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Sonic Mania Plus

3 months ago

Sonic Mania’s Encore DLC spin-dashes onto stores today

Sonic Mania brought back Sega's blue hedgehog in style, fully deserving of applause. Now it's delivering an encore performance as DLC today. Part of the new Sonic Mania Plus re-release, the Encore DLC lets us existing owners ride again. It features two new playable characters but the real main event is the titular Encore Mode. A remixed, re-lit and harder second trip through the game with some new…

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4 months ago

Sonic Mania Plus dev diary teases the new Encore mode

Sonic Mania was a joy - a true return to form for Sega's spiky blue mascot. It's due to get even better later this month. Sonic Mania Plus, is a re-release (available as a $5 upgrade for existing owners) adding two new playable characters from the little-known SegaSonic The Hedgehog arcade game, plus some new content. In the first of a series of developer diaries, we get…

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6 months ago

Sonic Mania Plus spins out in July

Last year's Sonic Mania was a return to the hedgehog's days of plain ol' side-scrolling platforming. It was a celebration of nostalgia, though, made by a small team with roots in the fan game scene. So ah, sure, go on, wham in some weird obscure playable characters. With no terrible cutscenes, I'll be able to pretend Mighty The Armadillo and Ray The Bubsy are brand…

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7 months ago

Sonic Mania runs an encore lap with friends this summer

I'm still in a state of mild disbelief that Sonic Mania even exists. A glorified fan-game by some of the best and brightest creators in a scene that's often looked down on and frequently sneered at. Backed fully by Sega, it recaptured the spirit of what made that weird blue hedgehog a cultural icon through the '90s and beyond. If only there was a little…

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