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Logo shown in the trailer

Grand Dad Mania is a cancelled SiIvaGunner game that was originally a pastiche of Sonic Mania that was displayed as a high quality rip in "Trailer Theme (In-Game Mix) - Sonic Mania".

Assets[1] for the game were released the announcement of the game's cancellation[2].

Overview

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The game was planned to be entirely based around the lore and memes of the channel, with playable characters even being based on figments.

The main character would be the titular character Grand Dad who would be playable alongside Smol Nozomi and Loud Nigra. Each would seemingly have their own abilities as indicated by their sprites.

Builds

The only playable build of the game is one that was specifically built for the trailer. This build only has two levels (Grandiose City and Bedrock), the only has Grand Dad as a playable character. As a prototype build made for a trailer build, the level design is basic and there are a multitude of bugs and glitches.

Within the unreleased assets, a video was shown of an unreleased 3DS build which seems to be more developed, sporting a new logo and a functioning title screen, though only a few seconds of gameplay were shown.

Characters

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Grand Dad was the main character of the game. He functions like he did in 7 GRAND DAD, although he has a new "dash" move. He can attack with his club and also charge his club by pressing down and holding the attack button respectively. He is also able to do a small dance by holding down the down button.

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Smol Nozomi was a planned character. She could perform an attack with her hair that could be charged. She seemed to be able to glide and run with her hair; Nozomi's sprites show her spinning her twintails as she moves.[1].

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Loud Nigra was also planned to make an appearance. He has a punching attack with the apparent ability to charge it, although charging animation was released in the prototype build. His idle animation shows him taking off the star on his crotch, revealing an empty star-shaped hole that he stares at for a while before putting the star back[1].

The version shown in "A Manic Announcement" showcases Nozomi and Nigra with new abilities similar to Tails and Knuckles, respectively.

Levels

The Grandiose City level. Note that the neon displaying "Fuck Bees" is changed to "Puzzle Room" in the actual build.

Grandiose City (labelled as level 2.5 within the asset files) features buildings covered in memes and references. This level has extra background elements used for parallax scrolling.

Bedrock is the starting level in the 3DS build, but the second level in the trailer build. It is styled after Bedrock from The Flintstones. The level contains few enemies, and the enemies that exist all are dinosaur-esque.

The Bedrock level.

Development

The game was originally a joke when first shown with the trailer, but on October 25th 2016, contributor MM102 announced that the game was being developed[3].

Eventually, due to the lack of focus within the development team, and the large scope of the game, the game was cancelled. This was announced in a now-private video called "the nutshack theme but the first nutshack is replaced with me ending Grand Dad Mania" (a reference to "The nutshack theme but the first nutshack is replaced with me ending the channel") uploaded February 22nd 2017 by MM102[2]. This video also released the assets of the prototype build that fans were free to use for their own versions of the game[1].

On August 20th 2017, "A Manic Announcement" teased footage of a more complete Grand Dad Mania, though it was later clarified that the game was still cancelled[4].


Fan-made revivals

Sonic Mania Mod

A modification for Sonic Mania that included Nozomi Toujou as a playable character was announced by the Twitter account @GDMmod (originally @GrandDadMania) on September 7. Originally called Nozomi Mania[5], the project eventually expanded its focus to not just Nozomi, but to a full modification of Sonic Mania into Grand Dad Mania. This change was announced on September 15 with the video "Nozomi Mania(?)'s Grand Announcement". The development team included several SiIvaGunner contributors, such as CaptainComedyCrystalForceDead LineReach, and toonlink. It has been cancelled as of July 2019[6].

"Grand Dad Mania: Revived" Remake

On September 24, 2017, Kolyasisan released an early tech demo of a Unity-remake of Grand Dad Mania. Kolyasisan had previously worked on another fanwork called Grand Dad Mania Remastered, but left the team when the development had ground to a halt. The project would later grow into a standalone fan-made game codenamed Grand Dad Mania: Revived. The game appeared at Sonic fan game conference SAGE 2018 with a new demo. Revived was revealed at F3 (a fanmade game version of E3) on July 7th 2018. In April 2019, the Revived team announced that development on the game had halted, and may or may not continue[7]. As of August 2019, the @GrandDadRevived Twitter account has been suspended for unknown reasons, leaving the remake's future uncertain.

