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For the original 2010 Wii game, see Sonic Colors.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate (American English) (ソニックカラーズ アルティメット Sonikku Karāzu Arutimetto?) or Sonic Colours: Ultimate (British English), is an enhanced remaster[3] of the Wii version of Sonic Colors. It was released on 7 September 2021 both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles, and as a digital-only release on for PC via the Epic Games Store in most countries and on 9 September in Japan. It can also be played on Xbox Series X and Series S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.[1] Players who opted for the Digital Deluxe version of the game instead received the game on 3 September 2021.[4]

Plot

Main article: Sonic Colors#Plot

Gameplay

Main article: Sonic Colors#Gameplay

Changes

Gameplay features

Sonic being lifted up by Tails after falling into a bottomless pit.

  • The life system has been entirely removed, meaning that players can start over from where they failed without fearing a game over.[6] Likewise, lives and 1-Ups have been replaced by different features.
    • Tails now has the ability to lift Sonic back into the levels.[7][3] This can be accomplished by obtaining a new type of collectable called Tails Saves that appears in the Acts, and the counter for the amount of Tails Saves the player has replaces the life counter. When using a Tails Save, rather than respawning from the beginning of an Act, starting over from last Star Post touched, or getting a game over, Tails will come in, pick up Sonic and fly him to his last known location.[3]
    • The 100 Count Ring returns from the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of Sonic Unleashed, replacing the 1-Up in Acts.[8] In this game, in addition to granting the player one hundred Rings when picked up, it makes Sonic invincible for a short time.[3]
  • The Homing Attack has a new feature, the "sweet spot attack", where timing the attack just as a green circle overlaps the Homing Attack reticle will award Sonic with Boost energy for the Boost Gauge.[9]
  • The player is able to customize Sonic's appearance and visual effects in the Options Satellite's Customize menu.[10] This includes Sonic's gloves, shoes, Boost, and aura. In the case of the Boost for example, the player can customize which effects that will follow Sonic when he uses the Boost. In the case of the aura, the player can give Sonic different colored energy auras. These are merely cosmetic, and do not affect Sonic's control performance in gameplay.[10] All the customization options can be unlocked with the new Park Tokens.[3][9] However, the customization items do not affect the in-game cutscenes.
    • The Park Tokens are collectable throughout the Acts. Players can exchange these to unlock items, songs, artwork, and Sonic's cosmetic customizations. They also function as continues for Challenge Mode and Game Land.[9][10]
  • The sound effect for collecting a Park Token or a Tails Save is recycled from the old 1-Up sound.[11]
  • Getting an A or S-Rank in an Act will now reward Park Tokens instead of 1-Ups.[12]
  • Attacking the score during the results screen grants a Tails Save instead of a 1-Up.
  • The game introduces a new mode called "Rival Rush", which are challenges where Sonic can race against Metal Sonic (who did not appear in the original game) and win rewards for beating him.[5] Races are unlocked by collecting fifteen Red Star Rings in an Area, and Metal Sonic will race in one specific Act per Area.
  • Refined controls.[5] While the original game utilized the Wii Remote's motion controls to activate Color Powers, Sonic Colors: Ultimate does not feature any motion controls.[3] The controls can even be customized to different layouts as per the player's preference.[13]
  • The Super Sonic menu in the Options Satellite now has a list of criteria for using Super Sonic.[14]
  • There is now an "Extras" section in the Option Satellite that includes cutscenes (which are now named rather than simply numbered) and music.[14]
  • The World Map now displays what percentage of the game has been completed.[14]
  • Several Red Star Rings have have been placed in new positions from the original game.
  • Apart from the Jade Wisp, several Acts feature Wisps that were not in the original game's Acts:
  • Miis are no longer playable in Game Land (despite the Nintendo Switch have Miis in the console). The swappable colors for the Virtual Hedgehogs take the Miis' place for selecting them (simply pressing left and right), rather than having to press a specific button for each color.

