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Sonic Mania Review

The blur blur is back, baby!

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Japanese box art.

In amongst the delicious wheaty gems were metric tonnes of dismissable chaff — with games like Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic Boom being perhaps the most commonly-cited examples.

A scene from Sonic Mania’s opening animation.

Reimagined, not remixed

It’s not the Green Hill Zone you remember.

Sonic Mania’s developers seem to have considered the level design much more carefully than their predecessors, resulting in a better “flow” through each path.

Classic zones are infused with completely new life in Sonic Mania.

Danger on the dance floor

Every single piece of music in the game is lovingly crafted, and sounds superb — this includes remixes of classic tracks, or the entirely new ones.

Danger on the Dance Floor is my favourite track in the game.

Welcome back, Sonic

The blue blur returns!

In my humble opinion, Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game ever made, period. If you’re a Sonic fan, it’s an absolute no-brainer.



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