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SONIC MANIA - Special Stages, Bonus, and Time Attack

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WOW! Loving the Special stages WAY more than Sonic CD or Sonic Heroes. And more Blue Sphere! Alright... I guess...? I found them addicting, but wasn't a huge fan of Blue Sphere. Can somebody come pare screenshots of this compared  to that image a few months ago which had Sonic Mania and Blue sphere where Taxman said "Thats not Sonic Mania" Because the layout didn't match Sonic 3. If it matches this, then that kills the hope of Sonic 3 Remastered in the near future...

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Special Stage doesn't look great. Just boring. Neat throwback with the Saturn-era models, though. Nice to see Blue Sphere back. I'll probably play it more than any of the previous Bonus Stages, but I do think it might be a bit too long for a Bonus Stage.

I'm not sure what's going on in the Time Attack mode.

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This all looks so cool! Holy crap!

I'm glad to see that these Special Stages look enjoyable to play. I was worried about this being an auto-run at first, because I don't really like any of the other auto-running Special Stages (especially CD's).

And those bonus stages, wow! Wasn't expecting that. I wonder what you get for clearing those...

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Graphically, the Special Stage looks AWESOME, but I agree with @Marcello, the gameplay looks kinda... Boring? IDK, maybe it's because I'm just watching and not playing. Blue Spheres for Bonus is great too. Other than that, game's shaping up incredibly. Just a few more days. :)

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2 minutes ago, Marcello said:

I'm not sure what's going on in the Time Attack mode.

The video description mentions reloading the stage instantly, I guess so there's no delay if you mess up and want to start over.

Anyway the special stages look pretty cool, love the aesthetic direction they went with and once you get up to speed it looks like it'll be pretty fun. I'm not really sure how to feel about the bonus stages, though, I've never been a huge fan of blue spheres, and...I'm not sure what the reward for doing them is supposed to be? We're getting the chaos emeralds from the special stages, and there's no visible powerups to collect in blue spheres besides a couple of rings. Is there some other emerald-like collectable in the game or what?

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2 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

The video description mentions reloading the stage instantly, I guess so there's no delay if you mess up and want to start over.

Anyway the special stages look pretty cool, love the aesthetic direction they went with and once you get up to speed it looks like it'll be pretty fun. I'm not really sure how to feel about the bonus stages, though, I've never been a huge fan of blue spheres, and...I'm not sure what the reward for doing them is supposed to be? We're getting the chaos emeralds from the special stages, and there's no visible powerups to collect in blue spheres besides a couple of rings. Is there some other emerald-like collectable in the game or what?

 

Well theres your answer as of literally a minute ago!

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11 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

The video description mentions reloading the stage instantly, I guess so there's no delay if you mess up and want to start over.

 

Oh, that's a cool idea for Speedrunners.

10 minutes ago, FFWF said:

Sega PR has stated what Blue Sphere gets you:

Via NintendoEverything.

But what are they for? :joy:

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Damn, Sonic Mania has more 3D than Sonic Forces!

Honestly, this looks great. I was fighting the temptation to click on the video to avoid spoilers, but obviously, I've failed. I was hoping they'd announce something like split-screen multiplayer or something, but oh well.

About Blue Sphere, I'm actually a fan of these simply cause they're the best special stages in any Sonic game, and maybe they're not the only Bonus Stages cause Sonic 3K had 3 types of bonus stages, so we'll see. I'm also not bothered that they're using the same layout, cause if you remember, the game Blue Sphere (when you used lock-on with Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic 1) has over 1 million stages, IIRC. Reusing layouts makes sense for this one.

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So collecting blue spheres increases your speed. I wonder how high it goes?

Also looks like your rings drop as you go similar to playing as Super Sonic. I'm assuming that means when your rings hit zero, you lose? To me it looks like your ring countdown speeds up when you hit Mach 2 but I can't tell for sure.

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This looks damn cool. I love the surreal look of the special stages, and I'm digging the cute Sonic R-esque character models. The other bonus stages are pretty interesting as well. Can't say I've ever been a particularly big fan of the Sonic 3 special stages, but it's fine, and I'm curious about what those medallions do.

The 15th can't come soon enough!

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