— Wisp Announcer, Sonic Colors (Wii)
The Final Color Blaster (ファイナルウィスプブラスター Fainaru Uisupu Burasutā?, lit. "Final Wisp Blaster") is a technique that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Effectively a merged version of different Color Powers, this move consists of the user utilizing multiple different Wisps' Hyper-go-ons at the same time, focused into one massive attack.
In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the Final Color Blaster can only be used once Sonic collects a Cyan Wisp, a Yellow Wisp, a Pink Wisp, an Orange Wisp, a Blue Wisp, a Green Wisp and a Purple Wisp. Once all Wisps have been collected, Sonic calls upon their help to form the Final Color Blaster. The Wisps will then fly ahead of Sonic one by one in the following order, while giving of a trail of their respective colors: Cyan Wisp, Yellow Wisp, Pink Wisp, Orange Wisp, Blue Wisp, Green Wisp and Purple Wisp.
When coming together, the Wisps being rotating in a circle in front of Sonic, while waiting for Sonic to make his move. Sonic then performs a Homing Attack, launching himself into the middle of the Wisps' rotating circle, where they keep Sonic suspended in a Spin Attack for a short moment, while amplifying his attack with Hyper-go-on. After briefly charging up the attack, Sonic then shoots himself out of the Wisps' circle, continuing his Homing Attack, but now with greatly amplified power, enough to completely penetrate the Nega-Wisp Armor's armor in one shot and knock the Egg Mobile an incredible distance away.
In gameplay, the player must collect the necessary Wisps to perform the Final Color Blaster by attacking the Nega-Wisp Armor a sufficient number of times. Once all Wisps are collected and Eggman has said his quote, the player must use the Wisp Activation button to activate the Final Color Blaster. As soon as the Wisps have positioned themselves in a circle in front of the player, the player then has to perform a Homing Attack on the middle of this circle. If the Wisp Gauge empties before the player can deliver the attack, then the player must start over.
In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, the Final Color Blaster can only be used once Sonic collects a Red Wisp, a Yellow Wisp, an Orange Wisp, a Cyan Wisp and a Violet Wisp. Once all Wisps have been collected, Sonic calls upon their help to form the Final Color Blaster. The Wisps will then emerge one by one and begin rotating around Sonic, while slowly lifting him off the ground, in the following order: Red Wisp, Orange Wisp, Cyan Wisp, Yellow Wisp and Violet Wisp. Once all Wisps surround him, Sonic combines with the Wisps and launches himself forward through midair in a large, multicolored Boost, amplified by the Wisps' Hyper-go-on, with enough force to counter the Nega-Wisp Armor's giant laser him and rip straight through the Nega-Wisp Armor.
In gameplay, the player must collect the necessary Wisps to perform the Final Color blaster by countering the Nega-Wisp Armor's attacks with the Boost at the right times. When the Nega-Wisp Armor begins its final attack, the player has to press to activate the Final Color Blaster. The player then has to rapidly press in order to break through the Nega-Wisp Armor's black laser with the Final Color Blaster and win the fight. This uses up a considerable amount of Boost energy, although an ample supply is automatically given to the player to enable the Final Color Blaster. It is only with the Infinite Boost setting that the player may remain in the Final Color Blaster state indefinitely.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In Sonic's Figure Skating Spectacular, a Dream Event in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the four participating characters must use the Final Color Blaster in order to defeat Rotatatron. Once Rotatatron has been hit eight times, the characters skate out into the center of the rink, and all six Wisps which have so far been collected by the player line up above the players. The player(s) must then spin while the Wisps, also spinning, form a circle above them. The characters then leap into the circle of Wisps and together rocket toward Rotatatron's eye in the Final Color Blaster, which defeats the robot and prompts a final celebration before the end of the event.
- The Final Color Blaster is similar to the "Bicker Finallusion" a finishing move in the Tokusatsu television series Kamen Rider W.
- The only Wisp not used in the Final Color Blaster is the White Wisp.
- In the Wii version, with a well-trained eye the player can see Sonic's jump aura begin to glow the colors of the Wisps used in the attack, but only right as he finishes the attack.
- The Wii version of the move can be considered a variation of the Homing Attack, since Sonic's physical form remains unchanged, while the DS version can be considered a variation of the Sonic Boost.
- All of the unused Color Power shouts are used in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.