Sonic Dash iOS

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  • Summary: 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 for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone & iPod touch.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Mar 9, 2013
    100
    By combining the breakneck endless pace of games like Temple Run with Sonic’s old school sense of speed, Sonic Dash manages to champion two things quite well; taking an existing formula and bettering it, and developing a Sonic game that’s finally worthy of the hedgehog’s good name.
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    Sonic Dash is a quick automatic runner that harnesses the essence of the franchise in a great way. Perfect for both a five-minute break, and a lazy evening in the sofa.
  3. Mar 11, 2013
    78
    It's hard, eventually hard and well designed. There's nothing outstanding, but everything is correct. However, we don't really understand why it's so focused on in-app purchases when we have already paid for it.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 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. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Review of Sonic Dash

    I have been a huge Sonic The Hedgehog fan since day one. From the good old days of the Sega Genesis and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, to the systematic anal rape of Sonic in the ass and the sad thing is, we are all used to Sonic being a used up icon. He for all intended purposes was dead and buried already in most gamer's minds, they could not continue playing Sonic knowing he was wasting away, emaciated by Sonic Team, the very team that made Sonic legendary now destroying everything that was ever or ever has been good about the Sonic franchise. Sonic was on life support friends, hanging as a franchise on the brink of death. he was used up after Sonic Heroes, the last really good Sonic game before the Holocaust and the Dark Years and and cold bitter nights of Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog for the Xbox 360 a game so utterly abysmal, so horrifyingly horrendously underdeveloped and glitch ridden that Sonic was dug his own grave by his own Sonic Team. Recovery to the once legendary status as worldwide Sega Genesis icon seemed utterly implausible, impractical and impossible.

    But good Sonic games still exist my friends, and Sonic Dash for Android

    This Sonic game is what Sega should have done 10 years ago simply put. The control?Flawless. Tap Up and Sonic Jumps, Tap Down Sonic Spin Dash Attacks, Tap to preform special actions and interact with objects around Sonic.

    The final and most important new edition to the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise is the Dash Meter, For the first time in a Sonic game, collecting rings is more than just a means to an end to keep Sonic from death. Every Ring you collect gets Sonic a boost of power. Collect 100 rings for an extra life. And if you get 200 rings and collect all the Chaos Emeralds?

    Touch Super Sonic

    I just sold this for you. Sonic The Hedgehog is back baby.
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  3. Dec 14, 2015
    9
    Let's see.

    Graphics: 9/10 Very beatiful graphics for a mobile game, although sometimes the light blue lines in the characters are
    Let's see.

    Graphics: 9/10

    Very beatiful graphics for a mobile game, although sometimes the light blue lines in the characters are notable.

    Sto... ehm, wat? Oh yeah, ain't having a story so, lets talk about Microtransactions! 7/10

    Yeah, lets talk about the worst thing in the entire goddamn game. The microtransactions. Altough getting
    Red Rings is easier than what it was before, i think before it was so user-hostile it made the game really bad. Despite this, i do think its at least now not as exploited as other games in the market can be.

    Gameplay 10/10

    The best thing in the game. Contains very fluid and responsive controls, has fast levels and is a lot of fun overall. If only the rest of the game was like this...

    OVERALL: Buy it if you don't mind microtransactions. Otherwise, don't even bother.

    FINAL SCORE: 9/10
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  4. Feb 11, 2014
    7
    It's an endless runner. If you find them boring after awhile, then you can expect to find the same results here. I for one enjoy the way theIt's an endless runner. If you find them boring after awhile, then you can expect to find the same results here. I for one enjoy the way the obstacles are set up in Sonic Dash, really requiring focus and finesse. There are a few spots where it's very tricky, but learning how to evade them becomes relatively satisfying. SEGA is usually pretty good about keeping the action going with regular global challenges, puzzle piece collection, and other assortments to allow you to gain access to most anything.

    There are boatloads of IAP, and it is frustrating that how aggressive they are, but the global challenge, the prize wheel, and the puzzle collections, in addition to the various missions, should allow you to collect everything without purchasing them.

    Plus the game gives SEGA's various characters at least a little love, and the score enhancers and improvements over the years that this game has been on the app store has made it better, though I wish there was more music, a wider variety of environments and more boss type encounters, but it's an endless runner, I can't expect too much.

    Ultimately, it's Temple Run coated with Sonic. There are some things that are unique to Sonic Dash, but aside from that, if you're sick of Temple Run, don't be surprised that you don't enjoy Sonic Dash.
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  5. 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. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    7
    a very entertaining game at first. it feels like a true sonic game until you keep playing. the game feels more repadative after about 10a very entertaining game at first. it feels like a true sonic game until you keep playing. the game feels more repadative after about 10 minutes of gameplay. the transactions are not worth it but it is good for a free ios game Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2015
    2
    Sonic Dash is a classic endless runner. Swipe left and right to change lanes, swipe up to jump, down to spin dash, and tap to attack. TheSonic Dash is a classic endless runner. Swipe left and right to change lanes, swipe up to jump, down to spin dash, and tap to attack. The controls are responsive, so no problems here.
    The visuals are okay, as is the music and sounds. You get a selection of the most popular Sonic characters to play as. These can be either purchased with real money or with red rings, the game's premium currency.
    Sadly, money is all this game is about. Ads are everywhere. They pop up in between runs. You can watch ads to get an extra run after you die. Watch more ads to get an extra spin on the wheel of fortune. It comes across as desperate, and it cheapens the Sonic brand. The game itself is quite boring, too. Soon it just feels like a chore. You log in once a day to grab the free goodies and that's it.
    Even the game levels are designed to make you pay real money. Obstacles are placed in such a manner you often can't see what's coming next. You roll under an obstacle only to fall into a chasm you couldn't see. This forces you to pay the premium red rings (which are purchased with real money) if you wish to continue.
    You can do missions and daily challenges (you collect 4 pieces of a puzzle and get a prize once a day) to earn free red rings. For every 3 completed missions you are given 2 red rings. The missions range from "jump over 20 enemies" to "dash 3 times in a run". They're all very easy to complete and I had no problems whatsoever, until I ran into a mission that required me to complete the daily challenge twice in a row. I did the daily challenge for over two weeks in a row, and the mission never completed. You can skip missions you are unable to complete, but it costs you 10 red rings. You know, the premium currency you pay real money for.

    Sonic Dash is a disgusting money grab and there's nothing genuine about it. Sega proves once again it has zero respect for Sonic fans. Don't let them profit off of you and avoid this game like a plague. If you want a good endless runner game, try Lara Croft: Relic Run instead.
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