Aesthetic

  • Enhanced visuals and graphics.[5] Cutscene videos in particular have been updated for HD and 4K resolutions.[3] While most versions will run at 60 FPS and have 4K support, the Nintendo Switch version will be capped at 30 FPS due to the console being at 1080p or engine limitations.[15]
  • The subtitles have a different font from the original game.
  • Certain cutscene dialogue that was not subtitled in the original game is now subtitled, including:[16]
    • In the first cutscene, Cubot's long rambling when he is trying to catch Yacker and a Cyan Wisp is subtitled.
    • In the cutscene before the fight with Rotatatron, Cubot is subtitled when mocking Eggman after he tells him to collect more Wisps, as well him talking to himself after Eggman throws a wrench at him.
    • In the cutscene before the fight with Rotatatron, Orbot saying, "Eh, boss?", is subtitled.
    • In the cutscene before the fight with the Nega-Wisp Armor, Tails saying "Isn't that..." and Sonic saying, "It can't be." is subtitled.
  • The game is voiced in English, Japanese, French, Italian, German and Spanish as with all Sonic games since Sonic Generations, whereas the original game was only voiced in English and Japanese.[17] The game also included five new languages, Russian, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean, albeit only as subtitles in the game, alongside the aforementioned six languages in the original game. English, Spanish, and French text can now be changed between the American and European variants on PC via the Epic Games Store Launcher's Language option (American English, British English, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, and Canadian French). This may vary depending on the version.[18]
  • Subtitles in each language are synced to their respective voice languages instead of syncing to the selected voice language. Polish and Russian subtitles are synced to the English voices while Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean subtitles are synced to the Japanese voices.
  • The whole soundtrack has been remixed, including the main theme and the credits theme.[3] The earlier three Acts of an Area will play the remix, while the later three will play the original version. The option to play an Act's theme from the original game is also available.
  • The Options Satellite has been given an aesthetic overhaul.
  • The Wisps have altered animations on the level selection screen and inside Wisp Capsules.
  • The Special Rings are called "Red Star Rings", matching their name change from Sonic Generations onwards.[14]
  • When the player collects a Red Star Ring, a confetti effect will appear on-screen.
  • The "Navigation Mode" has a few changes. Tails' voice can be heard at various times, such as whenever Sonic presses a Switch, telling him its effect, watch out for specific obstacles, and even if he managed to get out of bounds.
    • Some of the Hint Rings now have images accompanying their tips.
  • On the results screen, there is a timer on the bottom that shows how long the player can control Sonic before he does his victory animation.
  • Rainbow Rings and Dash Rings now have a more technological design with arrows on them, similar to the Dash Rings in Sonic Adventure and the mechanical Rings from Sonic Generations.[19]
  • Wisp Capsules for Wisps that have not been unlocked yet now have a lock inside of the colored Wisp Capsule.[16]
  • During specific cinematic sections of Acts, the HUD will briefly vanish.[12]
  • The Homing Attack leaves a rainbow trail when Sonic times it right.[11]
  • The exclamation mark that warns the player of bottomless pits is replaced by the warning signs from Sonic Generations and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, while the bottom side of the screen glows red and yellow arrows pointing downwards appear.
  • The exclamation mark signs used when warning about other hazards is colored red instead of yellow and the top side of the screen glows red as well.
  • Several sound effects have been modified.
    • The sound effect from bouncing off of a Spring is now also used when Sonic goes through a Rainbow Ring, Dash Ring, or when he steps on a Dash Panel.
    • The Homing Attack has new sound effects for when it is performed at the right time.
    • The music used for most of the Wisps are now taken from Sonic Lost World, rather than the original game.
  • Several point bonuses are named differently:
    • "Color Bonus" is renamed to "Colors Bonus".[12]
    • "Trick Bonus" is renamed to "Trick Jump Bonus".[12]
  • Super Sonic has a new theme when transformed into him.
  • The Nega-Wisp Armor has the eyes design from the DS version (despite in the cutscenes having the original design).
  • The pushing platforms in Asteroid Coaster emit a new sound.
  • The bombs emit a sound when getting closer which are same as the swings from Sweet Mountain, when getting enough speed.
    • The same sound in those swings have a lower volume.
  • Egg Pawns fall faster.
  • The animation of the unlocked Wisps is slower.
  • In Starlight Carnival Act 1, after the Moto Bug section, a new transition appears when Sonic is about to step on the launcher.
  • The credits are longer (thirty minutes in total), making this the Sonic game with the longest credits duration.
  • Falling platforms make a tremble effect before stepping on them.
  • Chroma Cubes now glow blue, pink, purple or yellow depending on the Wisp that Sonic has.
  • Sonic spouts new mid-level dialogue (which are the unused lines) after beating these bosses.

