Manic Maze is a 1 VS 3 mini-game in Sonic Shuffle. It is randomly played when a player lands on an Event Space.
Three players are sucked into a marble maze with a large marble and a vortex in the center by the solo player. The solo player must then move the maze around with the Analog Stick to get the other three players to fall down the hole in the center, while the three can move around the maze to try and avoid falling in the center. Rings are continuously sprinkled into the maze for the team players to collect, but they are generally not worth dying for. If a player gets hit by the marble or switches direction too quickly, that player falls down and can easily be moved by the solo player.
If the solo player can get all three into the vortex before time is up, they will win 30 Rings while the team players lose 10 Rings each. If there is at least one survivor when time is up, the three win 10 Rings each with a bonus 10 to any survivors. Usually, the solo player has the advantage but sometimes the design of the maze will make it more difficult to get anyone in the center.
||Tilt the maze to force the players in the maze into the hole in the middle!
— Game Rules
||Hit the players in the maze with the ball to knock them over for a few seconds!