Sonic Colours (Wii)

From Sonic Retro


I'll say it before someone else does - should this page be at Sonic Colors or Sonic Colours, seeing as it's only going to be the former in the US market? Hell, even the Canadians spell with the u, meaning that the US doesn't have their support this time. Overlord 16:57, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Generally the idea is to go with the name that's most widely used, hence Mega Drive instead of Genesis and so on.

For that reason I would vote that "Sonic Colours" should be the name, but also on the basis it was intially announced in an Italian press release, which might suggest Sega of Europe are behind it. -Black Squirrel 17:25, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

US loses due to the fact that they're literally the only people who use colors. It's colours. Sorry. - Scarred Sun 18:30, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Righty-doo, making the changes now. Overlord 18:31, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Chiming in on this--the Japanese website and trailer also appear to use Colors instead of Colours in the title. That makes two against one for the removal of the u in the title. Pending any details on the developers and going by majority rule, shouldn't we use the American spelling? It seems to make sense given past trends. --Tweaker 13:04, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, it depends on how you look at it - I mean you could argue that the NA region is split (USA uses it, Canada doesn't), Europe all uses Colours, Oz uses Colours and Japan's gone for the US romanisation due to SoJ not being likely to translate themselves (Karaazu would look tacky, we can all agree) - and the fact they have the name written in Japanese underneath means they'll likely be using that as the main name when referring to it anyway; I'd be inclined to leave it how it is, seeing as it's been moved now already once. The fact that the name is consistent amongst languages that don't even have the word has to say SOMETHING. I mean look at say Sonic and the Secret Rings or Sonic and the Black Knight, the last 2 Wii games - both had a ton of translations done for various countries, but not this time around. If you want to go by whichever name is used by the most countries, Colours still comes out top. Overlord 14:07, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Overlord, you are a britfag, therefore you are biased and you shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion. That said, Colours ftw :3 Nineko 17:38, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Shouldn't be allowed? Go and surrender to something. XP Overlord 17:48, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Europe's going for Colours, USA uses Colors and Japan uses a moonspeak version of Colors. A majority would usually go here, but we're still talking about the same game here. It's like renaming Sonic Unleashed to Sonic World Adventure just because Japan uses it. Colours is fine. SOTI 18:10, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

The analogy for Unleashed doesn't really work due to the name being completely different. In this case, it's a spelling/localisation issue - as I noted above, Sonic and the Secret Rings or Sonic and the Black Knight are more apt analogies in that it's the same name but with spelling (OK, and language) changes. In this regard, the one that gets the widest universal use IS Colours - Colors is used by the USA and as a dual name with Japan - call it 1 and a half points. Japan has its own spelling for Karaazu - that's half a point there. Then you have Canada, the UK, Australia - that's 3 points and we haven't even touched the mainland EU countries who are using the non-US spelling when the word isn't spelt like that in their native tongues - this is why it should stay as Colours, not because of an Unleashed analogy. One thing I will note is that I believe this is a first for a naming issue in this series where we've had to decide on a conflicting spelling rather than a conflicting name. =P Overlord 18:34, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Starting back up since I'm doing all the JP master list stuff right now: on Sega Retro we treat all of Europe as one big region. If that carries here, then it should be "Colors"... unless we start counting regions like Australia. What now? Or should we have conflicting rules beteween the two sites? - Andlabs 20:57, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Sega Retro has the same rule as here: The name with the most widespread use wins. - Hivebrain 22:30, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes, but we have two regions - US and Japan - against one region - Europe. How many other regions are using Colours? - Andlabs 00:59, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Also Australia. Not sure about Canada and Asia because I can't find any pictures. Wii games are given separate releases for various European countries (usually France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria and UK/Scandanavia), so it might be interesting to see what happens there. EDIT: It seems to be "Colours" throughout Europe too. - Hivebrain 06:57, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Ok, in that case I guess Colours is fine; changing it woud be a waste of time anyway - Andlabs 14:42, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Actually, "Colors" is the most widely used name, as it's called that in North America, South America, and Asia. That's three continents, so move plz. And Hivebrain, you meant that it's known as "Colours" in Australia, or the opposite? - Erics 07:12, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
It's Colours in Australia. Do you have any links or cover scans for South America & Asia? At the moment we have 2 for Colors (US, Japan) vs 3 for Colours (EU, Germany, Australia). - Hivebrain 14:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Let's see:
It's spelled "Colors" in the Japanese version's logo, as show on the Japanese box art: [1]. I also tried the Japanese version of the game and can confirm that the logo used in the title screen spells it like that.
The version distributed in Korea is the Japanese one, so linking to its box art would be redundant. Plus, if you look up the Korean name of the game in Google Images, in nearly all of the results that show game's logo, it's spelled "Colors": [2]
And the version distributed in South America is same as the USA version, therefore it's spelled "Colors" in there, too. I know this because I live in South American and we import all games from USA, this game included.
- Erics 16:23, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Wait, why are you counting Germany as separate from Europe? It's located in Europe, therefore only 2 continents use the "Colours" spelling, whereas 3 use "Colors" instead. - Erics 06:21, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm counting different versions of the game. I had a look on ebay and managed to find one for Italy too. There's usually a separate release for Canada, so I'd be curious to see that, as well as a possible Asian PAL version. Counting continents and Google results is a bit vague, so I'd prefer something more substantial before I bother renaming everything. - Hivebrain 18:20, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


Are we going to have to split this page in two? Given that, to all intents and purposes, it seems that the Wii and the DS versions share only a name and a plot, much like the very first outing with Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) vs Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit). I think we should be making the distinction sooner rather than later, before we get a whole load of screenshots all dumped in a single category that will then have to be disentangled. Frozen Nitrogen (Talk) 01:25, 17 June 2010 (UTC)


What would we do if we possessed the soundtrack rip from the game and wanted to upload it for the OST? --RGamer2009 17:25, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

ScarredSun is trying to cut down on mp3 uploads and I think only the old games are getting mp3 hosting. soundtrack album mp3's have been getting removed.--MathUser 23:16, 10 December 2010 (UTC)