Sonic Mania/Bugs/Special Stage

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Glitches specific to the Special Stage in Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus.


Gain extra speed

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At the start of a Special Stage, it is possible for the player to gain more speed from the beginning by holding Left or Right in one direction, then jump and immediately hold the opposite direction when jumping. If the player does this and uses the bumpers at the side of the track in some Special Stages, it is possible for them to go fast enough to catch the UFO without ever raising their speed level above Mach 1.

Not fixed in any version.

Bird's-eye view of Special Stage 4

The fourth Special Stage of Mania Mode has a Ring capsule suspended over a pit. If the player times their jump and hits the low part of the capsule, the player will make the jump, but the camera will act like the player has fallen out of the course and continually zoom out until the player either falls off or runs out of rings.

Fixed in v1.03/RC 1.03.0829.

Confused UFO

Walking on the left side of a specific part of the track in Mania Mode's fifth Special Stage will somehow confuse the UFO into thinking the player has turned around, causing it to go backwards for an easy Chaos Emerald.

Fixed in v1.03/RC 1.03.0829.

Eternally tumbling

If the player takes damage from a spike ball or a bomb right before they catch the UFO, they will be stuck in a tumbling state, unable to collect the Chaos Emerald.

Fixed in v1.03/RC 1.03.0829.


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