The special bonus stages in Sonic games have gone down in legend; if you're old enough to remember the impact of Sonic 2's "run into the screen" stage and Sonic 3's rotating sphere, you'll attest to this.
It has now been revealed that the special stages in Sonic Mania will ape the look of those seen in the Sega CD release Sonic CD, which boasted a Mode 7-like rotating level.
In the Sonic Mania version, you'll collect rings for additional time and grab blue spheres for more speed. The aim is to catch a UFO to attain the Chaos Emerald.
The music which accompanies these stages has also been revealed: