How To Unlock All Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Characters

28 November 2012
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Unlockable Characters

How to unlock all secret Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed characters? That question will be answered in this guide that shows you how and who to unlock to get the full roster.

Although less than half of the initial roster is available from the get-go. Once you get all unlockable characters — 23 out of 25 on Xbox 360 for example, but it depends on your version — then you’ll see the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed characters select screen has room for bonus characters.

Sega has hinted more than the current playable characters could be made available in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed through downloadable content after release, since that’s how Metal Sonic gets unlocked (details below). The first of these would-be DLC characters is shrouded in mystery, but they would add to the racing game’s total of 26 characters across the different versions.

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How To Unlock Characters In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Below we’ve listed the secret characters in alphabetical order. Take the following steps to unlock each one.

  • AGES (Dreamcast VMU; new in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed)

    How To Unlock: In World Tour Mode: Superstar Showdown win Ranger Rush (Sprint). Then you can buy it for 165 Stars.
    Tip: To help you win races, try and get a level 3 boost at the starting line every time, during the countdown. You can do this by tapping your controller’s acceleration button every time the screen goes blank in between “Get Ready… 3… 2… 1”.

  • Alex Kidd (from Alex Kidd in Miracle World)

    How To Unlock: Unlocks as a present for you on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2012.
    How To Unlock Him Early: This has been confirmed on Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii U.
    Step #1: Sign out of PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Nintendo Network, and go to the settings menu of your console. You’ll need to change the internal clock’s date to the 25th of December in 2012 or any date further into the future.
    Step #2: Load up the game and Alex Kidd will be unlocked! You must remain offline while playing as him, or else the internet will verify the date on your machine and re-lock him.

This video guide shows how to unlock the 80’s SEGA mascot Alex Kidd early in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii U. – As far as we know it’s only playable online early in the PS3 version, the other versions you’ll have to play offline… until of course the actual date turns December 25th, 2012. Because from that date he officially unlocks forever for everyone.

  • Amigo (from Samba de Amigo)

    How To Unlock: In World Tour Mode: Sunshine Coast win Studio Scrapes (Versus). Then you can buy him for 8 Stars.

  • Doctor Eggman (from Sonic the Hedgehog)

    How To Unlock: Win all five mirrored Grand Prix cups.
    Tip: If you win all five standard Grand Prix cups you unlock the mirrored Grand Prix cups. And if in turn you win all five mirrored Grand Prix cups you also unlock the Expert difficulty mode.

  • Gum (from Jet Set Radio)

    How To Unlock: In World Tour Mode: Moonlight Park win Jet Set Jaunt (Boost Challenge). Then you can buy her for 105 Stars.

  • Joe Musashi (from Shinobi)

    How To Unlock: In World Tour Mode: Twilight Engine win Shinobi Showdown (Versus). Then you can buy him for 85 Stars.

  • Metal Sonic (from Sonic the Hedgehog CD)

    How To Unlock: Metal Sonic from Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog CD game is the first downloadable content (DLC) character. His download code (so far confirmed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita & Wii U) is only available to those of you who have bought the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition in America or the Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Limited Edition in Europe.
    It is unknown if Sega intends to release Metal Sonic as free or paid DLC after the game’s launch period, previously they have not done so, but hopefully they will do it this time.

This video shows Metal Sonic racing on OutRun Bay. – The Bonus/Limited Edition description reads it includes: “Metal Sonic & Transforming vehicle + Metal Sonic Mod Pack, Outrun Bay Track + Challenges & Time Trials, Stickers for your in-game license.

  • Vyse (from Skies of Arcadia)

    How To Unlock: In World Tour Mode: Scorching Skies win Rogue Rings (Ring Race). Then you can buy him for 30 Stars.

This video shows all 3 Team Fortress 2 characters in action.

This video shows the Shogun from Total War: Shogun 2 in his various vehicles.

This video shows the Football Manager gets his own kart too.

This video shows General Winter racing in his tank.

  • Future DLC Characters

    Details: On the official Sega forums, fans have started a campaign for Sega characters to be added via DLC.
    Visit this Sega forums post to find out how you can vote for your three favorites. Then after December 1st the results will be presented by the forum admin to the Sega and Sumo development team. It’s all unofficial, but if enough fans can come together, it could push Sega to add more characters to the game.

    The votes so far seem to favor:

    1. Ryo Hazuki
    2. Hatsune Miku
    3. Segata Sanshiro
    4. Vectorman
    5. Bayonetta
    6. Ristar
    7. ToeJam & Earl
    8. Billy Hatcher
    9. Axel Stone
    10. Blaze Fielding
    11. Phantom R
    12. Selvaria Bles
    13. Alis Landale
    14. Welkin Gunther
    15. Sakura Shinguuji
    16. Ash
    17. Opa-Opa
    18. Arle Nadja
    19. Kazuma Kiryu
    20. Sketch Turner
    21. The Chu Chus
    22. Space Harrier
    23. Bonanza Bros
    24. Amitie
    25. Spiral Knight
    26. Rag Rappy
    27. Jacky Bryant
    28. Ecco

    I doubt they’ll add Ristar, though. Because the development team already said he’s the Flagman instead of playable, since they have “issues with what the character looks like from behind.” Weird, but true!

    Who could be the next DLC character?

Discoveries by: NearRiversDN, Michael, TheSonicShow, Steven & Mike

What new Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed characters would you like to play as?


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