• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2010
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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, SonicAn 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! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    90
    Sonic Colors worth the play and only adds to the great library of DS.
  2. Nov 15, 2010
    85
    Sonic Colors DS is the best Sonic game released this year. Easily.
  3. Jan 9, 2011
    85
    A great leap forward for the Sonic experience on DS, funny and long lasting.
  4. Dec 19, 2010
    80
    The quality of the platforming is hard to fault, however.
  5. Nov 9, 2010
    79
    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.
  6. Nintendo Power
    Oct 22, 2010
    75
    Offers sharply diminishing returns after the first day or two of play. At least you'll enjoy the heck out of it while it lasts. [Dec 2010, p.81]
  7. Nov 14, 2010
    60
    Its entertainment is short-lived, but only because the game itself is short. Although there is replay value in exploring the levels to their entirety, and completing the missions and multiplayer offer a few more hours entertainment, Sonic Colours is ultimately unsatisfying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    10
    FORGET E CRITICS AND LISTEN CAREFULLY. The dark age of Sonic The Hedgehog has been very long sadly. With Shadow The Hedgehog, 06, Labyrinth,FORGET E CRITICS AND LISTEN CAREFULLY. The dark age of Sonic The Hedgehog has been very long sadly. With Shadow The Hedgehog, 06, Labyrinth, Chronicles which at best was half decent, but then they released unleashed which kind of brought the series, but critics nitpicked at the "Boring" wolf sections. That game KIND OF saved the series, but in 2010, I saw the trailer, and since I don't have a Wii, which got very positive ratings, I got the DS version, and I loved every Sonic-Second of it. EVERYTHING from the beautiful intro, the gameplay, story, speed, humor, audio, it's AMAZING! This game is so good that it brought the Sonic series back! And Sonic hasn't had a bad game since! Except for the 3ds version of lost world, which at WORST, was pretty, mixed. I just didn't like frozen factory, and Sonic 4 I actually liked. Don't listen to the bad reviews on here and buy the game. And if there's ever a day when your feeling bored, depressed, or just overall down in the dumps, get your Wii or DS, plug in this game, and reach for the stars. :) Expand
  2. Apr 28, 2021
    10
    This version is SO UNDERRATED.

    Honestly I slightly like this version more than the Wii version. Sonic Colors DS is a little short but I had
    This version is SO UNDERRATED.

    Honestly I slightly like this version more than the Wii version. Sonic Colors DS is a little short but I had so much fun playing it! The game uses the formula from the Rush games except it has no tricks. Like I said in the Wii version, the Wisps are really cool to use and Isn't a problem for me. The DS version has 2 exclusive Wisps which is Burst & Void & they are really cool! The story is way better than the Wii version and explains the Wisps a lot more than the Wii version. I also love how all of Sonic's friends are in this version. The multiplayer in this game is so fun & I just love the items you are able to use to slow your opponent down! (Especially the spring. I always laugh every time I use that) Another thing I like about multiplayer is that you can play against a CPU, so if the person you want to play against can't play then you can just play against the CPU! This version also has a Super Sonic boss fight against the Nega Mother Wisp which also makes me think that this version is more canon than the Wii version. Overall Sonic Colors DS is a really great handheld Sonic game! 10/10.
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  3. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    This is the best sonic game of the past Decade! Maybe Sonic 4 Episode 2 can learn from this. Both the Wii and DS Version are Fantastic andThis is the best sonic game of the past Decade! Maybe Sonic 4 Episode 2 can learn from this. Both the Wii and DS Version are Fantastic and well Worth your Money! Expand
  4. Jul 4, 2019
    8
    This game is great for what it is, but it's honestly inferior to the Wii version. I might pick this up again someday since I haven't played itThis game is great for what it is, but it's honestly inferior to the Wii version. I might pick this up again someday since I haven't played it in a while. Expand
  5. Jan 3, 2017
    8
    Sonic Colors redeems itself to be the worth reveal of Sonic and his friends at an out-of-this-world journey to save Wisps from Dr. Eggman's evil plot.
  6. May 4, 2022
    6
    comprimido e mal executado, mas possui um ótimo estilo de gameplay, bons gráficos e caracterização.
  7. Nov 8, 2013
    0
    I hate this game so much, it should die in a fire. I mean..yeah, you can rip-off your WII counterpart, but the graphics are crap, the controlsI hate this game so much, it should die in a fire. I mean..yeah, you can rip-off your WII counterpart, but the graphics are crap, the controls are like a Rush Adventure thing and the story alike is stupid. In my defense, I haven't played this stupid game. The only chance was on Generations for the 3DS and that sucked even more. I just hate how they made the boss look like crap mixed together with Eggman's moustache. It's basically a bad game and Sega did a horrible job on this version. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
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#24 Most Shared DS Game of 2010