In this episode of Sonic Talk, tiny Game Gears, comic characters in the Sonic mobile games, and the end of zombies.
Even after seven years, Sonic Dash is still getting significant content and character updates. And with this latest news it’s clear to see why – SEGA Hardlight’s mobile auto-runner is a huge cash cow, earning nearly $11 million since its initial release – reportedly more revenue than the last five Sonic mobile games combined. Continue reading Sonic Dash Generates Nearly $11m, More Than Last Five Sonic Mobile Games Combined
While Tangle and Whisper will be coming to Sonic Forces: Mobile very soon, Tangle herself is available in Sonic Dash today! This lightfooted lemur is the first playable Sonic character taken from the comics and not from the games themselves (Sally and the Freedom Fighters had a non-playable cameo in Sonic Spinball). Tangle is playable by unlocking 500 Tangle tokens in an event going on all this week. Shouldn’t take players too long to unlock her as a good player can nab 20+ tokens per game easy.
The event only lasts a week, so make sure you get in some time on Sonic Dash soon!
UPDATE: Check out footage of Tangle in action below:
Sonic’s mobile games have been focused on making more Sonic characters playable for years now, making deeper and deeper cuts into the game canon. Now, Hardlight seems to be mining Sonic’s IDW comics for new characters, according to data uncovered by Twitter user Bluwolfboy. He dug into the latest build of the Android version of Sonic Dash, and uncovered two new characters: Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf! These two characters were introduced early on in Sonic’s IDW run, and became so popular the soon got their own four-part mini series!
This is a major milestone, not just for IDW Sonic, but for Sonic comics in general. Aside from the Freedom Fighter’s cameos in Sonic Spinball, and a few canceled games, this marks the first time Sonic comics characters have been present in a game! That said, we’re probably still a long way off from any members of the Archie cast popping up in anything.
You can check out Tangle and Whisper’s game assets below. If you want access to the actual models, check out the source at the bottom of the page! Obviously, it is currently not known when these characters will be available, but given they are in the data we probably won’t be waiting too long!
As part of SEGA HARDlight’s 400 million download celebrations for Sonic Dash, this first week of May sees a new character enter the endless-runner fray; All-Star Amy Rose, who you may recognise from SEGA HARDlight’s other mobile title, Sonic Forces. Continue reading Sonic Dash Slugger Series Continues With All-Star Amy Up For Grabs
Sonic Dash, SEGA’s best selling mobile game, and one of the more popular mobile games available, reaches 400,000,000 downloads!
Seemingly out of the blue, Arby’s announced that they will be selling Sonic tokens along with their kids meals!
While it doesn’t have as large of a user base as the original Sonic Dash, Sonic Forces Speed Battle is still being regularly updated with bug fixes and special events, and this time we’re looking at a Baseball-themed Rival League! Continue reading Sonic Forces Speed Battle Updates with a new Rival League Event
SEGA’s most downloaded mobile game just won’t quit! Sonic Dash has been the most frequently updated Sonic game on mobile devices, and that’s not changing anytime soon, as SEGA HARDlight announced on Twitter that they’re planning on celebrating Sonic’s Birthday, and a certain popular villain will be making an appearance!
Recently, there was a charity racing event in which several game studios took part, including Sumo Digital and Sega’s HARDlight studio. Each studio brought a special customised car, and HARDlight’s car was themed on Sonic Dash.
Well the event is over, and most (if not all) of the cars are now up for sale!
Yes, you can now own an official Sonic car!
Currently, the vehicle is at £360, which is a lot cheaper than some other pieces of Sonic merch! The vehicles are local pickup only, but all the money raised will go to Special Effect, so check out those bus times if you happen to put in the winning bid.
Sumo Digital are also selling their vehicle too, a Sumo Digital branded Subaru Impreza Turbo.
Remember how I wrote a month ago about what exactly do we do with all these epic promotional items? Well, now is your chance to save something quite epic and a genuine one off! The links to both auctions can be found at the end of this article. We wish Special Effect all the best with their auctions.
SEGA HARDlight will be revving their engines this weekend!
