Christmas is on the way! It’s time to adorn the tree with dazzling lights, bust out the obligatory TV specials, and gobble festive treats faster than the chef in your family can put them down. More importantly, it’s a precious opportunity to ditch your routine and bask in the company of those you hold dearest.
There might not be snow banks to leap into depending on your geographic coordinates, but video games under a blanket can provide fun with 100 per cent less mess (barring severe eggnog mishaps). It wouldn’t be Christmas at DDNet without our requisite list of games to keep you warm and cozy for the holidays. Each day until Christmas, we’ll highlight a title that’s perfect for passing the time, bonding with friends, or stuffing in your buddy’s stocking.
Join us on this 24 day adventure as we count down to the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!
Game #24: Sonic Mania Plus
The holiday season always seems to come as quickly as it goes. While he can’t stop time for you, there’s no one better to help you live in the moment than Sonic. If the nostalgic melodies of composer Tee Lopes fail to make you feel warm and fuzzy (a punishable crime in several states), then the frenetic levels will remind you this is one of the blue blur’s best outings ever.
Old fashioned co-op and versus modes with friends are good fun as always, but Plus’s new Encore mode is where it’s at. You can assign each person in the room a character and swap between them as you go. It’s a mode that makes the Sonic gang feel like a team, so hopefully your loved ones will too.
To really get you in the Christmas mood, the game has its own Christmas special!