Sonic Mania review: the Blue Blur is back

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As reported, Sonic Mania is now available for download/purchase on Xbox One.

Sonic Mania offers new twists on fan-favourite stages, while keeping the action very authentic to the original games.

Sonic Mania looks like it stepped right out of my childhood, and the fact that it has cheat codes and secrets only ups the nostalgia factor.

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Sonic Mania is out today, bringing old school Sonic the Hedgehog goodness to modern gaming consoles. Part love letter to the '90s Sega Mega Drive franchise, part restoration project and part all new game, this title has a true appreciation for what made Sonic so beloved in the first place, and it also has something not found in any recent game from Sega's Sonic Team: restraint. While we have two more weeks for the game to be launched on the PC, there are many Sonic Mania jokes, circulating on the internet regarding the game. The all-new 2D Sonic adventure now runs at 60 fps, with stunning HD retro-style graphics. He follows the player's character around just like Tails would in the more standard pairing, even if the player has chosen Knuckles as his character, as in the video above-and why wouldn't you, if you were going for maximum comedic impact?

According to Arthur Gies, Sonic Mania has been forcing the player to use one of those cliches, that got forbidden by the reviewers. For more Sonic Mania coverage and guides, be sure to search Twinfinite.

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