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Feena

@kyleforrester87 Press Garden is the one I liked the least for now, but the second stage looks beautiful!. The remixed Fly Battery zone is amazing, though I found the boss a little bit too pesky. I won't keep blabbing because I feel like getting to see what old zones made it into the game is part of the fun...I am really really liking this.

p.s. I somehow finished one of those sphere collecting bonus levels and it gave me a medal and a new ability for Sonic. So I guess we have to complete them ;_;

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Tasuki

@themcnoisy Honestly I have never been a big fan of the Sonic games, which is odd considering that Sonic 2 was packed in with my Genesis and I do have Sonic CD as well. They ain't bad but for me they aren't great either. I can take them or leave them. And honestly if I get the itch to play a Sonic game I will fire up the Genesis and play a few levels of that.

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DerMeister

@Feena I really enjoy the UFO chase, though I'm having trouble with the third emerald. Blue Sphere is pretty fun too, even if I stink at it.

@kyleforrester87 I'm honestly glad the half-pipe didn't return. I tried to get the emeralds in Sonic 2 last year, and found it incredibly frustrating. If Tails didn't enter with you or at least didn't grab rings, I wouldn't hate it so much.

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carlos82

Wow what a game, from the clever remakes of classic levels and the amazing new ones and I can't tell you how happy the boss of Chemical Plant made me. I really enjoy the bonus stages too but I do prefer the half pipe to the spheres but the ufo catcher is fun. Overall a fantastic Sonic game and the best one for 23 years 😃 not only capturing the look of the originals but most importantly the physics are spot on. Can't wait for a sequel or similar work on Streets of Rage

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 yeah me neither, ive noticed the trophies are all a bit rubbish. Get all silver in the mini games, all gold etc sod that. Theres like 30 of them, no way will i ever get that the orb collecting takes longer than the levels. We need some half pipes in our lives.

@dermeister oil ocean was one of the worst from sonic 2!

I feel some of the levels mash up previous games design. So in flying battery you have parts of other levels from previous games like launch base zone and wing fortress zone with similar layouts as well as for the most part flying battery. Its really well done. Casino night zone played a part in one of the earlier levels too although the level was called something else.

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Quintumply

@themcnoisy I agree that the trophies aren't very good. I don't really care about trophies, but it's still a shame they didn't get a bit more creative with them, and the lack of a platinum is definitely odd.

I also agree with @DerMeister about Sonic 2's half pipe special stages. Getting chaos emeralds in that game is far too difficult. Tails is supposed to help but, because he moves and jumps a fraction of a second later than you do, he often will hit bombs, and your ring total takes a knock as well. You effectively have to play as both characters, in a sense, if you've any hope of getting all 7.

I said in my review that Sonic Mania's UFO catching special stages are probably the best special stages in the classic style games, and I stand by that. The rules make total sense, you don't have Tails to worry about, and (for me at least) they're more fun than any of the previous emerald-gathering stages. If the controls were tighter, I'd strip out the "probably" and say they're straight up the best.

As far as Oil Ocean is concerned - it was one of my least favourite zones in Sonic 2. I was definitely surprised to see it in Mania! From Sonic 2 I was expecting to see Casino Night or Mystic Cave, but I actually like what they did with Oil Ocean.

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Ypmud

i was jaw dropped to see oil ocean zone, i really like the tactics to the first boss battle and the second one drove me nuts. very impressed with it

Ypmud

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DerMeister

I finished the game last night. It's definitely worth the price if you're a classic Sonic fan. The final zone and battle is something else. One of my favorite finales to a Sonic game for sure. I should note I didn't get the emeralds (only got 3), so that was just the basic ending.

I still stand by my earlier impression though. If you liked the Genesis/Mega Drive games, you'll like Mania, but I personally felt it's the same quality through and through. Not better or worse, just the same. That's not bad, of course.

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themcnoisy

Played a bit more today, it took me 7 minutes to get passed the brilliant hydrocity act 1, the second act was pretty good too but the boss whats that all about? I keep running out of air. I only had 2 lives and now Im back right at the start!!!

I think as the levels are really sprawling it would be nice to only have to replay the one level, my childhood self would be laughing at me right now - but the level design wants you to explore but Im worried in case I die and have to replay 10 minutes worth of game. I think I have to knock the square metal looking things into Robotnik and that spits out air - but apart from the first one it never gives me anymore air! I think its a bug as my game crashed shortly after, more likely Im not used to these crazy hard bosses.

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kyleforrester87

@themcnoisy I'm ashamed to admit I was stuck on Oil Ocean for ages, the boss is a right pain. Then you lose 3 lives and you're right back to the start of Act 1 again lol.

I'm on the last level now, but ran out of lives on the last boss, so need to carefully replay 2 acts so I can get up to him again with (hopefully!) 3 lives.

I'm not very good at Sonic games, apparently!

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Ypmud

I'm stuck on oil ocean it's a right pain but I love the game

Ypmud

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kyleforrester87

@Ypmud If you're stuck on the boss, try going in to the battle with a fire bubble. It's pretty easy to use its launch attack to hit the boss from the platforms without getting hit by his arms and the stuff he fires out.

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Ypmud

Oh right I've tried it as sonic and tails knuckles oh fml lol

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 in the old sonic games keeping hold of a ring was important as you can work out the patterns of attack as you face off. The bosses in mania in act 2 all offer up different ways to die which is good for challenge, but the one ring philosophy doesnt hold true if your being squashed or needing air and I havent watched any videos on what im supposed to do.

It was like, ok im in water, i dodge these bricks, now i need air, wheres air? WHERES THE AIR? Gnbbmllgbb.....

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Ypmud

loved that stage in hydrocity, i personally would of loved a remake of labrynth zone just to drive everyone potty

Ypmud

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Quintumply

@themcnoisy For the Hydrocity act 2 boss, just focus on damaging the boss itself with those bombs.

@Ypmud Oil Ocean act 2 boss is significantly easier with a fire shield. As @kyleforrester87 says, the dash attack you can do in mid-air helps you avoid getting too up close, but it's also worth mentioning that the fire shield deflects those projectiles. It's not impossible to beat without the fire shield, but it makes it much easier if you can find one beforehand and hold onto it.

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themcnoisy

@Quintumply yeah ive beat it now. You have to hit the bombs that dont look like bombs which then hit robotnik and set off the air. Its pretty easy actually.

Then onto Tails plane! Woo woo.

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themcnoisy

@kyleforrester87 @Quintumply the oil ocean boss is from sonic 2 with a twist. I thought it was way easier than the previous under water boss fight. But I already knew the patterns to an extent.

Then fire cavern zone. Unsure were the palette came from as it looks terrible but its a mix of 2 of my favourite levels in design. Marble hill zone from sonic 1 and Hill top zone from sonic 2. Great stuff.

I played sonic 1 and 2 on my vita last night and theres such a gulf in quality to sonic mania, its staggering really how different but the same it is. The rings splashing out, all the pickups, the level flow everything so far has outdone it predessors for me. A worthy goty contender imo, better than both the wipeout and crash rereleases.

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Feena

This might be my goty. It is so beautiful and fun.

I finished the game and started trophy hunting but ykes! It's REALLY insane that this hasn't got a platinum trophy, it has so many sub-goals and some of them are pretty demanding!

I am already hoping they will give us Sonic Mania 2 in the future, would love to see Labyrinth Zone and Angel Sanctuary Zone reimagined.

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