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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: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 4, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania Plus is the best recent evolution of SEGA's franchise, with great new features, a rock-solid gameplay and a very attractive retail version. The best Sonic is undoubtedly the classic one.
  2. 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.
  3. Jul 19, 2018
    86
    A 'complete edition' pack that only include one new DLC with two characters and one game mode. It may not look like much, and if you already have the digital version of the game you don't need to buy this Plus edition... But if you haven't played this superb platformer yet or you are a hardcore Sonic fan you have to have it.
  4. Jul 16, 2018
    85
    Two new heroes and some new little things do the trick… Or almost. Even if we’d like more new levels, Sonic Mania Plus is still a great game loaded with good ideas, and it’s still a superb tribute to good old Sonic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    With the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. ItWith the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. It is hard to think of anything more that could have been done to improve this game but with some well chosen additions, the package now feels complete. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2018
    10
    This is one of the greatest sonic games ever made with the edition of 2 new characters. Ray, who once you get used to his flying ability, isThis is one of the greatest sonic games ever made with the edition of 2 new characters. Ray, who once you get used to his flying ability, is the best of speedrunning, and Mighty who is very useful for exploration. The Bonus level is the greatest, the blue sphere unlocks are flipping amazing, and the easter eggs are legendary. Would recommend if you have the original to get the DLC's instead but if you never bought it, love the art, love physical copies, or just love classic sonic. This is the game for you Expand
  3. 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
  4. Jul 20, 2018
    1
    Sonic Mania Plus is finally here and i'm...disappointed.

    (Please, read before you down-vote my review.) Pros: -Adds two new (or in this
    Sonic Mania Plus is finally here and i'm...disappointed.

    (Please, read before you down-vote my review.)

    Pros:
    -Adds two new (or in this case, old characters) Mighty and Ray. (Mighty, the former Chaotix crew member so bland and unoriginal that Charmy stayed and HE left. And Ray, the guy from a game no one has ever played.)
    -The new characters have new moves.
    -Levels are slightly harder.
    -1 new level.

    Cons:
    -The new characters don't have many routes for them and in normal mode, their moves are useless for looking for different paths.
    -Mighty's shell feature is op. can block all spikes and makes some bosses even more easy.
    -Levels' layout hasn't chance much and pretty much the same.
    -Only 1 new boss and all bosses are the same, same with mini bosses.
    -Few levels were removed for Encore.
    -Angel Island isn't really a full stage.
    -The cut content that was found in Mania's data wasn't reuse for Plus, like that mini boss or the gimmicks like the water colors gimmick for Press Garden.
    -Lives are removed, so rings became useless if you go over 50 (unless you got Super form) for the pinball bonus stage.
    -Pinball bonus stage needs a rework, got stuck a lot in different places.
    -Character item boxes are very rare, which means you gotta do pinball stage.
    -Cutscenes of characters going to different stages shouldn't be behind DLC.
    -Cheap enemy placement in later levels.

    I only played through the vanilla game once, because it just wasn't fun enough to warrant a second. I tried it for this and played until the boring slog that is Press Garden. Realized i hadn't died once so far, the game was barely any harder if at all, and that i had been tricked into paying a "good sonic game" tax disguised as a DLC.

    For the DLC, i give it a 1/10.
    I'm disappointed with this DLC, and TBH, it's not worth $5. maybe $2.99. I can't recommend this DLC unless it's on sale. Wish i could get a refund.
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