After announcing that Special Stages will be a feature in Sonic Mania, SEGA has now confirmed that Bonus Stages (Blue Spheres) and Time Attack Mode will also be included in Sonic Mania.
In “Blue Spheres”, players navigate Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles through a series of blue spheres to clear the stage. Once touched, the blue spheres will turn red. Touching a red sphere instantly ends the Bonus Stage. Silver Medallions are awarded to players who complete the Bonus Stage, while collecting all the blue spheres and rings awards players with a perfect score and a Gold Medallion.
In Time Attack players compete for fastest speed in the world by recording their time in the game’s online leaderboard.
In Special Stages, players chase down enemy UFOs to secure various Chaos Emeralds. Collecting blue spheres along the way will give their character an added boost of speed to their meter. Once the meter fills up, the Mach level increases.
Sonic Mania releases on the 15th of August on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.