“Sonic Runners marks a return to the classic 2D styling that fans around the world love, with refined and perfected gameplay experience packed with a high-speed punch that is equal parts challenging and fun,” said Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team. “As our first game exclusively developed for mobile devices, we are thrilled with the outcome, which combines the classic challenge of a side-scrolling platformer with an endless runner.”
Fans of the classic SEGA Genesis will immediately recognize the iconic blue hedgehog in his retro-inspired environment. In his most challenging mobile game to-date, players will tap their devices to make Sonic and his friends run, jump, and fly their way through the enemy-riddled environment. Players will also complete boss battles against the infamous Dr. Eggman as they make their way through the storyline all in order to save the planet’s animals. The further a player advances, the more their speed increases, setting records to compete with friends and opponents worldwide.
With competitive play, players have four categories in which to rank and set records: “Rival League”, “Friend,” “World,” and “Historical.” Sonic and his friends can be equipped with Chao and companions to add bonuses like speed, gem collection, and more as they race their way to the top of the leaderboards. Sonic fans can look forward to special missions, new characters and buddies, in-game events and additional announcements coming soon.