A team from the company behind the mobile app Sonic Dash will be taking part in the Twin Town Challenge 2018 using their Sonic Dash car, a refurbished 1999 BMW 528i.
The race sees 100 cars, comprised entirely from suped-up “bangers” purchased for £500 or less, drive from Oxfordshire in the UK to Le Touquet, France, all the way taking part in challenges.
All competitors raise money for SpecialEffect, a charity who specialise in developing gaming technologies for disabled children.
More details of the race can be found on the Twin Town Challenge website.
You can support the team by making a donation via their Just Giving donation link…and if you’d love to own the “Dash-mobile”, the car will be auctioned after the race with the proceeds also going to charity!
Check out the gallery below for some images of the car and the team before they set off on this wacky race!
Three months in the procrastinating, it’s the 50th episode of Sonic Talk! With our 50th episode comes a new look for the podcast. Now you no longer have to look at a static image, but two of our three mugs (Alex refuses to be on camera) and the fourth image is related to our topics of the month. Continue reading Sonic Talk 50: “The More Things Change…”
Bandai Namco Games and SEGA has finally lifted the curtain on the curious Sonic and PAC-MAN collaboration that was teased last week – and while it confirms that the ghost-munching yellow ball will feature as a special character in Sonic Dash, it appears that the blue blur will also cameo in the mobile version of PAC-MAN Arcade in return! Continue reading Sonic and PAC-MAN to Swap Places in Sonic Dash and PAC-MAN Mobile Games
In a couple of silly tweets, it seems Sonic has called Pac-Man to come over and celebrate the 5th anniversary of Sonic Dash and after saying hi to himself and playing with….an arcade machine, Pac-Man has taken the call and decided to join the party. Continue reading Namco and Sega bring Pac-Man over to Sonic Dash
You thought the crazy Hello Kitty x Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration would stop at those adorable plush toys? Think again, because Sanrio’s mascots are back in SEGA’s world to cameo in Hardlight Studio’s Sonic Dash mobile game. Continue reading Hello Kitty Invades Sonic Dash in December
Boy this is really turning into one of those weeks isn’t it? In a move which nobody saw coming, Sega and Rovio have partnered together to announce that Angry Birds are coming to Sonic Dash in a special one off event.
The event starts today and will run for three weeks, featuring a different Angry Bird from Angry Birds Epic each week, including Red ‘Knight,’ Chuck ‘Mage,’ and Bomb ‘Pirate.’ During the game, players can collect special Angry Birds Epic tokens to unlock featured characters. Once a character is successfully unlocked, it will remain playable following the close of the event.
Curiously, Hardlight have removed all traces of the event from their social media outlets yet a press release has still been sent out, it reads as follows.
SQUAAAAAAAAWK! ANGRY BIRDS™ JOIN SONIC DASH™ FOR AN EPIC THREE-WEEK CELEBRATION
Sonic Dash Celebrates 100 Million Downloads with Angry Birds Epic
Sonic gets by with a little help from his friends for a celebration of epic proportions. SEGA®, in partnership with Rovio Entertainment Ltd., is proud to announce that today Angry Birds™ Epic will be appearing in Sonic Dash™ for a limited time on the App Store, Google Play™, Amazon Appstore and Windows Phone Store. This in-game event will include three of the most popular and best-known characters from the Angry Birds franchise: Red, Chuck and Bomb.“We were thrilled with the opportunity to work with Rovio on this integration,” said Chris Southall, CTO of Hardlight™. “The expressive, colorful, and fun characters from Angry Birds Epic lend themselves flawlessly to Sonic Dash and really enhance the overall experience.”
This three-week in-game event will feature a different fan-favorite Angry Bird from Angry Birds Epic each week, including Red ‘Knight,’ Chuck ‘Mage,’ and Bomb ‘Pirate.’ Players will dash through the endless runner, collecting the special Angry Birds Epic tokens to unlock featured characters. Once a character is successfully unlocked, it will remain playable following the close of the event. Players will also have the option to purchase Red, Chuck, and Bomb using premium currency during the event.
