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* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.

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* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]].Puyos]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.


** The natural final boss of the game. Eggman, rather than using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.

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** The natural final boss of the game. Eggman, rather than instead of using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic Eggmobile addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The the Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.


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* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2: [[spoiler:upon reaching the end of the stage, he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles the last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].
** To add to the awesomeness, [[spoiler:Knuckles actually managed to protect the Master Emerald (without shattering it, of course)]].
* The TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:after Sonic destroys the Phantom Egg, the Phantom Ruby activates and sends him and Eggman to a pocket dimension. Turns out [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Heavy King has stolen the Ruby from Eggman]] [[OneWingedAngel and gotten himself an upgrade]] [[OhCrap that can actually damage Super Sonic.]] Even as Eggman and Heavy King play hot potato with the Ruby, Sonic [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown makes mincemeat out of them both!]]]]
** [[spoiler:Give props that Eggman, in spite of being double-crossed AGAIN, refuses to be usurped this time, and keeps up a fight against both Heavy King AND Super Sonic to regain possession of the Ruby.]]
** This all happens while an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6-cwzdaWE&t=69s absolutely badass track plays]], [[spoiler:which contains a riff from [[VideoGame/SonicForces Fist Bump]]]].
** Using debug, [[spoiler:Knuckles and [[BadassAdorable Tails]] can also fight Egg Reverie. While playing as Knuckles results in a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments special ending of Knuckles reading "Sonic Mania]] [[AscendedMeme and Knuckles"]] to a bunch of flickies (which can also be seen normally by unlocking & Knuckles mode and beating the game as Knuckles and Knuckles), it's still badass to see them fight the Heavy King and Eggman while in [[SuperMode super form.]]]]
** Don’t want to use debug? Then get all seven Chaos Emeralds and beat the [[spoiler:Phantom Egg]] using the “& Knuckles” mode, and [[spoiler:Knuckles will be able to still fight the true final boss.]]
** The natural final boss of the game. [[spoiler:Eggman, rather than using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.]]

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* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2: [[spoiler:upon upon reaching the end of the stage, he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles the last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].
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** To add to the awesomeness, [[spoiler:Knuckles Knuckles actually managed to protect the Master Emerald (without shattering it, of course)]].
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* The TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:after after Sonic destroys the Phantom Egg, the Phantom Ruby activates and sends him and Eggman to a pocket dimension. Turns out [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Heavy King has stolen the Ruby from Eggman]] [[OneWingedAngel and gotten himself an upgrade]] [[OhCrap that can actually damage Super Sonic.]] Even as Eggman and Heavy King play hot potato with the Ruby, Sonic [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown makes mincemeat out of them both!]]]]
both!]]
** [[spoiler:Give Give props that Eggman, in spite of being double-crossed AGAIN, refuses to be usurped this time, and keeps up a fight against both Heavy King AND Super Sonic to regain possession of the Ruby.]]
Ruby.
** This all happens while an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6-cwzdaWE&t=69s absolutely badass track plays]], [[spoiler:which which contains a riff from [[VideoGame/SonicForces Fist Bump]]]].
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** Using debug, [[spoiler:Knuckles Knuckles and [[BadassAdorable Tails]] can also fight Egg Reverie. While playing as Knuckles results in a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments special ending of Knuckles reading "Sonic Mania]] [[AscendedMeme and Knuckles"]] to a bunch of flickies (which can also be seen normally by unlocking & Knuckles mode and beating the game as Knuckles and Knuckles), it's still badass to see them fight the Heavy King and Eggman while in [[SuperMode super form.]]]]
** Don’t want to use debug? Then get all seven Chaos Emeralds and beat the [[spoiler:Phantom Egg]] using the “& Knuckles” mode, and [[spoiler:Knuckles will be able to still fight the true final boss.
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** Don’t want to use debug? Then get all seven Chaos Emeralds and beat the Phantom Egg using the “& Knuckles” mode, and Knuckles will be able to still fight the true final boss.
** The natural final boss of the game. [[spoiler:Eggman, Eggman, rather than using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.]]



* [[spoiler:The debug mode is unlocked this time around instead of requiring a cheat code, and is otherwise true to the originals, allowing the player to abuse the game in all sorts of ways. While placing monitors, pressing a certain button will flip through the different monitors, including the "S" monitor which instantly gives 50 rings and activates SuperMode regardless of emeralds obtained.]]

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* [[spoiler:The The debug mode is unlocked this time around instead of requiring a cheat code, and is otherwise true to the originals, allowing the player to abuse the game in all sorts of ways. While placing monitors, pressing a certain button will flip through the different monitors, including the "S" monitor which instantly gives 50 rings and activates SuperMode regardless of emeralds obtained.]]



