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a 2017 side-scrolling plaform game by Headcannon and PagodaWest in the Sonic series. After the events of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic & Tails pick up a mysterious signal coming from Angel Island and head there to investigate.

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Do some Red Sphere, Blue Sphere stages have more blue spheres than required?

IIRC, the Red Sphere, Blue Sphere stages in S3&K all required you to collect every one of the blue spheres on the stage. But I could swear I've had a few instances in Sonic Mania where I've ...
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Is it possible to cancel a spin dash?

Sometimes during a level, I'll notice a hidden area or powerup I want to go back and explore, but I've already started revving up a spindash towards the next area. Is there any way to cancel a ...
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How do I dodge the Phantom Egg's teleporting hand attack?

In Titanic Monarch Act 2, the Phantom Egg boss has an attack with two red holographic hands that teleport you to a different room if they catch you. No matter how long I try avoiding his attack, it ...
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Is there any way to skip the Chemical Plant Zone Act 2 Boss?

I absolutely hated the game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Genesis/Mega Drive. Imagine my surprise when I'm playing Sonic Mania and I'm suddenly dropped into this game as a boss fight in ...
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How many zones does Sonic Mania have, in total?

The ones I have noted are: GHZ: Green Hill (from Sonic 1) CPZ: Chemical Plant (from Sonic 2) SPZ: Studiopolis FBZ: Flying Battery (from Sonic 3&K) PGZ: Press Garden SSZ: Stardust Speedway HCZ: ...
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Can I skip the final boss cutscene?

Every time I die against Sonic Mania's true final boss Phantom King/Kleptomobile, I'm forced to rewatch the cutscene of Eggman and The Heavy King duking it out for the Emerald. While the cutscene was ...
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How do I get Sonic Mania's true ending?

I just finished Sonic Mania after collecting all 7 Chaos Emeralds as Knuckles. Despite getting every Emerald, my game ended after beating the Phantom Egg in Titanic Monarch. I'm a bit confused why ...
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How many Blue Sphere stages are in Sonic Mania?

While working on my Blue Sphere unlock guide, I've started noticing that the bonus stages sometimes repeat themselves. This means that, unlike the standalone Blue Sphere (which had 134,217,728 levels)...
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What is the D.A. Garden?

In this question on Sonic Mania, it says that you'll unlock something called the "D.A. Garden" if you get a certain number of medals from the blue sphere mini-game. What is that and is there a reason ...
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How can I glide without transforming into Super Knuckles?

Ever since getting all 7 Chaos Emeralds in Sonic Mania, I've had the issue of accidentally transforming into Super Knuckles nearly every stage. Both Knuckles' glide and the Super Knuckles ...
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Why can't I see the "Extra" content?

I think that I have a problem within my game. I have the PC version which I download directly from Steam. I've already beaten the game once, and collected 3 emeralds, and 17 medals. I can't see "...
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What effects does revving a spin-dash actually accomplish?

With the newest addition to the Sonic series, Sonic Mania, there has been a question I've always wanted to ask: Is there any difference between a single rev spin-dash and one that is revved multiple ...
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Do giant rings still appear after collecting all 7 Chaos Emeralds?

According to Polygon, Sonic Mania has at least 32 giant rings hidden throughout the game's 12 zones. A skilled player could collect all 7 emeralds before even finishing Studiopolis Zone. What would ...
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Where are savefiles stored for Sonic Mania?

Where are the save files for Sonic Mania stored on Windows? Can I copy save files? It would appear to be stored under "%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Steam\userdata\<steamid>\584400\remote\SaveData.bin", ...
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How long can Sonic stay underwater?

If Sonic stays underwater for too long without surfacing or finding an air bubble, "danger" music will start playing alongside a countdown leading to Sonic running out of air and dying. According to ...
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What counts towards a Cool Bonus?

At the end of each level in Sonic Mania, players can earn a seemingly random amount of points for a "Cool Bonus". I've seen a few theories that the Cool Bonus is awarded for beating a level without ...
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How do I control my direction on the orbs in Titanic Monarch?

Acts 1 and 2 of Titanic Monarch include purple electrified orbs which fling Sonic around. I cannot understand how these things work. I've spent so much time trying to maneuver myself in the right ...
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Why am I losing rings in Oil Ocean Zone Act 2?

In Oil Ocean Zone Act 2, the screen keeps getting dark and smoky as I play the level. As the smog gets thicker, the ring meter starts flickering rapidly, making me lose rings at a constant pace. Is ...
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What do rings do in the Blue Sphere bonus game?

Every Blue Sphere stage in Sonic Mania has a preset amount of rings to collect. I haven't been able to notice any gameplay changes when collecting them. They don't seem to change Sonic's speed, nor ...
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Is there a reward for beating the Blue Sphere bonus stages?

At each checkpoint in Sonic Mania, you can play a Blue Sphere bonus minigame as a callback to Sonic 3. Having never played Sonic 3, I'm absolutely terrible at these and haven't been able to complete ...
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What do the blue rings do?

While dashing through the Chemical Plant, I picked up some item (I don't recall what it was) that turned my rings blue (in the corner). It didn't seem to make any sort of difference when I got hit ...
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