“Our EPIC Sonic collaboration together with SEGA is a fantastic milestone for Angry Birds,” said Wilhelm Taht, Head of External Products at Rovio. “Having two such iconic game characters and games work seamlessly together will delight millions of fans worldwide in both Sonic Dash and Angry Birds Epic.”
Sonic Dash is also celebrating a major milestone — the game has achieved over 100 million downloads since its launch in March of 2013. SEGA is proud to have hit this landmark, making Sonic Dash the most downloaded Sonic mobile game in the history of the legacy IP.
The Angry Birds Epic in-game event starts today and will run for three weeks. For more information on Sonic Dash, please visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages.
So Angry Birds & Sonic, lets us know your feelings in the comments.
Well… umm… this is weird.
In a new update that absolutely nobody could see coming, the Android version of mobile endless runner Sonic Dash now features two additional characters – the Android robot and (yes, you’re really hearing this right) Andronic the Droid Hog.
The Android robot comes free as part of the new update, but if you play as him 50 times, you’ll unlock the Sonic themed reskin that will undoubtedly become the subject of many future fan-fictions, as with the Tails Doll and the Sonic Omochao before him. I can’t decide whether it’s meant to be adorably stupid or utterly terrifying.
Understandably, this is exclusive to Google Play, with no equivalent iOS update detailed at the present time. Perhaps this is a strange way of paying back all the Android customers who were left anxiously waiting for Sonic Dash to hit their mobile device of choice while Apple users were speeding away months in advance.
Here’s a video of Andronic in action (no sound though, unfortunately). Marvel at how silly he looks, flailing his arms around like a madman!
What do you make of this new Sonic Dash update? Will you play as Andronic the Droid Hog?
Sonic Dash continues to get more love from it’s developer Hardlight. A new update is now live which adds more content and a community challenge.
Eggman has been added in the form of a new boss battle, as Sonic you have to dodge missiles and land mines planted by the bad doctor.
From what early commentators have said, the boss battle works very similar to the Zazz boss fight, anyone who beats the boss earns a huge bonus score.
Talk about a bolt from the blue! Completely out of nowhere, a brand new version of Sonic Dash, curiously titled Sonic Dash S, has hit iOS and Android devices in Japan. While it doesn’t appear to differ too heavily from the current edition of the game available elsewhere across the globe, this iteration does bring with it some new features and refinements.
First up, Sonic Dash S actually seems to have some sort of plot to it. No longer is Sonic just aimlessly running for the sake of running – now he’s on a high speed chase to stop Dr. Eggman, who has once again made off with the elusive Master Emerald (Knuckles just can’t catch a break, can he?). Sonic Dash S also sees the return of the Chao who, in a similar fashion to their appearance in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, provide Sonic and his friends with special abilities to boost their skills. That’s not the only thing bumping up the blue blur’s stats in this version either – you can upgrade the characters themselves by acquiring bonuses and levelling up. Essentially, it sounds like the same Sonic Dash experience, but padded out with a few additional elements to spice things up.
SSMB member SwiftWinds also notes that characters have their own special abilities when they reach a certain level – for instance, Tails can fly out of a pit, Knuckles can overcome bombs and spikes, Amy increases your banked ring count, and Shadow increases the rings you earn at the end of a run. Additionally, characters can be unlocked using normal rings in Sonic Dash S rather than the red rings that are otherwise required in the standard version of Sonic Dash.
There is no word yet on whether Sonic Dash S will hit any other regions, be it as a brand new download or as an update to the existing game – but stay tuned to TSS and we’ll keep you in the loop! Thanks to SSMB member Woun for bringing it to our attention in the first place.
What are your first thoughts on Sonic Dash S? Let us know in the comments!
Negative Nancies and Debbie Downers need not speak ill of the lack of Sonic Dash on Android devices as of today, for SEGA and Hardlight Studios have finally released the endless runner onto the Google Play store for free!
The app’s surprise release follows the tease SEGA had spread from its social media networks just yesterday, and players will be pleased to know that they won’t be missing out on certain events that went down on the iOS version of the game any longer, such as the ongoing Zazz boss battle event tying in with the recent Wii U/3DS release of Sonic Lost World.
