Sonic Mania - Special & Bonus stages revealed

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    With less than 2 weeks to the release of Sonic Mania left - SEGA have finally pulled back the curtains on the games special stages. In the new footage above we get a good look at the new gameplay that see Sonic & friends chasing down a "UFO" for the fabled Chaos Emeralds. The presentation for the stages, much like the entire Sonic Mania experience, take on a heavy SEGA Saturn influence - draw distance and all!

    We also get a good look at the bonus stages which may surprise some; and time attack mode - which allows players to instantly restart a stage with the tap of a button when the run isn't quite as perfect as you'd like.

    Sonia Mania launches on the 15th August on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.

    :arrow: Sonic Mania - Special Stages, Bonuses, and Time Attack (YouTube)
     
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    Mixing 2,3, and CD's Bonus stages is pretty cool
     
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    i saw that IT'S FUCKING AWESOME
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    So much effort, love and attention and been poured into this game, you can tell with every pixel. Digging the speedrunners practice mode, resetting the level whenever you want. That'll be great, even better if you can set checkpoints.
     
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    I'll be live streaming my first playthrough of Sonic Mania on the GBAtemp Twitch channel on release day if anyone wants to watch! I'll post a status update here or on my Twitter when I'm going live.
     
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    Yes.

    Just, yes. I need this game. NEED IT IN MY VEINS. It's the sonic 4 we've all wanted since 1995.
     
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    yeeeeeee i'm glad i'm not waiting since 1995 (hah too bad 90s ppl XD )
    i will wake up and download it before go to school...... YuY
     
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    Shame we gotta update our Switches to get it.... :(
     
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    Glad both this and undertale (on PS4) come out the day before I go to school. Looking forward to playing some Sonic mania on the go with the switch!
     
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    Am I the only one who wishes they would stop revealing this kind of stuff to keep it a surprise?

    Before anyone says 'don't look', it's a bit hard when the thumbnail gives it away and it's on the front page.
     
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    You're only option now is staying off the internet for two weeks if you don't want anything else spoiled. Good luck!
     
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    Who wants to know?
    Already have it Pre Bought on steam since day one its page came up
     
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    hah i did it too XD
    i really can't wait to play it
     
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    THIS IS MUCH FAST VERY DANK i hope there is dlc for characters like shadow
     
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    In my mencave ;)
    This looks really good.
    But is this again a digital only game?
     
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    Nope this is a classic sonic game there will no modern characters in this game you want Shadow play Forces.
     
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    The blue spheres!
    It's spherical..... SPHERICAL!
     
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    bring back some of the worst minigames, why wouldn't you?
     
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    It's weird that I'm more excited that I have a game to play on the Switch than I am for the game itself. Is that good or bad?
     
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