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Sonic Dash
Still running away
By Harry Slater 07 March 2013
Game Name: Sonic Dash | Developer: Hardlight | Publisher: Sega | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Endless running | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
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Modern Sonic games have never been big on player agency. Sonic Adventure, often heralded as the last great escapade of the spiky speed freak, was to all intents and purposes a game about pushing 'up' on a joypad for five hours before helping a cat catch some fish.

The precision platforming of the classic 16-bit games has long since been abandoned for the illusion of speed, and Sonic Dash is the ultimate outcome of that shift. Here's a game where you don't even have to push forwards any more.

The result is an endless-runner with some of the charm of early Sonic titles and a handful of fondly remembered tunes. It won't change anyone's opinion of Sega's fading mascot, but will probably keep you entertained anyway.
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Summary
A perfectly playable endless-runner, Sonic Dash is entertaining enough, but highlights how far the series has come since its glory days
RATING
7/10
 
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