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  • Summary: The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 21, 2021
    86
    A content-packed game that really shows the essence of Sonic, specially in the 3D sections. Switch version is not the most spectacular of them all, but it's really enjoyable nonetheless (and you can do it outside).
  2. Sep 1, 2021
    80
    Sonic Colors Ultimate is well-executed revisit of a high point in Sonic’s long career. Most of the quality here stems from the content of the original, rather than the new additions and tweaks for this re-release. Things like the Jade Ghost and extra customization options are welcome, but not game changing, and the musical and graphical improvements are minimal. At the end of the day, though, this is still a well-performing, portable version of a classic and that’s arguably all that it needs to be. We’d give this one a recommendation, then, to anyone who has yet to experience Sonic Colors, as this is certainly the best and easiest way to try it out. If you’re a fan of the original, we’d still say it’s worth a punt — you'll still love the game on Switch. Just be aware that this isn’t a massive overhaul of what came before.
  3. Dec 21, 2021
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Sep 10, 2021
    70
    This classic Sonic game offers some really fast-paced courses to run through, but the port can be very glitchy. It also looks and plays like a dated game. Unless you're a major Sonic fan, you might want to stay clear.
  5. Sep 13, 2021
    60
    I’d say there’s a great Sonic game here, and newcomers will find plenty to love. But if you own it already, maybe wait for a sale.
  6. Sep 10, 2021
    60
    At the end of the day, Sonic Colours Ultimate does offer a decent Sonic adventure. Everything you'd expect from a modern Sonic game is here: speeding through different acts, alternate pathways, hidden collectibles, great design, and, yes, unbalanced gameplay and a couple of bugs. If you're a hedgehog diehard, Sonic Colours Ultimate is most definitely worth a look, but if you aren't, then take this one with a blue grain of salt.
  7. 50
    I had re-played a bit of Sonic Colors on Wii recently to reaffirm how much I enjoyed it, and this remaster simply does not feel like an upgrade. At its best it feels just like the Wii game, and at its worst it’s an obvious step down. There is some minor added content like cosmetics that are unlocked through new collectibles, but they simply can’t outweigh all the problems introduced in this version. The original version of this game is a personal favorite to this day, but Sonic Colors Ultimate on Switch is just a disgrace that only succeeds at worsening Sonic’s already poor reputation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 56
  2. Negative: 27 out of 56
  1. Sep 9, 2021
    10
    I'm having fun playing sonic! I love these characters! Saludos de Argentina!
  2. Sep 8, 2021
    10
    The best Sonic game in the series!
    Sonic Colors is an amazing experience with well implemented wisps and amazing level design, the graphics
    The best Sonic game in the series!
    Sonic Colors is an amazing experience with well implemented wisps and amazing level design, the graphics are candy to the eyes and the story and voice acting is good and the music is amazing.
    10/10
    No bugs and glitches at all, if anyone says there's bugs and glitches than he's lying to make Sonic looks bad, DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!
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  3. Apr 8, 2022
    8
    Although It is not a Perfect Remaster, This Game is a Content-packed game that shows Sonic, Despite the 30 fps of the Game, I think this has aAlthough It is not a Perfect Remaster, This Game is a Content-packed game that shows Sonic, Despite the 30 fps of the Game, I think this has a lot of Flaws through Glitches in the Game, and the Game Play is so Fast and all of the Boss Fights in the Game is Good, and also You can use the Wisps in the Game.

    I think The Story for Colors and Colors Ultimate is so Child Friendly, and is like a Saturday Morning Cartoon from the '80s, and for that the Voice Acting is so Cheesy too.

    The Music in this Game is so Great if You like Music, and those Remixes are so Bopping. As a Sonic Fan, I will recommend this Port at all but there are still some Glitches in the Game, and I might give it 8 out of 10 since this Game has some Flaws in it.
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  4. Sep 9, 2021
    5
    I want to give this version of the game a good review. Trust me I do, it was my favorite game to play on the Wii back then and I got hyped atI want to give this version of the game a good review. Trust me I do, it was my favorite game to play on the Wii back then and I got hyped at the fact that you can now play the game portably on the Nintendo Switch, but there is just so much wrong, it just isn’t acceptable. Despite Nintendo Switch hardware being weaker than other consoles, it is practically stronger than last-gen consoles. Yet, the game is stuck running in 30 FPS and it isn’t even consistent. You’ll sometimes get frame drops when transitioning camera angles. You’d think it would run better, but no. To be fair, it does look better than on Wii hardware, but that’s when the positives end. Load times are also embarrassing! Up to 20 seconds for a level to load! And don’t even get me started with the audio! It’s just a hot mess! Wisp themes won’t play at times when activated and to fix the issue, I would have to pause the game, press the home button, then go back to the game to get it to work properly! The sound effects/audio mixing doesn’t work right either. You’ll hear the music from both left and right channels, but jumping SFX will get all jacked up, moving from one ear to another (noticeable when using headphones or through higher speaker volumes).

    As for visual glitches, yes there are game-breaking,” seizure-inducing” glitches and bugs in the game, but I have not experienced any like the ones shown online. As you may have heard, those are caused if you switch between planets over and over again. The only types of visual glitches I would get are the usual falling through platforms and dying ones. Or where Sonic can’t complete a full loop in some areas. Other than that, nothing too severe like the ones shown on the web.

    As for new content, there isn’t much. Sure there’s the “options satellite” where you can view your stats and customize Sonic’s appearance, but I didn’t find myself using this as much for these areas, only to access the settings to remap the buttons. The remixed music is alright but I feel it was not necessary to change the originals. However, they still had the original versions of the soundtracks for the last three acts of every planet so I guess I can live with that. The Jade Ghost was also a fun addition to the game, but is only really used to phase through walls to reach red rings or other items. One last thing that ticks me off that I believe should not have been changed, is the underwater drill theme… WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE CHANGED TO THE SONIC LOST WORLD VERSION! It was already fine the way it was in the original game and sounds way better than the lost world version! I know it may seem like something small to everyone else, but to me, it’s one of the aspects that made sonic colors unique compared to the games that came after it.

    Other than the obvious issues, this game has a lot of potentials to be better when it gets patched. Hopefully, a stable version of the game will be released soon.
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  5. Sep 13, 2021
    2
    Sonic Colors wasn't even that amazing when it was first released on the wii. But this "remaster" is just pathetic. The sound mixing isSonic Colors wasn't even that amazing when it was first released on the wii. But this "remaster" is just pathetic. The sound mixing is headache-inducing, the game is littered with bugs, and the bloom is just too much in some areas. Don't play this, PLAY UNLEASHED. UNLEASHED FOREVER BABYYYY Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2021
    1
    Sonic colors on Switch is definetly one of the most buggiest ports of the console, due to the inconsistent frame rate, poor drawing distance,Sonic colors on Switch is definetly one of the most buggiest ports of the console, due to the inconsistent frame rate, poor drawing distance, múltiple colission glitches and the poor graphics makes the Game just not fun to play Expand
  7. Sep 8, 2021
    0
    This game is ****
    Terrible there’s so many glitches the graphics are horrible the customization sucks there’s no online the game is so slow
    This game is ****
    Terrible there’s so many glitches the graphics are horrible the customization sucks there’s no online the game is so slow pace sonic doesn’t move fast at all in this game he moves as slow as Mario and thing is it is worst then sonic forces maybe sega shouldn’t make sonic games anymore like this **** killed the hole franchise in my opinion.
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