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Sonic: Colors Reviews (Nintendo DS)

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Nintendo Insider (Jan 16, 2011)
Regardless of its minor flaws, Sonic Colours not only proves that SEGA’s beloved icon is safe in the hands of developer Dimps, but is also able to silence even the most critical of fans. Sonic is back in style, and brings with him what is easily one of the finest additions to the series.
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Power Sonic (Jul 24, 2011)
Sonic Colors é um ótimo jogo para toda a família, pois é um jogo fácil de ser jogado até por crianças. Mas o jogo não agrada apenas crianças, agrada a todos de uma forma geral, pois o conjunto do jogo é espetacular. Cada coisa combina com a outra, as músicas se encaixam perfeitamente nos cenários. De um modo geral, Sonic Colors é um jogo "quase perfeito", pois como todos os jogos, esse também tem seus defeitos, poucos, mas tem.
90
Wii Brasil (Dec 19, 2010)
Por fim há um modo multiplayer que pode manter o jogador entretido por mais um tempo, mas assim como os outros Sonic Rush, o multiplayer não deve ser considerado como foco do jogo e sim como apenas um bônus interessante. Sonic Colors é uma ótima pedida e só vem para completar ainda mais a excelente biblioteca do Nintendo DS.
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The Telegraph (Nov 18, 2010)
Sonic Colours is truly a highlight of this year's DS releases, and a much-demanded return to form for Sonic. The quick-fire nature means it's perfect for its hand-held platform, and if you're only going to pick up one Sonic title this year, Sonic Colours DS is definitely your best bet.
90
Sonic Colors was a blast to play and a portable dose of speedy Sonic fun. While the new color abilities do slow down the gameplay every so often, at its core Sonic Colors is about blasting through the levels as fast as you can. The game is challenging without getting frustrating, and gamers that like to get ‘S’ grades on each level and unlock every in-game item will find plenty to keep them busy.
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Resolution Magazine (Nov 25, 2010)
There’s a versus racing mode bundled in, and a time trial mode too, offering what Sonic’s always been best at. Sonic Colours’ great strength lies in the main game though. It really is, simply put, excellent fun. It’s the ever predictable line again – a return to form for the series. It’s a fantastic combination of 2D gameplay with 3D elements that never infringe too much on the action. Roll on a sequel please.
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neXGam (2010)
Mit Sonic Colours orientiert sich SEGA an den Stärken der 16-Bit Klassiker und perfektioniert das 2D/3D-Gameplay noch einmal um ein gutes Stück; Vielfalt & Innovation stand vermutlich ganz oben auf der 'To-Do-Liste' von Dimps. Der Aufwand hat sich jedoch gelohnt: Sonic Colours ist der bislang beste klassische Sonic Titel seit der Mega Drive-Ära. Wer 2D-Gameplay in Perfektion sehen will, greift zu. Dies gilt auch für Neueinsteiger, die der Serie bislang nichts abgewinnen konnten. Gebt dem Igel eine Chance – er hat es verdient!
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Multiplayer.it (Nov 29, 2010)
Non se la prendano i puristi e i detrattori di Rush, ma questo è il Sonic che ci piacerebbe vedere sempre. Stimolante, ingegnoso e dannatamente veloce, in cui i livelli nascondono continuamente nuovi percorsi da scoprire e le battaglie con i boss sono originali e mai banali. L'aggiunta degli Wisp dà la possibilità di rigiocare ciascuno scenario in maniera diversa e di massimizzare il proprio punteggio, mentre la modalità Versus permette di sfidare un amico, sia in locale che attraverso la Wi-Fi Connection, in gare di velocità condite con una serie di power-up e armi da lanciare all'avversario. La capagna in singolo si finisce in un batter d'occhio, ma almeno non dà il tempo di annoiarsi o di diventare ripetitiva. Insomma, chi è rimasto deluso da Sonic 4 e non parte pregiudiziale verso un'esperienza un po' meno platform del solito, non può lasciarsi sfuggire quello che è, a tutti gli effetti, il vero ritorno di Sonic.
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Meristation (Nov 18, 2010)
Sonic Colours es un fiel heredero del legado del erizo azul de Sega. No le falta ninguno de los elementos tradicionales que han hecho que Sonic saltase a la fama en la generación de los 16 bits, los cuales se han visto potenciados en las últimas entregas portátiles, pero no solo eso, sino que además potencia todo lo visto anteriormente con un nuevo puñado de poderes especiales gracias a los wisps, que se adaptan a la perfección a la vertiginosa acción del título. Gran cantidad de cosas por hacer, enormes jefes finales, duelos competitivos, esmeraldas del caos… Además, es tan corto o largo como uno quiera, ya que se puede acabar de forma directa o bien intentar sacar todos los secretos que esconde en su interior. Sonic Colours es una auténtica delicia jugable, al nivel de las mejores producciones del erizo azul, apto para todo tipo de usuarios. Diversión en estado puro.
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If not a return to form for Sonic on DS, then it maintains the series' high handheld form.
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Game Informer Magazine (Nov 09, 2010)
If you’re craving more after Sonic 4, looking for a great DS game, or just want to experience an awesome platformer, don’t let Sonic Colors pass you by.
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Gameswelt (Nov 29, 2010)
Sonic Colours stellt eine optimale Symbiose aus alten Tugenden und frischen Zutaten dar. Anfangs kann es passieren, dass der Perspektivenwechsel verwirrt, doch spätestens wenn man sich daran gewöhnt hat, liefert Sonic Colours unkomplizierten Spielspaß, der sowohl Retro-Fans als auch Serieneinsteiger zufriedenstellt.
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Spazio Games (Dec 22, 2010)
Grazie a questo tuffo nel passato, il Team Sonic rilascia un prodotto di ottima qualità, senza dubbio un passo avanti rispetto alle precedenti uscite su Nintendo DS. L’aggiunta degli Wisps come incremento delle abilità riesce a donare un tocco innovativo alla classica struttura di Sonic, in grado di attirare tanto i veterani quanto i nuovi arrivati. La longevità elevata e le buone soluzioni di design ne fanno in definitiva un prodotto perfetto per la stagione natalizia: non aggiungerlo alla vostra collezione sarebbe un vero peccato.
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Destructoid (Nov 14, 2010)
While it could have done with scrapping its pointless narrative and extras entirely, and there are a few later stages that could have done with tightening up, Sonic Colors is yet another great handheld Sonic experience. By taking many of Sonic Rush's style but making various strong improvements, it's easy to argue that Colors DS, not Colors Wii or even Sonic the Hedgehog 4, is the real return to form for our spiky blue friend. Its presentation is superb, most of the stages are structure incredibly well, and there's enough replay value to be found, as you can go back to previous stages with unlocked Wisps to open new paths. Even without the gimmick, however, many of the stages are just worth playing again for the fun of it.
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IGN (Nov 08, 2010)
Sonic Colors is undoubtedly the best portable Sonic game I’ve ever played, and may even be my favorite entry in the franchise. If you’ve never been into Sonic, then Colors certainly won’t change your mind, and the difficulty spikes and poor continue system will undoubtedly fluster many, but the ride is worth it. A year ago I was ready to relegate Sonic to the “won’t ever be good again” part of my heart, but, if this is where Sega’s taking the franchise, I’m ready to believe again. Welcome back, Sonic. I’ve missed you.
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GamingXP (Nov 30, 2010)
„Sonic Colours“ ist endlich wieder das Spiel geworden, auf das Fans des blauen Igels gewartet haben. Schnell, 2D und vielfältig in Bezug auf Geheimnisse sowie Hintergründe. Allerdings sei auch der teils recht harte Schwierigkeitsgrad besonders bei den Endgegnern erwähnt, der Anfänger schon mal frustrieren kann. Wer sich jedoch auf das Abenteuer einlässt, der wird es auch bis zum Ende spielen wollen und jede schwierige Stelle einfach ein paar mal probieren und neue Taktiken überlegen, bis auch der letzte Roboter von Dr. Eggman besiegt ist und auch der letzte Kristall erwischt wurde.