* Unlike ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', this game's elemental shields can affect the environment. The Fire Shield can burn through spike bars in Green Hill Zone and ignite the oil in Oil Ocean Zone, while Lightning allows you to be pulled up by electric currents in Flying Battery Zone [[spoiler:and Titanic Monarch Zone]].

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* Unlike ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', this game's elemental shields can affect the environment. The Fire Shield can burn through spike bars in Green Hill Zone and ignite the oil in Oil Ocean Zone, while Lightning allows you to be pulled up by electric currents in Flying Battery Zone [[spoiler:and and Titanic Monarch Zone]].Zone.



** Finally, after clearing Metallic Madness, we get a short cutscene of the [[spoiler:Titanic Monarch in the background]], looking foreboding and frightening as hell.
* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic into his final boss form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'']]!

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** Finally, after clearing Metallic Madness, we get a short cutscene of the [[spoiler:Titanic Titanic Monarch in the background]], background, looking foreboding and frightening as hell.
* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic into his final boss form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'']]!''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix''!



* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler:from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hard-Boiled Heavy to survive]].
** With the release of Encore mode, [[spoiler: She reveals that not only did she survive, but she gathered the damaged Heavies together, and set a trap ''within Eggman's trap'' to get the Ruby back to Heavy King, who was himself still clinging to life long enough to ''turn back time itself'' to when the Ruby was first unearthed.]]
* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], [[spoiler:then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.]]

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* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler:from from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hard-Boiled Heavy to survive]].
survive.
** With the release of Encore mode, [[spoiler: mode, She reveals that not only did she survive, but she gathered the damaged Heavies together, and set a trap ''within Eggman's trap'' to get the Ruby back to Heavy King, who was himself still clinging to life long enough to ''turn back time itself'' to when the Ruby was first unearthed.]]
unearthed.
* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], [[spoiler:then then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.]]

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** Don’t want to use debug? Then get all seven Chaos Emeralds and beat the [[spoiler:Phantom Egg]] using the “& Knuckles” mode, and [[spoiler:Knuckles will be able to still fight the true final boss.]]


* Near the end of Flying Battery Zone Act 2, the player is sent through a high-octane rush which has them ''slingshotted and running underneath the airship''!
!!'''''Sonic Mania Adventures'''''
* Episode 5 has Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray face off against [[ImplacableMan an Emerald-powered Metal Sonic]], and battle it to a standstill to an awesome remix of Sonic 3's Final Boss. Then [[spoiler:Tails [[AwesomenessByAnalysis uses the device Eggman dropped and knowledge of the terrain to trap and de-power Metal Sonic]] and have Sonic spindash it into a wall. All to an amazing remix of Sonic's theme.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Eggman reveals the Master Emerald, and Metal's about to power up again before ''[[BrickJoke Knuckles]]'' appears out of nowhere and ''punches both Eggman and Metal Sonic clean out of their base!'' And then [[UnflinchingWalk nonchalantly walks away]] with the Emerald.]]
** Props to Eggman too. Despite his losses in Episode 1 and 2, he manages to obtain 4 of the Emeralds before [[VideoGame/SonicForces Sonic returned]], then had Metal Sonic take the rest in order to power it up. [[spoiler:He even had a backup plan with the Master Emerald, and might have won had Sonic's friends not shown up.]]

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* Near the end of Flying Battery Zone Act 2, the player is sent through a high-octane rush which has them ''slingshotted and running underneath the airship''!
!!'''''Sonic Mania Adventures'''''
* Episode 5 has Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray face off against [[ImplacableMan an Emerald-powered Metal Sonic]], and battle it to a standstill to an awesome remix of Sonic 3's Final Boss. Then [[spoiler:Tails [[AwesomenessByAnalysis uses the device Eggman dropped and knowledge of the terrain to trap and de-power Metal Sonic]] and have Sonic spindash it into a wall. All to an amazing remix of Sonic's theme.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Eggman reveals the Master Emerald, and Metal's about to power up again before ''[[BrickJoke Knuckles]]'' appears out of nowhere and ''punches both Eggman and Metal Sonic clean out of their base!'' And then [[UnflinchingWalk nonchalantly walks away]] with the Emerald.]]
** Props to Eggman too. Despite his losses in Episode 1 and 2, he manages to obtain 4 of the Emeralds before [[VideoGame/SonicForces Sonic returned]], then had Metal Sonic take the rest in order to power it up. [[spoiler:He even had a backup plan with the Master Emerald, and might have won had Sonic's friends not shown up.]]
airship''!


!!'''In-game'''



* Episode 5 of ''Sonic Mania Adventures'' has Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray face off against [[ImplacableMan an Emerald-powered Metal Sonic]], and battle it to a standstill to an awesome remix of Sonic 3's Final Boss. Then [[spoiler:Tails [[AwesomenessByAnalysis uses the device Eggman dropped and knowledge of the terrain to trap and de-power Metal Sonic]] and have Sonic spindash it into a wall. All to an amazing remix of Sonic's theme.]]

