Sonic Mania

4.7 out of 5
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Gotta go fast! Enjoy retro platforming in Sonic Mania, with stunning lush levels to navigate as speedily as you like with this fan favorite.
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About Sonic Mania

About this game

Gotta go faster!

SEGA brings you 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. The game is a perfect blend of the old and the new, not only with fantastic stage design and gorgeous visuals but also inspiring music from the older Sonic games that have been brilliantly translated, with all the new additions to the game seamlessly gelling with the old!
Sonic Mania collates the old sonic games – Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic CD, Sonic and Knuckles and even a mini game from the spin off game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine – in one place for players to get a taste of the good old days.

RETRO FEEL
Sonic Mania is a side-scrolling platformer game in the style of the early Sonic games released for the Sega Genesis. Players can select one of three playable characters, each of which have their own unique abilities – Sonic can perform a ‘drop dash’ which sends him rolling in a dash after a jump, Tails can fly and swim, and Knuckles can glide and climb walls. As with Sonic the Hedgehog 2, players can either play as Sonic and Tails simultaneously, or allow Tails to be independently controlled by a second player. The game features unlockable gameplay modifiers, including the option to use Sonic's abilities from Sonic CD and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in place of the drop dash, and "& Knuckles" mode, which allows the character Knuckles to be played simultaneously with Sonic.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BLUE
Sonic Mania takes place over twelve different zones, of these zones there are eight ‘remixed’ zones, such as Green Hill Zone from the original Sonic the Hedgehog, alongside four original zones. Remixed zones are made up of a combination of the old and new, with recycled gimmicks and ideas from past games as well as new elements. Players must guide their characters through the zones which are split into two acts, each with various obstacles and enemies, in order to reach the end.
Each act ends with the players taking part in a boss battle against Dr Eggman or one of his elite robots. As with the original games, golden coins are collected by players and act as a form of health. A player will lose rings if they are hit by an enemy and die if they have less than one ring. If a player is hit then the rings will scatter, and players must collect them again before they vanish. Rings, elemental shields and power ups are scattered throughout the levels, powerups include invincibility and faster running speeds. The games storyline is laid out through various short cutscenes which happen in game at the end of each level.
In each level there are giant rings hidden for players to active a pseudo-3D special level. In these levels players must collect colored spheres that increase their speed as well as dodge various obstacles in an effort to catch a UFO. The UFO carries a Chaos Emerald which players must collect in order to activate the games true ending. Players must retain at least one ring to play through the special level – if they lose all of their rings, the level ends. Completing the special level also gives players a gold or silver medal depending on their performance.
The game also offers a time attack mode in which players must complete levels in as little time as possible, this features a leaderboard online in which players can post their best time and compete against other players best times. The Blue Sphere bonus stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 also return, accessed by entering a portal that appears when the player passes a checkpoint while carrying 25 or more rings. There is also a multiplayer mode which is split screen allowing two players to race each other. The game also features an unlockable multiplayer mini game called Mean Bean.


YOUR OFFICIAL SONIC MANIA STEAM KEY GIVES YOU:

  • Three classic and well-loved characters to choose from: Play as Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails the fox or Knuckles the echidna.
  • Insanely retro levels for the three heroes to navigate along, with new and improved levels creating the perfect balance between the old and the new.
  • An equally retro soundtrack that will have your head bobbing rhythmically for weeks.
  • Critically acclaimed graphics that are both old school and modern.
  • An all new Dr Eggman plot for players to foil.
  • 90s style 2D platforming, riddled with nostalgia and bursting with new exciting features.



Please note: This game contains Denuvo DRM and Steam must be online in order to play

Game Details

Release Date:
August 29, 2017
Developers:
Christian Whitehead
Headcannon

PagodaWest Games

PagodaWest
Publisher:
SEGA
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Sonic
Genres:
Platformer
Casual
Themes:
Side Scroller
Retro

Classic

Pixel Graphics

Great Soundtrack

Fast-Paced

Colorful

Family Friendly
Play Style:
2D
Collection:
2D Pixel
Features:
Local MultiPlayer
Local Coop

SharedSplit Screen

Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 32MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 256MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

Critic Reviews

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Game Informer

85 / 100
"Exciting level design, a stellar soundtrack, and cool expansions on the original formula work in one accord to deliver the Sonic game fans have been waiting for."

PC Gamer

82 / 100
"A breakneck platformer that uses classic Sonic as a foundation for something fresh and exciting."

GameWatcher

90 / 100
"Sonic Mania boasts a level of polish, care, and attention to detail the franchise hasn’t seen since Sonic and Knuckles. The developers clearly love Sonic and Mania glows as a...
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Just Right
78.97%
Tough
9.66%
Unforgiving
2.07%
Relax & enjoy! 78.97%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
4.76%
Played It
12.8%
Halfway
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Beat It
51.79%
Conquered It
19.94%
Completionist! 19.94%  of players have Conquered It

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~8 Hours
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~20 Hours
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~40 Hours
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~60 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
1.43%
Achievement Hunter?
1.43% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Sonic Mania User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 26 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.7

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

Rogue1pigeon
Verified purchase
Excellent game and modern retake on classic sonic formula, also coop works great, however only been able to play this with a pad and keyboard setup under couch local coop, loses one star due to this but overall very fun.
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Recommended

MadKingCryptid
Verified purchase
Finally a return to form for Sonic, Tails and my boy Knuckles, has easily taken the place of my favourite Sonic game (Previously it was Sonic & Knuckles) The young kid who's first game was Sonic the Hedgehog came rushing back out once I started playing, and the new music, graphics, modes, fights etc. have made the adult appreciate the work that has gone into this. If you loved the old days of SEGA, pick it up, it's worth the purchase.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 9% of GameFAQs users said Sonic Mania is Simple or Easy. 79% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 12% of GameFAQs users said Sonic Mania is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Sonic Mania is Steam Deck Verified.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration

Steam account required for game activation and installation

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 32MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Core 2 Duo
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card 256MB
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 400 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours.
80% of Fanatical users recommend Sonic Mania. The average review score is 4.7/5
Sonic Mania was released on August 29, 2017
Sonic Mania is published by SEGA
Sonic Mania was developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, and PagodaWest
Fanatical users tagged Sonic Mania as Side Scroller, Retro, Classic, and Pixel Graphics
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sonic Mania as Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sonic Mania as Casual
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Sonic Mania as Side Scroller

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