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Reviews are coming in for Sonic Mania Plus, the physical re-release of Sonic Mania with new content, and right now it is sitting at a 90 meta on Switch.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/sonic-mania-plus

By comparison, these are the Metacritic scores for previous main Sonic games that have released since Metacritic was created in 1999, using original platforms only and using the platform with the most reviews.

90- Sonic Mania Plus
89- Sonic Adventure 2
87- Sonic Advance
86- Sonic Mania
83- Sonic Advance 2
82- Sonic Rush
79- Sonic Advance 3
78- Sonic Colors
78- Sonic Rush Adventure
77- Sonic Generations
74- Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
72- Sonic Heroes
63- Sonic Lost World
61- Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
60- Sonic Unleashed
57- Sonic Forces
46- Sonic The Hedgehog (2006)

Just for fun, I decided to do aggregate reviews for earlier Sonic games that released before Metacritic was created using as many original platform reviews as I could find in order to compare them to Sonic Mania Plus:

91.3- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
91- Sonic The Hedgehog 3
90- Sonic Mania Plus
88.6- Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
87.9- Sonic CD
87.5- Sonic & Knuckles
70- Sonic 3D Blast

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 19 July 2018

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The Sonic Adventure games have aged terribly though. Almost as badly as Oblivion has aged.



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Just for fun, I decided to do aggregate reviews for earlier Sonic games that released before Metacritic was created using as many original platform reviews as I could find:

91.3- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
91- Sonic The Hedgehog 3
88.6- Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
87.9- Sonic CD
87.5- Sonic & Knuckles
70- Sonic 3D Blast

 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 15 July 2018

shikamaru317 said:

Just for fun, I decided to do aggregate reviews for earlier Sonic games that released before Metacritic was created using as many original platform reviews as I could find:

88.6- Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
91.3- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
91- Sonic The Hedgehog 3
87.9- Sonic CD
87.5- Sonic & Knuckles
70- Sonic 3D Blast

That is awesome, Sonic Mania sitting right in the middle of the Golden Age of Sonic games, just where it belongs. Can't wait to get the extra content for Mania, already have 3 files with max emeralds on all 3 launch characters, looking forwards to playing through it all again as Mighty and Ray!



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Ganoncrotch said:
shikamaru317 said:

Just for fun, I decided to do aggregate reviews for earlier Sonic games that released before Metacritic was created using as many original platform reviews as I could find:

88.6- Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
91.3- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
91- Sonic The Hedgehog 3
87.9- Sonic CD
87.5- Sonic & Knuckles
70- Sonic 3D Blast

That is awesome, Sonic Mania sitting right in the middle of the Golden Age of Sonic games, just where it belongs. Can't wait to get the extra content for Mania, already have 3 files with max emeralds on all 3 launch characters, looking forwards to playing through it all again as Mighty and Ray!

Yep. I personally think that only Sonic 3 & Knuckles is better than Mania. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
The Sonic Adventure games have aged terribly though. Almost as badly as Oblivion has aged.

and I'd still play Adventure over most other sonic games and I'd still play Oblivion over Skyrim lol



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Sonic Mania still doesn't have Shadow and Rouge as DLC so -5 points.



PwerlvlAmy said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
The Sonic Adventure games have aged terribly though. Almost as badly as Oblivion has aged.

and I'd still play Adventure over most other sonic games and I'd still play Oblivion over Skyrim lol

Most 3d sonic games or most sonic games including the 2d stuff?

Have you played through Generations on either the X360 or 3DS? they're great games and have a fine mix of 2d and 3d sonic action, possibly some of my favourite 3d Sonic gaming.



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I wonder how much Sonic 3 would've scored with the & knuckles.

Though Sonic Mania plus surely rivals it. My only "complaint" is in the stage selection. Sonic 3 and knuckles was perfect in that regard.