Best Things About Sonic Mania

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Sonic Mania is a rehash of the classic Sonic Games from the 90's, and there are quite a few changes that freshen it up. This game is a great value for $20 on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

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1 The animations look amazing at 60 FPS
2 There are quite a bit of substantial changes in the Second Act of returning levels

That's because it's the "third" act. The first act of these throwback stages are actually a mashup of the original act 1 and 2. - mattstat716

3 The new levels have some amazing creativity
4 It looks amazing and will likely age very well

No surprise as to why fans call Sonic Mania the true Sonic 4. Not only does the game have graphics that call back to the days of the Genesis port's graphics, but these graphics could very well surpass those graphics too. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 It has memorable boss fights

They sure are. I actually haven't played the game myself, but based on a boss rush video of this game on YouTube, a lot of the bosses have unique and different fighting styles that truly shakes things up rather than using stale and formulaic combat. One boss is even a shout-out to Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, for those who don't know! Man, the nostalgic appeal is real in this game. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

God, these bosses...

...excluding the final one, not the true final one. The normal final one.

Doesn't the electric shield cripple that boss? - mattstat716

6 The special stages are a great edition

Gonna have to disagree. They suck. I like rewards like shields or rings in my bonus stages, and the special stages are a pain (4th, 5th, 6th and 7th emerald) - mattstat716

7 It has great replay value
8 There are multiple routes in every stage

FINALLY! NO MORE LINEAR SONIC GAMES! They all have the same end goal, but the route is entirely different now! - mattstat716

9 The Water Level is not as frustrating as Labyrinth Zone and actually utilizes the water to progress through the stage

Hydrocity in the original game did this too...

Just saying. - mattstat716

10 There are New Power-ups

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11 "& Knuckles" Mode

That was good... & Knuckles! - Drawbox

12 The soundtrack is amazing

The opening animation is the icing on the cake on all of that. And if I may add, lights, camera, action! Studiopolis gives you a pretty good case of ear worm, to say the least. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Lights, Camera, Action. *BADAM DAN, DANANANA- (Studiopolis Act 1 intensifies)* - mattstat716

13 The platforming elements are really fun to use
14 It's actually fun to play

We've waited SEVENTEEN PLUS YEARS for the ACTUAL sonic 4. An ACTUALLY GOOD game.

...Why?! - mattstat716

15 Debug Mode
16 Competition Mode
17 Mean Bean Mode
18 It has a very high emphasis on going fast
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