You end up playing Puyo Puyo Tetris against Doctor Robotnik himself.
The Blue Blur zips across the screen at lightspeed, the game's pixel aesthetic being a direct throwback to the 90s originals, yet Whitehead and his team at Headcannon have used the advancement of time to introduce gorgeous HD visuals, the tiniest of animation refinements, and some of the most complex and rewarding platforming you've ever seen. This is a new move that is exclusive to Sonic. The Drop Dash is better when you actually have momentum, like you've been launched in the air, and instead of landing straight down, you can just burst into a dash and keep going instead.
Find the hidden giant rings in each level for a chance to recover some chaos emeralds. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman's evil robot army.
According to Arthur Gies, Sonic Mania has been forcing the player to use one of those cliches, that got forbidden by the reviewers. There's also the option to be Sonic and have Tails follow, and he's as hilariously incompetent as ever.More news: Malala Yousafzai set for Oxford after A-level success
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Mania already allows gamers to play as Knuckles, alongside the other standard character options of Sonic, Tails, or both Sonic and Tails together, but & Knuckles mode does exactly what you'd expect: adds an additional Knuckles.
Sega is taking two more weeks to polish up their release for the PC, as the game still does not quite meet the stringent standards set by the company for its "Sonic" games, as IGN noted.
It doesn't take a gaming expert to know that there hasn't been a good Sonic game in years.
We'll have our full review on Sonic Mania soon, well we can't quit out of it at the moment...