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  • Summary: Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through toughExperience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. [Playstation.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 65 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Sep 11, 2017
    100
    Finally, we have the return to form that Sonic fans have been waiting for all these years. This isn’t just one of the best Sonic games of recent years, but one of the best Sonic games full stop. You owe it to yourself to get a copy of this masterpiece.
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    93
    Sonic Mania isn’t just a great game for old Sonic fans. It’s a great game. This inspiration from the past should be Sonic’s future.
  3. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    I can’t begin to describe how happy it makes me to report that not only is Sonic Mania the triumphant return-to-form that fans have been waiting for over the past twenty years, but Christian Whitehead and his team have made the definitive Sonic game. Of course, this may be a tad hyperbolic coming from a longtime Sonic fan like me, but when I have children, this is the Sonic game i’m going to give them. This is a required purchase for anyone who loves this series, and that dope from the playground, wherever he is, can go launch himself into the sun.
  4. Sonic Mania delivers what fans waited for years. Cool soundtrack, tight controls and awesome graphics really blends in with the atmosphere of Sonic has, just like in the old school Sonic games.
  5. 85
    Sonic Mania successfully takes Sonic back to the formula that saw him become a big deal to begin with. That means it does bring along the flaws in that design as well, but there's no denying this is as good as the Blue Blur has been for a long time.
  6. Aug 22, 2017
    80
    Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game ever made. What that means to you exactly, depends on you.
  7. Aug 14, 2017
    60
    At its best, Sonic Mania makes classic zones from past Sonic the Hedgehog games feel unpredictable again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 143
  1. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    better than sonic 1,2 and cd
    i love this game its soo good,the level desing is clever the visuals are beatiful and the music is amazing,i
    better than sonic 1,2 and cd
    i love this game its soo good,the level desing is clever the visuals are beatiful and the music is amazing,i wish it had more original stages but the older ones feel new again
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  2. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    Best Sonic game in years. This is the perfect game for Sonic fans and new-comers to the franchise. Great level design, beautiful retroBest Sonic game in years. This is the perfect game for Sonic fans and new-comers to the franchise. Great level design, beautiful retro inspired graphics, and amazing music make this the Sonic game you can not miss. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2020
    10
    另人體驗到最純粹的樂趣!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Aug 18, 2017
    10
    This game is a reminder that Sonic and Mario were once treated as equal franchises. Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game that has ever beenThis game is a reminder that Sonic and Mario were once treated as equal franchises. Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game that has ever been made, a love letter to the classic games and an excellent step forward. Old stages are seen in a brand new way and completely new, original stages stand among or above the most fondly remembered classics.

    If you are a fan of Sonic, platforming or fun this game is for you.
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  5. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    What a bargain for under £20. This game is the true Sonic 4 and is easily one of the best Sonic games ever made. Multiple Save files andWhat a bargain for under £20. This game is the true Sonic 4 and is easily one of the best Sonic games ever made. Multiple Save files and multiple characters, Lots of stages(Some remixed, some completely new) This game takes everything that made the original Sonic games great and improved upon it further, This is one not to be missed for true Sonic fans, and if you've never played a Sonic game before then this a great place to start. Highly recommended! Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2020
    9
    Sonic is back baby!
    This is the best Sonic game in a very, very long time. It’s probably the best Sonic game since Sonic 2. Every part of
    Sonic is back baby!
    This is the best Sonic game in a very, very long time. It’s probably the best Sonic game since Sonic 2. Every part of this game is crafted with love to the smallest detail, old levels return but are revamped in this new style where there’s more paths and larger worlds for you to explore as either Sonic, Tails, Knuckles or Sonic and Tails together.
    Where this game really shines though is it’s new levels where modern game design and old school Sonic mesh for some new experiences really comes to life! This, more than anything gets me excited for a new Sonic game from this team where they get the freedom to craft a totally new Sonic experience!

    If you have played Sonic as a kid or never played a Sonic game before this game really stands the test of time as the great gameplay and fantastic levels carries this game more than anything else!
    Everyone that likes platformers HAS to play this game!
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  7. Sep 23, 2017
    0
    15 minutes into this heap and it is completely clear that the team that actually made the original Sonic games had nothing to do with this.15 minutes into this heap and it is completely clear that the team that actually made the original Sonic games had nothing to do with this. Don't waste your time or money on this garbage. Expand

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