Ugh. I don't see Blue Sphere working as a bonus stage. Unless there's some substantial reward for playing it, I don't think most people will bother with it. I can't help but wonder if they just shoehorned it into Mania because they had coded its engine and didn't want it to go to waste. I'll give them benefit of doubt until I try it, though. Uh, why do Tails and Knuckles' Blue Sphere sprites look inferior to the S3&K sprites? :v: I hate the Saturn-esque models for the characters and the giant rings. Unlike sprites, retro 3d graphics don't age well. Wish they had used better modern models or prerendered graphics instead. Sorry about the complaints. I have to say that the special stages look pretty fun, though.