Sonic Colours (Wii)

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Sonic Colours (Wii)
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Wii, Nintendo DS
Genre: Platform

Sonic Colours (also known as Sonic Colors in the USA) is a future Sonic title for the Nintendo Wii and DS, in which Sonic has to save an alien race which is being kept captive at an intergalactic amusement park run by Eggman.


All that is known so far is that that Eggman is using the Wisps to power his amusement park Eggmanland, which he creates by pulling pieces of his amusement park together.


The press release states that the alien creatures give Sonic unique abilities to help him traverse new areas. The Wii version gameplay is like Sonic Unleashed's Daytime stages, while the DS gameplay is like Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure. The game's signature nuance is the appearance of Wisps; small, color-coded, floating alien creatures that each contain a different ability that Sonic can harness by collecting them. When a Wisp is collected, the gauge on the bottom-left corner of the screen will display which Wisp is currently active. According to information so far, there are at least seven or eight Wisps available in the game. The Wisps that are confirmed are:

  • Green Wisps, turn Sonic into a balloon-like green orb that allows him to hover and perform the Ring Dash. (Wii only)
  • Pink Wisps, give Sonic long, pointy spikes that allow him to stick to walls. (Wii only)
  • Orange Wisps, turn Sonic into a rocket that can blast into the air to reach higher areas.
  • Red Wisps, turn Sonic into a fireball, similar to the Fire Shield of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. (DS only)
  • Yellow Wisps, turn Sonic into a drill that can dig through certain surfaces, allowing access to other paths.
  • Cyan Wisps, turn Sonic into a laser, which allows him to ricochet between walls.
  • White Wisps, give Sonic the Sonic Boost, allowing for fast speed bursts which can damage enemies.

If you look carefully in the announcement trailer, you'll see other Wisps SEGA hadn't revealed yet. For example, there's a blue and violet wisp. Can be seen in 00:17 of the video. They are also revealed on the games boxart.


Voice Actors

This game is notable for being the 1st Sonic game to take place after the major cast change in 2010. All of the 4Kids actors (besides Mike Pollock) have been replaced with a new cast from this game forward.

Role English Voice Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith
Doctor Eggman Mike Pollock
Miles "Tails" Prower Kate Higgins

Teaser Trailer


The trailer contains a portion of the game's vocal theme "Reach for the Stars", which features Jean Paul Makhlouf of the band Cash Cash.

Box Art

Wii version

Nintendo DS version




Sonic games for the following systems
Nintendo Wii
 2007  Sonic and the Secret Rings | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games     2008  Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity | Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic and the Black Knight | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic and the Secret Rings & Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Colours     2011  Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games    
Nintendo DS
 2005  Sonic Rush     2007  Sonic Rush Adventure     2008  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games | Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood     2009  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Classic Collection | Sonic Colours