will up their game...

    ...that is, assuming this one meets/exceeds the quality of the first.

  9. SuperNintyFan333 Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 08:49

    I didn't play the game on wii but I am considering buying it on wii U,as it sounds good judging from the articles and it will keep me going until they release mario kart wii u.

  10. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 11:22

    I rather enjoyed the first game on Wii, but I personally prefered Mario Kart Wii, even though Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing had a much more satisfying drift system. I really hope that there's an improvement in this version.
    I'm glad that the GamePad can be used in the same way as the Wheel peripheral, and while the use of the built-in screen is predictable, it won't matter much because I doubt my eyes will be drawn away by the frantic racing action on the TV.

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