How to Get Sonic Mania Plus Add-On
Ever since Sonic Mania dropped late last year, it has breathed new life into a blue hedgehog in desperate need of vivification. Not only are its retro graphics and gratuitous fan service absolutely intoxicating, but more importantly, it featured clever level design that seamlessly blended the familiar locales of our youth with fun and interesting new gameplay mechanics. It deserved all of the praise it received from fans and critics alike, with the only major drawback being a lack of a physical release. Only a few short months later, Sonic Mania Plus has fallen into our laps, bringing with it two new playable characters: Mighty the Armadillo, last seen in Knuckles Chaotix, and Ray the Flying Squirrel, who you may remember from
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It also adds a new Encore Mode to really challenge your mettle, and four-player split-screen multiplayer, making it one of the most complete 2D Sonic titles in years. Which is great and all for people who hadn’t already invested in Sonic Mania (the filthy casuals), but what about us loyal soldiers who had dutifully jumped onboard from day one? How do we nab all of this sweet content? Do we have to mug someone as they carry the bounty home with them?
The good news is that not only do you not have to assault anyone, but the DLC found in Sonic Mania Plus is unfathomably cheap, costing only $4.99. Just jump onto your console’s online store, and make the purchase. It’s the easiest way to access all that Plus has to offer, however, if you’re a traditionalist and desperately want to buy a physical copy anyway, you’ll be pleased to know that inserting the game into your console will override the existing Sonic Mania data, alleviating the scourge of messy menus with excess icons.
Make sure you read our review on Sonic Mania Plus, and stick with the good guys here at Twinfinite for all of your supersonic action. We’d even be happy to discuss the merits of Sonic R, if only someone would listen.