Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed beat Mario Kart to become the first kart racing game on Wii U and developer Sumo is hoping that Nintendo will have to follow the hedgehog's lead when the plumber makes his racing debut on Wii U.
Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed features flying and racing on the water but according to Sumo's Steve Lycett it's very different from recent Mario Kart games.
"I'd say that we're a very different experience," Lycett told mywiiu. "Not only does the multi-surface play make it very fresh, but we're also exploring lots of different SEGA games which really varies the levels you'll play on. Mario Kart tends to stick to the Mario universe instead.
"On top of that the split-screen everywhere mantra means that you can take 5 players all the way through the game, and online, which is a big step up from what's been before."
All that means that Lycett is looking forward to seeing what Nintendo produce with Mario Kart. "What I'm hoping is Nintendo will now have to take a leaf from our game for their next Mario Kart. I think we've pushed the genre forward with this game - that and it's really good honest fun and real gamers games."
Do you think Mario Kart should take a leaf from Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed?