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Digital Foundry has posted a video comparing Sonic Mania to the classic Sonic games of old, as well as commentary on how the game performs in general. Throughout the video, DF points out that Sonic Mania, the newly released love letter to classic Sonic, performs wonderfully across the board, thanks in large part to technical advancements that just weren’t possible on the Sega Genesis or the Sega Mega Drive, such as full-object scaling and background layering.

Digital Foundry points out that the Switch version runs at a smooth 60fps in all standard, side-scrolling stages, but has small issues when running the 3D bonus stages, where the frame rate will dip slightly with lots of objects on the screen. DF also mentions problems with the home and share buttons not working in handheld mode, while noting that those who tested Sonic Mania haven’t personally experienced any problems during their time with the game.

You can check out the full analysis and comparison in the video below:



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