If you are reading this from your Android phone, I think you know what you have to do!
In a surprising new update to coincide with the release of Sonic Lost World, you can now fight Zazz from the Deadly Six in a brand new boss battle in the mobile-exclusive Sonic Dash.
As can be seen in the trailer above, you’ll be facing off with the crazed Zeti atop his Moon Mech, dodging his star attacks until you get the chance to show him who’s boss and homing attack him into oblivion. It appears you’ll encounter Zazz at random as opposed to a set place in any of the stages.
The new update also includes a Deadly Six Card Collection Challenge where players from all around the world have to collect a set number of cards that can be found throughout the stages – once a certain total is reached, participants will receive some Lost World themed prizes!
You can download the Sonic Dash update now for a limited time only on the iOS. There is still no news on the game arriving on Android devices, though you can be sure we’ll let you know as soon as anything is announced.
What do you think about Zazz making an appearance in Sonic Dash? Would you like to see some of the other Deadly Six show up at a later date too? Let us know in the comments!
Following the success of the previous Sonic Dash Global Challenge, a new challenge has been issued by SEGA and Hardlight Studios, this time with the fiery princess of the Sol Dimension up for grabs!
The 2nd Global Challenge will allow players to unlock Blaze the Cat as a playable character upon beating personal records, and, just like the last challenge, cannot be accomplished alone!
Your progress, filling up the left gauge, will be tallied along with fellow players around the world to reach the combined target, filling up the right gauge! With four stages to complete, should both personal and global targets be reached, Blaze will be free to blaze through the endless Seaside Hill as much as she pleases!
Here’s the catch: we’ve gotta rush for this one since we only have 9 days. Challenge ends on October 6th, so let’s get to work!
Be warned that, due to the recent release iOS 7, you may experience certain errors in-game if you hadn’t updated your Sonic Dash app since the past few days. The last update allows access to the latest Global Challenge, so if you’ve already accepted the challenge, you should be fine!
Source: SEGA Blog
Sonic Paradise reports that SEGA Europe representative Megan Davis has informed them that popular iOS title Sonic Dash will soon be making its way onto Android devices. According to Davis, we can expect an official announcement soon once SEGA has decided on a release date in their upcoming software schedule.
“There will be an Android version of Sonic Dash, we’re just reviewing our release schedule to accommodate it, but you can expect an announcement very soon”
When the official announcement is made, we’ll be sure to bring you all of the information here.
Are you excited to finally hear this news? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Sonic Paradise
Popular mobile game Sonic Dash has recieved quite a hefty update today which has brought in a ton of new features as well as assets which suggest additional characters are on the way.
The update details are as follows.
Test your luck with the new Daily Spin. Visit every day for a free spin and win all-new boosters and jackpot prizes including ring bundles and playable characters. Feeling lucky? Then spin again with Red Star Rings.
Equip new boosters before each run to give your score a massive boost. There are 5 different boosters available and up to three can be equipped per run. Visit every day to get more Boosters in the Daily Spin and Daily Challenge or spend those well-earned Rings.5 different boosters are available
Hitting a spring gives a score bonus that increases with every successive spring reached – reach the next spring and watch your score soar!
Get smashing enemies for more points. Enemy Combo gives a bonus for every Enemy Combo achieved.
Collect all the Rings in a sequence to get an additional score bonus.
Final Score Bonus
The final score gets a large bonus at the end of a run.
Defeat special golden Badniks for a massive score bonus.
You can now invite your Facebook friends to play Sonic Dash, can they beat your top score?
Performance improvements across all devices and bug fixes.
According to comments on our forums, the game plays remarkably better with improved framerates and textues.
In addition to all the new features and improvements, fansite ‘The Sonic Scene’ was able to find assets which suggest that Cream, Rouge and Silver are going to be added to the game at a later date.
A few days back, SEGA teased the appearance of Shadow the Hedgehog in the iOS endless runner Sonic Dash, but that players would need to get ready for the ultimate challenge.
Issuing the first Global Challenge for Sonic Dash, SEGA and Hardlight Studios are giving players the chance to unlock Shadow as a playable character, but there’s a catch!
