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Grand Dad Mania

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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

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

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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

GDM-idle.gif 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.png 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.png 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.

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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.

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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

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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

General Characters: Dr. RobotnikCool Meme TeamSonic.exeTails Doll
Meme: Totino's
SiIvaGunner: Grand Dad ManiaTotino's Mania
Events Sonic the Hedgehog 25th AnniversarySonic Mania 3rd AnniversarySonic Arcade 25th Anniversary
Maki Nishikino's Birthday (2018202020212022)
Albums 7 Somari DadCD Grand BetaTotino's Mania Original Soundtrack
Frequently ripped tracks Chemical Plant ZoneDrowningGreen Hill ZoneIceCap Zone (Act 1)Live & LearnRooftop Run (Day)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 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) • RRidersRiders: Zero GravitySEGA All Stars Racing (DS) • Free RidersAll-Stars Racing TransformedTeam Racing
Mario &: at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014Rio 2016Tokyo 2020
Mobile: Sonic UnleashedRunnersAngry Birds Dash EpicForces: Speed Battleat the Olympic Games
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 Music: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Extend
Non-games: Console/BIOS MusicSonic 25th Anniversary Party
NiGHTS: Into Dreams (Christmas) • Journey of Dreams
Other: Michael Jackson's MoonwalkerFreedom PlanetSpark the Electric Jester
King for a Day Dr. Robotnik Demo Playlist
Crossovers Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HDBanana Mania
Super Smash Bros.: Brawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner) • Ultimate

Other: Phantasy Star Online 2LEGO Dimensions (Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack) • NinjalaPuyo Puyo Tetris 2
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Fan games Robo Blast! (22 v2.2) • Ultimate FlashBefore the Sequel.exeAfter the SequelSanic BallTime TwistedInflation 2: BattleFive Nights at Pingas 4Before, After & During the SequelGreen Hill Paradise: Act 2Project Survival2 Time Quest2 HDHysteria
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▚ & KnucklesRoyaleFuck the Erotic Sexster
Unlicensed Somari
General Meme: Hotel Mario
Characters: Super Mario / Gangsta MarioWario Partners, LLP (Waluigi) • GenoSpike
SiIvaGunner: Grand Dad Mania
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Albums Grand Dad 64SUPER GANGSTA BROS. MIXTAPE (PROD. HALTMANN WORK$$$)
Paper Jams - A High-Quality Album: The First FoldThe Stationery Sequel
Frequently ripped tracks Main series: "It's a me, Mario!"1-UpAbove Ground BGM • Athletic Theme (Bros. 3World) • Bob-omb BattlefieldBowser's ThemeDire, Dire DocksFile SelectGiant LandGrass LandGround Theme (Game StartSecret Course) • Hammer Bros. ThemeInvincible (Metallic Mario) • Koopa's RoadMerry-Go-Round • Overworld (Bros. 2World) • Piranha Plant's LullabySliderSlotsSnow MountainStaff RollSteam GardensUnderground (Bros. 3) • Underwater (SMB1)
Spin-off series: Baby ParkBeware the Forest's MushroomsPlay a Mini-Game!The Grand FinaleWaluigi Pinball
Playlists
Main series Home console: Wrecking CrewSuper Mario 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: 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 World) • 64 DS3D All-Stars
Arcade: Mario Bros.
Spin-offs
General Memes: DK RapCoconut Gun
Characters: Donkey KongBluster KongCranky KongDiddy Kong
Frequently ripped tracks DK RapStickerbush Symphony
Playlists
Main series Classic: Donkey KongJr. (Math)3'94
Country: Donkey Kong Country (GBC)2: Diddy's Kong Quest3: Dixie Kong's Double TroubleReturnsTropical Freeze
Land: Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong 64
Spin-offs Mario vs.: Mini-Land Mayhem!2: March of the Minis& Friends Amiibo Challenge
Donkey Konga3
Diddy Kong Racing (DS)

Other: DKTVJungle Climber
Related Yandere Simulator
GilvaSunner kirbtunes
King for a Day Donkey Kong Demo Playlist
Crossovers Nintendo Land
Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner)Ultimate
Cameos Tetris: DS99
Events Tax Day 2018Tax Day 2019
Albums Video Game Music to Do Your Taxes To
Playlists
Main series Console: Yoshi's IslandStory (Game Boy Advance Tech Demo) • Woolly WorldCrafted World
Handheld: Touch & GoIsland DSNew Island
Spin-offs YoshiCookie (Cookies in Kuruppon Oven) • Safari
Crossovers Nintendo Land
Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner) • Ultimate
Cameos Tetris: AttackDS
Fake games Yoshi Commits Tax FraudKirby Does His Taxes
General Characters: Wario Partners, LLP (Waluigi)
Frequently ripped tracks Body RockWaluigi Pinball
Playlists
Main series Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Land: Super Mario Land 3Virtual BoyII34Shake It!
Ware: Mega Party Games!Twisted!Touched!Smooth MovesSnapped!D.I.Y.Game & WarioGoldGet It Together!
Platform: WorldMaster of Disguise
Puzzle: Wario's Woods (NESSNES)
Related Pyoro / Paper PlanePizza Tower
King for a Day Wario Bros. - Music Samples
Wario Partners, LLP Demo Playlist
Crossovers Blast: Featuring Bomberman!
Super Smash Bros.: Brawlfor Wii U and 3DSUltimate
Cameos Super Smash Bros. Melee
Mods Friday Night Funkin': VS. KAPI - Arcade Showdown
Fake games Waluigi's TacostandLand 7Ware: Shove It Up Your Own Ass GameWario

