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Sega’s free-to-play “endless runner” iOS game Sonic Dash has been updated to version 1.2.
The update introduces twelve new mission, new power-ups and puts metre markers along the course in order to track your progress. Obstacles have also been rearranged to make the game fairer and several bug fixes have been implemented.
Check out Sonic Dash‘s official iTunes page for more info and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
As the mobile gaming industry gets bigger and bigger we’re seeing many major console publishers shifting some of their efforts to the tiny devices that millions of people carry around with them every day. In recent years, Sega has become a huge supporter of mobile games with a variety of ports and original games covering all genres appearing on iOS, Android and other mobile platforms as well. There’s already a large selection of Sega games to choose from on the App Store and with the updated version of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, House of the Dead: Overkill – The Lost Tapes and Godsrule, it looks like they won’t be stopping anytime soon.
We’ve put our heads together and created our list of 10 Sega games that play great on mobile platforms. Hit the jump to read on!
Hardlight’s latest iOS offering, Sonic Dash, has hit the ground running and peaked at the #2 top selling paid app on both the iPhone and iPad charts. Taking into account just how how much competition there is these days on the App Store and with games and apps being released daily, that’s a pretty impressive number. Also, when you look at the similar chart numbers for Sonic CD’s and Sonic Jump’s initial release, it’s pretty clear that the Sonic license is still quite powerful for Sega.
With Sonic’s success on mobile platforms, it’s pretty clear that Sega will probably continue to pimp the license out. They’ve covered the Doodle Jump clone and endless runner genre so what type of game would you like to see them do next on the platform? It probably won’t happen but a mobile Sonic-themed RPG would make me very happy? As long as it’s better than Sonic Chronicles…
Sega has announced on their blog that Sonic Dash will be arriving on the App store for iPad, iPod, and iPhone in the near future. From the description, it sounds like the game will be an “endless running,” game, as you see how long you can run, but actually set in 3D. Now whether or not that means side-scroller 3D, or third-person view is still to be determined. My money would be on the side-scroller, but it could be something like the hit Temple Run. Who knows? Hopefully we’ll find out soon. And did anyone else notice how dirty his shoes are in the logo? Must be trekking through Oil Ocean Zone again.
Quest of Planet is a new, Japanese action RPG game by Sega developed for iOS devices. No official information on the game has been released in English, however the video above shows multiple little planets, lots of monsters to defeat and numerous playable characters.
Whether or not this is a multiplayer game is difficult to determine from the video, but considering the platform, some sort of inter-player connectivity is likely.
The iOS version of Sonic Jump has received a significant amount of extra content through the free High Flier update including the following:
- New Blue Sky Zone
- 12 new story levels
- An endless ‘Arcade’ mode
- Amy now a playable character
- ‘Global Challenge’ mode
The Global Challenge mode may be the most interesting as it involves players around the world combining scores in order to reach the moon, at which point a new playable character will be made available.
I’ve not had the opportunity to play Sonic Jump since its somewhat startling release, however it has a very appealing artistic style and looks fun to play. For those who have the game and are getting the free update, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Sega have kept the development of Sonic Jump for iOS extremely close to their chest, revealing the game less than two weeks ago and now announcing its release date as a mere two days from now. The news, revealed on Sega’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Facebook page, shows off a screen shot as well as the following statement:
Sonic Jump will be available globally on iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® on 18th October for $1.99, AUD$1.99, £1.49, €1.59.
From the screenshot it is pretty clear that Sonic Jump will be a remake of the 2007 game of the same name released for mobile phones. For a game that Sega have made very little fuss about, it doesn’t look half bad. Leave a comment below and check out the full screen shot after the JUMP.
Yes, that was a joke.
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
Amidst all of these HD releases I suppose it’s not too surprising to find that Sega are yet again rereleasing the arcade classic Crazy Taxi, this time on iOS devices. While the video above may be the shortest gameplay trailer ever created, it does highlight one key point: The Offspring are back.
Many Crazy Taxi fans were disappointed to find that the short but sweet soundtrack had been removed from the original HD release that came out a few years ago. It could be speculated that if they have been able to renew the song licenses for the iOS version, which comprised of songs from both The Offspirng and Bad Religion, that a patch for the previous HD versions may be issued. I personally would think it pretty unlikely.
Either way, this is great news for Crazy Taxi, but will it translate to iOS? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
Sega Addicts and gentlemen,
After many attempts and revamps the Sega Addicts iOS app is complete and officially approved for public consumption by Apple. This app (which can be downloaded here) is pretty nifty and allows you to follow all the latest news, podcast episodes, features, reviews, and some special VIP stuff for the low price of free! In addition, the interface is completely customizable letting you use keywords to follow updates on specific games or topics.
If you don’t want to use the link above just search for “SegaAddicts” on the iTunes store and you’ll find it. Give it a try and make sure and give us your thoughts and suggestions. We’ll be continuing to update and improve the app and we’d love to hear some ideas of what you’d like to see in the future.
So how was your day? Tiring? Are you sleepy? Well if you are then you’re indeed in the same boat as Stevie, Josh and John this week because for some reason they all decided to put off resting and instead record yet another putrid episode of The Sega Addicts Kids Table!
And I meant putrid in the literal sense because this podcast is also infested! You might think it’s gross but to make up for that (and some fuzzy audio problems) there’s some fun discussion involving the Power Rangers, Jet Set Radio for iOS, that new Sega indoor theme park, and the price of freedom in today’s democratic society. One of those is a lie. Listen to find out which one!
Or go to our iTunes and subscribe! If you’re too lazy (or tired, like us) then perhaps reviewing it is out of the question… but if it isn’t then go do that. It helps out a lot.
And remember to follow the official Sega Addicts twitter to take part in the next Newey Needs To Knowey What You Think. Your entry may be read out on the 49th episode! Woah!