On August 15th, 2017, Sega released Sonic Mania, a 2D game that took the blue blur back to his Genesis roots. Lead developer Christian “Taxman” Whitehead started out making Sonic the Hedgehog fan games, but Sonic Mania gave him a chance to create an original game in an official capacity. The resulting game is one of Sonic’s very best ever, and a true high point for the series. Sonic fans took to social media to share their love for the game, and some of their favorite moments. Unfortunately, Sega has yet to announce a sequel, but hopefully the game will receive a follow-up, eventually!

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Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about the fourth anniversary of Sonic Mania!

Sonic Mania holds a special place in the hearts of fans.

So Sonic Mania turned 4 years today and thinking about it / rewatching the original trailer and opening animation has literally made me start crying

— Tonuha! Commissions Closed (@_Tonuha) August 15, 2021


Wait until you hear how old the first Sonic is!


— vibes (@v1besunofficial) August 15, 2021


That level design is top-notch.

Sonic Mania literally has the best level design in any 2D Sonic game

They took the level design philosophy from S3K and improved a ton upon it and that’s what I love about Mania so much

I need to replay this game again haha

— fengish | Bowser lover (@feng_cacomelon) August 15, 2021


It all started thanks to Sonic fan games…

i dont think sonic mania would be possible if it werent for the ongoing incredible community for sonic fangames. the quality of games ive seen from loving fans is unparalleled. we may argue a lot, but i think at the end of the day we know exactly what we want out of sonic.

— Elijah (@WispyTopHat) August 15, 2021


…and the results speak for themselves.

Sonic Mania is one of the best NEW Sonic the Hedgehog games of all time. By the fans, for the fans

— Gayforbillie (@Paulson_Danvers) August 15, 2021


Sega, where’s our sequel?

Sonic Mania 2 would literally PRINT money for SEGA. How come we haven’t heard a peep on a sequel yet? It’s been 4 years.

— Ro (@notrodolis) August 15, 2021