The challenge dares all players to collectively run the equivalent of 100 laps around the Earth in-game. If the 2.5 million mile target is reached by August 5th, participants will be rewarded with the ultimate life form as a playable character. All you need to do is boot up the game on your iOS device and run as far as possible.
It’s a team effort, so show those guys the real superpower of teamwork!
With the Global Challenge gone live earlier today, the current lap count is at 05 of 100.
SEGA has just shared the above image on their official SEGA and Sonic Facebook pages along with the message “Get ready for the ultimate challenge!”. The teaser suggests the publisher could soon be announcing that Shadow the Hedgehog will be appearing in iOS title Sonic Dash in some form. Whether he’ll be playable or not, though, is anyone’s guess. We’ll update you when more is revealed.
UPDATE: Despite earlier claims that this was a one day deal. It seems that this might be a permenant price drop as iTunes still have it listed as being free and there is no sign of an end date for the new price.
If you’ve yet to pick up Sonic Dash, today might be your lucky day as it’s free to download on iOS. Those of you who already own it, you might be in for a suprise too, several people have reported that they have recieved 10 revive tokens for free when starting the game today.
A new update has also gone live, see the details after the break.
Following close in the wake of Sonic Jump, Sonic Dash seems like an obvious choice in format for a portable Sonic game; an endless runner for a hedgehog who is reknowned for running. On this basis, Sonic Dash can be forgiven for being a near carbon-copy of the popular Temple Run… in fact it is slightly surprising SEGA hadn’t thought of this idea earlier! Continue reading TSS Review: Sonic Dash (iOS)
Android users rejoice, as SEGA has finally confirmed that Sonic Dash is headed to Android devices. SEGA has added the game to its website today and is listing Android as one of the platforms. No news on when the Android version will launch, unfortunately, but as soon as a date is revealed, we’ll let you know.
Sonic Dash is now available on the App Store for $1.99, AUD$1.99, £1.49, €1.79 on iPod® touch, iPad® and iPhone®.
Source: SEGA’s official website
SEGA’s newest mobile game, inspired by endless runner titles such as Temple Run, pits Sonic and his friends against an infinite obstacle course where you jump, avoid, spin, and dash through enemies and objects.
This is exactly the kind of game I expect to become addicting really, really quickly. The graphics, the music, and the fitting nature of the game… it’s gorgeous!
Screenshots have also been uploaded on Sonic Dash‘s New Zealand iTunes page, which you can observe after the jump! Eh? Eh? See what I… okay.
Special thanks to Seraphinprincess for the tip!
SEGA weren’t kidding when they said Sonic Dash will be released “soon”, if a report from Pocket Gamer France is to be believed. The website, which revealed a bunch of details about the game on Friday, claims Sonic Dash will be released on the App Store this Thursday. With SEGA only formally unveiling the game today with bare bones details and some artwork, many wouldn’t expect a release so soon. iOS games are often released about two weeks after their announcement and SEGA hasn’t even shown any screenshots or video footage of it.
Looking back, though, SEGA did list it in that Hardlight Studio job advertisement last week as a past success, like the game is complete and ready to go.
Source: Pocket Gamer France
Sega has officially announced Sonic Dash for all iOS devices and is coming “soon”. Hardlight Studios, the team behind Sonic Jump, is once again at the helm of this Sonic game (so expect micro transactions.) Not many details have been mentioned so far, but it sounds very much like a 3D infinite runner not unlike Temple Run and it’s expected to include leaderboards as well. Read on for Sega’s full press release. Continue reading Sega Officially Announces Sonic Dash for iOS
Following our report on Tuesday about Sonic Dash being listed in an Hardlight job listing, SEGA has confirmed to Kotaku that the game is indeed on the way.
“At this time, Sega is able to confirm that we are working on a new mobile game titled Sonic Dash. We have not announced any specific details on the product but we will be releasing additional information on this exciting, new game in the near future.”
That’s all well and good, but what about game details, Shadzter? Hit the jump and you shall receive.
Continue reading SEGA Confirms Sonic Dash, First Game Details