Sonic Mania is out and from what I’ve seen, people love it!
I’m so happy.
Many of the Sonic games have been anywhere from ok to lackluster. This is a return to the game that made an industry as well as rivaled Nintendo and Mario.
Sonic Mania is a masterclass of what made 8-bit. A genre that transcended the limitations of what software and hardware could tackle at the moment. You believed you had to help a hedgehog get to the end of the world where you had to defeat a doctor to free its people and I defy you to think you were doing any different!
Today’s technology is so advanced that 8-bit is actually a refreshing change and now without having to buy a retro console, hard to find or hard to use, you can get the best of the little blue guy and his friends.
The best part is having the whole lore, the whole history, the whole substance, as the devs can reinterpret the game that helped build the Sega empire. For $20 on PS4, Xbox 1, Switch and Steam, why not go back to the world you were fond of with today’s tech and a true love and knowledge of what made Sonic a champ!?