An Avatar is a customizable avatar and character created by Rare Ltd that can represent a user or another character in the Xbox Live service on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles, Windows 10 and Windows Phone.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog series, some games allow a person's Avatar to participate in the game, instead of the default playable characters.
Avatars can race in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Tour avatar drives the Ava-car 720 and its All-Star Move is Party Power, where four Avatar friends pick up the player's car and start running while knocking out anything in their path. For the Wii, Avatars are replaced with Miis.
Avatars are playable again in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Like last time, they drive the Ava-car 720, which now sports a black and green paint-job to resemble the Xbox 360 S console, and looks more like an actual car. Avatars can be unlocked by beating all of the Normal Grand Prix races on any difficulty, which also unlocks the Mirror Cups. Their All-Star attack is shooting Xbox balls at opponents. A remix of the Avatar Editor/store music plays during their All-Star.
Clothes, accessories and props
Avatars can purchase or unlock certain items that relate to games. Some of these items can only be purchased in shops while some unique items can be unlocked once certain achievements are met in certain games.
NOTE: Unless any of the items shown below require a purchase, all prices are listed in USD.
Marketplace (Game styles)
- Aiai Monkey Ball Prop - US$2.99
- Billy Hatcher helmet - US$1
- Dr. Eggman Glasses - US$1
- Racing Cap - US$1
- Beat Glasses - US$1
- Crabmeat prop - US$2.99
- Official Racing beanie - US$1
- Racing Helmet (Black) - US$1.99
- Racing Helmet (White) - US$1.99
- Racing T-Shirt - US$1
- Samba De Amigo Sombrero - US$1
- SEGA Helmet (Pink) - US$1.99
- Racing Suit - US$1.99
- Ryo Hazuki Jacket - US$1.99
- SEGA Helmet (Blue) - US$1.99
- SEGA T-Shirt (Male) - US$1
- Sonic Car prop - US$2.99
- Tails Tornado prop - US$2.99
Marketplace (Game Styles)
- Chaos Emeralds - US$2.99
- Motor Bug Toy - US$2.99
- Sonic 4 Ep. 1 Tee - US$1
- Chopper Toy - US$2.99
- Sonic 4 Cartridge - US$1.99
- Sonic Plushie - US$1.99
- Sonic Costume (Head) - Collect all Rings during the ending after the final stage.
- Sonic Costume (Body) - After collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds, defeat the final boss one more time.
- Sonic Shirt - Play the game for 5 hours.
- Sonic's Sneakers - Play the game for 10 hours.
- Classic Eggman suit (bottoms) - Defeat all Rivals on Hard mode
- Classic Eggman suit (top) - Defeat all Bosses on Hard mode
- Classic Eggman suit (Head)- Defeat Final Boss on Hard mode
- Classic Amy Costume - US$2.99
- Classic Sonic Costume - US$2.99
- Super Sonic Costume - US$2.99
- Sonic Generations T-Shirt - US$1
- Sonic Generations Cap - US$1.99
- Dr. Eggman Modern Costume (Legs) - Defeat the Sylvania Castle Zone boss without taking damage.
- Dr. Eggman Modern Costume (Body) - Defeat the Last Boss without taking damage.
- Tails Plush - US$2.99
- Sonic 4 Episode II Game Cartridage- US$2.99
- Metal Sonic Helmet - US$2.99
- Metal Sonic toy - US$2.99
- Flicky Toy - US$2.99
- Bandic Duo Toy - US$2.99
- Sonic 4 Episode II T-Shirt - US$1
- Sonic Hoodie - US$2.99
- Tails Hoodie - US$2.99
- Tails Costume - US$3.99
- Sonic Shirt 2G: Play the game for 5 hours
- Sonic Shoes 2G: Play the game for 10 Hours
- The player can earn a Sonic costume by completing Sonic the Hedgehog 4.
- In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, "Avatar" species is classified as Human.
- Like the Miis the player is able to bring avatar awards their avatar has on into some games, as long as he/she equips the item. This can offer chances to "play as" some out-of-game-characters (like Halo's Master Chief), often resulting in comedic results.
- There is small cosmetic glitch when the player's avatar is a wearing certain avatar costumes from the Halo series (primarily Spartan armor costumes) in which the visor piece appears as complete black.