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3D Juegos (Nov 23, 2010)
La diversidad de colores da nombre a Sonic Colours, un título variado y sencillo que supone una evolución en el camino de un dañado Sonic Team, que empieza a encontrar de nuevo el ritmo. Unos gráficos vivos, melodías retro y un excelente control combinado con la velocidad de Sonic, lo convierten, probablemente, en el mejor juego del famoso estudio de Sega en los últimos 5 años.
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gamrReview (Nov 20, 2010)
Sonic Colors is the Sonic game that long-time fans have wanted to play for years. It takes the solid 2D Sonic gameplay that we all know and love and improves on it with new gameplay mechanics, adding new elements of exploration and environment manipulation to the core experience. While the Wii version may be getting the most press, it is the DS version of Sonic Colors that is the most in-tune with what the Sonic fanbase has been clamoring for, and towers above the ghosts of Sonic games past.
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Sega-16.com (Jan 18, 2011)
Sonic didn’t have a good run in the last decade, though the handheld titles had been a shimmer of light. This game continues that tradition. It’s a good game and a good way to pass the time. I’d say if you have a DS, and love speedy gameplay, then give this one a go.
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Eurogamer.be (Nov 18, 2010)
Jawel, Sonic lijkt volledig terug te zijn. Sonic Colours is een zeer vermakelijke game en komt over als een afgewerkt product - iets wat in deze tijden al lang niet meer vanzelfsprekend is. De nieuwe mechanieken en herziene muziekstijl zijn een deugd voor het Sonic-universum. Een aanrader voor de fans en liefhebbers van actievolle platformers. Het enige echt noemenswaardige nadeel zit hem in de speelduur. De bonuslevels, missies en hoofdmannen zijn best vermakelijk, maar niets overtreft een volbloed Sonic stage. Eén level extra per wereld en misschien had er zelfs een negen in gezeten.
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Everyeye.it (Jan 18, 2011)
Sonic Colors per DS convince e diverte come ha saputo fare la controparte per Wii. Ereditando molte meccaniche da Sonic Rush e rendendo l'impianto globale più prezioso, grazie ai super poteri ricevuti da Wisps, questo capitolo rispetta la tradizione e la aggiorna in maniera indolore. Tecnicamente ottimo e dotato di una longevità più che sufficiente, Sonic Colors è un capitolo sicuramente imperdibile per gli amanti del porcospino di casa Sega e per coloro che sono alla ricerca di un buon platform tutto azione in 2D.
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Cubed3 (Dec 12, 2010)
In terms of advancing the series in a positive way, Sonic Colours should absolutely have been Sonic 4, taking the spirit of a once great franchise and extrapolating upon it to a point that makes sense for a contemporary audience. Colours is fast, frenetic fun with enough challenge to satisfy the hardcore crowd baying for a decent new Sonic game.
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Nintendo Life (Nov 16, 2010)
Whilst the majority of the gameplay will feel familiar to Sonic veterans, particularly those who’ve enjoyed his previous DS outings, the Wisps genuinely refresh the gameplay by adding new routes to spice up each stage. It’s fast, loud, bright and bold, and a recommended slice of high speed action.
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ripten (Nov 18, 2010)
Overall I felt that Sonic Colors wasn’t a bad game at all, in fact, it’s great. It just wasn’t very long. If a sequel is to be made I’d love to see more regular Stages and less Challenge Stages. The Challenge Stages are a good addition but they just seemed to be a bigger part of this game than the main Stages. Regardless, Sonic fans should not skip this game.
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Jeuxpo.com (2010)
Finalement très différente de la mouture Wii, ce Sonic Colours version DS se positionne comme un jeu de plate-forme 2D riche en intensité, et proposant un gameplay aux petits oignons. Un titre très dynamique, dont le seul défaut est d'être un peu court.
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BlogCritics Magazine (Nov 29, 2010)
Ultimately Sonic Colors is a solid outing for the DS. The gameplay retains a classic feel and successfully integrates new elements. The experience lasts a while and the title has plenty of charm to it that should appeal to all ages. Some flaws are present, however, and players can expect spiking difficulty and inaccurate targeting. These aren't game-breaking issues by any means, though they do add some frustration into the mix. Overall I'd say this game is strongly recommended.
