Sonic Mania (Series) Review
Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 days ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
In the game you collect rungs to accrue health, and loose these if you are hit. Your aim is usually to stop Eggman's schemes for world domination, by navigating levels that include springs, slopes, bottomless pits, and vertical loops.
In addition to the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Mario & Sonic at the Olympics, these are the main releases in the series:
- Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive and later on Mobile, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
- Sonic Spinball (1993) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles (1994) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
- Sonic Adventure (1998) on Dreamcast
- Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)on GameCube
- Sonic Advance (2001) on Game Boy Advance
- Sonic Mega Collection (2003) on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
- Sonic Heroes (2003) on PlayStation 2 , Xbox, GameCube
- Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
- Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) on 870,000451
- Sonic Unleashed (2008) on PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
- Sonic Colors (2010) on Wii, Nintendo DS
- Sonic Generations (2011) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Nintendo 3DS
- Sonic Lost World (2012) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal (2014) on Wii U and 3DS
- Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus (2018) on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 23/06/1991, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android, GameCube, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Sonic Mania is Rated PEGI 3. The game features some cartoony violence of a light-hearted nature. The violence is never severe or of a serious tone, as most violence simply consists of Sonic jumping on the head of enemies. The robotic enemies fall apart and disappear in a flash. All violence in the game is accompanied by bright flashes and fast-paced action.
ESRB EVERYONE with mild cartoon violence.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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