Sonic Dash

Sonic Dash 3.0.0.Go

Endless running game starring Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Dash is a behind-the-back endless running game in which the blue hedgehog has to run as far as possible, avoiding all the obstacles. View full description

PROS

  • Authentic, colorful Sonic graphics
  • Fun to play
  • Lots of collectibles and power-ups
  • Features characters from the original Sonic games

CONS

  • Doesn't innovate much on the gameplay of Temple Run
  • Some devices can experience lag

Good
7

Sonic Dash is a behind-the-back endless running game in which the blue hedgehog has to run as far as possible, avoiding all the obstacles.

Sonic Dash gameplay

The idea of Sonic Dash is very similar to popular endless runners like Temple Run or Subway Surfers. Sonic sprints forward and you have to guide him past obstacles, collecting rings as you go.

As with Temple Run, there are collectible items along the way in Sonic Dash, such as magnets that trap coins, dash boosts and extra lives.

To start with you can only play as Sonic, but it is possible to unlock other characters from the popular Sega franchise: namely Tails, Knuckles and Amy. To do this you need to build up enough red rings to unlock them (or make an in-app purchase).

The gameplay in Sonic Dash is fun and you'll constantly want to start again and try to beat your highest scores.

Ultimately though, Sonic Dash doesn't differ much from the format of Temple Run in terms of gameplay and adds little innovation in terms of game modes or unique features, aside from the element of having to kill baddies from the Sonic games and losing your rings if you get hit but being able to carry on.

Taking control of Sonic

The controls in Sonic Dash are based around touch gestures. Swipe left and right to move Sonic from side to side, flick upwards to make him jump, and down to roll. Rolling enables you to kill baddies, as well as go under low-hanging obstacles.

Unfortunately, there's just one control system in Sonic Dash. It would've been nice to have the option to switch to tilt-based controls for players who prefer this method of gaming.

The great thing about Sonic Dash is the way it looks and feels like a proper Sonic adventure. From the lush design of the settings to the way Sonic moves, memories of Sonic games of old will come flooding back. The nostalgia factor is heightened by the presence of baddies from previous games.

I was disappointed the music from the original Sonic game wasn't included though, and I feel this would've really capped off the playing experience of Sonic Dash.

Animation is generally pretty smooth, although we did observe some lag at times.

One of the few bugbears we had with the presentation of Sonic Dash is the long loading time when you launch the game.

Conclusion

Although Sonic Dash brings little new to the 'endless running' format in terms of gameplay, it's a game that will delight if you're a fan of the little critter - especially if you're into Temple Run too!

How far can the world’s fastest hedgehog run?

Play as Sonic the Hedgehog as you dash, jump and spin your way across stunning 3D environments. Swipe your way over and under challenging obstacles in this fast and frenzied endless running game.

SONIC…
The world famous Sonic the Hedgehog stars in his first endless running game – how far can you go?

…DASH!
Unleash Sonic’s incredible dash move that allows you to run at insane speed and destroy everything in your path!

AMAZING ABILITIES
Utilise Sonic’s powers to dodge hazards, jump over barriers and speed around loop de loops. Plus defeat enemies using Sonic’s devastating homing attack!

STUNNING GRAPHICS
Sonic’s beautifully detailed world comes to life on mobile and tablet – never has an endless runner looked so good!

MULTIPLE CHARACTERS
Choose to play as one of Sonic’s friends, including Tails, Shadow and Knuckles.

EPIC BOSS BATTLES
For a limited time only face off against one of the nastiest and most evil enemies ever – Zazz from Sonic Lost World. As one of the most dangerous members of the devastating Deadly Six, you must use all of Sonic’s agility and abilities to rise against Zazz and take him down before it’s too late!

POWERUPS
Unlock, win or buy ingenious power-ups to help you run further. Including head starts, shields, ring magnets and unique score boosters!

KEEP ON RUNNING
Get more rewards the more you play! Level up your score multiplier by completing unique missions, or win amazing prizes including Red Star Rings & additional characters by completing Daily Challenges and playing the Daily Spin.

SOCIALLY CONNECTED
Challenge your friends on the leader boards or invite your friends through Facebook to prove who the best speed runner is…