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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: 45 out of 59
  2. Negative: 8 out of 59
  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. Aug 3, 2019
    10
    This game is awesome!!
    So classic feelings...
    I have to say, it is the best StH game ever. Good design in 2.5D. Interesting gameplay. And
    This game is awesome!!
    So classic feelings...
    I have to say, it is the best StH game ever.
    Good design in 2.5D.
    Interesting gameplay.
    And VERY VERY VERY interesting world to discover.
    RECCOMENDING
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  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. May 1, 2019
    9
    As a classic Sonic player, I can just say this is THE BEST Sonic game in history.
    But it takes 9 because of Denuvo that sometimes drop frames
    As a classic Sonic player, I can just say this is THE BEST Sonic game in history.
    But it takes 9 because of Denuvo that sometimes drop frames on the game.
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  6. Oct 9, 2017
    8
    The game is awesome.
    It really brings back the old classic Sonic!
    The new leves are really pretty and innovative. The only things I did
    The game is awesome.
    It really brings back the old classic Sonic!
    The new leves are really pretty and innovative.

    The only things I did not like is that I was expecting more levels, even more of the old ones would be greate, and the game does not offer a good multiplayer experience.
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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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