Golf: Golf (Game Boy)NES Open Tournament GolfMario Golf (Toadstool TourSuper Rush)
Sports: Dance Dance Revolution Mario MixTennis: Power TourStrikers ChargedHoops 3 on 3Super SluggersSports Mix
Kart: Super64Super CircuitDouble Dash!!DSWii78 (Deluxe) • Tour
Party: Mario Party23Advance78DS9Island Tour10SuperSuperstars
Paper: Paper MarioThe Thousand-Year DoorSuperSticker StarColor SplashThe Origami King
Luigi's Mansion: Luigi's MansionDark Moon3
& Luigi: Superstar Saga (DX) • Partners in TimeBowser's Inside Story (DX) • Dream TeamPaper Jam
& Sonic: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic GamesWinterLondon 2012Sochi 2014 WinterRio 2016Tokyo 2020
Unreleased: Super Mario 64DD
Other: Doctor (TetrisLuigi) • Paint • is Missing! (SNES) • Mario's Time Machine (SNESNES) • HotelPicrossRPGno PhotopiPinball LandSuper Princess PeachClockRabbids Kingdom Battle35
Related Featured: Game Boy CameraNintendo PowerFest '94
Music featured: Ultimate Angler / StreetPass FishingMean Girls (DS)Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
Album: Super Mario Compact Disco
GilvaSunner Specials / Random Stuffkirbtunes (100k) • Mario Series for Guitar
SiIvaGunner five nights of course clear
Crossovers Super Smash Bros.: 64MeleeBrawlfor Wii U and 3DS (3DSWii UGiIvaSunner) • Ultimate
Itadaki Street DSFortune Street
Other: Tetris DSNintendo LandNES Remix (2) • Tetris 99
Mods CTGP Revolution • Newer Super Mario Bros. (WiiDS)
Super Mario World: BS Super Mario WorldInvictusMario is Missing! Done RightMario's Mystery MeatVLDC9
Fan games Abobo's Big AdventureBrosBullet Bill 3Gangster Bros. (Maker) • Mari0Mario Forever (RemakeNew Forever 2012) • Mario GunMario.exeStoned MarioSuper Bernie WorldSuper Mario 63Super Mario FlashSuper Mario FlashbackSuper Yandere 64Syobon ActionThe King & I: Coming Out of Your Shell
Fake games Super Guy Fieri
Party: Pussy-Ass Party2
▚: Super Mario ▚D All-StarsSuper Mario Bros. ▚

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
Unlicensed 7 GRAND DADDian Shi Ma LiSomariSuper Mario World (Pirate)
Unlicensed/Fan Games
SiIvaGunner: Grand Dad ManiaTotino's Mania
Five Nights at Freddy's: Five Nights at Pingas 4One Night at Flumpty's
Hololive: WOWOWOW KORONE BOXSmol Ame
Mario: 7 GRAND DADBrosBullet Bill 3CTGP RevolutionDian Shi Ma LiGangster Bros. (Maker)Mari0Mario Forever (Remake)Mario GunMario.exeNew Super Mario Forever 2012Newer Super Mario Bros. DSNewer Super Mario Bros. WiiSomariStoned MarioSuper Bernie WorldSuper Mario 63Super Mario FlashSuper Mario FlashbackSuper Mario World (Pirate)Super Yandere 64Syobon ActionThe King & I: Coming Out of Your Shell
Super Mario World: BS Super Mario WorldInvictusMario is Missing! Done RightMario's Mystery MeatVLDC9
Wario: Pizza Tower
Mega Man: Rockman 4 Minus InfinityMegaman sprite christmasMighty No. 9My Little Pony: Dr. Discord's Conquest!
MOTHER/EarthBound: .flowYume 2kkiAlphys NEOEarthBound Halloween HackLISA: The HopefulLISA: The PointlessMother 4AlterniaboundYandereTale
My Little Pony: Luna Game (40)My Little Pony: Dr. Discord's Conquest!Friendship is EpicSuper Lesbian Horse RPGStarlight Glimmer Dress UpFriendship with BenefitsBanned From Equestria (Daily)Pregnant Twilight Sparkle Foot DoctorTwilight Sparkle Pregnant Spa
Pokémon: Pokémon BlackPokémon CloverPokémon Stadium (Pirate)Geo Land RPG
Sonic: Classic Pantufa the Cat DX (I made you a Salad)CrazySonicFive Nights at Pingas 4Green Hill Paradise: Act 2Sanic BallSpark the Electric JesterSomariSonic 2 Time QuestSonic After the SequelSonic Before the SequelSonic Before, After & During the SequelSonic GaidenSonic HysteriaSonic Robo Blast! (22 v2.2)Sonic Time TwistedSonic.exeSonic: Project SurvivalSoniNekoYuuto Ichika in Sonic The HedgehogSonic Inflation 2: BattleUltimate Flash SonicSonic 2 HD
Tiles Hop: EDM Rush!: Masked Wolf - AstronautSquid Game
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