Sonic Mania Has A Secret Joke Mode, And It’s Perfect

Sonic Mania Has A Secret Joke Mode, And It’s Perfect

Sonic Mania hides a few goodies, and this one in particular shows that SEGA knows exactly how to meme.

Presenting “& Knuckles Mode”, where you can play as the lovable red echidna while also accompanied by another Knuckles, who acts as your buddy. (You can also play as other characters paired with Knuckles, but that isn’t as funny.)

H/T GameXplain.

For those of you who are confused: It’s become an ongoing joke to add “& Knuckles” to random game titles, though I’ve also seen the joke stand on its own, repeatedly infinitely. There’s just… something funny about Knuckles.

Here, just listen to this. It will help you understand why people think the mere idea of Knuckles is hilarious.

Anyway, if you’d like to enjoy & Knuckles Mode, players are reporting that it is unlocked via the blue spheres mini game.


  • I unlocked it under Blue Spheres along with pretty much every other feature. Didnt realise that it worked for other characters though. Someone had said it only replaced Tails with Sonic so I assumed that to be it…

  • does the publisher know how to meme, or the developer. Sega definitely know how to meme but it’s usually at the expense of their audience/ people who love chilli dogs

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