We knew Sega was planning on pulling several of its games from mobile app stores, although the company didn’t give any indication of which games were getting brushed under the rug. Thanks to some keen observers at PocketGamer, though, we have a list of exactly which 19 games are MIA from the Play Store. Read more
In a blog post today, Sega has announced that they will be pulling several of their older titles from mobile app stores over the next few weeks. According to the company, some older games don’t quite meet their standards of quality anymore, and so they’ll be removed from Google’s Play Store, Amazon’s App Store, and Samsung’s Galaxy Apps, plus the iOS App Store.
This is a pretty odd move, especially for a company that was probably still pulling in some cash from its older games, but I guess it’s better for consumers so they don’t buying up games from Sega’s back catalog only to find out that they aren’t working properly on their 2015 device. Read more
Only a few weeks after the Humble Bundle spawned its mobile wing, more changes are taking place at the Humble Bundle website. There’s now a new mobile section offering an Android bundle every two weeks, starting with the Sega bundle. Read more
Sonic fans have a new title to check out in the Google Play store. In a follow-up to their 2012 title Sonic Jump, SEGA has released Sonic Jump Fever. In addition to the standard improvements in areas like graphics, the main change for this sequel is the move from being a premium app to being a free app with in-app purchases available. SEGA also incorporates play against your friends and leaderboard rankings much more in this title putting more emphasis on social aspects. Read more
If you are a fan of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sega has a special going on right now that you might be interested in. Several Sonic titles are on sale for only 99 cents. The titles are normally $2.99 each except for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing which is still listed at $3.99. Hit the break for the full list and download links. Read more
For a limited time, you can play as some very special characters in Sonic Dash. The first is Bugdroid! The little guy that represents Android is a playable character in the game and after fifty times playing with him, you unlock the next special character. As you can see in the picture above, an Android-like Sonic is unlocked.
Hit the break for download links and let us know how you feel about both Bugdroid and the Android-like Sonic. Read more
E3 is here, and all of the major gaming companies are beginning to announce the new titles they’ll be releasing in the next year.
SEGA today announced ‘Sonic Jump Fever,’ a new installment of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
This game is a bit more social than others before it, as it centers around beating your friends’ scores. You can chose your character and compete in vertical jumping challenges, much like Doodle Jump in the Sonic universe. There are a bunch of power-ups and boosters to collect as well as unique character abilities.
The actual release date is not known, but stay tuned for more as the beginning of summer comes closer. Hit the break for the game’s promotional video.
Need more Crazy Taxi? SEGA is working on a new installment for the series, titled Crazy Taxi: City Rush. Being that the focus is solely on mobile platforms, SEGA can optimize the experience properly. Kenji Kanno, creator of Crazy Taxi, says that “We are delivering a truly fun game that captures everything our fans love about the original and infusing it with several new features to create an even more fantastic and memorable experience.” The graphics will be much more smooth and vibrant and the mechanics finely tuned.
But as you wait for City Rush to make its way to the Play Store, SEGA is making the original Crazy Taxi more appealing. From now through March 19 (Wednesday), Crazy Taxi can be downloaded for absolutely nothing.
Hit the break for Crazy Taxi: City Rush’s teaser trailer and download links for the original. Read more
Sega is continuing their tradition of releasing Sonic the Hedgehog games on mobile devices, with the latest being Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. It’s a little pricey at $4.99, but there’s a laundry list of features to make it a compelling purchase.
There are 10 available characters to choose from, each with their own unique transforming vehicle, with more scheduled to be released at some point in the future. The tracks are dynamically generated and there are multiple routes, power ups, and road hazards to deal with, which adds some replayability to the same courses. The control scheme has also been tailored for mobile devices, and Sega has built in full controller support if you use a mobile gamepad. Read more
Sonic the Hedgehog fans, today is your lucky day. In the Google Play Store, you can purchase five games from the beloved franchise for up to 80% off. The sale runs from tomorrow, December 21, through New Year’s Day, January 1. Most of the games have been reduced to $0.99 or $1.99 while one game is now free.
Here are the prices with links to the Play Store:
- Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing — $0.99 from $3.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 — $0.99 from $4.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 — $0.99 from $1.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic CD — $0.99 from $2.99 [Play Store]
- Sonic Jump — FREE from $0.99 [Play Store]