Parents' Guide to

Sonic Colors

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fast (too fast?), exciting chapter in this hedgehog story.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

No Real educational value or important stuff but it's a great game

Sonic Colors Is An Amazing Sonic Game Held Back By An Ok Story and To Many 2D Sections. The Story Goes As Follows. The Evil Dr. Eggman Has Built An interstellar Amusement Park. Of course since its Eggman Sonic And Tails Go To Check It Out. Turns Out, To Power The Amusement Park Eggman Uses A Species Called "Wisps'' Sonic Can UUse Wisps In Many Ways. Ok So The gameplay is Straight up Fire When Its not In 2D. The 3D Gameplay Is The best Part of The Game. The Wisps Are Pretty Fun To Use, They Can Eat Up Blocks, Be A Laser, Drill Through The Stage, And More Stuff. The story Tries to be Funny but fails at every turn. This is the Debut of Sonic's Current Voice actor, "Roger Craig Smith". In This game He Sucks .But At Least He Gets Better In Sonic Generations And Sonic Boom. The Music As Any sonic Game. Is On Fire. The Asthetics Of the game Are really cool. Planet wisp Specially Is Amazing. Most Stages Are good but The other stages Are Mostly 2D And Are Just Fine, I can't Get to angry Because Its On The WII And Its Impressive What They Did. Its A Sonic Unleashed Successor On The WII. Without The Werehog. My Rating is a 8/10. Its good but i wish There was more 3D And that the story was better.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 14+

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Sonic Colors feels like one of the better entries in this long-running game series. Sure, those not used to Sonic games can get disoriented by the insane speed at which it plays (heck, even Sonic veterans can be), but that ridiculous pace has always been part of Sonic's appeal. This new game caters to both old-school and new-gen gamers, as it flips back and forth between 3-D and 2-D sidescrolling formats -- often within the same level. The new powers are fun to use when you can manage to snatch them up, and the vibrant worlds full of hidden detours are exciting to re-explore after you've completed them initially. The tutorial system certainly could have been planned out better, but beyond that, this is a solid game.

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