Special Stages, Bonus Stages and Time Attack Will Be In Sonic Mania

By Andy Mills, 9 months ago
Considering the game is a love letter to classic Sonic titles, this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Nevertheless it has been confirmed that Sonic Mania will have both special and bonus stages, as well as a new Time Attack mode.

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As shown in the latest trailer for the game, the special stages are a twist on the special stages of Sonic CD with the player having to chase down a UFO, all the while collecting blue spheres to gain the speed needed to catch it. Speaking of blue spheres, the special stage from Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles makes its return, this time as the bonus stage accessed via passing checkpoints with a certain amount of rings. Finally, the Time Attack mode is fairly self-explanatory with players able to set times on stages in an attempt to be the best in the world, which will be shown via online leaderboards.

Sonic Mania is set to run onto console on August 15th, so not long to wait now.
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Andy Mills
Written by Andy Mills
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