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Generally favorable reviews- based on 331 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
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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: 77 out of 84
  2. Negative: 2 out of 84
  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 27, 2020
    10
    Best sonic game ever! I can't stress enough of how good it is. This is a true masterpiece
  3. Aug 4, 2018
    10
    A further improvement on an already great game. Similar to the original trilogy on the Genesis in gameplay and appearance, the game goes backA further improvement on an already great game. Similar to the original trilogy on the Genesis in gameplay and appearance, the game goes back to the more looked up upon period of the series, and the add-on features extra characters, an encore mode, and with the collector's package you receive an art book, along with a beautiful looking package. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2018
    10
    I thought Sonic Mania was amazing when it came out last year! Mania Plus continues to be just as great and makes us even more excited for theI thought Sonic Mania was amazing when it came out last year! Mania Plus continues to be just as great and makes us even more excited for the inevitable sequel!!!

    Love the new little details like the new cutscenes/stage background and color changes in encore mode!
    I personally really love the new colors; they make the stages feel different and the transitions from each stage are soo good :)
    The two new characters Ray and Mighty are fun to play; they fit right into mania
    Overall really love the DLC and encore mode, although I wish for a bit more like new bosses or one more map!!!
    The price point is excellent and if you do get the physical ver, you get all the goodies :)

    If you haven't played Sonic Mania, now's your chance!!!
    Love you Sega! keep up the great work!
    Can't wait for the sequel ;)
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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. Apr 14, 2021
    9
    If you like the original Mega Drive Sonic games, this one here is a must play. It plays basically the same as the old ones, makes a lot ofIf you like the original Mega Drive Sonic games, this one here is a must play. It plays basically the same as the old ones, makes a lot of references to the original games, although showing graphics a tad better than the Mega Drive was capable of and accompanied by a mostly jazzy soundtrack.
    The thing that surprised me the most was the Competition mode, which is essentially like the Versus mode in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but without slowdowns and with the possibility to play it with up to three other people in couch co-op.
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  7. Jun 19, 2019
    1
    (THIS IS NOT A HATE REVIEW)

    I didn't really enjoy this game. Its pretty hard. I've had it for almost a year and I haven't even finished it
    (THIS IS NOT A HATE REVIEW)

    I didn't really enjoy this game. Its pretty hard. I've had it for almost a year and I haven't even finished it yet. I don't plan to finish it though. I still think it deserves to be the #6 Best Switch Game of 2018 I'm just not one of those people who love Sonic games.
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