If you need more blue blur in your life, perhaps a Sonic the Hedgehog double game pack for Switch might be of interest.
According to a new listing over on Amazon, Sega is releasing a package collection containing Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing. The page says it’ll be arriving on 26th October this year for $39.99 USD. Here’s the box art:
As you might recall, Sega has already released something similar in the past when it previously bundled Sonic Mania with Sonic Forces. Is this the two-in-one Sonic pack you’ve been waiting for? Leave a comment down below.
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When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.
Sonic getting in a car is the equivalent to just not getting out of bed for the day.
So is it mania and TSR all on one cartridge, or two cartridges in one case?
Ah yes, when I think about Sonic Mania, I also think of Team Sonic Racing. I mean somebody must’ve said that before.
@HotGoomba I think in a perverse way it makes sense. Sonic needs a retail presence – it’s one of the few gaming brands that parents will buy for children on a whim in Asda/Tesco/Sainsbury’s etc.
Making it a 2-for-1 deal says “this is Sonic and a lot of variety of Sonic. If your child likes Sonic you can’t go wrong with this one!”
The original Sonic Mania instead of Plus though… That’s probably Sega running the figures – I’d guess they can see through statistics that most casual players (and this type of package is aimed at the casual player) have enough of their fill of the game after the normal play through (I had) and that they can get the few that haven’t to upgrade via DLC. It’s still mega stingy from Sega though.
Sonic Mania (especially with its DLC making it the Plus game) is really good. Couldn’t get into STR after playing the fantastic All Stars Racing Transformed on the Wii U.
@LEGEND_MARIOID yeah. I picked it up and played it, and just couldn’t get over the feeling that a port of Transformed would have been better.
Is this one of those releases which will be really hard for collectors to find in 10-15 years?!
Aww I was hoping for sonic racing transformed. I thought it was 2 new sonic games coming as a double pack.
@NatiaAdamo By selling the normal version, people need to buy the DLC, which means profit for Sega… I guess?
Better question is, who needs those two games anyway? Both are old already and not really that interesting.
Sega should really retry Sonic racing on foot. The “boost formula” is absolutely perfect for racing.
If the cartridge contains both games, then that’s pretty neat, but Sega are scummy as all hell if they’re only including the vanilla version of Sonic Mania on the cartridge…
Screenshots in the listings clearly show that this is Sonic Mania Plus (Ray and Split-screen Versus are only available in the DLC), which rules out the idea that they are releasing carts with only the original Sonic Mania on them (which, considering the only print run of Sonic Mania is Plus, would involve them having to print new copies of the game that contain less, when this is clearly more a “sell the stock we have fast” scenario). Takes less than a minute to rationally break this down, but people would rather lose their heads by complaining about nothing.
By all means, they could’ve made this a triple pack that includes Sonic Forces, but maybe they decided it would just be a third wheel and focused on their stronger games.
Appealing offer but only if both are completely on cart and mania comes with dlc. No dlc on mania is enough to comepletly ruin this package and sells and based on the packaging this is likely.
@DarkTron. If it truly is as listing and you suggest plus everything is on cart then this is excellent news and this will be a must have purchase for me next month. Honestly i wish more companies especially those who enter inflated stock price would rerelease their games and bundle them to increase appeal like this.
I thought this might be Colors and Generations at first and was interested. Generations was decent and I really enjoyed Colors.
Good stuff. I really enjoyed Sonic Mania, and I’ve heard TSR is fun too. Lot of complaints here for Sega putting the two best recent Sonic games on one cart (maybe that’s debatable… I don’t think so).
Wish list – I also think Sega could make some good money by bundling the classic Sega Genesis (and maybe the CD and Game Gear) games with Mania on one cart.
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