Picture the scene, a young fresh faced Rob Mafia sat on the Sega bus at Walesby International Scout Camp in 1993. Upstairs on the bus were rows of Sega Megadrives all with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 loaded and ready to play. This was the birth of a LAN party. Sonic the Hedgehog has been part of every gamers history, so I was excited to hear that Sonic Mania is in the pipeline and will be coming to Xbox One.
Sonic Mania is basically a celebration of the last 25 years of Sonic, ranging back from the early years to more present day. Green Hill Zone was amazing at the time and Sega have announced that in Sonic Mania there will be a new additional in the form of Green Hill Zone Act 2. The all new addition adds the new level and also a new boss, but details on that aren’t yet available. Check out the video below.
As you can see it’s everything that make Sonic as good as it ever was. Some may say it’s dated but I say it’s a piece of must have nostalgia. On a side note I actually won the Sega bus championship on Sonic 2 by smashing my counter parts into the ground and becoming an official Team member of the Sega Club, something I add to my CV to this day…Alright maybe not but hey it felt good at the time.
Sonic Mania is developed by SEGA of America in collaboration with Christian Whitehead, PagodaWest Games, and Headcannon. It will be digitally available for Xbox One in Spring 2017.