Now here’s something interesting: a YouTube channel titled Bitplex has gone and reimagined all 13 zones in Sonic Mania in 3D (or would it be 2.5D?). It’s an impressive feat that adds a whole new level of depth, as one would expect. Everything from the character sprites to the backgrounds have been given the full treatment, and it truly is a sight to behold. Arguably just as impressive are the intense zoom-outs, letting you see the level on a much grander scale than before. You can take a look for yourself below. (It goes pretty fast, so you might want to take advantage of those speed control tools.)
Bitplex has an entire channel of videos like these covering Sonic and beyond, all of which you can check out here. We’re always searching for fan work to highlight, so if you too have a project you’d like to share then please shoot us a link over at firstname.lastname@example.org!