Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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gamer Feb 24, 2013 @ 9:54am
What characters should I pick for s-class GPs?
AI always hits me, so I need to recover a lot. Is accelleration a good idea? Or should I just go full speed/boost?
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Green Giant Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:03am 
Acceleration is a good idea if you need to recover quickly, so yes you should try that.
Balblair Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:07am 
I did most of mine with Speed Mod Gum and Standard Reala/NiGHTS.
NBlast Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
If you are not good at evading incoming shots and you need to recover a lot - acceleration is a good idea. However I would say that the most important than the stats of the vehicle is experience and knowing the track. You can always win with any character. I easly beated the Classic Samba de Amigo expert time trial with Ulala (1 point of speed in rather straight track).

Choose what suits you best! :)
xsniperfoxx Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
depends on the courses really its a lot easier avioding the ai shots then online but if the course has a lot of turns i normally go with someone who has at least 3 on handling
PooFangy Feb 24, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
Patience is the key stat, the AI is going to prioritize shooting you over anyone else to the point you'd think that they were colluding with each other about ruining your day. I've seen them go out of their way (to their own detriment) just to shoot at me before, kinda messed up.
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Zork Nemesis Feb 24, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
All stats are meaningful. Pick a good balance that suits your style.

Speed helps you stay in front, despite AI rubberbanding so badly that they can outrun Sonic with 6-Speed. You'll stay in front longer with high speed than you would using a character with 1 speed.
Acceleration is important for recovery. In S-class, expect to be bombarded with millions of missiles, snowballs, drones, and whatever the hell they find. You want to get your speed back as quick as possible. Anything less than 3 in my opinion is a bad move for S-class
Handling helps evade weapons more than anything. With enough practice it's easy to navigate a course with just 1 handling (part of the reason Console mods are popular for time attack), but having more handling gives you a better means to dodge attacks, such as swarms and blowfish.
Boost helps more if you know the course layout and are familar with drift and stunt mechanics enough to know where to get the most of them. Like Speed though, S-class racers don't follow the rules, and can still outrun you if you have a 6 in boost and roll a level 6 boost, hell they can outrun All-Star powerups if they're feeling up to it.
All-Star, this is preference. The stat has no real bearing, outside of how powerful the attack of the All-Star powerup for your specific racer is. This stat doesn't follow the 12-point distribution amng other stats, so don't worry too much about it.

Generally I find that I can handily win S-Class races with a character that has 4 Speed/3 Acceleration/3 Handling/2 Boost, but try out different racers and different stat distributions. Lke NBlast points out, you can win anything with anyone.
gamer Feb 25, 2013 @ 1:33am 
Ok, so I won 3 GPs with full accel Mimi on my first try. I didn't expect it to be that easy. Thanks for all your advices. I'm gonna stick with accel for now.
gamer Feb 25, 2013 @ 5:22am 
You know what? Scratch what I said earlier. It's not freaking easy, especially when AI opponents get all stars every 5 seconds and shoot backwards, and when the game bugs out. (flying off the track with all-star for no reason). And knowing the track doesnt help in classic cup, it's all luck. Expert AI is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
NiGHTS Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:46am 
me =)
I did the S-class GPs with Sonic and B.D. Joe + their Speed mods and found that it worked quite well. However, I also kind of relied on the idea that I could afford to perform abysmally on one race in each GP (there's typically one course in each set that I'm terrible at) and still win as long as I got 1st on the other three, which may not be the best approach. :P Still though, I had very little trouble getting the gold with those two.
Green Giant Feb 25, 2013 @ 11:51am 
Try using a character that got balanced stats. I used Amy with the Speed Mod for all of my Expert GP's and I won all of them in my first tries. I also used her to get all stars. If this wont help there is not much you can do about it but practice.
Ratham Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
Metal Sonic w/ Acceleration mod works wonders.
IceBlade Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:54pm 
Tails. Only Tails. There can be no other choice but Tails.
PooFangy Feb 25, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
People please, the only right answer is Pudding.
Though random is the gentlemans choice!
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