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PixlBit (Dec 05, 2010)
However, if you are into replay, and you are a fan of the Sonic series, Sonic Colors stands apart as one of the best experiences in the handheld series, and it easily beats out its corresponding Wii release. With the infusion of Wisp powers, players are made privy to one of the deepest Sonic experiences yet.
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GameSpot (Nov 22, 2010)
The two-player Versus mode, available as local multiplayer with a single card and online or against an AI opponent, is a substantial bonus. In this mode, you race on one screen against an opponent on the other. This two-screen competitive multiplayer works well and takes place on levels designed in keeping with the single-player mode's themed worlds. The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is also used to hook up to online leaderboards, letting players compete globally for the best times. The solid Versus offering improves the value of the game, offsetting the shortness of its main campaign. It's a testament to how right Sonic Colours gets the free-flowing core action that it leaves you wanting more and wishing the perfunctory side missions could have been fully fledged single-player levels. DS owners who enjoyed the Sonic Classic Collection or who have been waiting on an original side-scrolling Sonic experience since Sonic Rush Adventure, shouldn't miss out on Sonic Colours.
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videogamer.com (Dec 13, 2010)
The quality of the platforming is hard to fault, however. It might not be very long and the narrative (despite some great writing) is entirely forgettable, but Sonic Colours lives up to the reputation set by its portable predecessors. Tight controls and incredibly well designed levels make Colours one of the best handheld Sonic games out there. Those people who find it hard to forgive Sonic for his past mistakes would do well to check it out.
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GameZone (Jan 06, 2011)
If you didn’t enjoy Sonic 4 and found yourself wanting a tried and true 2D Sonic game, look no further than the DS version of Sonic Colors. By that same token, if you did enjoy Sonic 4 and want more sidescrolling goodness, then you would do well to play the blur blur’s DS adventure as well. The game looks good, sounds good, and plays it safe by sticking closely to the gameplay design of titles such as Sonic 2. This game will draw you in and keep you entertained for a while, and it will entice you to revisit it many times. Sonic Colors for the Nintendo DS is an excellent addition to the series, and a true 2D Sonic experience.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 11, 2010)
Comme sur Wii, Sonic Colours sur DS conserve la même formule à succès tout en y introduisant de nouveaux ingrédients s'y intégrant parfaitement. Cela donne un jeu pêchu, au challenge parfois relevé, et à la diversité bienvenue. Un régal !
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GameTrailers (Nov 09, 2010)
Overall, the DS version of Sonic Colors is certainly better executed than its counterpart on the Wii. If you're looking for a portable platformer, you could certainly do a lot worse.
78
Mygamer.com (Nov 16, 2010)
If you’re looking for a Sonic the Hedgehog game to grace the screen of your DS, you could certainly do worse than Sonic Colors. An online racing mode is included, and while it runs wel, the difficulty of finding an opponent and the fact that the mode just isn’t that much fun make it seem a bit pointless. The main game is also relatively short, but doing every post-level mission, collecting all of the Chaos Emeralds and perfecting your level ranks is a task that adds hours upon hours to the game’s length, making it an excellent value for completists, while the unlockable artwork and cameos from series characters found in the side content will likely be appreciated by series fans. It’s true that Sonic Colors is an imperfect game, plagued by dull boss battles and uneven difficulty, but it’s still an enjoyable DS title with enough similarities to 16-bit Sonic games to keep both old and new fans of the franchise entertained.
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Hooked Gamers (Nov 24, 2010)
This is well and truly a return to form for Sonic. Although the main game itself can be completed rather quickly on a first run through, the challenge in returning to the levels once other Wisp powers have been discovered means that replaying the levels is a worthwhile exercise. The levels are well designed though so that each run through with a different Wisp power almost feels like a new experience. Although most levels are on the easy side to complete, finding the hidden bonuses when going through multiple times can take some time.
