Sonic Mania PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through toughExperience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Sep 11, 2017
    100
    Finally, we have the return to form that Sonic fans have been waiting for all these years. This isn’t just one of the best Sonic games of recent years, but one of the best Sonic games full stop. You owe it to yourself to get a copy of this masterpiece.
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    93
    Sonic Mania isn’t just a great game for old Sonic fans. It’s a great game. This inspiration from the past should be Sonic’s future.
  3. Aug 25, 2017
    90
    Sonic Mania is the Sonic title we've been waiting for. It's traditional in every sense of the word... and all the better for it. If not for the clunky autosave feature, the word 'perfect' might have come to mind.
  4. Sonic Mania delivers what fans waited for years. Cool soundtrack, tight controls and awesome graphics really blends in with the atmosphere of Sonic has, just like in the old school Sonic games.
  5. 85
    Sonic Mania successfully takes Sonic back to the formula that saw him become a big deal to begin with. That means it does bring along the flaws in that design as well, but there's no denying this is as good as the Blue Blur has been for a long time.
  6. Aug 18, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Aug 14, 2017
    60
    At its best, Sonic Mania makes classic zones from past Sonic the Hedgehog games feel unpredictable again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 86
  2. Negative: 3 out of 86
  1. Aug 16, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania is like a breath of fresh air to the series.It's the ideal 2d Sonic game that I wanted for more than 20 years and I was not letSonic Mania is like a breath of fresh air to the series.It's the ideal 2d Sonic game that I wanted for more than 20 years and I was not let down.Game journalist point out that "There are more retro levels that new" and yes that is technically a flaw but I don't care I had immense fun with this game that I didn't mind what level comes up.To make a good Sonic game a good Sonic game in needs to check these criteria(Level design, Art and graphics, Accessibility and a soundtrack)
    Sonic Mania gets the main part of a formula for a great Sonic game and then some.The level design of these stages are excellent and each and every set piece was thought out.Primarily Act 2 of each zone is different is so many ways that it becomes a new zone all by itself.

    Conclusion: This is one of the best games I ever played and will play again many years from now.The more "There are more retro levels that new" isn't really a flaw in my opinion.All that matters is that you had fun and yes, I had great fun.
    P.S If you have a problem with the retro zones overshadowing the new ones then you can play Fan games that even rival Sonic Mania. "Sonic before the Sequel" and "Sonic after the Sequel" are games that you can try that have almost 100% originality and great level design.
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  2. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    better than sonic 1,2 and cd
    i love this game its soo good,the level desing is clever the visuals are beatiful and the music is amazing,i
    better than sonic 1,2 and cd
    i love this game its soo good,the level desing is clever the visuals are beatiful and the music is amazing,i wish it had more original stages but the older ones feel new again
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  3. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    Best Sonic game in years. This is the perfect game for Sonic fans and new-comers to the franchise. Great level design, beautiful retroBest Sonic game in years. This is the perfect game for Sonic fans and new-comers to the franchise. Great level design, beautiful retro inspired graphics, and amazing music make this the Sonic game you can not miss. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania is a game for the fans by long time fans of the franchise. I ordered the Collector's edition and was thoroughly satisfied withSonic Mania is a game for the fans by long time fans of the franchise. I ordered the Collector's edition and was thoroughly satisfied with it's contents. The game itself is just as good if not better then the first 4 sonic games from the 90's. Just a simple plot, a simple goal, and a complex series of jumps, loop-de-loops, explosions, and crunches! Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania plays like the originals, and has the same level of difficulty. But it truly is a must have for all Sonic fans everywhere,Sonic Mania plays like the originals, and has the same level of difficulty. But it truly is a must have for all Sonic fans everywhere, especially those of us who grew up playing those types of games. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania is one of the best Sonic games that has been released
    probably not better that most of the 3D games but pretty fun and awesome
    Sonic Mania is one of the best Sonic games that has been released
    probably not better that most of the 3D games but pretty fun and awesome
    the redesigned stages are nothing like the past games and feel pretty new
    and the special stages are so fun and even better than the previous 2D sonic games
    ill give it a 10/10
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  7. Sep 23, 2017
    0
    15 minutes into this heap and it is completely clear that the team that actually made the original Sonic games had nothing to do with this.15 minutes into this heap and it is completely clear that the team that actually made the original Sonic games had nothing to do with this. Don't waste your time or money on this garbage. Expand

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