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* Near the end of Flying Battery Zone Act 2, the player is sent through a high-octane rush which has them ''slingshotted and running underneath the airship''!
!!'''''Sonic Mania Adventures'''''
* Episode 5 of ''Sonic Mania Adventures'' has Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray face off against [[ImplacableMan an Emerald-powered Metal Sonic]], and battle it to a standstill to an awesome remix of Sonic 3's Final Boss. Then [[spoiler:Tails [[AwesomenessByAnalysis uses the device Eggman dropped and knowledge of the terrain to trap and de-power Metal Sonic]] and have Sonic spindash it into a wall. All to an amazing remix of Sonic's theme.]]

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** With the release of Encore mode, [[spoiler: She reveals that not only did she survive, but she gathered the damaged Heavies together, and set a trap ''within Eggman's trap'' to get the Ruby back to Heavy King, who was himself still clinging to life long enough to ''turn back time itself'' to when the Ruby was first unearthed.]]


* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic into his Kai form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'']]!

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* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic into his Kai final boss form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'']]!


* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], [[spoiler:then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.]]

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* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], [[spoiler:then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.]]
* Episode 5 of ''Sonic Mania Adventures'' has Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray face off against [[ImplacableMan an Emerald-powered Metal Sonic]], and battle it to a standstill to an awesome remix of Sonic 3's Final Boss. Then [[spoiler:Tails [[AwesomenessByAnalysis uses the device Eggman dropped and knowledge of the terrain to trap and de-power Metal Sonic]] and have Sonic spindash it into a wall. All to an amazing remix of Sonic's theme.]]
** [[spoiler:Then Eggman reveals the Master Emerald, and Metal's about to power up again before ''[[BrickJoke Knuckles]]'' appears out of nowhere and ''punches both Eggman and Metal Sonic clean out of their base!'' And then [[UnflinchingWalk nonchalantly walks away]] with the Emerald.]]
** Props to Eggman too. Despite his losses in Episode 1 and 2, he manages to obtain 4 of the Emeralds before [[VideoGame/SonicForces Sonic returned]], then had Metal Sonic take the rest in order to power it up. [[spoiler:He even had a backup plan with the Master Emerald, and might have won had Sonic's friends not shown up.
]]


** Using debug, [[spoiler:Knuckles and [[BadassAdorable Tails]] can also fight Egg Reverie. While playing as Knuckles results in a [[FunnyMoments special ending of Knuckles reading "Sonic Mania]] [[AscendedMeme and Knuckles"]] to a bunch of flickies (which can also be seen normally by unlocking & Knuckles mode and beating the game as Knuckles and Knuckles), it's still badass to see them fight the Heavy King and Eggman while in [[SuperMode super form.]]]]

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** Using debug, [[spoiler:Knuckles and [[BadassAdorable Tails]] can also fight Egg Reverie. While playing as Knuckles results in a [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments special ending of Knuckles reading "Sonic Mania]] [[AscendedMeme and Knuckles"]] to a bunch of flickies (which can also be seen normally by unlocking & Knuckles mode and beating the game as Knuckles and Knuckles), it's still badass to see them fight the Heavy King and Eggman while in [[SuperMode super form.]]]]


** At the end of Flying Battery, Sonic grabs onto a hanglider from the 8-bit ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' all the way down to Press Garden.

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** At the end of Flying Battery, Sonic grabs onto a hanglider hang glider from the 8-bit ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'' all the way down to Press Garden.



* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler:from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hard-Boiled Heavy to survive]].

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* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler:from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hard-Boiled Heavy to survive]].survive]].
* The boss of Chemical Plant Act 2 is as awesome as it is hilarious. Eggman puts you behind one set of controls of a [[FiveSecondForeshadowing familiar-looking machine]], [[spoiler:then two panels open up revealing a set of [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo's]]. He really wanted to play ''VideoGame/DrRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'' with the protagonist.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Is that the '''FinalBoss''' of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'' as [[GreenHillZone the first zone]]'s endboss?!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Is that the '''FinalBoss''' of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]'' as [[GreenHillZone the first zone]]'s endboss?!]]end boss?!]]


* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2: [[spoiler:upon reaching the end of the stage, he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles The last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].

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* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2: [[spoiler:upon reaching the end of the stage, he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles The the last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].


* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2, [[spoiler: upon reaching the end of the stage he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him the [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].
** To add to the awesomeness, [[spoiler: Knuckles actually managed to protect the Master Emerald (without shattering it of course).]]

