• 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: 41 out of 58
  2. Negative: 1 out of 58
  1. Nov 23, 2010
    90
    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
    88
    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
    85
    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
    80
    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
    80
    Perfect for old-school Sonic fans.
  6. Nov 19, 2010
    70
    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
    45
    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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  1. Negative: 5 out of 150
  1. Jul 16, 2016
    10
    Sonic Wii games averaged to okay to good but not fantastic. Until this great game came out! The controls are great and the wisps are creativeSonic Wii games averaged to okay to good but not fantastic. Until this great game came out! The controls are great and the wisps are creative and has original and cool ideas. The plot is original and the graphics are amazing! The stages and bosses are all fantastic! Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is really something else. I myself am a Sonic fan, so of course I've bought many mediocre or worse Sonic games, but even I know the difference between good or bad. And this is not a bad game.

    We all know Sonic Team's track record, so I'm not even going to say anything about it.

    I will say that this game does well to differentiate itself from Sonic Unleashed, which I did enjoy. For one thing, the exclusion of the Werehog automatically makes this game much better in comparison.

    Differences from Sonic Unleashed include an improved drift, simplified controls, exclusion of the annoying quick-time events. Plus there's an emphasis on platforming. Though most of the game takes place in a sidescrolling perspective, it's a great 3D Sonic game.

    The actual 3D areas are the biggest flaw, they're very simplistic. There's barely any platforming or enemies, most of them are either too short, too automated, or they completely center on dodging or drifting. Unleashed, for the most part, had better 3D areas, where you got to choose which action you did in any 3D area. But in this game, there are three types of 3D areas: Quick step, freeform and drift.

    The game definitely has somewhat of a learning curve and becomes more fun the better you get at it, and the game also goes from being a bit simplified at the start to becoming a bit more complex.

    The new gimmick in this game being the wisps, they're obviously important. But this time, they are fun, after you learn how to use them. The game becomes much more fun when you unlock all the wisps, opening up new paths and giving you lots of replay value in previous stages after you've beaten the game.

    The graphics are among the best I've seen on the Wii, up to par with Super Mario Galaxy 2. This is a huge plus, because the stages look amazing in this game for the most part. Too bad this game isn't on an HD console, because it would really benefit from it.

    The music is actually one of the best things about this game, excluding the two vocal themes. Cash Cash needs to stay away from Sonic games, period. But otherwise, the soundtrack is right up there with the Classic Sonic games.

    The controls are a problem, in some ways. After all, even though the game has four controller options, out of the three that I have used, only one comes off as being well implemented.
    Funnily enough, that's the Wiimote by itself, on its side.

    Why? Because the analogue stick was programmed badly for this game. I will say that much, since it's so stiff and really frustrating. In 3D areas, your turning is really "heavy" with any other control option, it's like trying to turn a car that has terrible turning. With the d-pad on the Wiimote, it actually becomes a lot more fluid, it seems to respond faster and much better as well.

    Anyways, this game has great level design, and the first three bosses are actually pretty well done. But they get rehashed a few times, which takes away from how special or good they are.

    The last boss is actually Doctor Eggman this time, in a giant Nega Egg Wisp machine of some sort. This is easily the best boss fight in the game and really makes me wish it were longer.

    All in all, if you're a Sonic fan, get this game. It's really good. If you're a fan of platformers, this game's definitely for you as well!

    If you don't like platformers or Sonic games, why are you reading this review?

    Anyways, 9/10. There were enough flaws to stop it from being perfect, but in no way is it a terrible or mediocre game.
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  3. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    It's a mixture of 3D awesomeness and 2D action adding some catchy music and a difficulty that really challenges your stuff. Buying this gameIt'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
  4. Oct 6, 2017
    9
    This game shows exactly what the Wii could do. Perfect graphics and good and tight controls. The only things that holds this game back is theThis game shows exactly what the Wii could do. Perfect graphics and good and tight controls. The only things that holds this game back is the 2d to 3d transition and the difficulty spikes. One last thing about this game being held back is that this is a sonic game, slow platforming should not be in a sonic game! The last thing I'll say is that the Music is Fantastic! Best soundtrack ever! Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2010
    8
    This is sonic's greatest 3d game yet. However, while great, Sonic colours still has some pretty annoying issues that could cause some seriousThis is sonic's greatest 3d game yet. However, while great, Sonic colours still has some pretty annoying issues that could cause some serious frustration with certain players. First off, I have to mention that the graphics are superb and wouldn't look out of place on a HD console. The game is rather short at maybe 6-8 hours. However, it's 6-8 hours of SONIC. No werehogs, fishing mini games or blowing away aliens with machine guns, just sonic at his speedy best. The music is also incredible with hardly a bad tune in the whole game. Definitely a hundred times better than sonic 4's forgettable soundtrack. The co op mode, while a little broken, is still a good laugh and will at the very least evoke memories of you and a friend playing through sonic 2 for the first time. Now to the bad. While not too serious a problem, the 2d platforming can be very frustrating at times. On certain levels, the camera will zoom out very far to make the path ahead to you clear. However, it also makes the platforming very frustrating. Most jumps will require almost pixel perfect platforming skills to make. And sometimes one mistake means falling to your death. My only other complaint is that while it's still very fast, Sonic colors is probably one of the slowest sonic games ever. There are times when you'll have to wait or activate lifts, make very precise jumps or use the wisps to make it through to the next area. Finally I have to say that I am a big fan of the new wisps. Most are genuinely great fun to use and really make finding the secrets a pleasure rather than a chore. The only power I didnt like was the drill. It's very hard to find secrets underground as the area's are just to large and if you stay under too long, you lose a life. But don't let any of this put you off. Sonic colors is an absolute classic and is almost up there with sonic's very best titles. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2015
    8
    the game enters the top 3 of the last gen of sonic games along with unleashed and generations
    the game have awesome graphics, SPEED, cool
    the game enters the top 3 of the last gen of sonic games along with unleashed and generations
    the game have awesome graphics, SPEED, cool moves, good wiimote sync, awesome soundtracks from beginning to the end, a good story, some humor.
    but the gameplay is the real good of the game, the speed feeling is amazing and the wisps add a new world of possibilities to the sonic franchise
    it's a must have

    but like an rose that always have it's thorns:
    the story is good but isn't something Epic as The Adventures 1 and 2 and Unleashed
    when sonic turn moves to left or right is a bit strange cuz he get like immediately, on unleashed it was more smooth
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  7. Jan 29, 2020
    0
    This game is absolute trash. A 3D game that's majority 2D with powerups that are very situational and overall useless -- they had better useThis game is absolute trash. A 3D game that's majority 2D with powerups that are very situational and overall useless -- they had better use in the DS version. This game began to beginning of the end for Sonic as we know him; from a Shonen/Superhero Sci-Fi with influences from TMNT (as stated by Tom Kalinske). It removed any aspect of "cool" Sonic had, turning him into a franchise for Nintendo fanboys that want to turn everything into a Nintendo game.

    DON'T BUY THIS GAME.
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#3 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
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