How exactly do continues work in Sonic Mania's Encore Mode? I got 9 continues from the pinball minigame, and now I'm curious. I'm assuming that they put you back at the start of an act with Sonic and whatever character you started the game with, but now I'm thinking it may be different. Do they work as lives for when you lose a character? I'm curious because I just reached Flying Battery Zone, I know that I'm going to whiff his ground pound and die, and I don't want to endure the hassle of getting him back as my player character.