• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 7, 2013
  • Also On: PC
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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: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  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. Oct 21, 2013
    9
    Simplemente me Fascina este juego, pero no por eso no voy a ser Objetivo. A decir verdad me parece un excelente F2P (un Endless Runner paraSimplemente me Fascina este juego, pero no por eso no voy a ser Objetivo. A decir verdad me parece un excelente F2P (un Endless Runner para ser mas precisos),sus gráficas son buenas, la nitidez de sus imágenes esta muy bien cuidada y detallada, su música es buena y como plus puedes jugar con varios personas de la franquicia, ademas de que al día de hoy puedes conseguir varios objetos que hacen del juego una experiencia muy divertida y adictiva como todo F2P debe ser en mi opinión. Tal vez el aspecto mas "débil" seria la jugabilidad ya que a pesar de ser buena casi no varia de personaje en personaje y si no fuera por los cambiantes escenarios creo que el juego se volvería monótono bastante rápido. En conclusión estamos ante un genial F2P desarrollado por un estudio que aspiro con ansias ver que mas pueden darnos en el futuro y espero también poder probar pronto la versión para Android. Expand
  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. 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. 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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