Sonic Colors (Wii)

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Description

Sonic's latest adventure takes him to the most unusual and amazing place ever seen in the Galaxy, 'Dr. Eggman's Interstellar Amusement Park'. Created by the normally evil, but ready to change his ways Dr. Eggman, the park floats in space above Sonic's home planet and opens to much fanfare. All seems decent enough, until Sonic uncovers the truth. An alien race known as the Wisps have been taken hostage by Dr. Eggman, who's using their unique powers to deadly use inside the theme park itself. Sonic arrives to save the day, of course, and discovers that the Wisps are happy to aid him in his quest, as well as share their powers with the blue blur.

Sonic Colors (or colours, depending on your country of birth) combines the Sonic staple of speed and platforming, similar to the Sonic only levels in Sonic Unleashed or the classic Sega titles of the past, and changes perspective from 3rd person just behind the lead character, or side-scrolling 2D at certain points during the game (not unlike another platform adventure in Super Mario Galaxy). But it's the Wisps abilities that add a little edge to Sonic's usual speed thrills. Each of the eight Wisp's can be used temporarily when available, and grant Sonic the ability to tunnel through dirt, or become a deadly laser that can bounce off certain surfaces, or a rocket that can blast high into the air at high speed to reach areas otherwise unreachable, just to name a few.

A Sonic Simulator mode can also be unlocked during play by collecting special red rings dotted around each level. These challenges can be played by one or two players in one-on-one or co-op modes.

Screenshots

Sonic Colors Wii Title Screen
Sonic Colors Wii Act 2
Sonic Colors Wii Subtle
Sonic Colors Wii Almost as if..it's a trap?

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Colours" -- European title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Softpedia Nov 20, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
Nintendo Life Nov 19, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Wii Brasil Jan 02, 2011 8.9 out of 10 89
Power Unlimited Dec 10, 2010 88 out of 100 88
IGN Nov 08, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming since 198x Dec 17, 2010 4 out of 5 80
Metro.co.uk Nov 11, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Wired Nov 18, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 15, 2010 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Promotional Bonuses

A number of bonus items came with the game via pre-orders as well as day one purchases, such as a 'Sonic head' shaped hat, figurines of Sonic and some of the Wisps, and a blue Sonic themed Wii Classic Controller.

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Kartanym (10765) added Sonic Colors (Wii) on Jan 07, 2011