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  1. About time we hear the official thing
  2. Did you somewhere sign up for a review key? How'd they even know your email? Did the code work?
  3. Sonic Mania Vinyl - Now Pre-Orderable!

    According to the Data Disks twitter it looks like Tee Lopes chose 16 particular tracks he wants on the Vinyl. Updated OP to mention this. Guess this isn't much of a hint anymore
  4. Hi everyone, Just a friendly reminder that the Sonic Mania Vinyl is now available to order! https://data-discs.com/products/sonic-mania It comes in 3 versions: -Classic Black -Translucent Blue -Limited Edition Color Splatter NOTE: The limited edition is only available for the next 52 hours (this was posted at 00:00 PST Saturday 7/22/17, so it ends at 04:00 PST Monday 7/24/17) Price: £19.99 + (£9.80 International Shipping or £5.00 Local Shipping) International Price in Dollars: ~$38.79 Total EDIT: The Vinyl comes with 16 Tracks (not full OST). They are all hand-picked by Tee Lopes Enjoy!
  5. The Sonic Mania Soundtrack thread!

    Wow, wait, one thing to note in the description of this Disk: "The Sonic Mania LP features 16 new tracks by composer Tee Lopes" Is it possible that this Vinyl will only include New Zone music? Or New Act Music? (i.e. non-act 1 of returning stages) 1 MiniBoss 1 Hard Boil Heavies 1 End Of Zone Boss 1 Final Boss 12 Remaining Tracks That either means... -1 track per act (2 per zone), but only 6 new zones or -1 track per zone, but a total of 12 zones?
  6. Hidden Rings in Mania - 50 Rings to Enter?

    It is very heartening to see how much people love Sonic Mania and discuss things without being at each others throats *coughcoughSONICFORCEScough* Everyone knows this game will be great. Fantastic at the very least. I genuinely can't be more excited! I will be speculating every last possible angle of this game before it releases Im glad you find pleasure in that too!
  7. Hidden Rings in Mania - 50 Rings to Enter?

    Sonic 1 - Need 50 rings to get into Giant End Ring Sonic 2 - Need 50 rings to get into Sign Post Sonic CD - Need 50 rings to get into Giant End Ring Sonic 3/K - Need to find hidden Giant Ring It didn't seem far fetched of an idea, as a game that's supposed to take elements from all of the classics, to think it might be a combination of needing 50 rings and finding a giant hidden ring. In fact I thought it would be a cool extra layer of challenge. And we all know it's a wire-frame for the builds that were shown off in the demos. They didn't want to show the special stages yet. But, from a programming standpoint, wouldn't it have been simpler to just NOT put anything in those areas rather than create a new mesh, and add it to these beta builds of the maps for the demo? I am a game programmer, and that just seems like wasted time. But I can't speak for everyone, as everyone programs differently. I had thought exactly as you did, its a placeholder wire-mesh, but if you watch the video i posted in the OP, it sounded like that guy got to play a special review copy and he explained it as though you unlock access to the giant rings if you have a certain amount of rings (as he made it sound like he had a more recent build that might have had special stages activated). I don't think it was a "crazy" speculation. It seemed fairly reasonable and the guy in the video threw me (and a few others) off. At least we know its like S3&K for sure
  8. So this is an interesting video. The person talks about Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, but when talking about Sonic Mania he brings up that he's played either 5 or 6 levels. Seeing as the only publicly available levels are: Green Hill Zone Act 1/2, Studiopolis Act 1, and Mirage Saloon Act 2, that's only 4 stages IF he got to play all of them across the different conventions. He also said that the Sega individuals TOLD him what to not play (in the demos you can't pick and choose any levels that you SHOULDNT be playing, you could only pick the ones displayed in the demo screen). This makes me think that he actually got a more complete version of the game to test out. Now at 2:58-ish he brings up one interesting thing: "There's the massive ring you find during the level and its an outline unless you collect enough rings before you find that" Having played a bigger build, maybe what he witnessed is true and those HIDDEN RINGS aren't as easy as "find it", but also have that Sonic 1/Sonic 2 mechanic where you need 50 rings to enter? Clearly that isn't the case in the demos that we have seen before, but maybe that's the way it works in the legit builds? What do you guys think?
  9. I completely agree. I sure hope this user just accidentally went across the most boring path and that, just like Green Hill, there is some "underground" or just alternative pathway that looks unique that hasn't been seen yet.
  10. Lol i was just about to post this. Hmm, interesting to see. I do worry about the feel for this game when it constantly jumps between "this level i pretty much the zone you remember, now this act is something completely new. Now this act is what you have always known, now this is something new". I had thought it would be a progressive less and less recognizable setup as you go through the zones. They keep mentioning that the ACT 2 is where things get real crazy, but i also feel like it will just make each ACT 1 kind of... not that exciting? Whatever, the game will still rock
  11. Sonic Mania and Forces on YouTube Live @ E3.

    When you defeat him (as he did there last second) he explodes and destroys the floor right under him. I didn't think there'd be a space for him to land on lol
  12. Sonic Mania and Forces on YouTube Live @ E3.

    Any idea what stream to watch to get Mania news?
  13. Sonic Mania and Forces on YouTube Live @ E3.

    Probably eventually, But just go here: Then go back in the stream to reach where they talk about Mania (right now its about -10 minutes)
  14. Sonic Mania and Forces on YouTube Live @ E3.

    Well that was disappointing.... But they did say they were working on a lot for E3, so i'm assuming tomorrow there might be something?