Sonic Mania ended up being the perfect way to do a retro-style game. A throwback to the original Sonic the Hedgehog series that correctly blends all elements across the board. There will be a physical edition releasing in the coming months. SEGA has started to roll out a patch that brings some new features to the game. All stages will now have added cut scenes that connect one level to the next. In addition, one of the boss battles now includes a new final sequence. Lastly, unlockable abilities including the Insta-Shield can be used on save game files instead of only non-save files. The stage time limit can also be removed now for full exploration of the stages.