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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 Freeing the aliens
Sonic Colors Wii Saving my progress
Sonic Colors Wii Sonic and Tails giving some exposition
Sonic Colors Wii Subtle

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Colours" -- European title

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The Press Says

Softpedia Nov 20, 2010 9.2 out of 10 92
neXGam 2010 9 out of 10 90
IMPLANTgames Dec 23, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Gamezone (Germany) Nov 19, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameswelt Nov 29, 2010 85 out of 100 85
Joystiq Nov 10, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Brash Games Dec 02, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Cubed3 Nov 19, 2010 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Nov 19, 2010 79 out of 100 79
Gamekult Nov 09, 2010 6 out of 10 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 (10775) added Sonic Colors (Wii) on Jan 07, 2011