SEGA’s Sonic Dash has passed a major download milestone on mobile devices, as the endless runner starring the famous blue hedgehog has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release in March 2013.
In Sonic Dash, players race along a randomized pathway while moving between lanes, jumping over and sliding under obstacles and more. Players collect gold rings as they run, which can be spent on power-ups, while red rings serve as the game’s premium currency, and can be spent, for one, on new characters.
Since the release of Sonic Dash, over 850 billion gold rings have been collected across 4.5 billion runs. Gamers have played Sonic Dash for a cumulative total of 123 million hours, with over 14 million gamers, on average, playing the game every month since launch.
Sonic Dash was developed by Hardlight, SEGA’s mobile games studio, by a team of 15 people over a period of eight months. Hardlight has since grown to 50 staff, and is working on new titles based on other existing SEGA properties, as well as completely new games.