CHEATCC’S 2017 HOLIDAY BUYER’S GUIDE

Sonic Mania

Like all of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog outings, Sonic Mania doesn’t focus too heavily on a storyline. Dr. Eggman has found some sort of secret power on an island, dispatched his Egg-Robos to get it, and Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are the only ones who can save the day. This means going through 12 zones, each with two acts, either as Sonic with Tails, Tails, or Knuckles, each using special abilities to find unique ways to the boss fight at the end of each portion of the level.

Sonic Mania is a game for people who grew up with Sonic the Hedgehog and have been waiting for a return to those 2D roots. This is one for those who have always wanted a retro-fabulous entry after enjoying or weathering 3D outings. Everyone will find something to love about the hedgehog’s latest outing. Best of all, Sonic Mania is everywhere. You can play it on the PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC.

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