An announcement on the project's YouTube account posted December 1, 2019 revealed that the team was still developing the project, and according to a YouTube Community post, the mod is still in development as of September 2020.

Trivia

3DS build title

  • The logo used in the 3DS build can be found in the game assets. It has the pink text and almost identical font to the original 7 GRAND DAD, but with the "Mania" (high-quality) ripped straight from the Sonic Mania logo.

References

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General Characters: Dr. RobotnikCool Meme TeamSonic.exeTails Doll
Meme: Totino's
Events Sonic the Hedgehog 25th AnniversaryMaki Nishikino's Birthday 2018Maki Nishikino's Birthday 2020Sonic Mania 3rd AnniversarySonic Arcade 25th AnniversaryMaki Nishikino's Birthday 2021
Albums 7 Somari DadCD Grand BetaTotino's Mania Original Soundtrack
Frequently ripped tracks Back 2 BackChemical Plant ZoneE.G.G.M.A.N.Grand MetropolisGreen Hill ZoneIceCap Zone (Act 1)Live & LearnMystic MansionStardust Speedway Bad Future (JPN/PAL)Unknown from M.E.
Playlists
Main series Console: Sonic the Hedgehog2CD3 & Knuckles3D BlastAdventureAdventure 2Heroes2006Unleashed4: Episode IColors (Wii) (Ultimate) • Generations4: Episode IILost WorldMania (Plus)Forces
Handheld: Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear/Master System)2ChaosTriple TroubleBlastPocket AdventureAdvance23RushAdventureColors (DS)
Spin-offs Platformers
Storybook: Secret RingsBlack Knight
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Other: Knuckles' ChaotixShadow the HedgehogRivals 2
Racing: DriftRRidersFree Riders • SEGA All-Stars Racing (DS) • TransformedTeam Racing
Mario & Sonic: at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016
Mobile: RunnersAngry Birds Dash EpicForces: Speed Battle
Compilations: JamUltimate Genesis CollectionSonic & Knuckles Collection
Other: Sonic EraserSegaSonic Popcorn ShopSchoolhouseSpinballDr. Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineLabyrinthFightersPinball PartyBattleShadow BasketballGBA VideoXChronicles: The Dark BrotherhoodBig's Big Fishing Adventure 3
Related Sonic 25th Anniversary Party
Crossovers NiGHTS: Into DreamsJourney of Dreams
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HDBanana Mania
Super Smash Bros.: Brawlfor Wii U & 3DS (3DSfor Wii U) • Ultimate