Development

According to Sega and Takashi Iizuka, the reasons why Sonic Colors was chosen to be remastered was because of the increase of new and younger fans since the releases of Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, and Team Sonic Racing, as well as the success of the 2020 movie.[20][6] Since Iizuka wanted to deliver the "quintessential Sonic game" and Sonic Colors was a rather successful game on its original hardware, it was deemed the ideal game to serve as the continuation for the aforementioned fans. However, since it was exclusive to the Wii and Nintendo DS, it was decided to make a remaster of the game.[20][6] In addition, new features were added to help beginner players play the game.[20] In an interview with "Famitsu" magazine, Iizuka explained that Sonic Colors: Ultimate was named this way because it is intended to be the definitive version of Sonic Colors that includes many features that were missing in the original.[21]

Sonic Colors: Ultimate was primarily developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the staff working on the game from home. However, according to director Aaron Roseman, it only took the staff a few weeks to adapt to those changes. Roseman also stated that the game does not use all the technical features of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but runs very well on both consoles.[3]

When it came to "translating" Sonic Colors from a Wii game (whose console was all about motion controls) to another game pack, the developers made use of the format in the original Sonic Colors that supported the standard game controller and "mimicked" the button layer from there over to Sonic Colors: Ultimate.[3]

Promotional

Rumors about a remastered edition of Sonic Colors began circulating in April 2021 when said game was found listed in the portfolio of the German dubbing studio, IK Sample (which is also the same studio that dubs the Sonic games in German).[22] The game was later officially announced during the Sonic Central video presentation on 27 May 2021 that showcased news regarding the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary celebration. Among these announcements were also the announcement trailer for this game.[23]

On 28 May 2021, 3D artist Brian Connelly, who worked on shaders and VFX, shared his work on ArtStation.[11] One of the examples featured interface element of the open-source engine Godot, indicated that this was the engine the game was built on. This lined up with a LinkedIn profile of a Blind Squirrel Games developer which mentioned an open-source engine.[24]

Cast

Role English voice actor Japanese voice actor French voice actor Italian voice actor German voice actor Spanish voice actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith Jun'ichi Kanemaru Alexandre Gillet Renato Novara Marc Stachel Ángel de Gracia
Miles "Tails" Prower Kate Higgins Ryō Hirohashi Marie-Eugénie Maréchal Benedetta Ponticelli Paulina Weiner Graciela Molina
Yacker
Utako Yoshino
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Chikao Ōtsuka (Archive) Marc Bretonnière Aldo Stella Johannes Oliver Hamm Francesc Belda
Orbot Kirk Thornton Mitsuo Iwata Tony Marot Massimo Di Benedetto Romanus Fuhrmann Albert Vilcan
Cubot Wally Wingert Wataru Takagi Benjamin Pascal Luca Sandri Matthias Horn Xadi Mouslemeni Mateu
Announcer Roger Craig Smith Fumihiko Tachiki Luc Boulad Stefano Lucchelli

Soundtrack

The cover for Sonic Colors: Ultimate Original Soundtrack "Re-Colors"

On 28 July 2021, it was announced that a two-disk album titled Sonic Colors: Ultimate Original Soundtrack "Re-Colors" featuring tracks from the soundtrack would be released by Wave Master as a physical format and in digital format worldwide on various distribution sites and subscription-type music distribution services on 29 September 2021, although pre-orders were already made available on 29 July 2021. It will contain thirty-eight songs, including arrangements of original vocal and instrumental songs, as well as new songs for the new Rival Rush mode. Its booklet will also contain commentary on all the songs by the remixers.[25][26]

Achievements/Trophies

These are the achievements and trophies for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC versions of Sonic Colors: Ultimate.

