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

Overview[]

Title gif

The game was planned to be entirely based around the lore and memes of the channel, with playable characters 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), with Grand Dad being the only playable character. As a prototype build made for a trailer, the level design is basic and there are a multitude of bugs and glitches.

Within the released 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[]

GDM-idle

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.

Nozomi Idle

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]

Nigra Idle

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[]

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.

Level2

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


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.

Lvl final

The Bedrock level.

Development[]

The game was originally a joke when first shown with the trailer, but on October 25, 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 20, 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 7, 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.

Gallery[]

Grand Dad Aerial Attack

Grand Dad's Aerial Attack.

Trivia[]

NewGDMtitle

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" ripped straight from the Sonic Mania logo.

References[]

Sonic Logo
General Characters: Dr. RobotnikCool Meme TeamSonic.exe & Tails Doll (????)
Memes: Green Hill ZoneLive & LearnPINGAS!Totino'sUnknown from M.E.
SiIvaGunner: Grand Dad ManiaTotino's Mania
Events Sonic the Hedgehog 25th AnniversarySonic Mania 3rd AnniversarySonic Arcade 25th Anniversary
Albums 7 Somari DadCD Grand BetaTotino's Mania Original Soundtrack
Frequently ripped tracks Sonic 1: DrowningGreen Hill ZoneMarble ZoneTitle Screen
Sonic 2/CD: Chemical Plant ZoneMetallic MadnessOil Ocean ZoneStardust Speedway
Sonic 3 & Knuckles: Act ClearBlue SphereFlying Battery ZoneHydrocity ZoneIceCap Zone (Act 1)Launch Base Zone
Dreamcast onwards: Back 2 BackColor Power - Yellow DrillCrisis CityLive & LearnPlanet WispRooftop Run (Day)Tropical ResortUnknown from M.E.
Spin-offs: 2 Player vs.
Playlists
Main series Console: Sonic the Hedgehog2CD3 & Knuckles3D Blast (Saturn) • Adventure (2) • Heroes2006Unleashed • 4 (Episode IEpisode II) • Colors (WiiUltimate) • GenerationsLost WorldMania (Plus)ForcesFrontiersSuperstars
Handheld: Sonic the Hedgehog2ChaosTriple TroubleBlastPocket AdventureAdvance (23) • RushAdventureColors (DS)
Spin-offs Platformers
Storybook: Secret RingsBlack Knight
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Other: Knuckles' ChaotixShadow the HedgehogRivals 2
Racing: Drift (2) • RRiders (Zero GravityFree) • All Stars Racing (DSTransformed) • Team Racing
Mario &: at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016Tokyo 2020
Mobile: Sonic JumpSonic UnleashedRunnersAngry Birds Dash EpicForces: Speed Battleat the Olympic Games
Compilations: JamUltimate Genesis CollectionSonic & Knuckles CollectionOrigins
Other: Sonic EraserSegaSonic Popcorn ShopSchoolhouseSpinballDr. Robotnik's Mean Bean MachineLabyrinthFightersPinball PartyBattleShadow BasketballGBA VideoXChronicles: The Dark BrotherhoodBig's Big Fishing Adventure 3
Related Music: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA ExtendBoss Fighting Stages
Non-games: Console/BIOS MusicSonic 25th Anniversary Party
NiGHTS: Into Dreams (Christmas) • Journey of Dreams
Other: Michael Jackson's MoonwalkerFreedom PlanetSpark the Electric Jester (2) • Toree Genesis
King for a Day Dr. Robotnik Demo Playlist
Crossovers Angry Birds: Epic2
CHUNITHM (PLUS) • AIR (PLUS) • STARAMAZON • PARADISE (LOST)
