Sega, a console maker turned games developer, is pretty active on the iOS platform. It’s been churning out various episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and recently launched its popular Crazy Taxi game on the iPhone. Today, Sega released a brand new iOS game set in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Called Sonic Jump, it’s Sega’s first iOS-only game.

As the name suggests, Sonic Jump has your charming hedgehog character jumping up the platforms, collecting coins, avoiding enemies, squaring off against Dr. Eggman and a whole bunch more. It should be instantly familiar to anyone who has played platform jumpers like Doodle Jump. Fans of Sega games will no doubt feel right at home.

Sonic Jump runs natively on both the iPhone and iPad and is provided as a universal binary setting you back two bucks. A few screenies, more info and a trailer can be found past the fold…

You can play as either the Sonic or Tails & Knuckles character and play across some traditional and new worlds in either story or arcade mode. The game also features unlockable items, friend challenges and more.

The following gallery contains a few screenshots from the iPhone version.

Here’s your gameplay footage, courtesy of TouchArcade.

A few highlights, via iTunes:

Multiple characters
Play as your favourite characters including Sonic, Tails & Knuckles, each with their own unique abilities.

Amazing World
Jump across the legendary Green Hill Zone or take to new worlds including Mountain & Jungle Zones.

Story Mode
Leap through 36 different levels on a quest to stop the evil Dr. Eggman.

Arcade Mode
Jump until you drop in the infinite Arcade Mode, where where it ends depends on how long you can jump for.

Boss Battles
Fight in epic boss battles between Sonic and his arch-rival Dr. Eggman!

Challenge Friends
Compete against friends to see who can jump highest in Arcade Mode or set epic scores in leaderboards.

Unlock More
Collect rings as you play the game, or purchase them in store, to unlock characters, power ups and more.

Sega is promising more characters and new worlds in future free updates.

If you bought the game, tell others about your initial impressions down in the comments.

  • boscotherock

    Big Sonic fan here, gonna give it a download when I get off work and see what it’s all about. Looks like it could be a nice game to kill some time with (especially on the can), even if it is essentially a doodlejump knockoff. Thanks for the heads up!

    • The Truth

      The orignal game came out long before doodle jump. Sonic jump was a java based game on available on mobile phones years ago.

  • rwmanos

    sonic jump is not ios exlusive. I’ve playing it on my se w660 since 2006

    • Wow!! Came here to say the exact same thing u said!! Same phone model even!!

  • Guest

    delete comment ?nice 😛

  • abujafer

    Apparently, it’s not an actual iOS exclusive; it’s been on non-smartphone-phone-things for a while now, so… ya.

  • I HATE games like this. But this looks cool. the addition of ENEMIES, BOSSES, AND LEVELS THAT ACTUALLY END make the game appealing. yes please.

  • Very cool game and beautiful graphics, It’s the best of its kind.