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In its continuing effort to revitalize the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, SEGA has released yet another made-for-mobile title starring our favorite member of the family Erinaceidae. Sonic Jump is a vertical platformer, with retro 2D visuals. The goal? Jump. In a generally upwards direction. And, of course, collect rings.

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If a Sonic game needs a whole lot more explaining than that, it's probably cause for skepticism (the Sonic Adventure series excluded, perhaps). You can play as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles (!) - and SEGA has promised more worlds and characters will be added in future updates, free of charge. Characters can be unlocked by spending the rings you gain during gameplay, though rings can be purchased via IAP should you get impatient. At a couple bucks, it seems like a reasonably-priced source of fun to me. Hit up the Play Store to get it now.

David Ruddock
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  • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

    Hum... sounds interesting :)

  • Stephen Long

    How long after I buy this for full price will it be on sale? :-)

    • HotInEER

      I agree. They are famous for that. .99 seems like a fair price for a game like this. I got burned on the one sonic game for $6.99 and then a few weeks later it was $1.99 or something like that. lol

  • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

    I might give this a try. I've always loved Sonic in concept, but found it too difficult in practice. I never liked his momentum and it all boiled down to remembering where the obstacles were and you lost all your rings when you hit something. It was hard enough with a real controller. I can't imagine it on a touch screen. This might have promise though.

  • moelsen8

    hrm, i think i may have to buy it. just a glimpse of sonic makes me nostalgic for those simpler games. i wish they'd release sonic spinball!

  • Knlegend1

    OMG just sale him already. Quit killing my childhood lol.

  • Ed

    More NON Working sub par SEGA crapware (which is all they produce nowadays).

    • http://www.facebook.com/kalervo.muttura Kalervo Muttura

      Check out Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed. GOTY 2012.