Sonic Runners, the mobile exclusive endless running game developed by Sonic Team, has finally been released worldwide following a soft launch period. This comes following game update 1.1.0. The game became temporarily available to users on June 24th before its official launch which provided some updates to the title.
The game challenges players to run as far as they can against randomly generated level obstacles on a 2D plane in three different zones. Collect rings, score gems, and use items while you run to help give you that extra edge. Aim for the highest score so you can keep climbing up the Runner’s League and get promoted!
The game currently sports three main characters: Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, with several more on the way. They can team up with up to two “buddy” characters a run, which features familiar faces such as Chip and Caliburn, each with their unique abilities. Wisps also return here, providing abilities in stages to help you score massive bonuses.
Players can participate in daily roulette spins for free items, or tackle the premium roulette wheel using 50 Red Rings to gain new buddy characters, or unlock special characters during unique events.
The team behind Sonic Runners had been celebrating the worldwide release by giving away Red Rings, revive tokens, and more to existing players. Starting June 26th, a special event will begin which will allow players to have chance in unlocking Classic Sonic and some Mega Drive themed buddies. There will also be an event stage available where players collect cake in a celebration themed Windy Hill Zone.
For existing players, here’s what changes have come from the 1.1.0 release:
You can now compete with users all over the world in a multitude of languages.
Interface was redesigned
Players can now transfer data to a new device.
・Score Display Adjustments
Scores will be displayed, including bonuses, in real time.
Item button added so players can activate item effects.
Players can now continue twice. When continuing players get 1000 Rings and a Combo Bonus, Springs, Shield, Magnet, and 1 randomly selected Color Power activated.
Earn experience in accordance with your score and level up your characters!
Equippable Items and Boost Items will be free to use once everyday.
Animation will show you when you move up in the ranks.
Useful tips will be displayed during load times.
■Others, Bug Fixes
・iOS 7.1.2 no longer supported. After updating, players using iOS 7.1.2 will no longer be able to play the game.
Make sure to update your OS to the most recent version.
・Minor Bug fixes
Sonic Runners was originally made available to Canadian and Japanese users back in February as a soft launch before its worldwide release. The game is free to download and available on the App Store and Google Play, featuring in-app purchases for game currency. You can read our initial impressions when the game first launched here.