I immediately regret buying this game for $10.
My wife and I have put over 60 hours into the sequel, All-Star Racing Transformed. And even though the sequel has glitches, this game... everything is just terrible and generic. The announcer's voice is something out of America's Funniest Home Videos and yet less interesting. The controls are kludgey. The experience system is poor compared to the sequel. Everything feels fuzzy and hard to see... like you're playing it on a Dreamcast over composite video on a piece of junk television from the 80's.
After playing the sequel first and just "wishing for more levels" I thought this would at least be close. No... apparently they got really good with that sequel because this version sucks.
And they get absolutely zero respect from me for automatically crashing on launch if your audio driver is set to anything above 48 KHz. (Welcome to the future.)
I am so glad I tried the sequel first. If I had tried this one first, I would have been so disappointed I never would have given the sequel a chance. Buy that one. Buy it now.