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Superstars
12 Accessibility Features

We've documented 12 accessibility features for Sonic Superstars, including Fully Voiced (Or No Speech), Large Text, Play Without Hearing, Visual Cues and Fully Subtitled (Or No Speech). Its accessibility is strongest in Reading and Controls but it also has features in Navigation, Audio, Getting Started and Visual to reduce unintended barriers.

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Sonic Superstars is a running, jumping and zooming game that updates the classic platform action game for 4 players. You rush through levels, collecting rings and bouncing on enemies. It stands out for the frantic 4-player cooperative challenge that works well for families of all abilities.

Our accessibility examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sonic Superstars accessibility 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 7 months ago.

NotesAccessibility Notes

There is minimal reading required as characters and cutscenes have no speaking. The game offers visual cues in the form of on-screen icons to indicate important aspects of the level.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/10/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (8 online)

Genres: Action, Collecting, Platform (Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 12 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Sega (@Sega)

Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in Sonic Superstars which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Can play with the following:

1 Button & Single Stick: Can play with button and stick.

Controller Vibration

Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Sonic Superstars which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Sonic Superstars, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Sonic Superstars which deals with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.

 

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ReadingReading

We've documented 5 accessibility features for Reading in Sonic Superstars which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.

No Reading: No reading is required, other than simple menus. The game either has no text or can communicate textual content with visuals and interactions. If reading isn't required because the text is voiced the All Dialogue is Voiced feature indicates this.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: All essential text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other key information (excluding subtitles that are assessed separately) is at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height on landscape screens and at least 1/40 height on portrait screens. We base this on the full line-height, including the space above and below the letters.

High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.

Subtitles

All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.

Voice Acted

All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.

 

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NavigationNavigation

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Navigation in Sonic Superstars which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.

Menu Navigation

Menu Audio Cues: Navigating menus provide an audio cue for each selection.

Digital Menu Navigation: Menu choices with Gamepad can be made without using an analogue stick to guide a cursor to a selection. For example, using D-Pad, buttons or the Stick to change menu selection in a single action.

 

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VisualVisual

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Visual in Sonic Superstars which deals with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Audio Cues for Visual Events

Menu Audio Cues: Navigating menus provide an audio cue for each selection.

 

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AudioAudio

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Sonic Superstars which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Audio Events

Visual Cues for Audio Events: Text or other visual indicators of audio events. This mirrors audio indicators of progress in the game with a corresponding visual indication.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

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CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Sonic Superstars which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Xbox Series X|S
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andy Robertson


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