Best Things About Sonic ManiaSonic 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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Oil Ocean and Flying Battery are the best examples of this.
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
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
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
Two words: Metal. Sonic. - HeavyDonkeyKong
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
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
FINALLY! NO MORE LINEAR SONIC GAMES! They all have the same end goal, but the route is entirely different now! - mattstat716
Hydrocity in the original game did this too...
Just saying. - mattstat716
That was good... & Knuckles! - Drawbox
Listening to a lot of this game's soundtrack just makes me so happy. - thunderstar1124
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
We've waited SEVENTEEN PLUS YEARS for the ACTUAL sonic 4. An ACTUALLY GOOD game.
...Why?! - mattstat716