Let’s make something clear from the outset; Sonic Mania is a Love letter to the 16 bit era, to the 1990s and to blowing cartridges when they wouldn’t work. If any of those 3 points resonate with you then Sonic Mania is the perfect retro title for your collection; Here’s 6 reasons why.
2. Core mechanics
3. Level Design
4. Retro style
5. Boss fights
6. Price Pint £16/$20
All in all Sonic mania bares the strongest homage to the 1990s than any modern game I have ever played. The attention to detail, the sheer size, scope and variety to Mania is delight to behold. The nostalgia hit for anyone who enjoyed Sonic as a child is overwhelmingly positive even though the game’s levels are almost completely redesigned. If this is your first soiree into 16 bit platforming then this is the pinnacle and the perfect place to start.
Sonic, Tails and Knuckles go head to head with Dr Robotnik (or is it eggman) in an attempt to uncover his plot and locate the chaos emeralds.