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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 Red bonus coin
Sonic Colors Wii Sonic Colours supports all available control methods. I'm going with the Gamecube controller
Sonic Colors Wii Freeing the aliens
Sonic Colors Wii Sonic is imbued with the alien's power. As you might have guessed this is a complete rip-off of Mario Galaxy. It's not that bad though.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic Colours" -- European title

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited Dec 10, 2010 88 out of 100 88
DS-x2 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
Official Nintendo Magazine Nov 11, 2010 86 out of 100 86
Eurogamer.cz Jan 31, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 11, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Digital Chumps Dec 06, 2010 7.6 out of 10 76
XGN Nov 17, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Nov 09, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Nov 23, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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