Image Name Description Trophy Class Xbox Live Gamescore
SCUTrophy1.png
Big Fantastic Achievement Unlock All Trophies
PSN Trophy Platinum.png
N/A
SCUTrophy2.png
...All I Got Is This Tropical Resort T-Shirt Complete Tropical Resort
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy3.png
Sugar Rush Complete Sweet Mountain
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy4.png
What Happens In The Starlight Carnival… Complete Starlight Carnival
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy5.png
Be Free Complete Planet Wisp
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy6.png
Bucket O' Sushi Complete Aquarium Park
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy7.png
Zero Gravity Thrill Ride Complete Asteroid Coaster
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy8.png
I Foiled A Plot And I Liked It Complete Terminal Velocity
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy9.png
Superstar Collect All 180 Red Star Rings
PSN Trophy Gold.png
50
SCUTrophy10.png
The Complete Set Collect All 5 Red Star Rings In Any Level
PSN Trophy Silver.png
20
SCUTrophy11.png
My Body Is A Weapon Destroy 50 Enemies Using Homing Attacks
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy12.png
Going Green! Collect The Green Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy13.png
A Day In The Sun Collect The Yellow Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy14.png
Silver Certificate Collect The Silver Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy15.png
Big Red Rock Collect The Red Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy16.png
Color Of Royalty Collect The Purple Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy17.png
Blue Me Away! Collect The Blue Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy18.png
What's A Cyan!? Collect The Cyan Chaos Emerald
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy19.png
Flying Low Finish Any Act As Super Sonic
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy20.png
Ooooh Shiny! Get An "S" Rank On Any Act
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy21.png
Destroyer! Destroy 100 Enemies Using Homing Attacks
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy22.png
Take That, Me! Beat A Previous Personal Best On Any Level
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
15
SCUTrophy23.png
Why Are Records Made? To Be BROKEN! Set A Personal Best, And Then Break All Of The Numbers On The Results Screen
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
15
SCUTrophy24.png
A Student Get An "A" Rank Or Higher On Any Act
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
15
SCUTrophy25.png
Reach For The Stars Grab All 5 Red Star Rings In One Run On Any Act
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy26.png
Harder Than You Think Complete Any Act Without Picking Up Any Rings
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy27.png
Tropical Domination Get 100% In Tropical Resort
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy28.png
The Taste Of Perfection Get 100% In Sweet Mountain
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy29.png
Carnival Of Completion Get 100% In Starlight Carnival
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy30.png
Wisp It, Wisp It Good! Get 100% In Planet Wisp
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy31.png
Soaked In Excellence Get 100% In Aquarium Park
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy32.png
Interstellar Coaster Crusher Get 100% In Asteroid Coaster
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy33.png
Running The Gauntlet Get 100% In Terminal Velocity
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy34.png
Precious Collect 300 Rings In One Run
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy35.png
Long Haul Complete Egg Shuttle
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy36.png
Stay On Target Destroy 100 Enemies Using Sweet Spot Homing Attacks
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
20
SCUTrophy37.png
Handing Out Shiners Defeat Rotatatron With Less Than 3 Hits
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy38.png
Crunching The Captain Defeat Captain Jelly With Less Than 3 Hits
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
30
SCUTrophy39.png
Crashing The Party Barge Get An "S" Rank Against Frigate Orcan
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
30
SCUTrophy40.png
Eye Of The Hedgehog Defeat Refreshinator With Less Than 3 Hits
PSN Trophy Silver.png
30
SCUTrophy41.png
Fast As A Shark Defeat Admiral Jelly With Less Than 3 Hits
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
30
SCUTrophy42.png
Smash N' Grab Get An "S" Rank Against Frigate Skullian
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
30
SCUTrophy43.png
Putting A Spin On The Negative Get An "S" Rank Against Nega-Wisp Armor
PSN Trophy Gold.png
50
SCUTrophy44.png
Breaking Ranks Break Every Rank From D To S On The Results Screen
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
15
SCUTrophy45.png
No Ring Left Behind Collect All 30 Red Star Rings From Any Area
PSN Trophy Gold.png
50
SCUTrophy46.png
Giving Credits Where Credits Due Play Through The Credits Level
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10
SCUTrophy47.png
Steppin' Up Score 100,000 Points In One Run Using Quick Step
PSN Trophy Bronze.png
10

Promotion

The Sonic Colors: Ultimate official trailer revealing the additional content of the deluxe exclusive version of the game.

