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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.


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Posted: 08/14/17, 20:54:39  - Edited by 
 on: 08/14/17, 21:02:25
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Sonic Mania refers to what Sega hopes/thinks the fans will feel when this game releases.

Sonic Forever. Sonic Madness. Sonic Fever.
Posted: 08/14/17, 21:04:04
@carlosrox
Sonic Lunacy. Sonic Ebola. Sonic Bubonic Plague.
Posted: 08/14/17, 21:13:45
@carlosrox @TriforceBun

Sonic Pandemic & Knuckles
Posted: 08/14/17, 21:18:36
Sonic Advanced case of gonorrhea
Posted: 08/14/17, 21:38:23
Sonic Mad Cow Disease.

Uh, so anyway. The Collector's Edition box was...well, I knew it was going to be big, but I didn't realize how big. Craziness!


Sonic Insanity!
Posted: 08/15/17, 11:50:56
Just downloaded this now. I had the Collector's Edition coming but I backed out to save money.

What I want is new glorious Sonic gameplay. I don't need more things I don't have room for in the home. So I am still stoked for today!
Posted: 08/15/17, 13:49:39
@GameDadGrant
So, how big is it? You should snap a pic of something for scale. Like a coffee cup, the Loch Ness monster, or a scale.
Posted: 08/15/17, 16:28:10
Small bug in the Switch version of the game (possibly just the European version): the screenshot and Switch menu buttons are either slow to respond or don't at all.

Not a huge deal, and something they'll presumably fix in a patch. I wonder what issue(s) caused the delay of the PC version.


Posted: 08/15/17, 17:56:40
@nate38

American version here. Slight delay (maybe a second or less), but nowhere near that of the European version.
Posted: 08/15/17, 19:35:27
8 hours until I contract Sonic Mania.
Posted: 08/15/17, 20:14:21
Sonic and Sonar: Rival Spikes

@GameDadGrant You should place a 3DS by it for comparison.
Posted: 08/15/17, 20:47:43
Collector's Edition is like chest size. Can't get arms sround it.

My bro got it sent to work and I'm dying of jealousy.

I'm also not into spending money on collector's edition stuff much/anymore.
Posted: 08/15/17, 21:15:31
@r_hjort


As you can see, it's juuuuuuuuuust slightly shorter than the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collector's Edition Box, but has far, far more girth!

I took (one of) my DS Lite (with Sonic Classic Collection playing on it) and put it in between the boxes. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of its actual size. It....ain't small!
Posted: 08/15/17, 22:01:53
@GameDadGrant

Sonic Mania > Breath of the Wild CONFIRMED
Posted: 08/15/17, 22:07:48
Well the Chaos Emerald stages are easily the best in the franchise.
Posted: 08/15/17, 22:15:45
@GameDadGrant
It's really cool that you actually did snap that picture! That IS really big!
Posted: 08/15/17, 22:19:03
@GameDadGrant Wait, there's a Sonic Classics Collection on DS?! I might have to get in on that!
Posted: 08/16/17, 01:06:15
-- The Chemical Plant boss is a crazy unexpected surprise! Or would have been if I hadn't read about it in reviews...

-- I agree with @chrisbg99, the new special stage is a blast. It's also pretty dang tough.

-- We spent almost as much time playing Blue Spheres as we did Sonic Mania. Neat how the medals you get from it unlock new (old) abilities for Sonic.

-- The game's actually pretty glitchy, at least in 2-player. In the very first stage we got stuck by a camera glitch and had to restart. There's also a lot of times where Tails got caught between level geometry, or stuck in a special state (like hanging sideways) and couldn't move.

-- The game's not easy! I feel like there's more tricky platforming in this game than the Genesis games, though hardly any bottomless pits or mashers yet, so that's good. On the other hand there are more than a few sections where you can just hold right (or down) and whiz through a good chunk of the level.



Classic Sonic gameplay. Neat level and boss gimmicks. FILTHY with fanservice and references to obscure Sonic games and other Sega properties. Yep, I love this game and am going to put a ton of time into it when the PC version comes out.
Posted: 08/16/17, 04:03:25  - Edited by 
 on: 08/16/17, 04:10:46
I "get" Sonic now. I love this.

I have Sonic mania right now.
Posted: 08/16/17, 08:10:56
Sonic Mania honestly feels like how a proper 2D Sonic game might have felt on the Saturn. I mean I don't know how much resources the game is tapping into on consoles but it can't be anything particularly great outside of resolution.
Posted: 08/16/17, 10:16:11  - Edited by 
 on: 08/16/17, 10:16:40
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