maimai: GreeN PLUSORANGE PLUSPiNK PLUSでらっくす PLUS (UNiVERSE PLUS)
Phantasy Star: Online (2)
Puyo Puyo: 15th Anniversary20th AnniversaryTetris (2) • Chronicle
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HDBanana Mania
Samba de AmigoParty Central
Super Smash Bros.: Brawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii U) • Ultimate
Other: LEGO Dimensions (Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack) • Ninjala
Freedom Planet: Indie Pogo
Mods Classic Pantufa the Cat DX (I made you a Salad) • CrazySonicGaidenMegamixSanic the HadgehegsoniNekoYuuto Ichika in Sonic The Hedgehog
Friday Night Funkin': FUNKIN' IS MAGIC
Fan games Robo Blast! (22 v2.2) • Ultimate FlashBefore the Sequel (After& During) • .exeSanic BallTime TwistedInflation 2: BattleFive Nights at Pingas 4Sunky the Game (part 2)Dreams CollectionGreen Hill Paradise: Act 2Project SurvivalTriple Trouble 16-Bit2 Time Quest2 HDHysteria
Fake games Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogHarry Potter OBAMA 10Adventure 3Shadow and the Snow Queen2: Special Editionat the Tokyo 2020 Olympic GamesThe Real Housewives of Orange County & Knuckles▚ & KnucklesRoyaleFuck the Erotic Sexster
Unlicensed SomariSonic the Hedgehog 4 (SNES)Sonic Jam 6
Mario Logo
General Main articles: Hotel MarioSuper Mario 64
Meme: Athletic ThemeBeware the Forest's MushroomsGround ThemeSliderTake On MeWaluigi Pinball
Meme (fan media): Crank Dat Super MarioGoomba Got BackMario PissingWhy?
Characters: Super Mario / Gangsta MarioWario Partners, LLP (Waluigi) • GenoSpike
SiIvaGunner: Grand Dad Mania
Events Super Mario 64 20th AnniversarySuper Mario Bros. 31st AnniversaryShort PauseSuper Mario Maker 3rd AnniversaryCoaster DayMAR10 DaySuper Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Release DayApril Fools' Day 2021The Day of LuigiSuper Mario RPG Switch Release DayGoomba Got Back Day
Paper Mario: 20th AnniversaryEvent 2020Day 2022
Albums Grand Dad 64SUPER GANGSTA BROS. MIXTAPE (PROD. HALTMANN WORK$$$)GiIva Got Back
Paper Jams - A High-Quality Album: The First FoldThe Stationery SequelThe Last Letter
Frequently ripped tracks Super Mario Bros.: 1-UpCastleCourse Clear FanfareGround ThemeInvincibleUndergroundUnderwater
Super Mario Bros. 2: OverworldPlayer Select
Super Mario Bros. 3: Above Ground BGMAthletic BGMCourse ClearFlute SoundGiant LandGrass LandHammer Bros. ThemeIce LandSlot / Nervous BreakdownToad's HouseUnderground BGMUnderwater ThemeWater Land
Super Mario Land: InvincibilityOverworld Theme
Super Mario World: Athletic ThemeBonus ScreenOverworld ThemeTitle ThemeYoshi's Island
Super Mario 64: "It's a me, Mario!"Bob-omb BattlefieldBowser's ThemeDire, Dire DocksFile SelectGame StartInside the Castle WallsKoopa's RoadMerry-Go-RoundMetallic MarioOpeningPiranha Plant's LullabyPowerful MarioSliderSnow MountainStaff Roll
Super Mario Sunshine: Delfino PlazaSecret CourseTitle Theme
New Super Mario Bros.: Overworld ThemeWorld 1 (Plains)
Main series: Athletic Theme (Super Mario Land 2)Bob-omb SquadGhost House (Super Mario Bros.)Steam Gardens
Dr. Mario: Fever
Mario Paint: Creative ExerciseExplosion
Mario Kart: Baby ParkDK PassFrappe SnowlandWaluigi Pinball
Mario Party: Let the Game Begin!Play a Mini-Game!
Super Mario RPG: Beware the Forest's MushroomsFight Against an Armed BossSad Song
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: Grasslands, All the WayThe Grand Finale
Playlists
Main series Home console: Wrecking CrewSuper Mario Bros. (VS.All Night Nippon) • Bros.: The Lost LevelsBros. 2 (Doki Doki Panic) • Bros. 3World64SunshineGalaxyNew Super Mario Bros. WiiGalaxy 2New Super Mario Bros. U (Deluxe) • 3D World (+ Bowser's Fury)Maker (3DS) • OdysseyMaker 2Bros. Wonder
