Shenmue’s Ryo is being featured as a playable racer in Sega’s newly released Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on mobile devices. The game can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and Google Play for $4.99.
This mobile version of the game features 10 playable racers, (and we heard more are on their way!), multiple control options optimized for mobile devices, and the same style of arcade racing which spices up things with dynamic tracks and transformable vehicles.
According to various reviews, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game has occasional techinical glitches, but was a good game to watch and play nevertheless. The Wii U version wasn’t so good though.
“Ryo was the protagonist of Sega’s Shenmue games, which were supposed to be a flagship trilogy on Sega’s ill-fated Dreamcast console. Sega released the first two games, but didn’t sell enough of them to justify the third chapter.
Ryo was actually a playable racer in the first Sonic & All-Stars Racing, but we didn’t know he was going to make an appearance in the sequel until Sega started teasing him on Twitter.”
Source: Emanuel Maiberg