Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a Nintendo DS video game modelled after the various racing games starring famous franchise characters. This racing game focuses on the many colourful characters from Sega's various titles over the years. Among the most prominent characters are those from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. This video game uses various tracks inspired by the home series of each character and challenges players with a variety of game modes. It includes a variety of items to help or hinder players as the race goes on. Players have access to a dedicated racing mode where they compete in organised track sets as well as a single-race modes and strive to beat their personal best times. Various multiplayer modes can support up to eight players at once using the Nintendo Wi-Fi service.