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Sonic Colours Ultimate (2021) 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.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Sonic Colours Ultimate 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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This is an Action and Platform game. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.

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.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Cartoon Violence. Sonic can use spin attacks to knock over several robot enemies, resulting in punching sound effects, grunts, and brief explosions. Boss fights involve more protracted combat with larger robot enemies; combat can involve avoiding laser fire and pursuing and dashing at enemies from a third-person perspective.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to navigate the 3D world and react quickly to the challenge of each stage.


Sonic Colours Ultimate

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
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. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/09/2021

Out Now: DS, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Sega (@Sega)

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