Sonic Mania Has Some Cool Secrets And Cheats

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Some might joke that the biggest surprise about Sonic Mania is that it was a good Sonic game. The game does have actual secrets, though, and they're really fun.

Sonic Mania looks like it stepped right out of my childhood, and the fact that it has cheat codes and secrets only ups the nostalgia factor. For example, if you hold B and Y on the Switch, or X and Square on the PlayStation 4, at the title screen, you can access a level select and a debug menu. Once you have access to the debug menu, you can enter levels and change them by placing items, such as rings or enemies.

Sonic Mania also has a secret boss fight in the Chemical Zone levels. You end up playing Puyo Puyo Tetris against Doctor Robotnik himself. Can we get this as a standalone please?

When I was younger I always felt like games were supposed to have cheat codes and secrets. I'm glad that Sonic Mania is living up to my childhood expectations.


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    Sonic Mania also has a secret boss fight in the Chemical Zone levels. You end up playing Puyo Puyo Tetris against Doctor Robotnik himself. Can we get this as a standalone please?

    Is this sarcasm? But considering that the writer put "puyo puyo Tetris" not just puyo puyo I don't think so. Boy are they gonna be surprised when they learn about Dr.robotniks mean bean machine.

    Also could this website stop spoiling that boss? Especially in a thumbnail, Ruins the great surprise.

      Oh good they changed the thumbnail, thanks guys!!

        Yeah, I saw someone mention it on Twitter so I fixed it up ASAP. I'd have done it before, but I haven't played Sonic Mania myself so wasn't aware. That's my bad (although, if we're being realistic, I also don't have the time to play every single game).

        But if people ping me directly, I can fix it up quicksmart.

    My jaw dropped seeing this, it would have been amazing to experience this in game without knowing about it beforehand. Thanks kotaku!

    On Mania, I've only given it a quick run so far and it is a lot of fun. The S3&K sequel we wanted and deserve.

    edit: I see you changed the thumbnail, progress!

    Last edited 17/08/17 9:58 am

    I stumbled upon this boss and didn't realise it was meant to be secret...

    Wait, is that not the default boss fight? I just figured it was a cute nod to Mean Bean Machine.

      yeah, I assumed it was just the regular boss fight for that stage. I definitely didn't do anything special ti find it.

    Puyo Puyo Tetris... really?

    You mean Dr. Roboniks Mean Bean Machine?

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