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Sonic Colours Ultimate Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Sonic Colors is a running, jumping and grinding game where you play the iconic blue hedgehog, Sonic. Dr. Eggman has built a giant amusement park that he's powering with a captured alien race. You use Sonic's lightning speed to free the aliens through six unique worlds.

Sonic Colours Ultimate updates the classic Sonic Colours game. It adds higher resolution visuals, more game features and a new game mode. The original game was available on DS, Wii and PC. The new version comes to Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Play involves dashing through the race-track style levels as fast as you can while collecting rings and power ups. It sounds simple, but fast thinking and quick reactions are required to manoeuvre through hazardous obstacles and land your attacks perfectly to charge your Boost and reach Super Sonic speeds.

The fluid level design is a big draw here. Each of the immersive environments offers a twist on the challenge. From Sweet Mountain filled with delightful sweets to Aquarium Park filled with sea life and countless pools. Each level has secrets to discover including being able to pass through certain solid objects to discover alternate paths using the new Jade Wisp.

Along with the campaign levels, you can test your skills against Metal Sonic to unlock more rewards.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 07/09/2021

Platforms: DS, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Platform

Developer: Sega (@Sega)


Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Sonic Colours Ultimate usually costs £34.99 to £39.99.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

XBox Store Xbox One £34.99

Sonic Colours: Ultimate

PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99
Switch Store Switch £34.99

Sonic Colours: Ultimate Digital Deluxe Edition Pre-Order

XBox Store Xbox One £39.99

Sonic Colours: Ultimate: Digital Deluxe

PlayStation Store PS4 £39.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The Digital Deluxe version of the game offers the following additions over the Standard Digital edition:
  • Ultimate Music Pack - 3 exclusive original game remixes to set the pace for you while you put an end to Dr. Eggman.
  • Metallic Pack - Customize Sonic and stand out with exclusive gold and silver gloves and shoes.
  • Movie Player Icons - Sonic movie themed player icons.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features depictions of mild violence. When characters are hit, bright lights and magical effects appear on impact. When Sonic is attacked, or runs into an obstacle, he lets out a small pained cry, flashes brightly and stumbles as coins fly out from his body. The player can jump on, or dash at, enemies to defeat them. The vast majority of the enemies found in this game are robotic in nature and explode and vanish upon being defeated.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Sonic Colours Ultimate Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Sega) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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