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Nintendo Switch Calendar #12: Sonic Mania micro-review

The hedgehog returns to shoot in 2D in its best version: the Advent Calendar today stops for a review of Sonic Mania

It was difficult to keep silent about the blue trail in a long time Advent Calendar dedicated to the best you can find on Nintendo Switchbut (and we don’t want Frontiers) the only one review worthy of a place in the standings is that of Sonic Mania. SEGA’s blue hedgehog has taken on the lightheartedness with which the internet usually shouts “Hire this man!” towards publishers and has treasured it. Christian Whiteheadin arte Taxman, after his brilliant ports of Sonic 1, 2 and CD has teamed up with his illustrious rom hacking colleagues to canonize the love between fans and the series. And what a wedding, we dare say!

Sonic Mania, fourteenth review of the Nintendo Switch Calendar

The title places a new trinket of extraordinary power in the hands of Dr. Eggman, who uses it to experiment with space-time and ends up overpowering his Badniks. It’s up to Sonic and company to traverse the various zones, between nice parsley ed incredible unreleased, put an end to a much more tangible world conquest than before. The sense of danger is real: the Robot of the Death Egg, the final battle of The Hedgehog 2, as the first opponent; the return of a particularly vicious Metal Sonic; a final zone, Titanic Monarch, heralding Eggman’s dominance in Forces.

We can talk to the bitter end of the sublime expression of the narrative elements expressed tacitly through gameplay gimmicks one more ingenious than the other, but what really emerges is theamore. We’ll talk about it again in three days with the seventeenth episode, but when a game is brought to life by those who loved its older brothers looking at them from the bottom up, the result can be seen. Both here and in the expansion Plus. You see it when Tee Lopes, another favorite in the internet scene of videogame love letters, is put to the scores. And it can be seen in a level design that, in a single less expensive title of the Origins anthology, manages to better condense and distill the entire youth of an icon.

Now it’s up to you to have your say: which side are you on, Genesis/Mega Drive or modern boost? Let us know below, and as always, don’t forget to stay on for all the most important news for gamers and more. For your purely gaming needs, you can instead find the best discounts in digital format on Instant Gaming.