Sega, much like Sonic, moves fast, as the company just launched “Sonic Runners” last week and now it has launched – or possibly soft-launched -- “Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom.” The game not only acts as a sequel to “Sonic Dash,” which has surpassed 100 million downloads, but also incorporates character designs from the “Sonic Boom” animated series.
Just like its predecessor, “Sonic Dash 2” is an infinite runner where characters collect rings to unlock rewards and upgrade various power-ups to succeed through the game. This being a sequel, there are various new gameplay elements that Droid Gamers has reported on, like the added “Swing and Tilt” gameplay and character-exclusive special moves like Amy using her hammer, Sonic’s speed dash and many more.
One original aspect about the game is the ability to play as three characters at once and to switch between them and take advantage of their unique strengths to get higher scores. This is possible in the game’s new “Team Play Mode,” which was not in the original “Sonic Dash” and adds variety to the infinite runner gameplay.
The game has other additions, like new hazards to avoid, new worlds to run through and even motion controls, according to Pocket Gamer. The game adds a boomerang-wielding character named Sticks, along with the updated “Sonic Boom” appearances of familiar characters. Sonic has a scarf, Knuckles is buffer than a WWE Superstar, and Tails has goggles and a wrench.
Sega has been heavily pushing the “Sonic Boom” animated series. Archie Comics currently publishes a “Sonic Boom” comic book series, and there are a number of toys advertising the new look of Sonic and his friends. There also was a video game called “Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric,” but it was panned upon release.
Fans of “Sonic Dash” will want to give “Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom” a spin, since it does incorporate some of the familiar gameplay from the original and improves upon it. Currently, the game is only available on Android, with no news on iOS version yet.