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Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
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Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): iOS, Android
Genre: Action
Release Date RRP Code
iOS
INT
2017-09-12 Free ?
Google Android OS
INT
2017-09-12 Free ?

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Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is a game developed by Sega Europe studio Hardlight that was released for iOS and Android mobile devices to promote the at-the-time upcoming Sonic Forces. It was initially released by Sega in the form of a soft-launch on the App Store in the Philippines, and was slowly released to other countries and eventually Google Play.

Gameplay

Gameplay is very similar to that of Sonic Dash and Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, but instead of a simple endless runner, it is a common runner where the player competes with other players online in real-time, akin to Sonic Rivals. The player can execute jumps and rolls to deflect obstacles and destroy enemies as they automatically run through the stage, and can also interact with other paths acquired through rails. The player can also obtain temporary power-ups during the course to use for their own benefit or against their opponents, similar to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, as well as collecting rings to use as currency to buy power-ups or bonuses. The goal at the end of each course is a Phantom Ruby Prototype.

After each race, players can earn Battle Chests which grant a range of Cards to a particular character. In addition, the first and second place finishers receive a Victory Chest which can be unlocked to earn larger bonuses, such as a large number of Rings or Cards for multiple characters. Like with other Sonic games on mobile devices, Red Star Rings are used as premium currency which can be obtained from Free Chests or purchased using real money, and are used purchase additional Rings, Chests or unlock Victory Chests that are already acquired. Free Chests are distributed to the player every four hours, and up to two of them can be stored at a time.

Based on the positions they finish races in, players will gain or lose Trophies, a numerical matchmaking ranking system akin to an Elo rating system in other competitive games, which determine what stages the player can play on as well as how many rewards they can earn from Chests. Players can view each others' Trophies in the online leaderboards.

By upgrading characters, players are awarded with XP, which will increase their level. When a player's level increases, their Ring Boost and Resistance will also increase. Ring Boost increases the maximum amount of speed the player can gain by collecting Rings, while Resistance on the other hand decreases the effect attacks from other players have on the player's character.

Characters

There are 18 playable characters in the game. Characters are unlocked over time by reaching certain positions when completing races, and it is possible to make upgrades to the characters to improve their attributes and weapons when enough cards have been collected. Each character can be upgraded to a maximum of 16 times.

Character Image Rarity Stats Items First Available
Sonic Forces ModernSonic-2.png Common
  • Speed: 10/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Strength: 4/10
Launch
Classic Sonic Forces ClassicSonic-2.png Common
  • Speed: 9/10
  • Acceleration: 6/10
  • Strength: 6/10
v1.0.1 (Nov 1, 2017)
Tails Forces Tails.png Common
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Acceleration: 8/10
  • Strength: 5/10
Launch
Knuckles Forces Knuckles.png Common
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 5/10
  • Strength: 9/10
Launch
Amy Amy-Sonic-Forces-Speed-Battle-Artwork.png Common
  • Speed: 9/10
  • Acceleration: 5/10
  • Strength: 7/10
  • Lightning
  • Ice Boost
  • Ice Mine
  • Shield
Launch
Shadow Forces Shadow.png Super Rare
  • Speed: 10/10
  • Acceleration: 8/10
  • Strength: 3/10
Launch
Rouge SonicForcesSpeedBattle Rouge.png Rare
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Lightning
  • Illusion Boost
  • Booby Trap
  • Shield
Launch
E-123 Omega SonicForcesSpeedBattle Omega.png Common
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Strength: 7/10
Launch
Espio SonicForcesSpeedBattle Espio.png Rare
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 8/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Whirlwind
  • Illusion Boost
  • Illusion Mine
  • Shield
Launch
Charmy SonicForcesSpeedBattle Charmy.png Common
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 9/10
  • Strength: 5/10
  • Whirlwind
  • Wind Boost
  • Tornado
  • Shield
Launch
Vector SonicForcesSpeedBattle Vector.png Rare
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 5/10
  • Strength: 9/10
Launch
Silver SonicForcesSpeedBattle Silver.png Common
  • Speed: 7/10
  • Acceleration: 8/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Whirlwind
  • Illusion Boost
  • Tornado
  • Shield
v1.0.1 (Nov 1, 2017)
Blaze SonicForcesSpeedBattle Blaze.png Rare
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Acceleration: 5/10
  • Strength: 8/10
  • Fire Whirl
  • Fire Boost
  • Lava Bomb
  • Shield
v1.4.0 (Jan 17, 2018)
Cream Cream ModernArt.png Rare
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Acceleration: 9/10
  • Strength: 4/10
  • Chao Attack
  • Bunny Boost
  • Chao-nado
  • Shield
v1.5.0 (Feb 22, 2018)
Big ASR Big.png Super Rare
  • Speed: 5/10
  • Acceleration: 6/10
  • Strength: 10/10
v1.8.0 (May 10, 2018)
Chaos Forces Chaos.png Super Rare
  • Speed: 9/10
  • Acceleration: 3/10
  • Strength: 9/10
  • Ice Wave
  • Ice Boost
  • Ice Mine
  • Shield
v1.0.1 (Nov 1, 2017)
Metal Sonic Forces MetalSonic.png Super Rare
  • Speed: 8/10
  • Acceleration: 6/10
  • Strength: 7/10
  • Steal
  • Electro Boost
  • Explosive Mine
  • Shield
v1.0.1 (Nov 1, 2017)
Zavok Forces Zavok.png Super Rare
  • Speed: 4/10
  • Acceleration: 7/10
  • Strength: 10/10
  • Fireball
  • Fire Boost
  • Explosive Mine
  • Shield
v1.0.1 (Nov 1, 2017)

Stages

The stages are based on known locations from Sonic Forces, such as the City, Mystic Jungle and the version of Green Hill with sandy pyramid valleys. Sky Sanctuary, despite not being in Sonic Forces, is also present.

  • Green Hill:
    • Pyramid Valley
    • Parched Palms
    • Desert Falls
    • Corkscrew Canyon
    • Sandy Hills
  • Sky Sanctuary:
    • Celestial Skyway
    • Temple Gate
    • Ancient Isles
    • Spiral Heights
  • City:
    • Red Gate Bay
    • Splash Highway
    • Sunset Bridge
    • Red Gate Ruins
    • Viaduct Valley
  • Mystic Jungle:
    • Lambent Grove
    • Electric Arbor
    • Tangled Tunnels

Versions

Version history

Gallery

External links

References


Sonic games for the following systems
iOS
 2007  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPod)     2009  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPhone)     2010  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Spinball | Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I     2011  Sonic 20th Anniversary | Sonic the Sketchhog | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic the Hedgehog Skins | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic Dash | Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Forces: Speed Battle    
Google Android OS
 2011  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Advance | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic the Hedgehog CD Lite | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Lite | Sonic the Hedgehog | Happy Sonic! Live Wallpaper | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Dash | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Runners Adventure | Sonic Forces: Speed Battle