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Generally favorable reviews- based on 373 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic Mania Plus is the definitive retail enhanced version of the original Sonic Mania's digital release, presented in a pristine collectible physical release. The encore pack is a $5 upgrade fee for owners of the original game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
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  1. Sep 10, 2018
    100
    If you loved Sonic Mania, Plus is an essential purchase. It’s more Sonic Mania, but different.
  2. 100
    Taken as a full package this is arguably the best Sonic game there is. Mania mode is fun as ever, the cast is fuller, and the bonus challenges, unlockables, Encore mode and multiplayer makes for a game that earns its spot on the retail shelf. Some existing owners might wonder whether two extra characters, remixed singleplayer and revamped splitscreen is worth the upgrade given there's no substantially new levels to speak of, but I think it's a fine way to extend the experience.
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    95
    Sonic Mania was already a fantastic title, and Sonic Mania Plus only makes things look and feel better.
  4. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    Essential for those who he did not play the original title.
  5. Aug 13, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania Plus is a return to form for Sega’s most iconic character. It takes all that is old and makes it new again.
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania was a true return to form for the mascot, in his 2D 'Classic' guise at least, and celebrated the glory days of the original games while also enhancing their qualities and taking on new ideas. From new areas, imaginative second acts and some delightful boss encounters, the development team poured a lot of passion and talent into the project. Sonic Mania Plus takes that solid foundation and - in all honestly - doesn't do a great deal to mess with it. The new characters and modes are welcome, and there are some neat tweaks which iron out some of the kinks present in the original release, but on the whole this is an enhanced edition of the game rather than a feature-rich update. If you've still not sampled the delights of Sonic Mania then this is clearly the version to get, but if you're an existing owner then the low asking price of the DLC update make this well worth a look; we'll take any excuse to dive back into one of the best 2D platformers of recent memory.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    It adds on neatly onto your original game (no need to start all over), and will extend your playtime at least another few hours if not more. Also, if you missed Sonic Mania last year, this is now the definitive version of the game. That said, if you just casually picked it up, and only invested a few hours, there isn’t that much here in Sonic Mania Plus to justify spending more money unless you’re a huge fan of Mighty and Ray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 102
  2. Negative: 3 out of 102
  1. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    The quality of the package in Mania Plus is so good that it is becoming one of the best, if not the best, Sonic game of all time.
  2. Sep 6, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Absolutely amazing and this is the definition of what a 2D platformer should be like. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    With the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. ItWith the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. It is hard to think of anything more that could have been done to improve this game but with some well chosen additions, the package now feels complete. Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2018
    10
    This is the best Sonic the Hedgehog game ever made. It is what Sonic should be. Sega take note of this. Sonic was meant to beThis is the best Sonic the Hedgehog game ever made. It is what Sonic should be. Sega take note of this. Sonic was meant to be side-scrolling. But this is way better than Sonic 4, and the level design in this game is off the charts. Believe it or not it is better than Sonic 3 and Knuckles hooked together.

    Only con: The boss music is kind of silly compared to Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
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  5. Jun 1, 2019
    9
    El mejor juego de Sonic en 2D, incluso mejor q los originales y una banda sonora genial.
  6. Sep 11, 2021
    9
    Sonic Mania is good, but it got even better with its DLC Encore Mode, which makes it like Sonic Mania Plus, its definitive summer which ISonic Mania is good, but it got even better with its DLC Encore Mode, which makes it like Sonic Mania Plus, its definitive summer which I recommend the most.
    The game itself is very good, but it gets to be repetitive because it recycles a lot of the old scenarios, and has few new levels, so the DLC makes the title more interesting, in addition to adding two characters that were well forgotten, adds Encore Mode , where it leaves the phases with a different coloring (some in my opinion more beautiful than the original ones like Chemical Plant and Oil Ocean), different and more challenging level design, and mechanics also changes.
    Sonic Mania itself is an excellent game, with nostalgic graphics and a great soundtrack, but one thing that bothers me and that I already mentioned was repeating the old scenarios, we've seen Green Hill many times, was it really necessary? Except that if I want to play in the classic scenarios, I simply play the classics that are even accessible on Sega Genesis Classic Collection.
    But still with these points this game remains great and remembering, I already recommend with its DLC, which in this case would be the definitive summer.
    I recommend!
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  7. Jul 2, 2022
    0
    terrible gameplay and really awful soundstrack. i dont like this game it all

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