On 27 May 2021, along with the announcement of Sonic Colors: Ultimate, official media revealed that, for a limited time, those pre-ordering the standard retail physical copies of the game would receive an exclusive Baby Sonic keychain based on the character from the Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 film. Those who pre-purchased the Digital Deluxe version of the game on the other hand received the following in-game content:[5]

  • Exclusive player icons.[5]
  • An ultimate cosmetic pack which lets the player customize Sonic with exclusive gold and silver gloves and shoes, an electric Boost and aura based on those from the Sonic the Hedgehog 2020 film, and exclusive player icons (both from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and the Sonic the Hedgehog film).[5]
  • Three exclusive original game remixes.[5]

During the announcement for Sonic Colors: Ultimate it was also revealed that to promote the release of the game, a two-episode 2D cartoon animated series called Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps would be released in summer 2021. This series featured Sonic and Tails teaming up with a Jade Wisp to save some captured Wisps on Sweet Mountain.[23] Later, in late August 2021, a comic series prequel to Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps, titled Sonic Colors Comics, was released on the official Sonic Twitter sites as well.

Much like with Sonic Forces and Team Sonic Racing, a Twitter Takeover event was held by the English voice actors of Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Shadow (despite not appearing in the game), and Yacker answering fan questions on Twitter to promote the release of the game. Unlike in the game, Tails and Yacker are voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey and Katie Chrzanowski (who voiced the Jade Wisp in Sonic Colors: Rise of the Wisps), rather than Kate Higgins and Utako Yoshino respectively.

Other promotions include Planet Wisp being added as a location in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, along with two new tracks and a special Event. The Wisps also appeared in Sonic Dash as collectible items for a limited time, in which collecting four of them would give the player various rewards.

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (XONE) 74/100[27]
(PS4) 73/100[28]
(NS) 66/100[29]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 8.5/10[30]
IGN 8/10[31]
Nintendo Life 8/10[32]
The Gamer 4.5/5[33]
Push Square 6/10[34]

Sonic Colors: Ultimate has received generally favorable to mixed or average reviews from the critics. Mitchell Saltzman from IGN expressing that the port still holds the original game up as "one of the best modern Sonic games", but remarked that the amount of new stuff added into the port fails to elevate the gaming experience beyond that of the original game apart from the frame rate and resolution upgrade. He also panned the lack of toggle between the original and remixed soundtracks.[31] Mitch Vogel from Nintendo Life praised the not in-depth plot, the inclusion of the Wisps, gameplay variety and the new additions presented in the port, but disliked the little enhancements made to the Nintendo Switch port in terms of performance and graphics as well as the 2.5D sections and the remixed soundtrack.[32] Cristina Alexander from "The Gamer" also praised the additions presented in the port. However, she found the Jade Wisp to be underwhelming.[33] Chris Carter from Destructoid praised the "expansive stages" that some of the Wisps allow in a stage, the gorgeous levels, its replayability and the labyrinthine layout, but criticized the "pushover" and recycled bosses, and the "not-on point" writing.[30]

On the other hand, certain fans feel that while Sonic Colors: Ultimate stays faithful to the original game, it did not improve the "wooden physics" provided when Sonic is jumping around on a 2D plane found in the original game. In addition, the extra modes and features could not add anything to offset the story or enhance the level design. Fans have also criticized some of the remixes played during the stages and the amount of glitches.[35] Stephen Tailby from "Push Square", while in agreement with most of the positive reviews, criticized the "smudgy" cutscenes, several of Sonic's abilities being mapped to the same buttons, frustrating level design at times and the recycled bosses; giving the game a score of 6 out of 10.[34] Ben Clarke from the BBC felt that the remaster has "butchered" the original game's experience for him. He criticized the "incredibly blurry and compressed" cutscenes, the lack of toggling option between the remixed and the original soundtrack, the "disappointing" number of Rival Rushes, the various glitches, the number of game crashes as well as panning the visual issues that happen to stages and objects; making them feel inconsistent with each other.[36]

Update history

  • Version 1.0.1 - General bug fixes.
  • Version 1.0.2 - General bug fixes.
  • Version 1.0.3 - General bug fixes.
  • Version 1.0.4 (14 September 2021) - General bug fixes.

Nintendo Switch

  • Version 1.0.4 (14 September 2021) - General bug fixes.

Trivia

Videos


See also

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