To 25th anniversary of the Sonic series: Sonic Mania Plus release date set
According to many critics, Sonic Mania is one of the best games in the entire Sonic series. Therefore, when the intention to release an extended version of the game was announced, this news excited all fans of side-scrolling platformers. Apparently, the new version of the game will not only have the merits of the previous one, but also contain a number of improvements.
The developers promise two new game characters, as well as a new game mode that will allow you to take a fresh look at the already familiar landscape and try new opportunities.
You will be able to experience a new game from July 17, when it will be released. If you already own Sonic Mania, then you can buy the new version of the game for just £3.99.
In case you have not played Sonic Mania, we will briefly describe this iconic game. Its gameplay and visual style are similar to the first parts of the series for the Mega Drive / Genesis console. According to the story, the hedgehog Sonic, the fox Tails and echidna Knuckles found a powerful source of energy on the island – Phantom Ruby, which allows you to control time and space. However, Dr. Eggman, along with his robots Hard Boiled Heavies, got to him first. They are planning to use the stone to seize the world. Heroes are going to prevent the evil plans of the villains. The player will have to pass different levels, among which there are both old zones from the first parts of the series, and completely new ones. Among the game characters Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are available to play. Each of the characters has its unique abilities and peculiar ways of passing zones.
The platform was timed to the 25th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The developers have set a goal to recreate the original gameplay of the classic games of the series, while adding new features and improvements. The gaming press mainly appreciated Sonic Mania. Critics liked the fascinating game mechanics, inherited from the first parts of the series, the colorful design of the zones and musical accompaniment. Among the disadvantages, they called the high complexity of the passage.