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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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Score distribution:
  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: 6 out of 153
  1. 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
  2. Aug 16, 2017
    10
    The PERFECT Sonic game. I haven't been this excited about a Sonic game since Sonic & Knuckles, and after playing it I certainly wasn'tThe PERFECT Sonic game. I haven't been this excited about a Sonic game since Sonic & Knuckles, and after playing it I certainly wasn't disappointed. This was clearly made by people who played the game as kids. It's everything we ever wanted in a Sonic title. My niece also loves the old titles so she is mega excited for this. Also, I'd like to add that your choice of composers (Hyper Potion) was PERFECT and brings so much energy to the game. Thank you for making this masterpiece. :') Expand
  3. Jan 29, 2020
    10
    O que dizer sobre este jogo, já o zerei inúmeras vezes, e em todas o sentimento é o mesmo, é como se o eu criança me visitasse e me desse umO que dizer sobre este jogo, já o zerei inúmeras vezes, e em todas o sentimento é o mesmo, é como se o eu criança me visitasse e me desse um aló, o trabalho feito nesse jogo fez quem que ele se tornasse, para mim, o meu jogo favorito de toda a historia., ainda preciso jogar a versão plus. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    It is funny that there are some negative User Scores with some **** Context and are just Spam Posts to harm the great deserved Score the GameIt is funny that there are some negative User Scores with some **** Context and are just Spam Posts to harm the great deserved Score the Game has!
    Sonic Mania is just perfect and plays incredible!

    Haters gonna Hate btw. Haters can *** go fast away! ;)
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  5. Mar 3, 2020
    9
    Does what Generations does well: celebrates Sonic. This time, rather than the whole series, Mania celebrates the era of Classic 1990's SonicDoes what Generations does well: celebrates Sonic. This time, rather than the whole series, Mania celebrates the era of Classic 1990's Sonic the Hedgehog. While, I wish there were more new zones, the game is just filled with passion and heart, something that recent Sonic games have been severely lacking. Definite recommendation to any Sonic fan and to anyone who played the games on the SEGA Genesis back in the day. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2017
    9
    A fantastic game that combines themes and mechanics from the originals with tons of fresh new ideas

    Cons: They made Hydrocity annoying
    A fantastic game that combines themes and mechanics from the originals with tons of fresh new ideas

    Cons:
    They made Hydrocity annoying
    Only 4 new zones, and a couple of them are meh/annoying
    Green Hill Zone, again (Give us Angel Island, or at least give it an Emerald Hill skin)

    Pros:
    Everything else
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  7. Sep 6, 2017
    0
    Well, with Sonic you either like it or hate it. Back in the day there was Mario or Sonic as your 16bit platforms. Every time I played Sonic IWell, with Sonic you either like it or hate it. Back in the day there was Mario or Sonic as your 16bit platforms. Every time I played Sonic I feel so frustratedy by the cluster-fuk of the maps. It feels that you shouldn't care on the environment of level and you just need to rush to the end. That is such a shame, with nice environments that tempt you to explore, the game punishes you for doing it. You loose the momentum and you are stuck. There is no manual or indication on what does any buttons do and you just find bashing your controller expecting to move forward somehow. I dont understand Sonic love but for me, this looks exactly as the first Sonic game, equally frustrating. Avoid. Expand

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