There are various new gameplay elements added to Sonic Dash S:
- Unique special abilities for each character
- Characters can be unlocked by simply being bought with Rings
- Chao who are able to boost skills and can aid the player during a run
- Boss fights can take place at random
- An online multiplayer mode is available
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- Sonic Dash S Races onto Japanese iOS and Android. Sonic Stadium (5 February 2014). Archived from the original on 13 July 2019. Retrieved on 8 April 2017.