StickSkills said, "It’s not exactly easy to be a successful kart racer without featuring a rotund plumber or giant ape blessed with the uncanny ability to play the bongos. But if you had to pick a company not named Nintendo to pull it off, Sega should be first on your list. Not because the publisher has been pushing out the highest quality products over the past few years; in all honestly, they seem to miss more than hit these days. Yet, the bundle of colorful characters Sega has under its belt allows for a game like Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to exist, and the talented folks over at Sumo Digital make this fast-paced sequel more than just another Mario Kart clone. With its beautiful visuals, solid handling and diverse set of tracks, Transformed proves to be an entertaining experience both alone and with a friend."