Sega launches its first iOS exclusive, Sonic Jump

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.