The All-Star Item is illustrated with a certain icon which differs between games. As its name implies, it allows the player to utilize their All-Star Move in a race when picked up.
In gameplay, the All-Star Item can be obtained randomly from Capsules during regular race tracks. However, it can only be obtained by racers that are in a specific place in the current race. Capsules with the All-Star Item has no special design that distinguishes it from others, although its icon appears in the upper right of the screen once obtained.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, the All-Star Item can only be obtained by racers in the forth place or above during a race. When activating it, a short cutscene plays where the racer initiates his All-Star Move. From there, the All-Star Item will last for about fifteen seconds. Those who utilizes their All-Star Item will gain a star behind their icon on the racing meter. In addition, the appearance of the All-Star Item's icon depends on each racer:
|List of All-Star Item icons|
|Character||All-Star Item icon|
|Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Miles "Tails" Prower|
|Knuckles the Echidna|
|Shadow the Hedgehog|
|Big the Cat|
|Ryo Hazuki: Forklift|
|Zobio and Zobikoa|
|Jacky and Akiraa|
|Bonanza Bros. (Mobo and Robo)a|
|Banjo and Kazooie|
|Xbox Live Avatar|
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the All-Star Item is a golden five-pointed star. In this game, it can only be obtained by racers in the second or third place during a race.
The All-Star Item is easier to get in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and its effects will not be negated if the player falls to a bottomless pit. However, the time of consumption has been decreased by two or three seconds. During the Battle Race, Battle Arena, or Capture the Chao, the All-Star Item is not available.
- In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the All-Star Item is one of the few Pickup items that cannot be collected via the Super Pickup.