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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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Score distribution:
  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: 60 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72
  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. Jun 18, 2018
    10
    Um jogo nota 10, tem o que existe de melhor no mundo do Sonic 2D, um jogo feito por fãs para fãs. Não encontrei nada de errado com o jogo eUm jogo nota 10, tem o que existe de melhor no mundo do Sonic 2D, um jogo feito por fãs para fãs. Não encontrei nada de errado com o jogo e realmente é o que eu esperava que ele fosse. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2020
    10
    Best Sonic game ever. Takes everything good about the original games. The level design, the music, etc. And makes it all so much better. AndBest Sonic game ever. Takes everything good about the original games. The level design, the music, etc. And makes it all so much better. And with the addition of new zones, ray and mighty returning, and a swanky new soundtrack, this game is just the absolute best. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2017
    9
    It was a great game but not really all that replayable. Tails and Knuckles just weren't as fun to play as and once you got Sonic's true endingIt was a great game but not really all that replayable. Tails and Knuckles just weren't as fun to play as and once you got Sonic's true ending you only find yourself replaying it to pass the time.

    Music: stellar

    Gameplay: as close to perfect as possible. A couple inconsistencies with the classic physics but I'll let it slide

    Story: not the next MGS but come on this is a 2D Sonic game it's got more story than half the classics anyway

    Fun factor: high the first time around but gradually less and less over time. Not too replayable, sadly.

    In conclusion: I still haven't worked out what the cool bonus is.
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  5. May 22, 2020
    9
    A good speed platform game, it perfectly understands the concept of sonic.

    Its only problem: Too short and not as replayable and long as
    A good speed platform game, it perfectly understands the concept of sonic.

    Its only problem: Too short and not as replayable and long as sonic 3 and knuckles.

    The second best sonic 2D game.
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  6. Jul 5, 2020
    8
    Very creative level design. Amazing soundtracks and graphics. Fun gameplay. Not the best platformer I've played but definitely worth a buy ifVery creative level design. Amazing soundtracks and graphics. Fun gameplay. Not the best platformer I've played but definitely worth a buy if you're into this genre. Expand
  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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