Sonic Dash Extreme is an arcade version of Sonic Dash mobile phone game developed by Sega Amusements and released by Sega. An arcade version became available in selected places in the United Kingdom on May 2015. The arcade version features daily and all-time leaderboards and different control methods for large-sized d-pad controllers.
Sonic Dash Extreme is very similar to the original mobile phone game, but with several altered features. When starting the game, one of playable characters (Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Rouge, Blaze or Cream) is chosen randomly for the player. Instead of using touch controls, the arcade cabinet features a large D-pad. By pressing left or right on D-pad, the player can move sideways to avoid obstacles on the route, while pressing up makes the playable character perform Spin Jump and pressing down activates the Roll Attack.
The arcade game awards prizes in form of redemption tickets, which the player gets after passing the checkpoints between small sections. After passing through the last checkpoint, the player gets a rank depending the amount of tickets and Rings. After that, the player faces Dr. Eggman in his Egg Mobile like in original Sonic Dash, but defeating him will be different than on the mobile phone version. After being bounced into the air by Springs, the player has to lock-on to and press down on D-pad to dash into one of the Egg Mobile's missile launchers three times. If failing to do so, the player loses the game.