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  • Summary: An extraordinary amusement park has been seen orbiting around the home planet of Sonic the Hedgehog, and rumors are spreading that an alien race of Wisps, who have a unique colorful energy, are being held captive there by the evil Dr. Eggman. Soon after arriving at the amusement park, Sonic discovers he is able to use these mysterious alien forces to help the Wisps escape! Collapse
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    Sonic Colors is a fantastic game. Its greatest achievement is that one does not have to be a super-tolerant dyed-in-the-wool Sonic super fan to enjoy it or to forgive a laundry list of flaws.
  2. Nov 10, 2010
    Sonic Colours is a worthy successor of the saga we have learned to love in the 90's. Quick and easy to master, the game brings a lot of fun and it's really enjoyable by all kind of players.
  3. Nov 15, 2010
    After many years of average games, Sega finally gets back on the tracks with Sonic Colors: everything the fans were hoping for is here, packed with gorgeous graphics and solid new game mechanics.
  4. Nov 9, 2010
    A long overdue return to form, with a focus on what made Sonic fun in the first place. He's always been fast, but it's good to finally see him speeding in the right direction.
  5. Nov 22, 2010
    Perfect for old-school Sonic fans.
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    The latest game featuring Sonic is a mixed experience. It's the best Sonic-game since the 2D Sonic games and it's a fast, beautiful game with a lot of great levels that you can play many times over and over. But the controls can cause quite some problems and the multiplayer part isn't as good as it could have been.
  7. Nov 13, 2010
    Sonic Colors feels like a step right back into the same crap this series has drowned in for the past decade. If I had to pick a color for this game, it would be brown, for very obvious reasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 83
  2. Negative: 2 out of 83
  1. Nov 16, 2010
    It's a mixture of 3D awesomeness and 2D action adding some catchy music and a difficulty that really challenges your stuff. Buying this game would be the right choice for any Sonic fan. Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2014
    I think this game is not great as Sonic Unleashed HD because of story and music, but Sonic Colors is fun, fast, and a great reason to buy Wii. With great graphics for Wii, good level design, this game is awesome. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    Easily breaks the "Sonic Cycle" Let me start by saying that there are many who are just trying to find any small detail to fully crucify this title. It breaks the cycle! It actually does not suffer from bad level design flaws that punish the player unfairly like the ones found in (insert most popular plumbers name here) the highest ranking Wii plat-former known. Idiots don't understand that just because you can run at full speed does not mean that you should always do so. The game is practically flawless in its design and punishment is only at the players fault. The game can be played casually and offers more challenging routes for those who wished to be challenged. After completing the game and going for speed runs the game shines more and more, and its a sad thing that many still think that this is on the same plateau as Sega's past Sonic garbage.

    I know this game has been out for some time but after seeing the UNDESERVING reviews it really pisses me off and lets me know some people choose to still be butt-hurt over past. Let me make this easy!

    1=It has great level design and does not punish the player. Deaths is mainly the players fault 99.9% of the time in this game, unlike the chubby plumbers most recent titles on the WII.

    2=Tight responsive controls, easy to pick up, hard to master!

    3=Seamless 2D to 3D transition with shifting control layouts to EFFECTIVELY convey feel and movement!

    4= Whisps are not really gimmicks! whisps are no different then powers obtained in past Sonic games, such as Fire, electric or water shields. Its just switching out an item box for ability icon!

    5=Music and presentation are the best ever seen in ANY mascot plat-former game to date! Yes it can be a subjective statement but the game looks like a Ps3 or 360 game, not to mention, but the design is amazing and surreal like Genesis era Sonic games. Great MUSIC!

    If you are curious about this game RENT IT, and I m sure you will fork over if you like plat-formers and have left your bios feelings at the door. I read some of the reviews and really, some like Destructoid.com is really badly composed and analyzed and is what has led me to this opinion.
  4. Feb 12, 2012
    sonic colours is an almost perfect sonic game, the second best out of all of them, it has really fun and unique game-play, an awesome sound track, a lot of things to do, a good storyline, all these things are awesome...but there's a not too great coop mode and not amazing presentation. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2011
    If you haven't played this yet, what are you waiting for? Visually impressive, neat soundtrack, very colorful, and the most important thing: fun, very fun. Good level design, but controls could be improved a bit. Definitely a good comeback for Sonic, that was just now topped by Generations. Expand
  6. Sep 19, 2013
    This game is the good. In the game, Sonic and Tails go to Eggman's (Or Baldy McNosehair's) "Interstellar Amusement Park" located in space. That place is connected to 5 planets where aliens called Wisp live. Eggman is trying drain away the Wisp powers for evil purposes. Yup, you guess it. Sonic uses the Wisp powers to defeat Eggman. The levels are good, and the Wisp are good. For me, this game is good enough to gen an 8/10 Expand
  7. Apr 11, 2011
    Sonic is back! But is that still saying much? Probably not. Sloppy level desing, sloppy gameplay, little replay value keep this game from truly deserving a 10. In many instances you will find that Sonic "controls himself" which deprives you from a true challenging experience. This game definetely has its fair share of nice eye candy, but that doesn't cut it if you wan't to be engaged with intuitive gameplay. And if you take into consideration the price of this product. At around $50 this is definetly worth a rental at best. Expand

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