Sonic Mania is sweeping the nation. The nostalgic adventure brings back the classic trio of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as they race through new, old, and upgraded stages, grabbing rings and busted Dr. Eggman’s robots. There’s more than just old-school charm though — there’s a secret special mode you can unlock too. And we’re not talking about Super Sonic.
Now, this is “& Knuckles” — and getting it is pretty simple. It’s totally a spoiler, too.
Sonic Mania might look old-school, but its a totally new game. You play as one of three hyper-speed mascots — Sonic, Tails or Knuckles — sprinting through high-speed stages with various paths. There’s no single way to complete a level, and all three heroes get their own special abilities to make things more interesting. It’s a big of nostalgic fun, but some say Sonic Mania is the best in the franchise. It might be worth unlocking cool little extras like this after all.
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What is “& Knuckles” mode? Think back to the “& Tails” part of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Sonic & Tails” — in Sonic 2, an erratic AI partner Tails follo...