[Update] Faster than a speeding bullet? Prove it in Sonic Dash and win big with Pocket Gamer

Fantastic prizes on offer (Updated: we have some winners!!)

[Update] Faster than a speeding bullet? Prove it in Sonic Dash and win big with Pocket Gamer
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It's time once more for you to take on the rest of our community in a high score-based Gamer X competition and try to win some totally sweet prizes.

This is where we find out who's really prepared to crack his 'Knuckles' and put in the hard yards for some top-notch rewards.

This is where we discover which of you will panic under pressure and run away with your 'Tails' between your legs.

'Amy' right, guys? Ahem.

If you haven't already guessed from the terrible puns (and the rather transparent headline), we're on the hunt for the greatest Sonic Dash player in the known universe.

Sonic boom

Fancy taking on our enigmatic pocket gaming king / queen, then? Want to win some awesome prizes, yeah? Of course you do!

All you need to do to enter this amazing competition is the following...

  • Add 'Pocket Gamer X' as a Friend on Game Center.
  • Fire up Sonic Dash on iOS (get it free here), and post the best score you can.
  • Post your score in the comments section at the bottom of this article along with your Game Center ID.

Updated on August 12th, at 11:30: At the halfway mark of this latest Gamer X competition, it looked as though Zariya Jackson's mammoth score of 5,588,920 would be enough to secure Zariya the victory.

Once the official adjudicators had formally closed the Sonic Dash tournament and had checked the final leaderboards, it became clear that that 5,588,920 tally wouldn't even be sufficient for a podium place.

In a word... wow!

With an incredible 13 million points, Brenda Cocom has absolutely decimated the opposition. It's a mind-blowing score! Simply astonishing stuff.

Here, then, is confirmation of the final placings.

  • Brenda Cocom - 13,348,700
  • Erik Choong - 11,279,040
  • Styphoiz - 9,150,220

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone else for playing.

A big 'hooray' for our "special prize" winner, by the way, who, as luck would have it, is fourth-placed finisher Zariya Jackson.

Gamer X will return soon. Very soon.

*By the way, could all of the winners please send an email to Gamer X's personal account with a screenshot of their Game Center ID as proof of entry by August 27th, 2013.

Updated on August 7th, at 9:16: The race is TRULY on.

At the halfway mark of our latest Gamer X competition, then, these are the top 3 Sonic Dashers.

  • Zariya Jackson - 5,588,920
  • David Cook - 4,457,100
  • Marcus Chow - 3,019,100

In the slipstream of that trio of incredible performers are Matt Pauley, Robert Hardy, and Jakub Kotis.

Are you struggling to keep up with this fierce competition, though? Need a Sonic speed boost?

Check this out, then.

As always in these Gamer X competitions, we have some awesome prizes to give away to the players responsible for the highest scores.

And those prizes are...

  • 1st prize - A Sonic Dash T-shirt (your choice of M, L, or XL), a Sonic The Hedgehog hat, and a Sonic Dash iPhone 5 cover.
  • 2nd prize - A Sonic The Hedgehog hat and a Sonic Dash iPhone 5 cover.
  • 3rd prize - A Sonic Dash iPhone 5 cover.
  • Special prize - As a special treat, we're also going to give away a Sonic The Hedgehog hat to one randomly selected competitor. You know, just for taking part. So, even if you can't crack the top three, it's worth submitting your score.

If you love the Sonic The Hedgehog series, then you'll know that these are hard-to-get, limited-run items for which all die-hard fans will be clamouring.

Good luck, everyone!

Competition rules

  • The competition closes on August 12th, 2013, at 11am GMT, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
  • The winner will be notified by email shortly after the closing date of the competition.
  • Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
  • By entering, you agree to the official rules and Steel Media's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Peter Willington
Peter Willington
Die hard Suda 51 fan and professed Cherry Coke addict, freelancer Peter Willington was initially set for a career in showbiz, training for half a decade to walk the boards. Realising that there's no money in acting, he decided instead to make his fortune in writing about video games. Peter never learns from his mistakes.