Well, a new Sonic game has come out on the App Store, and it's not a total heap of garbage. In fact, it's actually a really interesting take on the auto-runner. There's a big multiplayer twist here, and it makes for some pretty darn thrilling races.
But there are some hints and tricks that are going to make sure you're always coming out top of the leaderboard. And because we like you here at AppSpy, we thought we'd round them up in one handy guide.
And if you've got your own tips to throw into the mix, feel free to do it in the comments section down at the bottom of the article. Go on, you know you want to.
In simple terms, Sonic Forces is all about getting across the finish line first. The game controls your forward momentum, and you need to swipe to move across the four different lanes, leap over things, and slide out of harm's way.
Rings are the key to success. The more rings you have, the faster you go. That's why it's important to avoid as much as possible, and grab the shiny gold things whenever you get the chance. Collect 100 of them and you'll reach top speed.
All the characters have different versions of the same power-ups. One that shoots forwards, one that speeds you up, one that gives you a shield, and one that creates a barrier across the three lanes that you're not in.
Knowing when to use these is super important. Don't waste a rocket when there's no one in front of you, and remember that they only fire straight forwards in one lane. You'll see an exclamation mark above your head when one is flying towards you, so make sure you take evasive action.
You can carry three power-ups at the same time, so even if you've got one it's always worth getting more. They take time to regenerate as well, so grabbing one when your opponents are nearby could leave them at a disadvantage.
The same lane
If you're out in front and there's another runner close behind you, it's a good idea to get in the same lane. Often rockets don't hit you if you're close enough to the firer, and any walls they build will have a gap where you are.
It also means you'll be able to grab power-ups and rings before they do, and that's going to give you a massive advantage.
Watch the videos
It's always worth watching videos to double your rewards and get free coins. More often than not you'll have to sit through an advert after a race anyway, so you may as well get something out of it.
And don't forget to make the most out of your star runner. This character will grant double rewards for a number of runs. They change every day, so pop in, have a few goes, and you'll soon see your coffers swelling.