Other: LEGO DimensionsNinjalaPuyo Puyo Tetris 2
Fake games Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogAdventure 3Shadow and the Snow Queen2: Special Editionat the Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesThe Real Housewives of Orange County & Knuckles▚ & KnucklesRoyale
Fan games Classic Pantufa the Cat DX (I made you a Salad) • CrazySonicGrand Dad ManiaGreen Hill Paradise: Act 2Sanic BallSomariSonic After the SequelSonic Before the SequelSonic Before, After & During the SequelSonic GaidenSonic HysteriaSonic Robo Blast! (22 v2.2) • Sonic Time Twistedsonic.exeSonic: Project SurvivalSoniNekoTotino's Mania
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General Characters: Wario Partners, LLP (Waluigi) • GenoSuper Mario/Gangsta MarioSpike
Events Super Mario Bros. 31st AnniversarySuper Mario Maker 3rd AnniversaryCoaster DayMAR10 DaySUPER GANGSTA BROS. MIXTAPE DayPaper Mario 20th AnniversarySuper Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Release DayApril Fools' Day 2021
Albums Grand Dad 64SUPER GANGSTA BROS. MIXTAPE (PROD. HALTMANN WORK$$$)Paper Jams - A High-Quality Album ~ The First FoldPaper Jams - A High-Quality Album ~ The Stationery Sequel
Frequently ripped tracks Main series: Athletic Theme (World)Bob-omb BattlefieldDire, Dire DocksGrass LandGround Theme (Secret Course) • Hammer Bros. Theme"It's a me, Mario!"Koopa's RoadMerry-Go-RoundOverworld (Bros. 2)Overworld Theme (World)SliderStaff RollStarman (Metallic Mario) • Steam GardensUnderground
Spin-off series: Beware the Forest's MushroomsCoasterPlay a Mini-Game!The Grand FinaleWaluigi Pinball
Playlists
Main series Home console: Bros. (VS.) • Bros.: The Lost LevelsBros. 2 (Doki Doki Panic) • Bros. 3World64SunshineGalaxyNew Super Mario Bros. WiiGalaxy 2New Super Mario Bros. U (Deluxe) • 3D WorldMaker (3DS) • OdysseyMaker 2
Handheld: LandLand 2New Super Mario Bros.3D LandNew Super Mario Bros. 2Run
Remakes: All-Stars (25th Anniversary Edition) • Bros. Deluxe64 DS3D All-Stars
Arcade: Mario Bros.
Spin-offs
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General Memes: DK RapCoconut Gun
Characters: Donkey KongBluster KongCranky KongDiddy Kong
Frequently ripped tracks Stickerbush Symphony
Playlists
Main series Classic: Donkey KongJr. Math'94
Main series: Country (GBC)Country 2Country 364Country ReturnsCountry: Tropical Freeze
Spin-offs Mario vs.: Mini-Land Mayhem2: March of the Minis
Donkey Konga: Donkey Konga3
Diddy Kong Racing: Diddy Kong RacingDS

