Back in August, two Sega double packs for Nintendo Switch were spotted online. One included Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania, and the other featured Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD.
Today, Sega of America made it official, and both packs are out now! Readers located in the US will be able to pick up each of these packs for $39.99 at all authorised retailers. It’s not a bad deal at all if you haven’t played any of these games before.
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Based on Nintendo Life scores alone, the first pack comprised of Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania is the better one. We gave TSR seven out of ten stars and Sonic Mania a near-perfect score. Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD didn’t fare so well, with both games receiving six out of ten stars.
Do either – or perhaps both – of these double packs interest you? Tell us in the comments below.
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I think the pricing may be s little high, also are they physical or code on a box?
Wow, Sega actually had the balls to put out a double pack of the worst super monkey ball and sonic game in one. That’s impressive
I dunno, the double pack stuff just takes me back to the glory days of 2 for 1 in Morrisons. It looks… kinda tacky if I’m being honest? I prefer a collection approach like they did with Assassin’s Creed on Switch.
Pretty cheap for one of the worst sonic game ever, if you thinking of buying one of them do the sonic mania and sonic team racing bc your getting you bang for your buck, but if you like super monkey ball then go ahead.
@Multi @Zeeeus The PR we received didn’t say if it was cartridge or code. I’m guessing they both include game cards.
I got the Sonic Mania/TSR pack in today. Yes, they are both on cartridge. The games appear with their own icons on the home menu as well.
I’m a little surprised Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces were not on the same cart given Sonic Forces is something of a sequel to Mania in terms of the story.
@Caryslan, sadly it’s the original Sonic Mania and not Plus. It shows the DLC on the menu but you have to buy that separately. I already played Sonic Mania Plus as well, though. Mostly got this for Team Sonic Racing. It’s pretty fun.
I don’t actually own Sonic Mania as I had it when I have PS+ but never renewed it. So having a physical copy of that plus team Sonic Racing would be pretty nice on one cartdridge. Perhaps I’ll order it once it dips a bit cheaper.
Would make more sense to me if Forces and Racing were switched. At least both games are actually on one cartridge; that seems to be a luxury these days.
Why isn’t mania or sonic team racing the one with monkey ball? :<I would surely have got them.
Sega needs to release a Valkyria Chronicles: Double Pack, a Yakuza: Double Pack, Shenmue: Double Pack, F-Zero: Double Pack (AX & GX), Sonic Adventure: Double Pack, and a Sakura Wars: Double Pack all for Switch and I would gladly buy all of em.
@BAN He/She said “for one of the worst sonic game ever”. You must not be able to read.
Sonic Mania and Sonic Team Racing seems like a great deal, but two mixed quality games of their series does not (Even though I think Banana Blitz isn’t a bad game, its just okay). Feel like what’s bundled should be switched with each other..
Only Sonic Mania (the Plus version in particular) is actually good there. Sonic Forces is poor. Other two ok time-passes
Of all the Monkey Ball games, why Banana Blitz? Are they actually under some delusion that THAT’S the one people want to play? I would have bought a 1 & 2 pack in a heartbeat, but I guess that made too much sense to Sega.
I must be the only person who loves Sonic Forces. I thought the avatar levels in particular were incredibly fun, especially Arsenal Pyramid and Prison Hall and I absolutely loved the soundtrack. The story was very funny too, like a bad fan fiction. Made me laugh out loud many times.
I mean I can see objectively that Sonic Mania was the better made game but I got more enjoyment from Sonic Forces to my surprise. I’ve played through it several times. It’s just a nice, easy game to zone out to without thinking too much and enjoy the atmosphere and arcade style gameplay. Similar reason I play Sayonara Wild Hearts.
@Ardisan Uhhhhhh. You’re joking, right? Do YOU know how to read? Here’s a direct quote from the comment in question: “Wow, Sega actually had the balls to put out a double pack of the worst super monkey ball and sonic game in one.“
Well I agree that Forces isn’t the worst Sonic game, and I disagree with that Monkey Ball game being the worst.
@Multi Yeah. I am seeing that with a lot of double games. They claim that the price is right but it feels like I am getting it at full price. I thought a double pack was supposed to be a bit cheaper and thus considered a bargain or a good deal.
I kind of want to give Forces a go. If it gets cheap enough I might buy it.
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