Sonic Dream Team

Sonic Dream Team update adds Time Trials, overhauls boss fights, and more

Some truly Crabulous additions.

If you’ve been enjoying the Apple Arcade-exclusive Sonic Dream Team, you’ll have more to dig into later today. SEGA has the first content update scheduled to go live at 2:00 pm PT. 

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From the looks of it, there’s a little something for those who want more from the bosses and folks who are striving to go even faster. For the former, the update adds eight new boss missions, as well as overhauls to some of the key boss fights.

Enemies like Dr. Crabulous, the Factory Foremen, and the Guardian Hunter have all been tweaked to shake things up a bit. According to the announcement, this includes the addition of “a few new moves to keep players on their toes during battle.”

If going fast is your thing — and why wouldn’t it be, you’re not playing a Big the Cat platformer! — the update introduces time trials and some handy tools for speedrunners. Taking part in time trials will give you a shot at nabbing the best completion time in each Act. The results will be available on the leaderboard once recorded so you can go back to try to best yourself or everyone else, depending on how competitive you’re feeling. For speedrunners, the Sonic Dream Team update adds ranks for each Act.  

Sega's teaser of the Sonic Dream Team Time Trials menu
Screenshot via Sega

Sonic Dream Team first launched on December 5, 2023, taking a swerve from the recent 2D sidescroller Sonic Superstars to deliver 3D platforming exclusive to Apple devices. Those who subscribe to Apple Arcade can give it a spin on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, and there’s more on the way at some point in the future. Sega reiterated that this is the first of three content updates, with other additions planned for sometime in 2024. 


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