Ranking the Sonic games from worst to best

13. Sonic Runners

Sonic Runners is actually a good platform game. Pity about the microtransactions though…

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If one thing is clear, is that Sonic would be a perfect fit for an “endless runner” smartphone game. And this is what Sega attempted with Sonic Runners, a game in which our favourite blue hedgehog is constantly running from left to right, leaving you to jump at the right moment in order to avoid obstacles, attack enemies and pickup collectibles such as rings. There’s also the odd confrontation with Sonic’s arch-enemy Dr Eggman, plus the various stages are well-designed too.

It’s a pity, then, that Sega choose to bury the gameplay under a load of microtransactions. Actually, the game will pester you to get your friends to play, show ads and insist you spend real cash on things like purchasing extra lives for Sonic in the game. This means Sonic Runners isn’t the best Sonic game for mobiles, but diehard fans of the blue hedgehog might still want to take a look as the base game is still free to play.

Came out on: iOS, Android

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