As of right now many people currently anticipating the release of Sonic Mania which is suppose to be released on various game consoles including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. While Sonic Mania is set to be released sometime in the year 2017 many people are excited about the fact that this title highly resembles the Sonic games of the early 90’s. In fact, some people would agree that in terms of visual presentation Sonic Mania is more suited to be an official successor to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 than Sonic 4. Even though, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 featured side scrolling gameplay many would argue that it did not feel the same since Sega had decided to utilized 3D graphics rather than 2D sprites and colorful level designs which added to the appeal of the Sonic titles of the early 90’s.
As far as soundtracks are concerned Sonic the Hedgehog 4 had made a pretty good effort to create soundtracks that one would hear on the old school Mega Drive console. In terms of soundtrack many people enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and while the gameplay was pretty good it did not feel quite the same. In fact, some people believe that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 should have been fully 2D like Sonic Mania is suppose to be. Not only does Sonic Mania highly resembles the classic 16 bit games within the series but it provides older fans with a strong sense of nostalgia. As of right now many people are under the impression that Sonic Mania might be better than Sonic the Hedgehog 4 simply because Sega has finally decided to do what many people have been waiting for them to do for many years. The Sonic the Hedgehog series may have had some impressive 3D games during 00’s but some would say that the Sonic the Hedgehog series is best suited for 2D sprites and graphics which is what we will get in Sonic Mania.