Retronauts Episode 222 has got Sonic Mania...
...and the only cure is more, uh, Sonic Mania.
As we are wont to do, we have once again put a modern take on a classic franchise under the lens of Retronauts scrutiny. We can't think of a more fitting selection, though. Sonic Mania is deeply intertwined with Sonic's history, reprising content and making use of assets from a number of vintage Genesis and Sega CD titles, along with long-lost cutting-room floor material—all of which has been reworked. Upgraded sprite animations, familiar scenes that give way to never-before-seen Sonic settings, and a soundtrack consisting of brilliant remixes and all-new compositions. Sonic Mania is a love letter to the franchise and its fans—created be Sega in conjunction with those self-same fans—and in this episode we effuse about the whole affair for an hour and a half.
And don't miss our previous Sonic adventures:
- Episode 81: Sonic the Hedgehog
- Episode 147: Sonic Adventure
- Episode 151: Sonic Adventure 2
- Episode 214: The Many Voices of Sonic
This week's fantastic artwork comes to us courtesy of Cassie Hart, who as always should be lauded with accolades for her fine work!
Retronauts Episode 222: Sonic Mania
MP3, 40.6 MB | 1:26:48
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Episode description: Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, Ray Barnholt, and Caty McCarthy look to the present to talk about a game that succeeds by looking to the past: Sega's 2017 hit Sonic Mania. See, we CAN say nice things about Sonic.