• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2013
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
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    40
    Sonic the Hedgehog seems like a perfect fit for an endless runner, but Sonic Dash fumbles the fundamentals and aggravates with heavy-handed in-app purchases.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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. sdc
    Apr 5, 2015
    10
    A very nice twist on the Sonic formula, with the endless runner style. Simple, intuitive, how far can YOU run with the world's fastest thingA very nice twist on the Sonic formula, with the endless runner style. Simple, intuitive, how far can YOU run with the world's fastest thing alive? All I can say is that this game could really cut down red-ring prices and needs, or at least make red rings more abundant. Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2015
    6
    Windows 8 Phone Version:

    Yet another Sonic racing game, if there wasn’t enough already, but now this time the Windows 8 users get a chance
    Windows 8 Phone Version:

    Yet another Sonic racing game, if there wasn’t enough already, but now this time the Windows 8 users get a chance to be the worlds fastest hedgehog in Sonic Dash, will it get set ‘n’ go to be a sure fire winner or will it get fried like an egg …. man? , here is our review

    Sonic seems to be everywhere, on every console and now it would seem on every mobile device and gadget, so if your a fan of the Temple Run series or you just like Sonic the Hedgehog then you have most likely already downloaded this and gave it a go or if you haven’t yet why haven’t you, its a good game and you should give it a ‘Spin’.

    The game itself looks beautiful, with lots of colours and smooth graphic but that’s that goes in the way of being pretty the rest is more annoying than anything on the Windows phone (using a HTC Windows 8s Phone).

    Gameplay

    The idea of the game is to dodge oncoming objects and make it to the goal, so that means jumping over baddies or using your spin attack or just moving from side to side to collect rings, the more rings you collect the more ‘Dash’ you will build to do a speed dash which is kind of like the Sonic Boot from the other Sonic games which gives you a short burst of speed, this will take out the objects in your way so its useful to collect as many rings as you kind.

    Moving from left to right by swiping your finger in the direction on the phone screen to collect the rings / power-ups, by swiping up will make Sonic jump or swipe down will duck under objects or do a roll attack to take out the baddies, sometimes you will need to jump and tap the screen to attack an enemy, there is moments where you are asked to swipe the direction shown on the screen in mid air after a jump to collect extra rings.

    On the Windows Phone (HTC Windows 8s Phone) the game really struggles, which means at times you swipe the screen and Sonic doesn’t respond which means you will lose you rings or lose an life which can be very annoying, the game lags during the jump sky moments where quick time events (QTE) are needed, you swipe the screen and just sit there and Sonic doesn’t do anything, just spend half the time swiping a number of times to move the blue hedgehog.

    Graphic

    Outstanding graphic for a smart phone, with no pop ups and good draw distance with the graphic I cannot fault a thing, bright colours and clear level designs, which keeps Sonic true to the more recent Sonic game levels.

    The character design also is really good as you progress through the game you can unlock other characters, these are Sonic’s friends and foes from over the years which are all every detailed.

    LifeSpan

    Due to the issues outlined above with the gameplay sadly Sonic Dash wont last much longer on my Windows Phone, its a shame but if the phone could handle the game a lot better the lifespan would be prefect, as there is some much that will keep you coming back each and every day to unlock rewards / daily challenges and also collect free rings to purchase powerups or enable you to unlock more characters, like many games if gives you the game for free but to unlock many powerups and items you will need to pay your hard earned cash but I wont be adding my card details anytime soon.

    There is also a number of daily tasks or things which you could do which could earn you more coins/points to unlock extras, sadly the Facebook login / invite friends doesn’t work on the Windows 8s phone, it allows you to login then takes you back to your phones home screen.

    Overall

    With all that said it is a good game, it has been enjoyable but the negative factors out weigh the positive factors but as the game is free I would say to give it at least a go, if you have a more powerful smart touchscreen phone / PC or tablet the game may run a lot better than what it does on the HTC Windows 8s .

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