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  • Summary: Sonic Mania is an all-new adventure with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    Sonic Mania boasts a level of polish, care, and attention to detail the franchise hasn’t seen since Sonic and Knuckles. The developers clearly love Sonic and Mania glows as a result. And while it still comes tethered to Denuvo DRM, the game at least is not affected by this.
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    85
    Exciting level design, a stellar soundtrack, and cool expansions on the original formula work in one accord to deliver the Sonic game fans have been waiting for.
  3. Sep 1, 2017
    82
    A breakneck platformer that uses classic Sonic as a foundation for something fresh and exciting.
  4. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 16, 2017
    77
    Developers took their favorite episodes from the first five Sonics, took them apart and made a remix with some special additions: several new elements came from Sonic games that were never released, others – from cut content, and some were made from scratch. So they ended up with a game that’s bursting with secrets and gameplay mechanics. [Issue#223, p.61]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 87
  2. Negative: 6 out of 87
  1. Aug 29, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania should be praised not only for how awesome this game is but the context this project came out to existence. Sonic Mania is aSonic Mania should be praised not only for how awesome this game is but the context this project came out to existence. Sonic Mania is a product of love, a collaboration of long time sonic fans and SEGA. From Tyson Hesse animation to Tee Lopes soundtrack passing by Hyper Potion music for the trailers we can feel the passion this game tries to convey. Pagodawest, Headcanon and Christian whitehead did an amazing job of balancing the gameplay and gathering the memorable stages, bosses, gimmicks that we all loved in the 16 bit sonic era and put their own signature names on it.

    Sonic Mania is not only a celebration for Sonic fans but also to SEGA fans. This game is filled with Easter eggs and homages to what made SEGA beloved. Sonic Mania should be celebrated by all gamers not only because it's a very good game but also because it opens a new chapter in the gaming industry that companies like Valve used to practice and companies like Nintendo should be more lenient about (AM2R).
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  2. Sep 20, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's good to bring 2D Classic Sonic back into the franchise, though it's still dead. But the whole game was amazing. It's a good idea for SEGA to use Christian Whitehead as their second-hand man along with the others who made it. Has anyone got Mania Plus yet? This review is why I checked it's spoilers. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

    This takes place after Sonic Forces, Sonic lands back in Angel Island to find Mighty and Ray trapped and you got to pick one of them to be your partner and the one you left out will morph into a fake. It's really awesome, kinda like Pokemon though because you got to get characters from Item Boxes, and to switch, you need to find a switch box in the levels or a question mark to choose two at random. You die as one, you lose them, you lose them all, it's Game Over. Recommend you buy Mania Plus with this too!
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  3. Oct 13, 2021
    10
    A trilogia do Sonic no Mega Drive/Genesis fez parte crucial da minha infância, eu joguei muito Sonic, Sonic 2, e Sonic 3 & Knuckles, e os amoA trilogia do Sonic no Mega Drive/Genesis fez parte crucial da minha infância, eu joguei muito Sonic, Sonic 2, e Sonic 3 & Knuckles, e os amo demais, e ter jogado Sonic Mania foi incrível, indescritível a nostalgia que senti ao ver fases já conhecidas estando remodeladas com tanta fidelidade e carinho, com alguns acréscimos e melhorias. Pegaram tudo de melhor dos jogos clássicos e juntaram, o resultado está aí. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2017
    9
    In short:
    -It play great
    -It looks great -It sounds great -It cost 20 bucks -It can run on a potato at 16k 240 fps, if it wasn't locked
    In short:
    -It play great
    -It looks great
    -It sounds great
    -It cost 20 bucks
    -It can run on a potato at 16k 240 fps, if it wasn't locked at 60fps...
    -It's not very long...

    In not so short:
    For 20 bucks it is a great value. The thing is that it's a bit short, there are only 12 zones (+ the final boss zone), each in 2 acts that can be completed in a few minutes.

    The graphics are really good, it's designed to look like updated Genesis/Megadrive graphics, with more colors, details and some techniques unavailable on the original hardware like sprite rotation and scaling, all used very well.

    Some have complained about the presence of 3d graphics in the game, but the thing is that it's really rare and well used, mostly in the chaos emerald stages, which are full 3d.
    And it's also the king of 3d that a sega 32x could produce and the game was designed to look like a game that could have been released on a console between the Genesis/Megadrive and Saturn.

    The difficulty curve seems f*cked up, I remeber Flying Battery Zone (zone 4) being much harder than Mirage Saloon Zone (Zone 8) for exemple, it's not consistent at all. Same for the bosses, most of them are really easy but, overall, most of them are really well designed, I can't go into some details because of spoilers but you will have quite some good surprises.

    The best part of this game, for me, is it's sound track, there is no misuc in the game that I don't like ! And the sound design is on point, everything in this game sound great.

    Also sometimes there is collision errors and the intro video is really compressed, it looks like a YouTube rip, it's quite a waste of this wounderful animation.

    My verdict:
    Sonic is back and greater than ever !

    Exept that there is Denuvo, and as always it sucks.
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  5. Mar 3, 2020
    9
    While the game does piggyback off assets and ideas from past titles a lot (something I think holds the game back a fair bit) every asset orWhile the game does piggyback off assets and ideas from past titles a lot (something I think holds the game back a fair bit) every asset or idea here that is entirely new, reimagined or reinterpreted is excellent. Amazing smoothly controls and great music makes this the best 2D game since Sonic 3 and Knuckles, I can't wait to see a wholly original project from this team.

    And honestly, game was an 8 till I realized all playable characters can go super. Thanks for including that and caring so much.
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  6. Jan 15, 2021
    8
    Sonic Mania is good, but it got even better with its DLC Encore Mode, which makes it like Sonic Mania Plus, its definitive summer which ISonic Mania is good, but it got even better with its DLC Encore Mode, which makes it like Sonic Mania Plus, its definitive summer which I recommend the most.
    The game itself is very good, but it gets to be repetitive because it recycles a lot of the old scenarios, and has few new levels, so the DLC makes the title more interesting, in addition to adding two characters that were well forgotten, adds Encore Mode , where it leaves the phases with a different coloring (some in my opinion more beautiful than the original ones like Chemical Plant and Oil Ocean), different and more challenging level design, and mechanics also changes.
    Sonic Mania itself is an excellent game, with nostalgic graphics and a great soundtrack, but one thing that bothers me and that I already mentioned was repeating the old scenarios, we've seen Green Hill many times, was it really necessary? Except that if I want to play in the classic scenarios, I simply play the classics that are even accessible on Steam.
    But still with these points this game remains great and remembering, I already recommend with its DLC, which in this case would be the definitive summer.
    I recommend!
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  7. Apr 8, 2019
    0
    eu não gosto de sonic mas não pelos graficos mas não gosto deste tipo de jogo acho muito parado

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