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Sonic Mania

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Authentic '90s Gameplay
Incredible Tunes
Fast-Paced Fun

Summary: After far too many years, Sega has finally released a Sonic the Hedgehog game that lives up to its Genesis legacy. With amazing new levels and new spins on old classics, the Blue Blur may never have been better.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017
Xbox OneAug 15, 2017
PCAug 29, 2017
Nintendo SwitchAug 15, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developers: Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games

Publisher: Sega

Genres: Action, Platformer

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 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. Sonic Mania is developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!

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1992 is alive and well. Christian Whitehead and team turn in a beautiful rewrite of the 16-bit Sonic games with all-new stages.

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8.7 / 10.0

Sonic Mania is the classic throwback longtime series fans have been clamoring for.

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A breakneck platformer that uses classic Sonic as a foundation for something fresh and exciting.

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A touching, and highly playable, labour of love by fans that understand Sonic The Hedgehog better than Sega ever has in the last 20+ years.

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