Other: DKTV
Crossovers Games: Tetris DSNintendo LandTetris 99
Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U & 3DS
(3DSfor Wii U)Ultimate
Mario Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii78 (Deluxe)
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Events Tax Day 2018Tax Day 2019
Albums Video Game Music to Do Your Taxes To
Playlists
Main series Console: Yoshi's IslandStoryWoolly WorldCrafted World
Handheld: Touch & GoIsland DSNew Island
Spin-offs YoshiCookieSafari
Crossovers Tetris AttackTetris DS
Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U & 3DS (3DSfor Wii U)Ultimate
Mario Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii78 (Deluxe)
Fake games Yoshi Commits Tax FraudKirby Does His Taxes
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General Characters: Wario Partners, LLP (Waluigi)
Frequently ripped tracks Waluigi Pinball
Playlists
Main series Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Land: Super Mario Land 3Virtual BoyII34
Ware: Twisted!Touched!Smooth MovesSnapped!D.I.Y.
Platform: WorldMaster of Disguise
Puzzle: Wario's Woods (NESSNES)
Crossovers Blast: Featuring Bomberman!
Super Smash Bros.: Brawlfor Wii U & 3DS (3DSfor Wii U)Ultimate
Mario Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii78 (Deluxe) • Tour
Fake games Land 7Ware: Shove It Up Your Own Ass GameWario
Fan games Waluigi's TacostandPizza Tower
Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii78 (Deluxe) • Tour
Party: Mario Party2378910DSIsland TourSuper
RPGs: Super Mario RPGRabbids Kingdom Battle
Paper: Paper MarioThe Thousand-Year DoorSuperSticker StarColor SplashThe Origami King
& Luigi: Superstar Saga (DX) • Partners in TimeBowser's Inside Story (DX) • Dream TeamPaper Jam
& Sonic: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014 WinterRio 2016
Sports: NES Open Tournament GolfGolfDance Dance Revolution Mario MixTennis: Power TourStrikers ChargedHoops 3 on 3Super SluggersSports Mix
Luigi's Mansion: Luigi's MansionDark Moon3
Unreleased: Super Mario 64DD
Other: Dr. MarioPaint • Mario is Missing! (SNES) • Hotel MarioPicrossMario no PhotopiSuper Princess PeachMario ClockMario Pinball LandSuper Mario Bros. 35
Related Super Mario Compact DiscoMario Series for Guitar
Crossovers Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U & 3DS (3DSfor Wii U)Ultimate
Games: Tetris DSNintendo LandTetris 99
Fake games Super Guy FieriSuper Mario ▚D All-StarsSuper Mario Bros. ▚Pussy-Ass PartyPussy-Ass Party 2
Super Bros.: Bros.Hoops 3 on 3HotelKart DSLuigi: Superstar SagaNew Super Bros.New Super Bros. WiiPaintParty DSPinball LandSonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesSuper 3D WorldSuper 64 DSSuper Bros.Super Bros. 3Super Land 2Super Mari 64Super M̸̌̊a̴͛̿█̸͌̑i̵̛͊█̷̾̓ 64Super █̴̧̀a̵̤̐r̷̙̋█̶̰̆o̶͚̚ GalaxySuper M̸̌̊a̴͛̿█̸͌̑i̵̛͊█̷̾̓ SunshineSuper OdysseySuper WorldSuper █████ 3D All StarsWario
Fan games 7 GRAND DADBS Super Mario WorldCTGP RevolutionDian Shi Ma LiGangster Bros. (Maker) • Grand Dad ManiaInvictusMari0Mario Forever (Remake) • Mario's Mystery MeatNew Super Mario Forever 2012Newer Super Mario Bros. DSNewer Super Mario Bros. WiiStoned MarioSuper Bernie WorldSuper Mario 63Super Mario FlashSuper Mario FlashbackSuper Mario World (Pirate)Super Yandere 64The King & I: Coming Out of Your ShellVLDC9
Unlicensed/Fan Games
Mario: 7 GRAND DADBS Super Mario WorldCTGP RevolutionDian Shi Ma LiGangster Bros. (Maker) • Grand Dad ManiaInvictusMari0Mario Forever (Remake) • Mario's Mystery MeatNew Super Mario Forever 2012Newer Super Mario Bros. DSNewer Super Mario Bros. WiiStoned MarioSuper Bernie WorldSuper Mario 63Super Mario FlashSuper Mario FlashbackSuper Mario World (Pirate)Super Yandere 64VLDC9
Mega Man: Rockman 4 Minus InfinityMy Little Pony: Dr. Discord's Conquest!
MOTHER/EarthBound: .flowAlphys NEOEarthBound Halloween HackLISA: The HopefulLISA: The PointlessMother 4
Pokémon: Pokémon CloverPokémon Stadium (Pirate)
Sonic: Classic Pantufa the Cat DX (I made you a Salad) • Grand Dad ManiaGreen Hill Paradise: Act 2Sanic BallSomariSonic After the SequelSonic Before the SequelSonic Before, After & During the SequelSonic GaidenSonic HysteriaSonic Robo Blast! (22 v2.2) • Sonic Time Twistedsonic.exeSonic: Project SurvivalSoniNekoTotino's Mania
Touhou: Touhou: Book of Star MythologyTouhou: Riverbed Soul SaverTouhou Genso WandererTouhou: The Devil of DeclineTouhou: Glory of Deep SkiesTouhou: Combinations With YouNitorInc.: Touhou Microgames!Cirno's Frog FreezeLove-Colored LettersFantasy CrescendoShoot Shoot Nitori the Golden
Valve: Gabe Newell SimulatorGang Garrison 2Halfquake SunriseMari0Open FortressPortal Stories: Mel
Others: Action 52AM2RCheetahmen IIClone HeroFilix VS JerryFriday Night Funkin' ModsHot Dance 2000Project MShippu la SenpuThe Nutshack: The GameTitanicYo! Noid 2: Enter the Void
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