Review: Sonic Colors – Ultimate

I never played any video games when I was growing up. I got one Atari 1040STE and thus it was computer games that mattered, so I had no contact with Sonic until long after the breakthrough of the 90’s SEGA Mega Drive. Now I have played several of the games and when the remake of Sonic Colors appeared, so I take the opportunity to give my view on the matter.

Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment - Sonic Colurs Ultimate - Sonic runs.
Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment

You control. In the usual order, Sonic goes through most lanes at dizzying speeds. It is important to keep your tongue straight in your mouth, because sometimes it really stops!

I had not played the original version of Sonic Colors, which premiered at Nintendo Wii 2010, so I can not comment on exactly how much has been remastered. What I can say, however, is that Sonic Colors Ultimate has really good flow and that it looks almost modern. However, there is something in the movements that does not really play all the way and that reveals that the game has a couple of years on its neck.

Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment - Sonic Colurs Ultimate - Sonic runs up.
Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment

Light effects and other things on the other hand look incredibly nice and it is enveloping surround sound that really draws you into the game. What I can think is negative with Sonic Colors Ultimate is that the tutorial bit is not always as clear as I would have liked. It was a section that I could not get past in life and death and then realized that I had interpreted the instructions wrong…

Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment - Sonic Colurs Ultimate - Sonic runs in a loop.
Photo: © 2010/2021 Blind Squirrel Entertainment

Sonic Colors Ultimate is despite the nice presentation still not as smooth as I would have liked, because there is nothing more frustrating than when you get up to speed and then there is a cross stop because the controls are a bit too awkward. There are a plethora of courses to explore and the more skilled you become, the more fun the game becomes.

In summary, I can state that Sonic Colors Ultimate is really fun and fast-paced, but with some small flaws that spoil the gaming experience a bit for me. But it will still definitely be worth a recommendation!