Editor's Note - This review mainly focuses on the additional content which has been added into the original Sonic Mania, which we reviewed back in August 2017. Owners of the original game will need to purchase the Encore DLC to upgrade their copy, which is now available to purchase on…
Following it's announcement during a SEGA themed panel at SXSW 2018, fans of the blue hedgehog were left wondering when Sonic Mania Plus, the expanded version of Sonic Mania would be arriving in retail stores. Luckily, SEGA didn't make the fans wait for too long, as an all new trailer…
After the sensation success that SEGA's return to 16 bit glory in the form of Sonic Mania, it was highly likely that the company would want to build on the game's success.  During the Sonic themed SXSW 2018 panel held earlier today, SEGA have announced that Sonic Mania Plus is…
Ever since Sonic the Hedgehog arrived on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis back in 1991, the speed loving mascot has starred in several platformers which take place in both two and three dimensions. To celebrate the long journey that Sonic and his friends have undertaken, SEGA have released a new 2D…
Back in 1993, Sonic CD included two animated full motion video sequences starring the blue hedgehog, as well as the enemies he faces to save the world from evil. A few months ago, it was announced that Sonic Mania would include a brand new animated opening sequence directed by Tyson…
One of the most popular elements of the Sonic the Hedgehog series has always been the boss battles against Dr Eggman, or one of his many contraptions that he has built to eliminate Sonic and his friends. In the first two games, we only encountered a boss at the end…
Back in the early nineties, the multiplayer Competition mode in Sonic 2 was one of the best new features introduced to the franchise, and remains one of the most fondly remembered elements of the blue blur's early days on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. This feature is now confirmed…
Last month, we revealed a brief first glimpse at the special stages that would be appearing in Sonic Mania, as well as the soundtrack that would accompany your journeys to reclaim the Chaos Emeralds. With only twelve days to go until the game is released worldwide, SEGA have decided to release…
After revealing the theme for the Hard Boiled Heavies and the Special Stage theme from Sonic Mania, SEGA have decided to reveal a never before heard rendition of Stardust Speedway, one of the regular stage themes. The level originally appeared back in Sonic  CD back in 1993, and has now undergone…
During a panel held at the San Diego Comic Con last week, SEGA revealed several pieces of news regarding Sonic Mania, the retro inspired 2D platformer throwback which will arrive next month. One of the first details to surface from the panel was the story line for Sonic Mania, which is set…
As well as the regular bosses that the player will encounter during the levels of Sonic Mania, Dr Eggman has constructed a team of powerful robots known as Hard Boiled Heavies. Until earlier this week, the music that will play during these encounters had not been made public by the…
After releasing the way past cool trailer for the release date of Sonic Mania, SEGA have decided to have us another taste of the re imagined zones we will be exploring this August. The dreaded pink waters is one of the reasons that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is considered one…
It's time to dig out your rings and life monitors, as the long awaited Sonic Mania has been given its  final release date alongside a beautifully animated pre order trailer.  After receiving a few delays on the road to its release, the latest 2D entry in the Sonic series will…
Back in March, we revealed that SEGA will be including a re-imagined version of Flying Battery Zone from Sonic and Knuckles as one of the playable levels in Sonic Mania. In order to build up the hype for the game before it launches in Summer 2017, the development team have…
The SXSW panel which was held earlier this week announced some very interesting news regarding the future of the Sonic franchise for the coming year. As well as the debut game footage of Project Sonic 2017, now known as Sonic Forces, the development team behind Sonic Mania showed the first…
It has been a little over four months since we have seen new footage of Sonic Mania, and it definitely has been worth the wait. This time around, SEGA have decided to show us the second act of their remixed version of the legendary Green Hill Zone, the very first…
After showing two of the zones that you will be able to journey through in Sonic Mania earlier this year, SEGA have decided to debut another all new zone in collaboration with several gaming sites, and a YouTube gamer known as Kinda Funny Plays. Alongside the game's producer Lola Shiraishi, the second…
Earlier this year, a celebration took place for the twenty fifth anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. During the event, a new 2D platformer named Sonic Mania was announced to be coming out in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The levels that were showcased during the first…
If you were around in the early 90's, you will definitely remember the early years of Sonic the Hedgehog. Using the power of 'Blast Processing', the blue blur starred in a series of games that many fans believe were his glory days. It could be argued that the games that followed…