Posts tagged Sonic Dash
Sonic Dash recently received a huge patch for iOS which added a whole load of new content, including new power-ups and missions. What it didn’t openly mention is that it also added Shadow’s textures and model to the game.
That mess of colours above? Yep, that’s a crop of a texture map for Shadow. Discovered by Woun over at Russian fansite Sonic Scene, the files were found in the iPad 3 & 4 hi-res texture pack. Although currently unplayable, an upcoming patch from Hardlight to unveil the character is almost certain.
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!
Hey gang what’s up? Nothing? Bored? Waiting for something to turn your life into fun? Well thankfully for you The Sega Addicts Kids Table is back (and late, blame epilepsy) again to entertain you with Tom Kyzivat filling in for John this week! Does that get you hyped? No! Well how about some discussion on the 1995 motion picture epic Theodore Rex? Yes? Yes!!!
On a more serious note there’s also some conversation about Sonic Dash becoming free, the old Castle of Illusion HD rumors, and much more. Oh and if you want to find out what’s up with the title for this episode you’re gonna have to listen to the actual thing. Enjoy!
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If you were running low on rings for Sonic Dash and wanted 1,000 for some reason, now is your chance to grab some, free-of-charge!
Sega announced through a news update on their blog that you can now get 1,000 free rings when you update Sonic Dash, which sounds like a pretty great deal to me. The update includes “a number of bug fixes,” plus some revamping of the Daily Challenge system, and of course, the 1,000 rings.
[Source: SEGA Blog]
In a surprising move that further proves the publisher’s growing affinity for the Free-to-Play model, Sega has dropped the price of Hardlight’s exceptional auto-runner from $1.99 down to $0. In lieu of paying for the actual game, players will be encouraged to purchase individually priced in-game items.
In addition to the price drop, the game has received an update that adds in daily “challenges” that offer items like red rings and new characters as prizes. The update also fixes some issues that affected gameplay on older iPhones.
It may have taken a while, but Sega really seems to be getting a hold of this iOS thing. If you asked me a couple years ago I would have never guessed that they would make a Sonic game Free-to-Play, but with the recent success of games like Kingdom Conquest II and Spiral Knights, the FTP model is looking more and more like the publisher’s new best friend.
Putting Sonic the Hedgehog in an “endless runner” game is probably the most logical idea to arrive on the smart phone marketplace. Running at break-neck speeds for over 2 decades, it almost feels like Sonic has been going through endless runner games since the Genesis days. Sonic Dash, however, does some things differently from the other endless runners, and copies some ideas where it should. Do these ideas fare well with the game overall? Or should you just go back to Temple Run? Hit that spring jump to find out. More >
Oh boy, what have The Sega Addicts Kids Table got themselves wrapped up in this time? Detention? In a 1985 coming of age John Hughes movie? Oh no! What a terrible, yet totally radical fate! That’s right in this episode Stevie, Josh, and John learn about the power of homework and friendship with special guest Scotty! Also there’s a lot of gross peeing. Eww.
The main part of the episode however is focused on the recent Aliens: Colonial Marines controversy, with whole sections dedicated to discussing it’s bugs and it’s now infamous scandals. So pull up a chair, break out the popcorn or your old school uniform because it’s time to learn with the Kids Table once again for the first time in a while (we’re back on track now)!
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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…
According to Sega’s official website, Hardlight’s iOS endless runner, Sonic Dash, appears to be heading to the Android Marketplace after its initial launch on Apple’s App Store. No official date is given but I wouldn’t expect it to be too long of a wait and the game will likely be at the same $1.99 price point as Sonic Dash on iOS.
I’ve been playing Sonic Dash almost daily since its release and would rank it as one of the best games Sega has released for mobile devices. The 3D Sonic perspective looks and works great as an endless runner on touchscreen devices and it’s nice to see them building a game from the ground up for mobile gaming rather than porting old games that don’t hold up so well without tactile buttons. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Hardlight does next.
Anyone else playing Sonic Dash or are you waiting for the Android release? Did you like Hardlight’s previous game Sonic Jump?
[Source: Sonic Stadium]
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.