The last time Sonic and Pac-Man met up they went head to head in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The two icons meet again as they lend each other a hand in their respective smartphone games, Sonic Dash and Pac-Man on iOS and Android.
Dr. Eggman is it at again, and this time it started because he was left out of Sonic Dash’s fifth year anniversary party, as he conspires with Bash the Ghost to exact revenge. Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man will enter the game to help out Sonic and friends.
However, that’s not all, Dr. Eggman also kidnapped Sonic’s animal friends, and the Blue Blur will need to head into the mazes of Pac-Man in order to save them.
Here are some screenshots and details about the crossover events:
In Sonic Dash, you get to run as Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man to compete in four alternating one-week special character events that will have you collect Power Pellets while racing to the finish line.
There’s also a brand-new boss battle that puts you up against Bash the Ghost. By collecting enough of Pac-Man’s classic fruits, bells, and keys during the event, you’ll get to permanently keep those characters.
In the mobile game, Pac-Man, Sonic shows up to save his kidnapped animal friends. The game will let you play as Sonic and dash through a revamped maze in the style of Sonic the Hedgehog’s classic Green Hill Zone during the limited time event, while collecting rings and boosting through Moto Bugs. The update brings six unique stages and free Sonic tournaments.
Those who participate in the crossover event between today and March 20 will get to unlock the Sonic Maze content in Pac-Man to keep forever. After the event period ends, it’ll no longer be available to unlock.
Here’s a quote from Chris Southall, Head of Studio at Sega Hardlight about the crossover:
“We’re excited to host Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man in Sonic Dash in celebration of the game’s five year anniversary. We know fans will be delighted with the result, a special event that brings two iconic video game universes together for the very first time on mobile in a speed-packed experience.”
And one from Kazunori Goka, Chief Pac-Man Officer at Bandai Namco:
“Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog have proven to be some of the most enduring heroes in video game history, and seeing each of these characters in these new universes helps remind us why we fell in love with them in the first place. We hope that Sonic fans and Pac-Man fans alike will enjoy seeing their favorite characters take on new challenges and try their best, all for the sake of friendship.”
Sonic Dash and Pac-Man are available on iOS and Android. The crossover events will be available from today through March 20, 2018.