If you're steadfastly digital-only then you can download the 'Plus' content for $4.99 / £3.99, whereas the physical version will cost you $29.99 / £29.99. @Damo Most people in the US didn't know that it had a different name elsewhere. For example: I hate Counterstrike for a lot of reasons, but it's at least a well made game. No contest. At least if you're from Europe. Main page Gallery. "Let's hope Sonic Mania 2 isn't too far away". Agree. "...you'll find the standard Switch game case (which has a reversible sleeve inside showing a Genesis-style cover)".Or, yes, a Mega Drive cover for us in Europe. Also, I am a consumer whore with disposable income and a lack of self control. If you haven’t heard or used them before, yes they are legit and never had any problems. Really happy to get my copy in two days with Octopath Traveler ! REALLY want that art book, but I can't justify buying a whole new copy of the game when I already own Sonic Mania digitally. @Damo I do now. It's worth the money, or at the very least, 5 dollars to update to Mania Plus. Here's hoping we get a sequel to Mania, it's been better than most of Sonic's recent "adventures", It all starts with this. @Francema Japan is, I believe you have to buy gift cards. Anyway, I didnt know this version was going to come with a slipcase and artbook. These guys have partnered with Amazon and other big companies before too. Even then those 3 games were complete trash when stacked to the wonderfully amazing and magical super mario world. If European is confirmed to look like this I’ll get it from base but euro released often get the bare bones treatment. Looking forward to having a Mega Drive case on my shelf again (well, sort of). Also....Rocket Knight Adventures was MILESSSS better than sonic! I loved Sonic 1 and 2 as a kid, never had the third one until later on so I don’t have nostalgia for that one. So far the only game I've double-dipped on is Dragon's Trap but I'm very tempted, especially at that price. @Matthew010 IMO this is by far the best 2D Sonic game, and the least frustrating one too. @nab1 It may work that way, as I’ve heard that the switch shares data between physical and digital copy’s in most games. If you already own Sonic Mania then inserting the game card will simply add the 'Plus' content to your existing game data, which is seamless and rather lovely; instead of creating an entirely new game icon on your Switch home screen, it simply uses the existing Sonic Mania one. Maybe the UK was more aware of it being called the Genesis in the States than we were of the Mega Drive? Edit. But can't wait. The reality is, sonic 1-3 were never good games. I was personally really irked by the way it hides the entrances to the Chaos Emeralds and if I fail to get the emerald it locks me out of returning to it to try again. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007), Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008), https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Sonic_Mania_Plus/Gallery?oldid=2284215. Wings of Honneamise is my favourite anime, truly awesome. @SonOfVon I don't feel silly at all. Let's hope Sonic Mania 2 isn't too far away, and that Sega learns from the past and releases a physical version of that on day one. Curse you and your advertorials! Since I already have the digital version, I will probably just pick up the 5 dollar DLC. I was waiting for a physical release to play this. Sonic News Network is a FANDOM Games Community. Nice. Has it been confirmed (or is it safe to assume) that the DLC version will contain ALL of the new in-game features of the Plus release (i.e. This is tempting. The other 20 was for the price of the game. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... Twitch Streamers Banned For Playing Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity, Pokémon Sword And Shield's Gloria Has Finally Been Given A Voice, And It's (Very) British, Random: 3D-Printed Rainbow Road Takes Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit To A Whole Other Level, Nintendo's Huge Cyber Deals Sale Is Now Live, Up To 75% Off Top Games (Europe), Nintendo Goes Big With Cyber Deals Sale, Up To 50% Off Top Switch Games (North America), Guide: Pokémon Sword And Shield - All Ash’s Pikachu Codes. The evidence of the continued praise, re-releases, huge fanbase, and millions in sales for Sonic Mania show that they are anything but bad games. You'll miss out on some of the fan service, but on the other hand, every level is going to be new for you, so overall I'd say you may even like it more than long time fans. Anything with an art book, Im sold! Also to those who may be curious still. Is that really too much to ask for? Also, every main series Genesis/Mega Drive Sonic game gave you 3 continues after a game over, and placed you back at the start of a level. @Damo Then maybe mention which version it is in the article? Russia lets you pay with your credit or debit card. @Stocksy Sorry, can't do that. . The last zone in the game is really tough and getting to the final end of game boss with just 1 life and then being sent back to the start of the zone is maddening. 32x and Sega CD. Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Turkey Day - Franklin, Tha... Pokémon Teases 'Very Special' 25th Anniversary Celebrati... Join 1,066,999 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. The mascot, music and visuals were nice but that was about it. @Francema No, it's not about VPN. I double dipped for the physical. Sonic Mania Plus launches next week and it's the version of Sonic Mania we really should have gotten at launch. I will be picking this up. But if you check eshop-prices you will see Norway, South Africa, Mexico and Canada are the eShops to go. @Damo That’s slightly worrying. While admittedly Sonic 1 and 2 wouldn’t let you re-enter a bonus level, they at least weren’t hidden in those games and there were plenty of opportunities to enter them (especially Sonic 2). Please read our FTC Disclosure for more information. IF anything widescreen should help the speedy portions greatly. Oh snap, I was interested in this since I didnt buy the special edition physical copy when it came out, it had a neat statue with it, but cost like $90, so I passed. Sonic Mania Plus launches next week and it's the version of Sonic Mania we really should have gotten at launch. With Wonder Boy I... let's say I put the account where I had downloaded it in other hands -ahem- and after this two cases of apparently digital-only game that eventually had a physical version I decided to hold on and study each new potentially big digital release. Hell, Sega Genesis had add-ons here. I respect that you don't like classic Sonic games-- you don't have to.