Sega’s Sonic Dash+ is launching on Apple Arcade with no ads and no IAPs

Feel free to add Sonic Dash+ to the list of Apple Arcade games—Sega’s endless runner is launching on April 8 with offline play, no ads and no in-app purchases.

Sonic Dash+ is hitting Apple Arcade on April 8

The list of Apple Arcade games is about to grow a bit longer with the addition of Sonic Dash+, an Apple Arcade edition of Sega’s popular endless runner which is scheduled to debut on the game-subscription service on April 8. The game ties up with the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie which is also arriving on April 8.

“Get ready to snatch those shimmering golden rings,” reads the announcement on Apple Arcade’s Twitter account. “Join Tails, Knuckles and of course Sonic, in this blazing-fast runner on Friday.” Read: How to unsubscribe from Apple Arcade

You can set a reminder for when the game is available by touching the “Get” button on the game’s App Store page [App Store link]. Doing so will prompt Apple to send a push notification to your device when the game becomes available to download.

Why your favorite hedgehog is coming to Apple Arcade

Sonic Dash+ is exclusively launching on Apple Arcade, meaning this version will be unavailable without a subscription (Apple Arcade is $5/month). Sega’s games can be quite annoying in terms of constantly asking for cash to purchase various upgrades. Sonic Dash+ has no in-app purchases nor will the game pester you with advertising. You can even play the game without an internet connection. Dying to play Sonic Dash+ but with ads and in-app purchases? No problem—feel free to download its non-Apple Arcade counterpart, dubbed just Sonic Dash [App Store link].

The key features of Sonic Dash+

The game’s App Store page lists the following features:

  • Sonic Dash endless running games: Run fast with Sonic the Hedgehog in this exciting endless running game from Sega. Use Sonic’s super running powers to race and run faster than anyone else. Unleash Sonic’s incredible speed and racing capabilities as you race and run through epic courses in this fun endless runner game.
  • Amazing running and racing abilities: Utilize Sonic’s super-fast running powers as you race to dodge hazards, jump over barriers and speed around loop de loops.
  • Stunning ended runner game graphics: Sonic’s beautifully detailed world looks epic on your phone and tablet in this fun endless runner and racing game. Spend hours racing through endless incredible race courses in Sonic’s world.
  • Race as Sonic and friends: Join forces with Sonic’s friends and play as awesome Sonic characters including Tails, Shadow and Knuckles. Choose your favorite runner and blast your way through this super fast endless runner game. If you’re a fan of Classic Sonic and Classic Sega games, you’ll love Sonic Dash+.
  • Epic racing boss battles: Run and race to battle against two of Sonic the Hedgehog’s biggest rivals, Dr. Eggman and Zazz from Sonic Lost World. Race through fun levels and take down the villains.
  • Keep on running and racing: Get more rewards the more you run and race with Sonic in this fun endless runner game. Unlock additional characters, like Tails, Knuckles and Shadow. Endless running with Sonic is fun for players of all ages.
  • Rewarding leaderboards: Play online and take part in the High Score and Distance Run Leaderboards to win great prizes.

Sonic Dash+ isn’t the only title to be re-released on Apple Arcade. Several high-profile games have already released their “plus” versions on Apple Arcade. As a quick refresher, all Apple Arcade titles support offline play, have no ads and no in-app purchases and are available across the iPhone, iPad and Mac.