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Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic Mania Plus is the definitive retail enhanced version of the original Sonic Mania's digital release, presented in a pristine collectible physical release. The encore pack is a $5 upgrade fee for owners of the original game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    95
    Really, no matter how you look at it, Sonic Mania is a huge success and Sonic Mania Plus is a celebration of that success thanks to smart physical edition design and items and valuable new in-game content. At only $30, it’s a superb deal and a release I would recommend be on anyone’s short list of must-haves.
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    93
    Sonic Mania was the perfect homage to the classic hedgehog games. Plus version adds two new characters, 4 player coop split screen, new game modes and a great physical edition, so it gets even better.
  3. Jul 16, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania Plus cranks the game up to eleven with its new content and it is a must-play for fans of the original Sonic the Hedgehog 2D platformers.
  4. Jul 23, 2018
    86
    Simply put, even if you've never played a Sonic game, you'll still have a ton of fun within the exciting world of Sonic Mania Plus.
  5. Jul 17, 2018
    85
    Sonic Mania Plus is an excellent game made for fans by fans.
  6. Aug 23, 2018
    80
    Those looking for more Sonic could do far worse than this title, but don’t expect the extras to live up to the lofty standards set by Mania Mode.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    70
    For only a $5 upgrade fee, they get all of those warm fuzzy feelings but with two great new characters and a small handful of remixed content that doesn’t quite break the bank nor provide a ton of value. However, the early 1990s infrastructure that the game prides itself on hasn’t aged quite as gracefully and, while it still has plenty of charm, it doesn’t fit in as elegantly with the current 2018 era that it’s being released in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    With the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. ItWith the addition of encore mode, this game is cemented as the best sonic game of all time. Exactly what 2d fans have wanted for 15 years. It is hard to think of anything more that could have been done to improve this game but with some well chosen additions, the package now feels complete. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    Astonishing package, this is certainly the best Sonic game of all time, congrats Christian Whitehead and the team.
  3. Sep 2, 2018
    10
    Simplemente perfecto, una obra maestra de las plataformas 2D cargada de nostalgia.
  4. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    a absolute must buy. the best sonic game ever, simply perfect in every aspect
  5. Jul 30, 2018
    10
    Probably my favorite platformer of all time and definitely the best Sonic game out there even better than the originals.
  6. Sep 23, 2018
    9
    Sonic mania does what it should do. Excellent gameplay, Amazing level designs. This game was my favorite since my childhood and it is stillSonic mania does what it should do. Excellent gameplay, Amazing level designs. This game was my favorite since my childhood and it is still fun for modern day. BGMs are great also. The bad part, however, is a lack of online COOP, otherwise I would give a 10.

    Fun game. I hope they bring more levels.
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  7. Sep 9, 2018
    4
    Why did I want to play this game?

    I have never played a Sonic game before but obviously being around video games for 25 years, I have heard
    Why did I want to play this game?

    I have never played a Sonic game before but obviously being around video games for 25 years, I have heard a ton about Sonic. I mostly heard bad things about the franchise but then this game came out and I heard universal praise. I figured this game is the perfect game to finally give Sonic a try.

    What did I not like about it?

    I know how stupid this makes me sound but I just don't get the game. I understand the core of always be running and always move to the right. But first off, it's so jarring when you lose momentum but then there is also the issue of all of these multiple paths and none of it feels fun or rewarding. I just don't get it. Sonic is not for me.

    How much time did I put into it?

    I put about 3 or 4 into the game, it was enough for me to know that this isn't for me.

    Will I try it again at some point?

    No, I'm good. I will let Sonic fans have this one and I will stay far away from this franchise.
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