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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: 5 out of 126
  1. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    The better version of Sonic 4! Except it's not Sonic 4...
    This game is the best Sonic game I've played! Other than Sonic 1, 2, 3, &K, 3&K,
    The better version of Sonic 4! Except it's not Sonic 4...
    This game is the best Sonic game I've played! Other than Sonic 1, 2, 3, &K, 3&K, Sonic Colours, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Gems Collection, Sonic's UGC, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 and Sonic Lost World.
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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. Oct 24, 2017
    10
    O jogo decidiu apostar no estilo de seus clássicos, como uma jogabilidade simples e sprites, o game conta com uma série nova de sprites eO jogo decidiu apostar no estilo de seus clássicos, como uma jogabilidade simples e sprites, o game conta com uma série nova de sprites e desafios levando aos fãs antigos a diversão e chamando o novo público dos jogos. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2017
    10
    Sonic Mania is hands down the best Sonic game in many years, and is arguably the best Sonic game of all time. This game is a treat for old andSonic Mania is hands down the best Sonic game in many years, and is arguably the best Sonic game of all time. This game is a treat for old and new fans of the blue hedgehog. I grew up playing all the old genesis games as a kid and now 10-15 years later, I finally get to play a brand new classic 2D Sonic title. This game is what I've been asking for all those years and this development team knocked this game out of the park, along with a perfect soundtrack by Tee Lopes. I don't usually write reviews but I had too because this game is incredible and I hope they consider more classic 2D titles in the future. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    10
    Uno de los mejores sonic en mucho tiempo, una calidad visual increíble para lo que pretende ser, Sega el equipo detrás de sonic mania logroUno de los mejores sonic en mucho tiempo, una calidad visual increíble para lo que pretende ser, Sega el equipo detrás de sonic mania logro traer de vuelta la niñez de muchos segeros! Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2020
    9
    a tribute to old fans, with classic levels well updated and incredible new levels.
    Beautiful and detailed graphics in 16 bits and a good
    a tribute to old fans, with classic levels well updated and incredible new levels.
    Beautiful and detailed graphics in 16 bits and a good challenge, saved the Sonic franchise in this generation.
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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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