Sonic Dash for Windows 8

Download your favorite Sonic games in this all-in-one package for Windows 8

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  • Category Platform
  • License Free
  • Works under Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8
  • Language English
  • Program by Sega

Join the World’s Most Famous Hedgehog on His Adventures

Most people will be familiar with Sonic the Hedgehog and his team of friends and foes. When this game was originally released back in the 90s it was hugely popular and captivated millions of gamers all around the world. Sonic is now available for Windows 8 in the form of Sonic Dash. Read on to discover if this release manages to capture all the fun of the original.

The blue hedgehog is back with the same great graphics that gamers have come to know and love. The aim of the game is fairly simple and players have to guide Sonic past obstacles as he sprints along a track, collecting rings as he goes. There is also a series of collectibles for players to look out for and pick up such as extra lives, dash boosts and magnets that can be used to trap coins.

The backdrop to the game is stunning and helps to get players hooked straight away. Although gamers start playing as Sonic, as the game progresses they will have the chance to unlock other characters such as Tails, Amy and Knuckles and play as them instead. This option will become available once gamers have collected enough red rings, ensuring that they keep on playing.

The key combinations that you use to control Sonic or his pals are fairly simple and can be mastered almost straight away. Players are sure to be touched by plenty of nostalgia and Sonic Dash compliments the original games very well. The animation is smooth and slick and helps you feel as though you are right inside the game from the very start. However, the original music is missing, which comes as a bit of a disappointment.

It has to be said that there isn’t a lot of variation to Sonic Dash and this is basically an endless running game. However, the game is so addictive that by the time you notice you will probably already be hooked. From time to time you have to take out certain bad guys, while there is also the chance that you will lose your rings and have to start all over again.

Gamers who continue to play will be presented with daily bonuses and challenges, which is sure to make them keep coming back for more. Players are also encouraged to share their achievements such as clocking up the fastest time and running for the longest distance. Although you are ultimately playing alone, this adds a sense of competition to the game that is sure to appeal to some players.

The game is well suited to Windows 8 and it is clear that the creators took the time to iron out all the bugs before the game was launched. The action takes place in an environment that is based on the Seaside Hill level that featured in Sonic Heroes. This was one of the most popular levels from the Sonic franchise, although players will have to make sure they keep their eyes on the track and don’t stop to take in the scenery too much.

Fans of Sonic and his crew are sure to enjoy playing Sonic Dash. Although this is a simple running game, the cute character more than makes up for the lack of action and there are plenty of collectibles and other things to look out for along the way.

Pros

  • The graphics are authentic and colourful
  • Lots of power ups and collectibles
  • Very addictive game play
  • Lots of original Sonic characters

Cons

  • There is not much variation to the game
  • The game tends to lag from time to time
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