Sonic Dash iOS

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2013
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
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  1. Apr 13, 2013
    70
    With more zones and less weighty in-app-purchases by way of an update, Dash could be one of the more enticing endless runners on the market. As it stands, you might find yourself picking this up, and running right past it after a fleeting sense of enjoyment.
  2. Apr 5, 2013
    70
    Sonic Dash is free right now, so give it a try. Whether or not you'll want to pay more into the game for a coin doubler or currency packs requires almost as little consideration: if you like endless runners, you'll like this one, too.
  3. Mar 25, 2013
    70
    A very nice game which is not so original, but still offers a nice variation to Temple Run. It looks and feels familiar and doesn't contain a pay-to-win formula.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    The Endless Runner-genre makes perfect sense combined with Sonic. It’s running and jumping without too much mush, with some funny and logical references to the Sonic-world. Despite is being a somewhat lazy game that isn’t special in any regard, it doesn’t do anything wrong. It’s exactly like Temple Run, but with a different look. We still prefer Temple Run though, mainly because it’s free.
  5. Mar 12, 2013
    70
    Sonic Dash is certainly a looker and it can move like lightning on the right hardware, but IAPs do hurt the experience a little for a paid app. Still, it can sit proudly as one of the top Endless Runners on the App Store, none-the-less.
  6. Mar 7, 2013
    70
    Playing it safe, Sonic Dash is a fun if unremarkable Endless Runner that owes much of its gameplay to other games within the genre.
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    70
    A perfectly playable endless runner, Sonic Dash is entertaining enough, but highlights how far the series has come since its glory days.
  8. Mar 17, 2013
    68
    Sonic Dash is a decent endless run, with some good graphics and accurate controls, but it doesn't add anything new to the genre.
  9. Mar 19, 2013
    61
    The game plays it too safe – there is nothing here that hasn’t been done before. This combined with its pay-to-win leaderboard environment makes Sonic Dash an unexceptional experience.
  10. Hyper Magazine
    May 9, 2013
    60
    Finally, a Sonic game that's actually about running really fast! [June 2013, p.85]
  11. Mar 23, 2013
    60
    Sonic has always been an endless runner of sorts, and Sonic Dash fits perfectly in that picture. Thanks to the simple controls, running through the colorful environments is a joy. Sadly it is lacking in the amount of these environments and extra characters don’t really add anything. Aside from that, the game seems to push you towards in-app purchases a lot, which acts like a big stormy cloud above its joyful core.
  12. 60
    Sonic Dash takes the tried and tested formula of Temple Run and adds a solid control scheme that doesn't involve tilting your device. But with close to a gazillion endless runners on the market it fails to impress. It is an enjoyable take on the genre, and has great graphics, but we have seen it all before. Buy it if you absolutely love Sonic, but do not expect anything new to the formula.
  13. Mar 12, 2013
    60
    Problems with the controls and really greedy micro transactions prevent Sonic Dash from reaching it's full potential. Somewhat of a waste since it has many really good ideas.
  14. Mar 12, 2013
    60
    Sega seems to find it hard enough to make a decent Sonic game these days, and then it goes and publishes something like Sonic Dash - which with a little more polish could be great, but is instead rushed and spoiled by greed.
  15. 60
    For once Sonic gets a spin-off that’s well suited to his talents, but this is an uninspired homage to his glory days – with little new to offer him or endless runners.
  16. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    If you just haven’t had enough endless runners, Sonic Dash ($1.99, Universal) is a high quality addition to consider, but it truly feels like another also ran. It’s fun, but too familiar for its own good, and we expect more from Sega than just a Sonic version of Subway Surfers or Agent Dash.
  17. Mar 12, 2013
    50
    Gorgeous and silky smooth it may be, but the level design feels like it was made with in-app Continue purchases specifically in mind, hiding enemies cruelly – and punishingly – behind obstacles, preventing the game from flowing and dazzling as it clearly has the potential to. Accomplished and beautiful, then, but Sonic Dash shows that, for Sega, learning from the competition comes at a price – one it’s passed onto its fans.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Mar 7, 2013
    5
    Pretty decent game, but running into random objects that come out of nowhere ruin the experience a bit for me. It's definitely a bit betterPretty decent game, but running into random objects that come out of nowhere ruin the experience a bit for me. It's definitely a bit better than Temple Run, but I still think subway surfers has it beat. Full Review »
  2. Oct 14, 2016
    7
    Very fun and enjoyable and Sonic works really well for an endless runner, but there are two major cons this game possesses which are highVery fun and enjoyable and Sonic works really well for an endless runner, but there are two major cons this game possesses which are high priced characters, well I say high priced because a currency for buying characters called Red Star Rings can be really rare when playing and this doesn't really stand out well compared to other games of the same genre, so you may be familiar with some commonly used assets that seem quite dull now. Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2016
    8
    The graphics are great and the gameplay is great. Almost everything in this game is great or unique. Sure there is flaws but I gave this gameThe graphics are great and the gameplay is great. Almost everything in this game is great or unique. Sure there is flaws but I gave this game an 8 so it is great hey that kinda rhymed. Full Review »