The video is an animated "trailer" for Grand Dad Mania in the style of Sonic Mania. Grand Dad, Smol Nozomi, and Loud Nigra make appearances as the main characters. Grand Dad is drawn with his signature wáng" (王) symbol (the Mario M is drawn and quickly replaced), Loud Nigra sports the yellow star used in Title Theme & Ending - 7 GRAND DAD (with a different sprite), and Nozomi's sprite is her smol version. Grand Dad uses his club to defeat enemies, Nozomi can fly upwards (like Tails) using her hair, and Nigra can slide and punch like Knuckles.
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- Sykhro, the lead programmer of Grand Dad Mania stated that Grand Dad Mania is still a cancelled project despite the trailer.
- The announcement is in Sonic Mania's playlist.
- The video contains several references to other media and memes:
- The word "Lore" appears on a neon sign in the metropolis and on the elevator as "LORE DOOR"
- The Yoshi ridden during the city sequence with the Stringbots is TJ / Henry Yoshi.
- The sequence's billboards feature:
- The cover of The Fourth World by Kara's Flowers with "20th" on it, referencing the album's 20th anniversary on August 19, 2017
- "SiIvaland", an obvious parody of Disneyland
- A lifevest over the word "Egghead" (a reference to Life Jacket Kid)
- The logo of Totino's Pizza Rolls
- "Crazy Frog"
- The Voice's logo with "Destroy anime"
- Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog and Nishikino Maki from Love Live with the caption "Know the truth" (a reference to Aishiteru Banzai! (MAKI Mix) - Love Live! School idol festival, in which Knuckles is jokingly compared to Maki)
- Nozomi flies to a building marked "Puzzle Room"
- The elevator is underneath The Lighthouse and contains Wood Man's face on it
- Loud Nigra appeared to be able to take off his star, revealing a star-shaped hole where his crotch should have been.
- The elevator is decorated with all the major albums as icons
- The elevator also has the "ok" emoji, which icon of the The MF Like Button.
- When entering the elevator, Grand Dad also makes the "ok" sign.
- The fake ESRB rating on the box art of the Grand Dad Mania box reads "High quality RIP, HALT"
- The end-title card text reads:
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DIFFICULTY BREATHING, TIGHTNESS IN CHEST, SWELLING OF THE MOUTH, FACE, LIPS OR TONGUE, CANCELLATION.
- The "FLAC" links' "not available" text is a reference to Sonic Mania being delayed for PC until August 29.