Sonic Mania/Bugs/Mirage Saloon Zone

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Glitches specific to Mirage Saloon Zone in Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus.

Act 1

Falling off of the Tornado

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Just like in Sonic 2's Sky Chase Zone, it is possible to go too fast for the Tornado to keep up by charging and releasing a Spin Dash or by going Super, resulting in the player falling to their death.

Not fixed in any version.

Super Sonic Drop Dash on the Tornado

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In the initial release of the Nintendo Switch version, performing the Drop Dash on the Tornado in Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1 as Super Sonic will crash the game.

Fixed in v1.03.

Super Peel-Out death

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Performing a Super Peel-Out while standing next to the spikes on the third oil tanker car in Act 1 will somehow crush Sonic.

Not fixed in any version.

Knuckles in Mirage Saloon Act 1 glitches

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Using Debug mode or the Dev Menu, Knuckles can access Sonic's version of Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1. This leads to at least two glitches:

  • The cutscene where Heavy Magician knocks Knuckles off the Tornado sees the Heavy knock a 'GOT' off the Tornado instead.
  • When Knuckles finishes the cutscene at the end of the Act, he glitches back to where he normally starts Act 2.

Partially fixed in v1.04/Sonic Mania Plus. There is no extra Knuckles or a 'GOT' when Heavy Magician first appears, but Knuckles still warps to his starting location in Act 2.

Other characters in Knuckles' Act 1

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By using Debug mode to place a Signpost in Sonic/Tails/Mighty/Ray's Act 1, the game will advance the player to Knuckles' Act 1 instead of Act 2, allowing the player to explore the Act as anyone other than Knuckles. However, because the Act was designed for Knuckles' abilities, the player may not be able to complete the Act with most characters; Tails has no problem clearing it thanks to his flying ability, and Sonic will need to have Tails following him to reach the end.

In older versions, some glitches would occur, such as the background still using scrolling code from Sonic's Act 1.

Partially fixed in v1.03/RC 1.03.0829. The player can still go to Knuckles' Act 1 as other characters, but the scrolling background has been fixed.

Uber Caterkiller never spawns

When Heavy Magician is about to spawn the Uber Caterkiller in Mirage Saloon Act 1, there's a very low chance she'll spawn two Vultrons instead of the boss, like at the start of the Act. After that, she'll leave the screen, leaving the player to be unable to finish the level, and waiting for the Time Over, or by restarting through the pause menu.[1]

When restarted, the level can be completed without trouble.

Not fixed in any version.

Act 2


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