Welcome to ‘Mania Week’ on The Sonic Stadium! To celebrate the upcoming release of the SEGA/Whitehead/HeadCannon/PagodaWest collaboration project, we will be spending the next week producing a whole heap of awesome content – all about the Mania! This post will house links to all of the stuff we have planned, in one easy location, so keep this page bookmarked and come back often!
TSS REVIEW: Sonic Mania
The only review you can trust! The Sonic Stadium has put Sonic Mania through its paces and has the ultimate verdict on the game CLICK HERE to read it!
Mania Week @ The Sonic Stadium
Friday 11 August:
- New Sonic Stadium Site Skin: ‘STK Maniacs’ (new default; change skins by using the theme selector dropdown at the bottom of any page on TSS)
- Mania Week Hub Launches: BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!
Saturday 12 August:
- TSS Roundtable: Our Hopes and Expectations for Sonic Mania: A whole bunch of Sonic Stadium staff recall their memories of Sonic Mania’s announcement last year, and what they’re excited (or not excited) about with the game’s release on Tuesday.
- Sound Test Saturday: Pre-Mania Launch Edition: Get into the groove before launch day with a selection of fan-made remixes and re-interpretations of the Sonic Mania OST. Yes, people have already made some! Get hype!
Sunday 13 August:
- Sonic Mania Buyer’s Guide: If you’re still not decided on getting the game, or want to know where the best place is to buy Sonic Mania (or related merchandise), then check this handy article out!
Monday 14 August:
- TSS Review: Sonic Mania: The definitive review.
Tuesday 15 August:
- Sonic Mania Achievements / Trophies Guide: Get ahead of the game with our exclusive game guide! We’ll update it with video guides soon, too.
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 1 Act 1: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 1 Act 2: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
- Sonic Mania EXPERT GUIDE: Perfect Run All Hard Boiled Heavies: Watch this amazing perfect run of all the Hard Boiled Heavy bosses in the game, on our YouTube Channel
Wednesday 16 August:
- Sonic Mania’s Secret Ending: If you’ve already beaten the game with all Chaos Emeralds, then there might still be one thing you’re missing… take a look (spoilers inside).
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 2 Act 1: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 2 Act 2: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
Thursday 17 August:
- Sonic Mania Tops the Switch Download Charts: We got on the news wagon and tracked the performance of the game on Nintendo’s latest console. It’s looking good!
- No DLC Planned for Sonic Mania: Another hot news story focusing on the post-launch potential for Sonic Mania.
- Sonic Mania EXPERT GUIDE: Get All Chaos Emeralds: Learn how to get all seven Chaos Emeralds with ease using this incredible guide on our YouTube Channel
Friday 18 August:
- Freak Out Friday: Tyson Hesse’s Legendary ‘Sonic’s Adventure’ Animated by Bocodamondo: In a special FOF that celebrates the launch of Sonic Mania, we take a look at animator Tyson Hesse’s first Sonic piece that catapulted him into the spotlight – only someone has gone and actually animated the original comic! Take a look.
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 3 Act 1: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 3 Act 2: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
Saturday 19 August:
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 4 Act 1: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
- GAMEPLAY VIDEO: Zone 4 Act 2: Watch now on our YouTube Channel
Sunday 20 August:
- Sonic on the Road: Playing Mania on Nintendo Switch: We send three plucky reporters out to play Sonic Mania on Nintendo’s latest portable console. Where do they end up?
- The Spin: The Notion of ‘A True Threat to Sonic’: Playing Sonic Mania has got Hogfather thinking of useful boss characters, versus those who are a bit over-thought.
Sonic Mania News
- Sonic Mania’s PC Version Delayed
- Video: Sonic Mania Opening Animation Officially Released
- Sonic Mania Street Date Broken: Game is Leaking
- Mania OST Sampler: ‘Danger on the Dance Floor’, for Mini-Boss
- Video: First Footage of Sonic Mania’s Competition Mode
- Video: See Sonic Mania’s Special Stage and Time Attack Modes
- Turn It Up and Get Down to Stardust Speedway Act 1 From Sonic Mania
- Have a Listen to Sonic Mania’s Special Stage Music, Dimension Heist
- SDCC Sonic Mania Panel Roundup & Special Stage Reveal
- Sonic Mania Soda Exists
- New Sonic Mania Track Preview, Vinyl LP Available for Pre-Order
- Sonic Mania: Behind the Scenes Panel at Comic Con
- Data Discs Releasing Sonic Mania Vinyl LP
- Additional Members of Sonic Mania Dev Team Revealed
Sonic Mania Previews & Features
- Sonic Mania: Behind the Scenes Panel From San Diego Comic Con
- Sonic Mania E3 Impressions: Alex’s Take
- E3 Video: TSS Sonic Mania Discussion
- Sonic Mania E3 Impressions: Jason’s Take
- The Spin: Sonic Maniacs in the Making
- Sonic Mania Hands-on Preview (2016)
Sonic Mania Competition: Drawn Back to the 90s!
We’ve got five PS4 UK/Europe Collector’s Editions of Sonic Mania to give away, fresh from the production line! All you have to do is draw like an eight-year-old kid in the 90s! Anyone can do that, right? We also have Sonic Mania Introduction Manuals up for grabs too. Click here to see more details, but be sure to enter before Saturday 12 August at 11:59pm UK Time!