WIN! Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Xbox 360 And Ryo Figurine

Sonic and friends - Tails, Billy Hatcher, Ai Ai, Ulala, Beat from Jet Set Radio, that guy from Samba De Amigo and more - launch their own kart racing game this week. Would you like to win a copy on Xbox 360 along with a Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue figurine?

UPDATE: Tuesday's draw is now closed.

Thanks to Sega we have SIX copies of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing up for grabs this week. That's three on PlayStation 3 and three on Xbox 360. Plus, all six winners will also get this limited edition Ryo on a forklift figurine.

Yes, believe it or not, Ryo and his forklift are in the game.

To enter, we want you to mine your knowledge of Sega characters and tell us who would win a kart race between: Sonic, Dr Eggman, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Alex Kidd, Akira from Virtua Fighter, Ryo Hazuki and, because he's a bonus character in the 360 version, we'll add Banjo to the list as well.

Leave your entry in the comments by midnight tonight (EDT) to be in the running to win the first copy on Xbox 360. Don't forget to explain the reason behind your choice. The cleverest/funniest entry will win.

As usual, multiple entries are not allowed. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning when the new draw opens. If you miss out, you can re-enter tomorrow with a brand new entry.

Oh, and the winner of Monday's PS3 draw is Michael Pannunzio and his triumph of expert analysis.

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    Huzzah! I was constantly refreshing the Kotaku home page to see when the winner was announced.

    Thank you very much, Kotaku.

      Been doing the same for the Napoleon comp!

      Was about to enter this one, then realised it's an X360 copy today. Have to wait for the next PS3 copy to unleash my lame entry :)

    None of the would win.
    Sketch Turner from Comix Zone would easily draw himself over the finish line in 1st place.
    Too easy.

    Sonic the Hedgehog would. Although unlike in Sonic R where here he's confinde to driving a car, it's possible he has something planned up his sleeve to which will give him an advantage in any race. Presumably something that will give his vehicle extrene speed.

    Banjo would obviously win if he used my custom built Voltron vehicle I made in Banko Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

    Seriously, who's gonna beat Voltron?

      Oh seriously this has to win!

    Dr Eggman would win.
    Why ? My 4yo son insists that Dr Eggman win's everything because he's mean and doesn't share.
    Can't beat that logic.

    "Dr. Robotnik" Would never win, as he has great enthusiasm but no winning potential. I really think Alex Kidd would win with his RPS Skills, after all who could look at a guy with a fist for a head and still keep your game face on!

    Banjo would win by MILES! Not only is he an UBER mechanic with an array of wacky custom made cars with secret parts but being an Xbox exclusive character he would have to be an elite character due to him being on the most awesome gaming console only - the Xbox 360!

    Want to say Space Harrier but he's not in the list :( Ulala has her own space ship though so I'll go with her and the power of DANCE

    Alex Kidd would win. He's already proven himself capable of riding a motorcycle through a forest while jumping spike pits and dodging monkeys. Not to mention he can opperate helicopters an jet skis. A kart race would be too easy.

    Akira will win just punching the ground, with like a Chuck Norris effect on every other characters!

    Hate to pick the obvious but. . .

    Sonic would win.

    Dr Eggman: Sure, the fat heavy guys grip really well but their slow speed always holds them back.

    Ulala: Dipsy women driver? I dont think so. She even old enough to be driving?
    And with legs like hers how she going to fit in a cart? Her knees would be up around her ears!
    Although, thats not always a bad position. . .

    Alex Kidd: Nope! Not with those stumpy little legs. Unless hes like the kid from Temple of Doom and has blocks on his feet, "Howd on wady we go fow wide!"

    Akira: Im using Akira from Virtua Fighter 1 here. . . nope. Hes too blocky. Not streamlined at all.

    Ryo Hazuki: Yeah, right. Hes driving a forklift! Like hes got a chance! Unless he drives it in reverse. Better control with speed that way. Still not quick enough though.

    Banjo AND Kazooie, he wouldn't win without the bird... two heads are better than one, even if they aren't smart-heads! The bird and bear would tag-team beating all the other contestants within a Jiggy of their lives! I hope Gruntilkda makes an appearance to get an equal STOMPIN!

    Akira would surely win. He'd haduoken away the competition. What? Wrong character and crossover title? You're crazy!

