1. Post #1601
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    December 2012
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    Besides the Home and Screenshot button issues, it plays great.

    I've actually heard the PS4 version has a fair amount of bugs currently. Not sure how true that is.
    I managed to find a way to fall off the Tornado twice in Mirage Saloon, but never when I actually tried to record it.

  2. Post #1602
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    September 2009
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    It gets harder. The later special stages can kiss my ass.
    I've had like, six tries at #4 and still no success. Actual platforming with tank turning is an absolute bitch.

  3. Post #1603
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    November 2008
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    Amazed how they managed to fuck up Oil Ocean Zone 2 boss again. Can't overstate how lives ruin this game, like all past Sonic games.

    You lose all your lives? Enjoy playing through Zone 1 AND 2 again.
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  4. Post #1604
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    May 2005
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    Just focus on the turrets first before bothering to go for Robotnik GEEZ

  5. Post #1605
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    July 2007
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    Looks like they are aware of the Switch verison issues:

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  6. Post #1606
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    November 2008
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    Have not had any issues with the switch version
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  7. Post #1607
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    May 2009
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    I've had a few oddities but I'm not sure if they're Switch specific. One in particular is the music dying at a few random moments, with the sound effects still working, but it fixes itself if I go into a bonus or special stage.
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  8. Post #1608
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    January 2012
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    Stardust Speedway Boss was quite annoying, especially the first part of the battle. Tip: Drop-Dash is your best friend for this boss.

    Oh, and does Knuckles has his own stages and bosses? Or at least like very different layout.
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  9. Post #1609
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    Stardust Speedway Boss was quite annoying, especially the first part of the battle. Tip: Drop-Dash is your best friend for this boss.

    Oh, and does Knuckles has his own stages and bosses? Or at least like very different layout.
    He gets tweaked layouts in a few cases with unique starts, particularly GHZ Act 1 pretty much starting him directly underneath where Sonic and Tails starts so the player experiments with his climbing. Not sure if he gets entirely unique levels though, but    Mirage Saloon's opening    heavily implies he'd get a unique act one, and    Lava Reef Act Two is apparently the S&K Hidden Palace.   

  10. Post #1610
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    July 2010
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    Only minor issues I had with my Switch was going to the main menu and taking screenshots in handheld mode. Playing in docked seems to work fine, although there are cases when the button inputs are delayed a couple of seconds.

    Doesn't seem to impact all Switch consoles based on reports, but would be nice if it got fixed.

    I also had music stop while playing a level, happened in Green Hill Zone. Kinda made me scared because that was a pretty early first impression I got from the game.

  11. Post #1611
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    September 2009
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    I had one case in my PS4 version where I hit speed-up shoes and got an extra life at the same time in Flying Battery before its song really started, and I think that messed up the song loop because it just kept playing the speed-up song until I did a special stage.

  12. Post #1612
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    1,865 Posts


    Something tells me this amazon seller (Rarewaves-US) is gonna try to screw me over with additional invoice for shipping. I don't believe it's possible to send 18 x 18 x 25 cm 2.4 Kg box to Russia for ~4$. But we'll see, I don't have much choices anyway.


    I'm shocked. No tracking tho.

  13. Post #1613
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    January 2012
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    I had one case in my PS4 version where I hit speed-up shoes and got an extra life at the same time in Flying Battery before its song really started, and I think that messed up the song loop because it just kept playing the speed-up song until I did a special stage.
    That happened to me but on Press Garden in the Switch version.

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  15. Post #1615
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    January 2012
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    Woah, did I just saw    Nack the Weasle from Sonic Triple Trouble    in Mirage Saloon?
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    From the digital guide: the Hardboiled Heavies apparently have designated genders (   Heavy Gunner, Heavy Shinobi and Heavy King are male while Heavy Magician and Heavy Rider are female   )

  17. Post #1617
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    April 2013
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    I'm currently at Oil Ocean with 4 emeralds (I'm that bad) and I'm a bit worried there won't be enough time left for me to get the last 3 before I get to the last stage.

    Anyone have any tips for finding the special stage rings? I suck at finding them.

  18. Post #1618
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    July 2011
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    I dont understand the hate for the lives system, the older sonic games are designed for you replay again and again till you get good. If you add in a save state system then it becomes trivial to beat.
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  20. Post #1620
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    September 2009
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    I dont understand the hate for the lives system, the older sonic games are designed for you replay again and again till you get good. If you add in a save state system then it becomes trivial to beat.
    It's mostly a problem with the boss fights and certain zones. A few boss fights are kind of drawn out, while i've nearly timed out on certain zones. Getting a Game Over means having to do the entire zone over from scratch, which is especially annoying for some since I can see it happening in the final zone - which is so long that the final boss restarts the timer.
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  21. Post #1621
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    August 2009
    14,710 Posts
    I'm currently at Oil Ocean with 4 emeralds (I'm that bad) and I'm a bit worried there won't be enough time left for me to get the last 3 before I get to the last stage.