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Game Chronicles (Dec 20, 2010)
Sonic Color’s is a short game, but it is a fun one, and it feels close enough to classic Sonic to merit a recommendation for those looking to relive the Genesis classic. It’s not perfect though, and it could use more levels, but there is a lot of replay value, and you never have to take control of anyone but Sonic, which alone is easily worth 3 or 4 points on the review scale.
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Gamekult (Nov 15, 2010)
Hyper speedé, toujours fluide et sans temps mort, la version DS de Sonic Colours gomme les imperfections du gameplay de la version Wii et en propose une relecture 2D très efficace. Les nouveaux pouvoirs du hérisson bleu apportent de la diversité à l'action sans jamais freiner le dynamisme du titre. Malheureusement, les niveaux ne sont pas très nombreux et le titre se traverse assez rapidement en solitaire, même si l'on peut toujours compter sur le mode multijoueur pour faire durer le plaisir. Avec une jouabilité de cette trempe, Sonic Colours aurait toutefois vraiment gagné à être plus long.
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D+PAD Magazine (Nov 19, 2010)
Sonic Colors is more of the same in many respects, retaining the blistering speed of the Rush series and recycling the special stages from previous years. Fans will still find a few surprises this time around, including a form of multiplayer support available from a single DS card, but it’s in the colour-based wisp abilities that the game tries to stand out from the crowd. Many of the frustrations associated with the franchise are as present as ever, but if you’re looking for a Sonic game that does slightly more than just tear through enemies from left to right without having to slow the pace with needless fluff, then grab a ticket and prepare to enter Eggman’s amusement park.
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N-Europe (Jan 05, 2011)
Sonic Colours offers some good times and the Wisps are an interesting alternative to simply running, but it’s over in a second and feels like there’s a lot that could’ve been expanded on
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4Players.de (Dec 10, 2010)
Colours ist auf den ersten Blick ein klassisches Sonic: Es ist rasend schnell, es ist knallbunt, die Levels sind wunderbar verknotet. Colours ist auf den zweiten Blick allerdings kein klassisches Sonic: Mann, ist das leicht! Das Leveldesign ist per se durchaus herausfordernd, die im Großen und Ganzen nur durch geschickten Wisp-Einsatz erreichbaren Boni sind eine schöne Herausforderung. Aber auch die werden hier an jeder Ecke an der Hand genommen; die Bonusrunden sind ein Witz, die Bosskämpfe enttäuschend trivial - und dann ist das Ganze auch noch ziemlich kurz. Diese Kürze wird immerhin durch die Nebenmissionen, den netten Mehrspielermodus und die Wiederspielmöglichkeit etwas gewürzt - aber Enttäuschung bleibt dennoch zurück. Auf solidem Niveau.
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Si la Sonic Team s'est un peu égarée dans certains jeux mettant en scène le hérisson bleu, la Nintendo DS a, elle, plutôt eu le droit a du très classique avec Sonic Rush et la compilation Sonic Classic Collection. Sonic Colours sur DS suit le même chemin. De la version Wii, il ne conserve que le scénario. On retrouve donc la recette qui a tant marché jusqu'ici, c'est-à-dire un jeu en 2D, un scrolling multidirectionnel et une action particulièrement nerveuse, des contrôles précis. L'action se déroule sur les deux écrans, Sonic passant de l'un à l'autre. Quelques phases sont néanmoins en 3D, comme le vol en deltaplane ou les combats contre les boss. Des intermèdes sympathiques, mais il faut le dire, souvent moins maniables.
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NintendoWorldReport (Dec 06, 2010)
Despite the good presentation and fun aspects of the game, the underlying poor design dirties up the game. You can work around it, but it's a chore to do so. For Sonic fans, Sonic Colors stands tall next to the Sonic Rush games, but for people who have long been critical of the series' design, this entry will not change your mind.
 
Gameplay (Benelux) (Dec 24, 2010)
Sonic Colours is een leuke 2.5D platformer waarin Sonic op pad moet om een heleboel buitenaardse Whisps te redden die door de gemene Dr. Eggman gevangen worden gehouden in een pretpark in de ruimte.