Rumor: Sonic Mania to feature animated cut scenes


The more we know about Sonic Mania, the more hyped we get for the upcoming title. From its in-game animation, its retro graphics, physics, controls, music, and now animated cut scenes? The above gif was spotted by a SSMB forum member on the tumblr of Max Collins. The animated gif was quickly deleted by Max Collins, which lead people to believe that the animation is something he is working on for Sonic Mania. If you never heard of Max Collins his resume includes work for Studio Yotta and Cartoon Network.

First of all, the animation is fantastic, so if he is working on this type of quality animation we are in for a big treat when Sonic Mania finally releases. The other reason that users believe its actually from Sonic Mania is that the enemy actually looks in line with the new bosses being called ‘Hard Boiled Heavy’. While we haven’t seen all the bosses yet, we have seen silhouettes which you can view below. People think its the one on the top right hand, since it seems it has lines indicating there is flying and there is a cape drifting to the left. Not to mention, Sonic CD had similar style cutscenes and we know that the developers are huge fans of Sonic CD.

What are your thoughts on this leaked animated gif by Max Collins? Would animated cut scenes in Sonic Mania get you more hyped? Sound off in the comments.


[Source: Sonic Stadium]


5 responses to “Rumor: Sonic Mania to feature animated cut scenes

  1. W says:

    The gif is not by Max Collins. It is not his work.

  2. Shinobi100 says:

    Everything about the game is old school awesome. Except for a current lack of physical release.

  3. SkyBlue says:

    Hoping they give us a physical release on all platforms if they are delaying it.

    This deserves its own boxart and case!

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