    Anyone have any tips for finding the special stage rings? I suck at finding them.
    My tip is to just play the dang game. You can stage select and whatnot in a clear file so it's no biggie.

    Also got enough blue sphere for y e e h a w

  22. Post #1622
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    October 2010
    3,055 Posts
    So anyone playing Mirage Saloon    DON'T DROP DASH ON THE TORNADO   
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  23. Post #1623
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    Stardust Speedway Boss was quite annoying, especially the first part of the battle. Tip: Drop-Dash is your best friend for this boss.

    Oh, and does Knuckles has his own stages and bosses? Or at least like very different layout.
    Knuckles is the comedy run. He has *easily* the funniest sprites in the game and one of his late game cutscenes is literally ripped from the Megadrive comics. It fucking killed me from laughing.
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  24. Post #1624
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    January 2012
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    I'm currently at Oil Ocean with 4 emeralds (I'm that bad) and I'm a bit worried there won't be enough time left for me to get the last 3 before I get to the last stage.

    Anyone have any tips for finding the special stage rings? I suck at finding them.
    They're mostly at the off-path area, but since your in Oil Ocean, there's one at the very beginning of Act 1 next to the Fire Shield.

    Edited:

    Got my first Game Over with the Oil Ocean Boss.

  25. Post #1625
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    Digital guide also says that   Heavy Rider's Motobug motorcycle is named Jimmy, after Polygon Jim who made Motobug the Badnik romhack for Sonic 1 and coined the phrase Assface Sonic for the US's design of Sonic. He unfortunately died in a car accident on May 18, 2013.   
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  26. Post #1626
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    November 2008
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    Stardust Speedway act 2 boss is metal af.

    Puns aside that boss battle was the highlight of the game for me. Don't think they could have done it any better.

  27. Post #1627
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    July 2012
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    -snip-

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  29. Post #1629
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    September 2009
    17,962 Posts
    Okay, I'll bite. Is Amy in Mania at all?    Of course not.   
       Only as a cameo in the Metallic Madness Act 2 boss, and a.. strange cameo at that.   

  30. Post #1630
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       Only as a cameo in the Metallic Madness Act 2 boss, and a.. strange cameo at that.   
    I'm really surprised how easy that zone was in general
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    July 2012
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       Only as a cameo in the Metallic Madness Act 2 boss, and a.. strange cameo at that.   
       describe it   

  32. Post #1632
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    September 2009
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       describe it   
       The character you're playing as is forced to go through the Metallic Madness mini-sizer rays before the boss, and Eggman brings out one of those 'turn the slot' toy dispensers as he drops mini versions of his Marble Zone and Emerald Hill Zone boss fights each time you hit him. Part way through the fight, he'll also drop mini Amy dolls that have Tails Doll-like eyes and antennae that try to hug and explode on you. At least, I think; they never managed to get me.   
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  33. Post #1633
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    May 2009
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       The character you're playing as is forced to go through the Metallic Madness mini-sizer rays before the boss, and Eggman brings out one of those 'turn the slot' toy dispensers as he drops mini versions of his Marble Zone and Emerald Hill Zone boss fights each time you hit him. Part way through the fight, he'll also drop mini Amy dolls that have Tails Doll-like eyes and antennae that try to hug and explode on you. At least, I think; they never managed to get me.   
       Yeah, they hug you and make the same sound effect Amy makes when she hugs Sonic in Sonic CD, then blow themselves up.   
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  34. Post #1634
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    June 2012
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    Man, I just have no luck on    Titanic Monarch    Act 2's boss.

  35. Post #1635
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  36. Post #1636
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    September 2009
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       Figures. More ammo for the Amy stabbing party. Kill me.   
    Calm down, it's just a cameo and a mythology gag to Sonic CD, not some sort of middle finger towards the character.

    Edited:

    Man, I just have no luck on    Titanic Monarch    Act 2's boss.
       You can wait out the phases where he teleports you via the hands, I think. It's too unclear whether damaging the Heavies even does anything worthwhile and you teleport away long before you can kill them. When Eggman's about to electrify the tentacles, stay back and spin dash; even if he's right next to you and you're clear of electricity, it's too easy to accidentally jump into them if there's one above you.   
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    Did they ever say if they would add more levels at a later date as an extra thing for a future update?

  38. Post #1638
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    January 2012
    4,485 Posts
    I shouldn't have laugh hard at this, but it never occurred to me that the static sound would be the stream (even if it is a joke).
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  39. Post #1639
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    I'm back from taking a break but i have nearly 100% Sonic Mania on my first run, now for chuckles.
    links are spoilers by the way. They have done a amazing job making this game, It's even bigger than Sonic 3 & Knuckles and to make it just as greatly designed is amazing.
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  40. Post #1640
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    June 2012
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    Once you beat the game, do you get the ability to select which level you want to jump into on a No Save game? I assume not, but I ask because certain unlockable features can only be used on a No Save. If you have to replay the whole game from the beginning on a No Save just to use certain unlockables, that kind of takes the fun out of it in my opinion.
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