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* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2, [[spoiler: upon 2: [[spoiler:upon reaching the end of the stage stage, he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him the [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles The last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].
** To add to the awesomeness, [[spoiler: Knuckles [[spoiler:Knuckles actually managed to protect the Master Emerald (without shattering it it, of course).]]course)]].



** [[spoiler: Give props that Eggman, in spite of being double-crossed AGAIN, refuses to be usurped this time, and keeps up a fight against both Heavy King AND Super Sonic to regain possession of the Ruby.]]
** This all happens while an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6-cwzdaWE&t=69s absolutely bad ass track plays]], [[spoiler:which contains a riff from [[VideoGame/SonicForces Fist Bump]]]].

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** [[spoiler: Give [[spoiler:Give props that Eggman, in spite of being double-crossed AGAIN, refuses to be usurped this time, and keeps up a fight against both Heavy King AND Super Sonic to regain possession of the Ruby.]]
** This all happens while an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6-cwzdaWE&t=69s absolutely bad ass badass track plays]], [[spoiler:which contains a riff from [[VideoGame/SonicForces Fist Bump]]]].



** The natural final boss of the game. [[spoiler: Eggman, rather than using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.]]
* ''Sonic Mania'' is the highest rated ''Sonic'' game on Metacritic since the original ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'''s 89 score, with the [=PS4=] version scoring an 86, Xbox One a 82, and the Switch version a 92.

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** The natural final boss of the game. [[spoiler: Eggman, [[spoiler:Eggman, rather than using a massive machine or complex Egg-O-Matic addon, instead created a ''personal power suit'' to fight you in; The Phantom Egg. Powering it with the Phantom Ruby and tethering it to the four corners of the room for stability, he proceeds to provide the most intense fight in the game, using the Ruby's spacial distortion powers to create energy fists that teleport Sonic, Tails Tails, and Knuckles to different rooms, where it's revealed he also allowed the Hard-Boiled Heavies one last shot with the ruby to turn them into the Phantom Heavies.]]
* ''Sonic Mania'' is the highest rated highest-rated ''Sonic'' game on Metacritic since the original ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'''s 89 score, with the [=PS4=] version scoring an 86, Xbox One a 82, and the Switch version a 92.



* [[spoiler: The debug mode is unlocked this time around instead of requiring a cheat code, and is otherwise true to the originals, allowing the player to abuse the game in all sorts of ways. While placing monitors, pressing a certain button will flip through the different monitors, including the "S" monitor which instantly gives 50 rings and activates SuperMode regardless of emeralds obtained.]]

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* [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The debug mode is unlocked this time around instead of requiring a cheat code, and is otherwise true to the originals, allowing the player to abuse the game in all sorts of ways. While placing monitors, pressing a certain button will flip through the different monitors, including the "S" monitor which instantly gives 50 rings and activates SuperMode regardless of emeralds obtained.]]



* Unlike VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles, this game's elemental shields can affect the environment. The Fire Shield can burn through spike bars in Green Hill Zone and ignite the oil in Oil Ocean Zone, while Lightning allows you to be pulled up by electric currents in Flying Battery Zone [[spoiler:and Titanic Monarch Zone]].

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* Unlike VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles, ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', this game's elemental shields can affect the environment. The Fire Shield can burn through spike bars in Green Hill Zone and ignite the oil in Oil Ocean Zone, while Lightning allows you to be pulled up by electric currents in Flying Battery Zone [[spoiler:and Titanic Monarch Zone]].



* The ''Mania Plus'' update adds new transitions to Press Garden, Stardust Speedway, Hydrocity, Oil Ocean, Lava Reef, and Metallic Madness and they're all as impressive as the others.

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* The ''Mania Plus'' update adds new transitions to Press Garden, Stardust Speedway, Hydrocity, Oil Ocean, Lava Reef, and Metallic Madness Madness, and they're all as impressive as the others.



* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic in to his Kai form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix''!]]

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* The update also revamps the Stardust Speedway Act 2 boss [[spoiler:with the Phantom Ruby transforming Metal Sonic in to into his Kai form from ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix''!]]''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'']]!



* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler: from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hardboiled Heavy to survive.]]

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* Gotta give kudos to Heavy Magician; [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from what we see of ''Encore,'' she was the only Hardboiled Hard-Boiled Heavy to survive.]]survive]].


* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2. [[spoiler: Upon reaching the end of the stage he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].

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* Knuckles gets a pretty cool moment in Lava Reef Act 2. 2, [[spoiler: Upon upon reaching the end of the stage he comes across Heavy King trying to steal the Master Emerald. After [[CallBack remembering]] what happened to him the [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles last time he tried to grab the Master Emerald away from the villain]], he decides instead just to spindash directly at Heavy King, knocking the emerald away from his clutches and starting the boss fight]].

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