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  • Summary: Despite its colorful veneer, Color Guardians is a challenging platformer that requires skill, dexterity, and good memory. Easy to learn and quite impossible to master, the game challenges players to quickly negotiate an onslaught of obstacles while shifting between different guardians. It'sDespite its colorful veneer, Color Guardians is a challenging platformer that requires skill, dexterity, and good memory. Easy to learn and quite impossible to master, the game challenges players to quickly negotiate an onslaught of obstacles while shifting between different guardians. It's multi-tasking madness. [Fair Play Labs] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. 85
    I don’t often play a game and immediately go through it again after finishing it, but I did that with Color Guardians. Thanks to its fun and bright graphics, truly difficult levels, and different scoring systems, I found myself playing each level again and again in an effort to get all three stars or get a high score for the leaderboards.
  2. May 13, 2015
    80
    Despite the not very exciting reward, the challenge of getting three star ratings on every level is certain to keep completionists returning to the game hour after hour.
  3. 75
    With its vibrant visuals and easily accessible gameplay, Colour Guardians is the best kind of gaming palate cleanser. While certainly not a prospect for the long-term, Colour Guardians regardless entertains with deft aplomb when taken in short bursts.
  4. May 13, 2015
    70
    Color Guardians is a charming little title that will be appreciated by endless runner fans. The inconsistent difficulty is a problem, and its lack of variety means that it's best played in short bursts – but if you want something simple to brighten up your day, then this will do the job adequately.
  5. Aug 12, 2015
    60
    A colorful, painful game that we can only recommend to sadistic players.
  6. Jun 1, 2015
    50
    Color Guardians is a colorful game. It has some unique mechanics which are quite good, but it demands too much from you. You have to remember the levels so well it's not fun to play anymore.
  7. May 13, 2015
    30
    All too often, though, the stages are designed in such a way that you're tricked into failing, and any technical issues stand out more than they might elsewhere because precise timing and concentration are so vital to success.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 14, 2015
    9
    So this game has that Nintendo Hard quality I enjoy, its cutesy graphics that make me happy balanced with difficulty which makes me mad, in aSo this game has that Nintendo Hard quality I enjoy, its cutesy graphics that make me happy balanced with difficulty which makes me mad, in a good way. Kinda like how Super Meat Boy manages to keep me into the game with fast respawns and no number of lives, so i can kinda enjoy the game without stressing out over deaths. Also perfectionists aware, you will get addicted to this :P Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2015
    9
    This game is great for anyone, but especially for those of us who are over 30 and remember both the excitement and frustration of sideThis game is great for anyone, but especially for those of us who are over 30 and remember both the excitement and frustration of side scrollers in the 80s and early 90s. It's also great for small children. Color Guardians is a side scrolling adventure that has you navigating paths to collect color orbs (red, yellow, blue, multi). While it sounds easy, it can get intense sometimes as you have to change your guardian to be the appropriate color to follow pathways, jump on certain platforms, and collect orbs of each color.

    While the game itself is very easy, I should clarify the intense part is if you're trying to collect all of the orbs and get a three star rating for each level (and a high score if you're an old Atari fan and that matters to you). Keep in mind that I have only played and finished the demo, and have not done any boss levels of any kind. What I love about this game is my 4 year old son can play it, and he's actually quite good at it. It's helping to build his hand/eye coordination, and he's figured out as he goes what he needs to push when and where. It's something we can do together.

    The price for the full game is reasonable, and my son enjoys it so much I've considered buying it. If you're looking for a cutesy type game to play with your kids that's easy for everyone, or you want a game that doesn't require a ton of skill, this is the game. It will definitely keep you entertained for hours. However, be prepared for some control slamming/throwing if you're that kind. Luckily, I haven't had any of that yet!

    At least check out the demo. It's free. You won't be disappointed. If you are, then blame me. It's fine. I won't hold a grudge.
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  3. May 13, 2015
    9
    I got Color Guardians yesterday and am so hooked. My daughter is also addicted. This game is harder than I had expected and left us laughingI got Color Guardians yesterday and am so hooked. My daughter is also addicted. This game is harder than I had expected and left us laughing at how much I was struggling to master the color changes to score while navigating the lane changes with jumps and spins.

    Totally worth it and, in our case, really fun for the whole family... which is not really common. This is a great game and I would recommend it to anyone.
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  4. Mar 13, 2017
    7
    Platform carino ed adatto a tutte le età.
    Difficoltà non adatta a tutti ai livelli più alti.
    I vari modi di finire i livelli lo rendono un
    Platform carino ed adatto a tutte le età.
    Difficoltà non adatta a tutti ai livelli più alti.
    I vari modi di finire i livelli lo rendono un gioco appetibile a tutti.
    Storia quasi inesistente ma personaggi tutto sommato convincenti.
    Non male nel complesso. 73/100
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  5. Jan 20, 2017
    7
    Much better than expected!

    When I get the PS Plus free games every month, some of them I complete, and others I do one or two plays, and
    Much better than expected!

    When I get the PS Plus free games every month, some of them I complete, and others I do one or two plays, and delete if I don't enjoy them. I was sure Color Guardians would belong to the latter, but I was amazed by how addictive it was to play, and I simply couldn't stop myself from wanting to complete the whole game!

    Positive:
    Addictive gameplay
    Easy to learn, difficult to master
    No stress, just enjoyable and simple

    Negatives:
    Not very interesting or original story
    No way I'm going to go back and try to collect every orb
    No real difference between characters
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  6. Feb 5, 2018
    7
    Color Guardians can be enjoyed by both children and adults. It is obviously not a top game, but it is a very decent and entertainingColor Guardians can be enjoyed by both children and adults. It is obviously not a top game, but it is a very decent and entertaining experience, which perfectly fulfill its purpose (including the storyline, very simple but effective enough).

    Although the story mode is not particularly long, it has a significant amount of extras that will allow you to keep playing in case you want. Besides, there is an Expert mode, which I have not tried but I have the impression that it may pose an interesting challenge.

    It is probably not a game for which I would pay much (I got it for free from PS Plus), but it is a good choice if you want something quick and enjoyable.
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  7. Oct 16, 2020
    2
    Idea is good, but implementation is really really bad, especially in the heat of the run..!
    The leveldesign is so bad, that one can't tell
    Idea is good, but implementation is really really bad, especially in the heat of the run..!
    The leveldesign is so bad, that one can't tell the difference between the tracks,
    - One can simply not read which track is what. So you end up having to retry again, again, and yet again, until you have either remembered every single place you have to land (either from the trampolines, jumppads, or, the flowers that are used to soar a short distance), or until you are lucky enough to go on too the next issue, which comes 3-5 seconds later !
    - The system is very bad implemented..
    - Not a game i will recommend ... even if its where given for free!.
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