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!
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.