Sonic Mania - New RETRO Sonic Game!

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  1. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Not Sega as much as Christian Whitehead he was a fan coder who made Sega's Sonic games work well on ios and they hired him to make official apps rather than fan proof on concepts.

    Now they let him use old assets and some new stuff to make his own sonic game

    So you basically have long time sonic fans making their own game with Sega's approval.
     
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  2. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    For $19.99?!

    IN.
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Ps3?
     
  5. Eric

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    PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC.
     
  6. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Saw the leaks. Game looks great and the team know what they were doing, unlike Sonic Team and Sonic Forces.

    Though the number of new zones is disappointing. Expect it mostly to be remixed stages from the past as they've stated, but what's been redone has been overhauled extensively.
     
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    For $20 that’s fine with me. This is the platformer I been craving for on the Switch seeing how Nintendo failed to release a Mario right away.
     
  8. Wrecker217

    Wrecker217 There's a 50 character limit to titles. Now you kn

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    I am so proud that the company my cousin helped found (Pagoda West Games) is one of the teams that Sega brought on board. Makes me want to find my old GBA and start playing Sonic Advance.
     
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  9. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    I should be sleeping now. LOL.
     
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    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Tell your cousin he made my year. This is the best Sonic has ever been.
     
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    That should be the animation for the next Sonic cartoon.
     
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  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    It's modeled after the animation Toei did for Sonic CD and the Sonic the Hedgehog anime OVA. It's a real shame they only made two episodes.
     
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    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    Preordered it last night at 11:00pm and had a chance to play for a few hours in the early morning.

    Yep, Mania is the real deal folks. Even early on, it's clear this was a labor of love for the developers. Haven't had this much fun with a Sonic title since "Advance," and this looks to exceed it by every conceivable measure. A bit sad that Sega had to wrench the property away from Sonic Team to make this happen, but the fans are getting dividends for it. This is a no-brainer at $20.
     
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    Picked it up for Switch. Yep it was a good choice.
     
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    I want this, but will probably buy this in one or two years the earliest, if I decide to buy a ps4. But I still haven't played 70% of my ps3 games, so buying a ps4 right now is definitely no option.
     
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    Played a couple of levels, can't say I didn't enjoy it.
    Feels more like classic sonic than any other game we have gotten in years.
     
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    excelhedge Overseer of Weird

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    Holy crap. I never want to Perfect Run these Blue sphere levels EVER AGAIN!

    Especially if they don't unlock anything for getting all Gold medals.
     
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    Just marathoned this game and got all the Emeralds. Man this was a joy and a huge step up from Sonic 4. If you're a Sonic fan you owe this to yourself to grab a copy.

    I especially hate the levels where you have to have some preternatural awareness of the level layout since you won't be able to back track.
     
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    I'll let you know when my PC version unlocks... I'm betting it'll be delayed beyond August 29th.
     
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    Started yesterday and just finished Hydrocity. Only got one emerald so far! Gonna be replaying the hell out of this to get the proper ending.