Yeah, I got it for the Switch. It actually is the best Sonic game in years! But that’s because it stays faithful to what made sonic so exhilarating, charming, and exciting in the first place:
-Correct momentum, speed, and physics
-Balanced level design incorporating platforming and speed
-Imaginative level design
-Fun but challenging special stages
-Fun boss battles
-Story is told without any text or dialogue just like the Genesis games! With charming characters who express themselves without having to resort to god awful humor or kindergarten jokes. (I’m looking at you Sonic Lost World!)
-Sonic has his cool, care free attitude and original personality back again!
-There are 4 new levels, each well designed, full of charm, and great music.(Press Garden is my favorite!)
-The old levels’ second acts are completely new, interesting and fun to play (especially Chemical Plant Act 2 and its boss!)
-You can play sphere bonus states at checkpoints to win medals and unlock bonus content!
-Sonic has a move called the drop dash that insures you wont abruptly lose your momentum
-To many old stages (8 old and only 4 new, might bother some people)
Conclusion and rating:
So, yeah this game was a trip down memory lane while also incorporating something new. So as you can see Solo, there is more to be excited for than to be concerned for. The con I listed could be considered just a subjective opinion. There is a lot to like with this game. Christian Whitehead did an amazing job. I just hope if there is ever a Sonic Mania 2 he is given free reign to make an entirely original game with all new levels or at least 50% new 50% old. That is my only concern.
Score: 9 out of 10
My own subjective opinion concerning too many old levels over new, cost the score 1 point, but otherwise this would have been a perfect score!