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Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic Mania Plus is the definitive retail enhanced version of the original Sonic Mania's digital release, presented in a pristine collectible physical release. The encore pack is a $5 upgrade fee for owners of the original game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jul 30, 2018
    100
    The fan outcry for a physical version of Sonic Mania was enormous, and while it did take a year for SEGA to act, it has ultimately delivered a package that is simply outstanding. After so many bad outings in the series, Sonic's legacy was beginning to turn to dust. Many mistakes have been made in trying to emulate, yet evolve the 2D adventures of yesteryear, with failed projects, such as Sonic 4. Sonic Mania Plus, however, restores the series back to the gold standard. It will be revered for decades with the community who will no doubt set this as the benchmark for any future sequel to the series.
  2. 100
    Taken as a full package this is arguably the best Sonic game there is. Mania mode is fun as ever, the cast is fuller, and the bonus challenges, unlockables, Encore mode and multiplayer makes for a game that earns its spot on the retail shelf. Some existing owners might wonder whether two extra characters, remixed singleplayer and revamped splitscreen is worth the upgrade given there's no substantially new levels to speak of, but I think it's a fine way to extend the experience.
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    95
    Somehow, Sega, Christian Whitehead, and the development teams behind the original Sonic Mania have found a way to make the best Sonic game in years even better. Sonic Mania Plus is now nearly everything it could and should be, with new playable characters, modes, options, and polish sure to please fans. There’s a small handful of areas in which the game could still be improved, but really, this is just about as good of a Sonic adventure as we could ever have hoped for.
  4. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    Essential for those who he did not play the original title.
  5. Jul 13, 2018
    90
    If you’ve yet to play Sonic Mania; Sonic Mania Plus offers yet another essential addition to your physical game collection. It might not be an entirely new game, but Sonic Mania Plus manages to feel just as fresh as the original Sonic Mania did a little over a year ago.
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    While it was already a fantastic package on the outset, this new update makes it even better than before. If you missed Sonic Mania the first time around, now is the perfect time to catch up.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    It adds on neatly onto your original game (no need to start all over), and will extend your playtime at least another few hours if not more. Also, if you missed Sonic Mania last year, this is now the definitive version of the game. That said, if you just casually picked it up, and only invested a few hours, there isn’t that much here in Sonic Mania Plus to justify spending more money unless you’re a huge fan of Mighty and Ray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jul 24, 2018
    10
    Price Rating $30/$30

    Pros + Feels exactly like classic Sonic games. Physics, sound effects, music, and quality while also adding great new
    Price Rating $30/$30

    Pros
    + Feels exactly like classic Sonic games. Physics, sound effects, music, and quality while also adding great new elements and stages
    + Very re-playable
    + Encore more is a great excuse to play again with a slight twist

    Cons
    - Pinball bonus stage could use a little more work. Does not feel like any pinball stage from Sonic's past, and the ball doesn't move at all like you would expect.
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  2. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    The quality of the package in Mania Plus is so good that it is becoming one of the best, if not the best, Sonic game of all time.
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    Game is great and has a lot of nostalgia. Mania Plus is a fantastical update to an already great game. tl;dr Great update to an already greatGame is great and has a lot of nostalgia. Mania Plus is a fantastical update to an already great game. tl;dr Great update to an already great game.

    Plus adds Encore Mode, Mighty and Ray and several tweaks (the Menu update and missing level transitions, which are already available free if you don't have plus) and more. Plus is $5 if you have the base game, which is a great price, and $30 to buy the entire physical package (comes with art-book, reversible cover, shiny reflective box cover) where the orignal base Digital copy was $20.
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  4. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    Sonic Mania Plus managed to take the greatest Sonic game ever and make it better! With a $5 extra price tag (or $5 DLC depending on yourSonic Mania Plus managed to take the greatest Sonic game ever and make it better! With a $5 extra price tag (or $5 DLC depending on your preference) it really is the definitive edition of Mania! They even took the time to add tiny things like bug fixes, stage transitions for every zone and even a new bonus stage! The Sega Genesis reversible cover is another amazing touch. Just a little tip, if you want to get Super Sonic, Tail, Knuckles, Ray or Mighty in Encore mode, then you have to be the master of Mania special stages so definitely practice! So if you like Sonic even remotely then buy this game! Thank you! Expand
  5. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    Simply incredible, it is perfect!!! congratulations to the Mania Team, this is the perfect 2D Sonic game!
  6. Jul 25, 2018
    9
    It's been almost a year since Sonic Mania has been released to the world and everyone soon fell in love with the game and it's no secret thatIt's been almost a year since Sonic Mania has been released to the world and everyone soon fell in love with the game and it's no secret that the team behind Sonic Forces admits loving Sonic Mania as well by connecting the events of the two games together for rather two epic games to play for the price of one. I think it was time for Sonic Mania to get an upgrade due to the critical success of Sonic Mania and the fact that it's literally impossible to get a physical copy of the game. Introducing Sonic Mania Plus, an upgraded Sonic Mania that includes even more things that might as well make it even better than its original form, it has more nostalgia written into it than what Sonic Mania could ever have to surprise its fans into wanting more. Expand
  7. Jul 26, 2018
    0
    Very overrated. This game is boring and tedious. The levels are boring and the bosses aren't that good. I regret buying it.

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