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Sonic Mania Plus is an expanded version of Sonic Mania. It will be released in mid-2018 both physically for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and as downloadable content to digital copies of the original game for all platforms.[4]


Main article: Sonic Mania#Plot


Main article: Sonic Mania#Gameplay

New features

  • Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel will be featured as playable characters.[4]
  • The Competition Mode will be expanded to allow up to four players.[4]
  • An "Encore Mode" will be added to the game, which will remix the Zones with visual changes.[4]
  • A save and playback function of speedrun attempts.[5]
  • Optimizable difficulty for boss fights.[5]



Sonic Mania Plus promotional North American poster.

With the announcement of Sonic Mania Plus, a wave of promotional material was announced. Those buying the physical version of Sonic Mania Plus will receive a holographic slip cover, a reversible SEGA Genesis or Sega Mega Drive-themed sleeve (for the United States and Europe, respectively), and a 32-page art book.[4]


  • This is the first game that Mighty returns as a playable character since Knuckles' Chaotix in 1995, while Ray has not been playable in any game since his debut in SegaSonic the Hedgehog in 1993.
    • In addition, this is the first 2D sidescroller Sonic game that Ray appears in.
  • Some players accidentally got an unintended patch for Sonic Mania for PlayStation 4 in the UK on April 17, 2018. The patch added level transitions, options to use the No Save mode special abilities, a no time limit mode, a completely redesigned Metal Sonic boss, new menus, and the option to download the Encore DLC (which currently is not functioning).


  1. Sonic Mania Plus (PlayStation 4) on Sega. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018.
  2. Sonic Mania Plus (Xbox One) on Sega. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018.
  3. Sonic Mania Plus (Nintendo Switch) on Sega. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (16 March 2018). Retrieved on 17 March 2018. “Sonic Mania goes packaged with Sonic Mania Plus! Mighty and Ray join as playable characters, new Encore mode, 4P Competition mode, Holographic packaging, 32-page art book, and more. Summer 2018.”
  5. 5.0 5.1 SSF1991 (31 March 2018). Amazon Germany Listing Contains New Sonic Mania Plus Info. TSSZ News. Retrieved on 1 April 2018.

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