Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS)

Sonic Colors Nintendo DS Title screen.


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Dr. Eggman wants to change his ways, opening a massive new theme park floating rather curiously above the planet. Sonic, wary of his nemesis, visits the theme park and discovers the true evil story: the park exists thanks to an alien race known as the Wisps, powerful creatures whom Dr. Eggman has kidnapped. Sonic agrees to free them from the amusement park, but he won't be able to do that without the Wisps' help.

In a return to the classic platformer Sonics of old, Sonic Colors uses the full width of both Nintendo DS screens to present a 2D side-scrolling adventure of colourful proportions. Sonic has the help of the Wisps' unique abilities, such as drilling deep underground or rocketing high into the air, to aid him in his quest to retrieve the Chaos Emeralds and stop Dr. Eggman's dangerous plan. Six Wisps are at Sonic's disposal, though their effects last only a limited amount of time. Four of them, White, Blue, Yellow and Orange, are similar to Wisps seen in the mobile game's big brother Sonic Colors for the Nintendo Wii. Two other Wisps, Red (turning Sonic into a lethal fireball) and Velvet (which allows Sonic to float in midair and suck up nearby rings and items), are exclusive to the DS platform.

A multiplayer mode is included, allowing two players to compete across multiple levels to reach the end goal first, along with a time attack mode.


Sonic Colors Nintendo DS Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Colours" -- European title

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Nintendo Insider Jan 16, 2011 90 out of 100 90
Original Gamer 2010 9 out of 10 90
The Telegraph Nov 18, 2010 9 out of 10 90
gamrReview Nov 20, 2010 8.3 out of 10 83
PixlBit Dec 05, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
BlogCritics Magazine Nov 29, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cubed3 Dec 12, 2010 8 out of 10 80 Jan 18, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Hooked Gamers Nov 24, 2010 7.7 out of 10 77
NintendoWorldReport Dec 06, 2010 6 out of 10 60


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Kartanym (10753) added Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS) on Jan 07, 2011