Handheld: Land2: 6 Golden CoinsNew Super Mario Bros.3D LandNew Super Mario Bros. 2Run
Remakes: All-Stars (+ Super Mario World25th Anniversary EditionBS Collection Week 1) • Bros. DeluxeAdvance (2: Super Mario World4: Super Mario Bros 3) • 64 DS3D All-Stars
Arcade: Mario Bros.
Spin-offs See also: Donkey Kong series, Wario series, Yoshi series
Baseball: Superstar BaseballSuper Sluggers
Golf: Golf (Game Boy)NES Open Tournament GolfMario Golf (Toadstool TourSuper Rush)
Tennis: Power TourUltra Smash
Sports: Dance Dance Revolution Mario MixStrikers ChargedHoops 3-on-3Sports Mix
Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii7Arcade GP DX8 (Deluxe) • Tour
Party: Mario Party2356Advancee78DS9Island Tour10Star RushSuperSuperstars
Paper: Paper MarioThe Thousand-Year Door (Switch) • SuperSticker StarColor SplashThe Origami King
Luigi's Mansion: Luigi's MansionDark Moon (HD) • 3
& Luigi: Superstar Saga (DX) • Partners in TimeBowser's Inside Story (DX) • Dream TeamPaper JamBrothership
+ Rabbids: Kingdom BattleSparks of Hope
& Sonic: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014 WinterRio 2016Tokyo 2020
Unreleased: 64DD128
Other: Doctor (Express) (TetrisLuigi) • RoulettePaint • is Missing! (SNESNES) • Mario's Time Machine (SNESNES) • HotelPicrossRPG (Switch) • no PhotopiArtist: Paint StudioPinball LandSuper Princess PeachClock35Nelsonic Game WatchI am a teacher: Super Mario Sweater
Related Featured: 3DS MenusGame Boy CameraLEGO Super MarioNintendo PowerFest '94Nintendo Switch Parental Controls
Music featured: Squirrel KingPussy: Love Story from TitanicUltimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing
MARIOKART: Mean Girls (DS)Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
Album: Super Mario Compact Disco
Film: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
GilvaSunner Specials / Random Stuffkirbtunes (100k) • Mario Series for Guitar
SiIvaGunner five nights of course clear (beta mix)
Crossovers Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii U) • Ultimate
Game & Watch Gallery: 34
Tetris: DS99
Itadaki Street: Itadaki Street DSFortune Street
Other: Nintendo LandNES Remix (2) • Puzzle & Dragons Edition
Cameos NintendogsThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)
Mods Super Mario Bros.: Super Goomba Bros.
Super Mario World: A Super Mario ThingBSCasioChristmas EditionInvictusMario is Missing! Done RightMario's Mystery MeatNew 1: The Twelve Magic Orbs • VLDC (911)
Super Mario 64: Build 3313
New Super Mario Bros.: Newer (WiiDS)
Mario Kart: CTGP RevolutionNijiKart
Super Mario 64 HD: Super Yandere 64
Super Mario Flash 2: MLG Edition
Baldi's Basics: Jeffy's Law of Math with Cheerios Boxes
Fan games Mario ForeverNew Super 2012Remake
Gangster Bros.Maker
Other: BrosMario GunStoned MarioSuper Mario FlashbackSyobon ActionSuper Mario FlashSuper Mario 63Normal Super Mario Bros. 2Bullet Bill 3Mari0The King & I: Coming Out of Your ShellMario.exeSuper Bernie WorldThe Music Box RemasteredRoblox KartsHot Goomba Blowjob
Minor focus: Robo Blast 2 (v2.2) • Abobo's Big AdventurehhGregg's Quest for Coupons
Fake games 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 OdysseySuper WorldWario
_____ : Super M̸̌̊a̴͛̿█̸͌̑i̵̛͊█̷̾̓ 64Super █̴̧̀a̵̤̐r̷̙̋█̶̰̆o̶͚̚ GalaxySuper M̸̌̊a̴͛̿█̸͌̑i̵̛͊█̷̾̓ SunshineSuper █████ 3D All Stars
▚: Super Mario ▚D All-StarsSuper Mario Bros. ▚
Other: Pussy-Ass Party (2) • Super Guy FieriGoomba Got Back 2
Unlicensed Mario 7-in-1: 510: Kung Fu Mari11147 GRAND DAD
Super Mario World: PirateSega Genesis64
10000000-in-1Dian Shi Ma LiKart FighterMario 3: Vokrug SvetaMario IVSomariSonic Jam 6
Similar Antonball (Deluxe) • SuperTux
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