Sonic Mania is going to offer fans a few new modes when it debuts this month. Single Player is only the tip of the iceberg that’ll also include a new Competitive Mode.
Gotta go fast… er than the other guy
It’s kind of interesting that a ‘race’ mode hasn’t figured into a Sonic the Hedgehog release in the past. It hasn’t though, and that makes the new Competitive Mode very welcome indeed. A different kind of multiplayer, the mode will have players racing each other through the game’s classic levels.
This isn’t just a simple foot race though. Winning is based on clear time sure, you’d expect that. But it also takes into account “score, number of items acquired, number of rings acquired when clearing the level, and total number of rings acquired throughout the level.”
Gamers can actually set rules and adjust item availability as well as rounds too. So you can make some pretty tailored matches from the sound of it. Cool stuff, and again, something that seems like a no-brainer for a Sonic title.
Sonic Mania’s release is coming up FAST too. The game is set to hit the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC all on the same day – August 15th.