Sonic Mania Plus (Consoles Physical; PC Digital) - Non-Leaks Thread

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Chris Highwind, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Fadaway

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    Leave biggestsonicfan alone. It's a valid opinion. :P

    He is, after all, the....bear with me....biggestsonicfan. -catches breath-

    I haven't shared my opinions about Mania Plus yet. So, here goes.

    I like it. Sonic Mania alone was overall fantastic, but Plus adds an extra dimension to things with the Encore Mode. I, personally, don't think the pallettes in Encore Mode are fantastic, but it gives everything a neat 1990s vibe. I also don't like some of the alt character pallettes in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, but that game rocks anyway, so I can let that type of thing slide quite a bit. Not a biggie. They don't look bad at least.

    I was hoping for a lot more, though. More levels for one. Angel Island was a nice touch but felt lifeless compared to the original.

    In spite of all this, this is the best Sonic game bar none. Sonic Mania went far and beyond all my expectations. The talent and passion poured into this is evident. The level designs are stellar. The game is very, very fun. At least, to me. The new special stages in Encore Mode are way past sadistic. And, as always, the music....the music....is just, uh, worth every newbie Chemical Plant death. 9.5 out of 10 bottles of sugar cane rhum.

    EDIT: Oh, and Ray! Worth it.
     
  2. XCubed

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    Please keep playing! The Death Egg Zone robot no longer has "Touch and Die" feet. At least make it to Press Garden so you can listen to this sweet music in action!....Although FBZ's boss is a complete rule breaking bitch.
     
  3. Creature SH

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    Wha-huh?!

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  4. 360

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    Wha huh indeed. Wonder what this is? Surely can't be anything major what with it being half a kilobyte.
     
  5. Oh come on, he didn't like Green Hill and that's one of the less 'complainable' levels in the game lol.
     
  6. STHX

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    I wouldn't put too much thought over this since all of the games I currently have installed on Steam had a "0 bytes" or 512 bytes update today. Probably some runtime update
     
  7. Creature SH

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    Oh, I see. Thanks!
     
  8. Prototype

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    I just wanna take a moment to express my fondness for the Hard-Boiled Heavies. The EggRobo design is pretty simple and slick, and it's easy to overlay themes like Shinobi, Magician, etc. over the top of it. But until the Mania team came up with it, I can't recall anybody ever doing anything like that. It's quite simple when you think about it, but it could open up a slew of new Heavies down the line. They don't need some huge grimdark backstory or anything like that, it's just simple pure unbridled fun in boss form.

    I'd love for them to show up in spinoff games like racers.

    I'd also want professionally made HBH figures on display along with a base EggRobo. Talk about your merchandising opportunities.
     
  9. Sid Starkiller

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    This, so much. I'd snap them up in a heartbeat.
     
  10. Pengi

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    I'd be all over a line of Sonic Mania branded figurines, especially as a blind box set where they can mix in more obscure characters with the mainstays. Beyond the Hard-Boiled Heavies, there's also Ray, Mighty, Fang, Bark and Bean.

    The hardcore fans would be all over it, and I think it would do well with the more casual "designer toy" collector, given the inherent retro appeal of Sonic Mania and the goodwill it's built.
     
  11. Dark Sonic

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    If we could have a 2 inch figure set like these (https://www.first4figures.com/sonic-mini-figure-6-pack-collection.html) with Mighty, Ray, Fang, Bean, Bark, and the Heavy King I would die.
     
  12. Beltway

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    Small reminder that Mania has recently bubbled back around the weekly Nintendo Switch eShops charts. Didn't show up last week, but was #12 in the Downloads-Only list two weeks ago, #17 on the same list the week prior.

    Similarly, Mania Plus re-entered the weekly UK Top 40 sales charts at #36 two weeks ago. Last week, it dropped to the bottom of that list at #40 and also surfaced at #19 in their weekly Top 20 Nintendo Switch charts.

    Relevant image spoilered below.

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    (As an aside, recent charts also point to 3D Sonic 2 and the Sega Ages version of Sonic 1 also doing decent business on their respective eShop platforms.)
     
  13. Laughingcow

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    I wonder what all the other non-Classic Sonic camps have to say about this? Here we have proof positive that the older games and their philosophy are still financially viable. Will it inspire them to expect more out of their games or will they throw bitch fits like children who didn't get the Sonic they wanted?

    A quickie search says they are just pretending the success doesn't exist. Sad.
     
  14. Dark Sonic

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    Eh let em whine. It took us this long to get the Sonic we wanted back let us enjoy our thing and they can enjoy theirs.
     
  15. Jason

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    Did anyone else get this update? If so, what did it do?
     
  16. Thunder Bro

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    I'm not sure what the update was for, but I had 126 Steam games with 0 byte downloads the other day, I'm sure it's related to whatever brought that about. I highly doubt there were any updates to the games themselves.
     
  17. big smile

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    I've searched around and not seen this posted in any other thread, but Christian Whitehead announced the formation of Evening Star a new studio which is made up of the Mania Team. They'll be making games using the Star Engine which is an evolution of the Retro Engine.

    So I wonder if this means we will be seeing more 2D Sonic games from them. Or if it means that Sega has decided to move on from 2D Sonic and so the team have moved on to new pastures. Time will tell...
     
  18. McAleeCh

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    There's actually a separate thread about this news in the General Gaming subforum. Interested to see what comes out of this new studio (and whether or not they're secretly working with SEGA on an as-yet-unannounced sequel to Mania, haha!).
     
  19. big smile

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    Whoops! I thought something this big would already be discussed and had a good look through all the Sonic threads and Sega threads. I didn't think to check general gaming, which in hindsight would have been the most obvious place to look. >_<
     
  20. 360

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    Hey dude - yeah sorry I didn't have the heart to put it in General Sonic Discussion because that would infer the team was definitely working on Sonic so I didn't want to mislead anyone so thought it would be better and more appropriate for General Gaming - at least until we get news of what Evening Star are working on whether it be Sonic or an original IP.

    Sorry for the confusion and glad you finally did find the thread.