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2D Sonic is back in an all-new adventure!
Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic's new Drop Dash, Tails' flight, and Knuckles' climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman's robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!
Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with SEGA of America, this all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Welcome to the next level for the world's fastest blue hedgehog. Welcome to Sonic Mania.
Wouldn't mind if future 2D Sonic games could zoom out at times when it gets going fast. I'm surprised Sonic Mania (mostly) still works fine at this resolution, though it does break the cutscene at the end haha.
@PogueSquadron I don't know...there are a lot of little things working against the possibility of a Sonic Mania 2 I think. Christian Whitehead founding a new studio for original projects doesn't help, especially if he's less willing to lend Sega his Retro Engine. And Sonic Mania already took most of the iconic Zones from those classic games (and pieces of many others), so another tribute game in that vein seems doomed to underwhelm.
That certainly doesn't rule out an all-new all-original Sonic Mania 2, but considering how much of Sonic Mania 1 was built from reskinned pieces of the classic games, it does mean a game with all new stages and gimmicks could take significantly longer to develop. Or not, considering they already have the Mania template to build on, who knows.
But yeah, it's a damn shame the Taxman versions of Sonic 1 and 2 are stuck on phones and crap. I really liked what he did with the Hidden Palace Zone in Sonic 2, and obviously having widescreen and 60fps for both games makes a huge difference. I guess they didn't want his port to step on the toes of Sega M2's 3D Classics and Ages lines? And those lines are great, but I think most would prefer the Taxman remasters, given the choice.