Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
A second sequel to the hit Sonic Dash TV show, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom has been released on Android devices just a few months after its August release. In terms of game play, it follows the same gameplay mechanics of the original – collect energy capsules by running around and bouncing off walls, collect different power ups which give you extra speed, avoid obstacles, and collect stars which activate special power ups. The only difference is that this time, you’re going to Earth. Here, you’ll have to use your new ability to fly through the air, zip through warp pipes, and go through worm holes to score points.
Like the first game, this one follows the same story (although it’s in HD), though it has received an update. In fact, the update really improves things, as it gives it a great, brighter interface and better audio effects. Its average reviews on the Android Market give it a rating of “4.5,” with many people giving it high praise for being a faithful recreation of the original, with the additions needed to make it worthwhile playing on an android device. If you enjoyed the first game, then you’ll love this one.
In the first game, Dr. Eggman was playable, although his moves were very slow and unpractical. In this game, he’s got a more modern-looking appearance, sporting a jazzy, spiky goatee haircut. His usual hat is also present, but he’s covered it up with a big round blue hat that really stands out. You can’t help but recognize him from the “Sonic Riders” cartoon series.
Dr. Eggman is once again chasing the legendary Blue Blur, this time in search of a mysterious Device called the Genesis Egg which has the power to transform Sonic into a powerful, destructive creature called the Metal Sonic. Dr. Eggman uses his latest inventions, the Wind Slash and Plasma Storm, against Sonic. The two get into an epic vehicle chase, where you’ll have to use the vehicle Sonic is currently operating in, as well as a vehicle from the past. This level ends with a surprise final confrontation with an Eggman Egg, which is similar to the one from the first level of the original game. You can play as both the classic Sonic and the modern day’s Dr. Eggman in this level. The difficulty increases significantly in this level as well.
This is actually the second part of the Sonic Chronicles timeline, as the first part introduced the new characters and story lines. This time around, we find ourselves in the city of New York, where Sonic and Tails run into a robot. They quickly realize that it was made by a greedy criminal named Maximillion dollar. In the process, Sonic gets hit with some negative energy, which sends him back to the original time and he meets Knuckles the Echidna.
This year’s Sonic and Tails game, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom features the same addictive nature of the original, where you have to make good turns while moving at a very fast pace. This time around, you’ll find that you are also given a light saber to use to battle enemies. With its help, you’ll be able to go through some of the obstacles found in the other levels of the original game. There are some slight differences, however, with the graphics being a lot less detailed and cartoon-like compared to its predecessor.
The developers managed to add about thirty years worth of gameplay into the mix, making it the perfect game for people who loved the first version but grew up a lot since then. It features a storyline that allows you to fully explore the world of Sonic and Tails, and there are various unlockables and extra characters to play with. Each character has their own unique ability, and you can even unlock an exclusive special move for Tails in this game. If you had problems finding enough interest in Sonic and Tails: Sonic and the Secret Island, this is definitely a must-play with its exciting storyline and fun gameplay.