The Evil Dr Eggman has built a gigantic interstellar amusement park with incredible rides for all to enjoy while he attempts to kidnap all the different types of Wisps for his evil plan, and who is there to stop him? Sonic, of course, our favourite blue Hedgehog is back for another high-speed adventure.
Everyone’s question would be what are these wisps and why are they so important, they are little aliens which gives you superpowers to overcome obstacles such as ghost form, rocket, zipping at higher speeds than what sonic can already achieve on his own.
Sonic Colors takes you back to the old fashioned PS2 days where we were still enjoying multiplayer games together under one roof, except that it feels like it’s an easter egg finding the multiplayer option. To explain this when you get to the main screen you only have an option to play and after some research is done you have to reach a specific planet to unlock multiplayer and then must navigate to a certain spot on the map to select multiplayer, but as far as it goes for a classic game that you would find on the older consoles or in the arcade.
Besides the multiplayer part this was an enjoyable game which focuses more on your score than difficulty, something a lot of games are starting to move away from, With the various planets you will be able to find different wisps, having an old-fashioned game with today’s technology does throw you off sometimes like when the screen moved from next to Sonic to behind him or upside down, a fresh feel to a classic game would be the best way to describe this experience.
While Sonic is off doing Sonic things Tails managed to make a device to understand these wisps to a certain extend, so after every act you complete you get a bit more information on the whole story and how it got to the point of Dr Eggman who took over and started kidnapping them, giving you more then just a leaderboard to continue the grind of the game, and if you are not competitive to get a high score, gives you an alternative reason to play the game.
All of us knows Sonic as the Blue Hedgehog with his red sneakers and white gloves, well in this game you can use your hard-earned rings to change Sonic’s appearance, giving even more reason to continue playing the game even after you have finished it.
Final Thoughts: A new feel to classic games, none of the acts or planets feels similar to each other with the course you need to run through, each one does provide a new obstacle to conquer but not too difficult so that players of all ages would be able to enjoy the game, being able to customize Sonic is a nice touch to add to the gameplay and give you more reason to continue the grind for leaderboards and gold rings.