    A hard decision we must first way up all possible outcomes:

    Banjo - after his experience in 'Nuts & Bolts' Banjo would certainly be able to win if he were to build his own vhicle

    Sonic - Fastest. Hedgehog. Ever. might be weighed down by the vehicle, otherwise a sure winner

    Dr. Eggman - Has he ever beat sonic? like ever? He'll be lucky to finish

    Ulala - Unless she has someone to save her; epic fail ahead

    Alex Kidd - If it was alex Kidd, but something tells me that by now he would be Alex grumpymiddleageguy

    Ryo - Ryo will be the way he's always been; slow, boring and completely off point.

    Akira - well how bout no. but really no. I just don't like this guy so no

    I'd like to think Wonderboy would win the race, He'd be able to take out whoever is in front with a constant stream of tommahawks and nobody would be able to catch him on his freshly hatched skateboard.

    Maybe the reason sega left him out of the game is because he is unbeatable and an online match would be full of wonderboy racers and the only result then would be an 8 way tie.

    Akira & Jacky would win in their sweet F355 car, why?

    Akira freaking stops time *beating Einstein's theories is no easy feat not even for the master of Hakkyoku-ken style* then freaking body checks the car to send it spiraling down the track at incomprehensible speeds.

    Only to then pull an event horizon and re-appear above the car in time to yell at Jacky for constantly jumping out the Ferrari to double kick the air!

    Akira would win not just because he has mastered the ability to break the laws of time and space but for awesomeness inherent in BODYCHECKING A FREAKING FERRARI. C'MON!!

    At first glance, it's pretty obvious Banjo would win. He has the most experience, not just with vehicle mechanics (as others above me have pointed out) but he was a playable character in the MK clone, Diddy Kong Racing.

    However... characters in the Sonic universe have appeared in a great many racing titles, some of them even kart-based. Sonic Drift, Sonic R and Sonic Riders are just some of the many. Not only does this show great experience, but it reveals the great adaptability of the Sonic crew.

    As far as I see it, the other characters in the race have little, if any racing experience. Therefore these rookies have no chance against the big guns.

    So I'd expect the race results to be:
    1) Sonic
    2) Dr Eggman
    3) Banjo,
    with greater experience the telling factor. Of course, Sonic always beats Dr Eggman in the main games, so his confidence factor gives him the extra edge.

    Sonic would win because his speed would not be filtered by the government!

    Sonic. If he has managed to outrun the stink of the last decade or so of generally dodgy Sonic the Hedgehog releases he will find kart racing a breeze.

    WELL, Sonic in theory should win as he's meant to be the fastest thing alive, but hey, a fat italian bloke could easily beat him in the track events at the olympics, so I suspect there is some hyperbole at work in those claims about Sonic's speed.

    Robotnik (that's right, I said it, Robotnik, want to fight about it?) on the other hand is a mechanical genius and has built several space savy ships in the past if you count the comics and the adventure games. Theoretically he should be able to make a craft to easily win, but hey, he hasn't been able to catch sonic in something like 20 years. He's clearly an idiot savant - he's got the technical know how, but he's not all there, you can hardly dispute that.

    Ulala from Space Channel 5 would be more interested in reporting the event before rivals could turn up and take the story; and she'd be taking time out to post humously do a number with Michael Jackson - I don't think she has time to enter.

    Akira from Virtua Fighter is a generic Karate guy and he leaves no hints he'd be anything more than a standard, generic racer. He'd do alright, but he wouldn't win.

    Banjo, while being a bear and so maybe taking a detour to take a shit in the forest, has been known to disappear and turn up unexpectedly at a much later time; It's very possible he might disappear from view and appear at the finish line a few minutes later, winning the race. He might turn up years later though and lose by default.

    Alex Kidd had that plane in his mega drive incarnation that allow you to fly above the screen and just skip the level while avoiding all of the obstacles. You can't beat that, the Kidd is the man, he wins.

    Wishy Washy Banjo. That is all

    Akira, due to a poor porting of the game onto the Xbox, is actually Akira from the movie of the same name.
    Using the psionic, god-like abilities that Akira has, he obviously wins not just this race...
    (second is Dr Robotnik)

    My man Ryo will win. He finally found the sailors and he worked on the docks, so he knows some guys who don't let morals get in the way of their payday.

    The sailors and dock workers are going to intimidate half the contestants out of the race and those who stay will be sabotaged either before they start or on the track. Besides, Ryo can flip their little karts right over with his forklift.

    They don't have a chance.

    Comparing everybody together, the real winner is the douchebag that owns the game for two weeks and invite his friends over to play and owns them all.

    Ryo Hazuki is sure to take the top spot. All of those hours spent buying capsule toys has increased his hand eye coordination beyond the level of any normal man (or hedgehog).

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