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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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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: 47 out of 60
  2. Negative: 7 out of 60
  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. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    Simply a masterpiece
    Great level design,sprites,music and bosses
    If you're a fan of old school 2D games this is for you
    Also It's very nostalgic
  3. Nov 5, 2019
    10
    This 2D retro game is super cool but it could be in hd-3D but overall good game
  4. Sep 9, 2017
    9
    This game is amazing, surely the best Sonic game in decades.
    It has an excelent Level and Game Design, nice use of past and new mechanics,
    This game is amazing, surely the best Sonic game in decades.
    It has an excelent Level and Game Design, nice use of past and new mechanics, awesome soundtrack (like, all the musics I'd give a 10/10), the graphics were also an outstanding point, in an allusion to how the game would've turned out if it was released for the SEGA Saturn, but clearly doesn't following the console's limitations.
    The only complaint I have is the transition between some stages that seems to have been forgotten and the almost lack of original zones, but at least the developer team managed to make the recycled zones feel original (except for Hydrocity) and with the new gameplay element (Drop Dash) and other completely new parts of the Level Design on each stage you probably wouldn't mind this issue.
    The boss battles are pretty creative as well, not all of them are incredible, but by the most they are pretty good (special credits to the Final Boss and the True Final Boss battles).

    If you haven't played this game yet, go play it, it's one of the best Sonic games ever.
    Note: Be aware about Denuvo DRM, make sure somehow that your computer will not be affected by its negative effect on PCs.
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  5. May 12, 2019
    9
    A great come back from the Sonic franchise, taking the best levels of the classic games (fixing a few level design issues) and adding newA great come back from the Sonic franchise, taking the best levels of the classic games (fixing a few level design issues) and adding new mechanics that always work. The game has everything we miss from Sonic: great levels, creative boss fights (for the most part) beautiful visuals, good music and fun gameplay. The definitive evolution of 2D Sonic. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2017
    8
    Action-wise the game is superb. Mechanics and game-play feel like a true Sonic game from the nineties in all its glory. The speed is there andAction-wise the game is superb. Mechanics and game-play feel like a true Sonic game from the nineties in all its glory. The speed is there and it's the right kind of speed. All enemies and level-design is very well thought-out and it's just very fun to play.

    But! It's not the best sonic game because of the presentation. The level sprites just feel bland and are all over the place. The Green Hill Zone tries to be pretty and it kind-of succeeds. But comparing the graphics directly to sonic and knuckles for ex., this game just fails to be on the same level. Nothing that will make you enjoy it less, though definitely strips the game of the last straw of magic there was to the best Sonic games from the past.
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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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