In the new Sonic Mania gameplay video released today, SEGA has offered up a first look at the Special Stages, the Bonus Stages, and Time Attack mode, with the latter allowing you to reload the level at any time.
Here’s what to expect from each:
- Special Stages – In Special Stages, players chase down enemy UFOs to secure various Chaos Emeralds. Collecting blue spheres along the way will give their character an added boost of speed to their meter. Once the meterfills up, the Mach level increases. Just watch out and don’t speed off the stage!
- Bonus Stages – In “Blue Spheres”, players navigate Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles through a series of blue spheres to clear the stage. But be careful! Once touched, the blue spheres will turn red. Touching a red sphere instantly ends the Bonus Stage. Silver Medallions are awarded to players who complete the Bonus Stage, while collecting all the blue spheres and rings awards players with a perfect score and a Gold Medallion.
- Time Attack – Time Attack was also revealed to be a new mode in Sonic Mania. Prove you’re the best of the best in Time Attack, which lets players compete for fastest speed in the world by recording their time in the game’s online leaderboard.
Sonic Mania releases on August 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
If you missed it last month, SEGA revealed Infinite, Sonic’s mysterious new enemy in Sonic Forces who joins Eggman’s evil group of henchmen, which includes Chaos, Metal Sonic, Shadow, and Zavok. You can see more of Infinite in these videos: