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The diabolical Dr. Eggman has hatched another plan for world domination!

He has built an amazing interstellar amusement park, floating in space around Sonic’s home planet, bursting with incredible rides and attractions. However, all is not as it seems as Dr. Eggman has abducted an alien race called Wisps, and is harnessing their colourful energy to fuel a sinister plot. However, before Dr. Eggman completes his evil plans, Sonic discovers his mysterious theme park in space. When he arrives, Sonic finds he is also able to use these alien powers and is ready to help! Sonic will need all his speed and skill as he faces this test, but, empowered by the alien energy, it’s a test he’ll pass with flying colours!

Sonic Colours™ accelerates Sonic to adrenaline-pumping super speeds and blasts him through obstacles in ways never before seen in a Sonic game. The alien Wisp’s featured in the game each have a unique “Colour Power” that, once freed, Sonic is able to absorb while speeding through the various theme park inspired planets. The Wisp energy enables Sonic to create new paths through the stages by drilling through the ground (Yellow Drill) for example, or speeding through the stage as a laser (Cyan Laser). Stringing the Wisp power-ups together creates a combo that increases Sonic’s boost gauge even more quickly and exclusive Wisp power-ups will be available for both Wii and Nintendo DS versions, ensuring a unique and super speedy gameplay experience for Sonic fans everywhere.


  • Non-stop high-speed action
  • Collect and engage the new power-ups derived from the coloured energy of the Wisps!
  • Unique Colour Power for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™
  • Perfect blend of 3D and classic 2D perspectives on Wii™ and solid 2D dual-screen gameplay on Nintendo DS™!

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Posted by James Newton

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One lament accompanied 2008’s lacklustre Sonic Unleashed more loudly than others – "why can’t Sega ditch the werehog and make the daytime stages into a complete game?" A few years later and in rushes Sonic Colours with all the usual...

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User Comments (27)



Punny said:

"Color" me surprised, a promising Sonic game! What's the gimick? No gimicks.



HolyMackerel said:

Well, the gimmick is the alien colour power thingies. But they're more like the Sonic 3 gimmick of having shields with different powers. Colour me (lol) hopeful!



Ian_Daemon said:

So is NL still going with "colour" when the trailer specifically says "color"? I figured since Sega made a decision, people wouldn't revert to regional discrepancies.



Syr said:

@Ian: We're the ones that spell color funny-- they made up the language :P

OT I've lost hope for console Sonics.. maybe the ds version will be legit.



James said:

@Ian Daemon It's known as Sonic Colours in Europe and Sonic Colors in North America. Both are correct, but you'll see it written as Sonic Colours more often as I tend to do the news and I'm English!



Supersonic84 said:

actually wouldn't it be more correct to say the US uses Colors, seeing how Canada also uses Colours

still hoping wii version gets some last minute online co-op love
looks unlikely though



James said:

I did not know Canada used the correct version of the word. God bless you, Canada.



morphballer said:

This is one of a surprisingly short list of games I'm looking forward to for the rest of the year.



jakerhodes said:

The fact that I like the music to this shows I've played a few too many JRPGs I think.



jack0 said:

FINALLY!! this game is what sonic should be!! and they haven't tried to make and corny storyline either! they've just taken the Mario approach to the story, but in this case, break all eggmans stuff.



gamegurl said:

Can't wait - and what's up with colours? The official title is in fact colors... huh.



theblackdragon said:

@skeeter99999: if you're saying you disagree with the review, unfortunately we'll have to agree to disagree. if NL were to rewrite every review that someone disagreed with, we wouldn't have any reviews up at all -- they'd constantly be in a state of rewriting flux, haha. we certainly do recommend that users check out a variety of reviews before making a final decision on anything, though (which is why we link back to Metacritic for you, easy access to a multitude of other opinions). :3



Terra said:

Just started playing this and it is certainly the best Sonic game I've played in a long time :)

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