New Sonic Colors Screens and Iizuka Sez

Thanks to, we have Iizuka’s thoughts on the Sonic Cycle (aka that thing made by Sonic fanboys in Photoshop that has led to many lols, derps and omfgwtfs). Check out Iizuka’s comments at VideoGamer.

Also in Sonic Colors news, we have some new screens from a yet-to-be-demo’d stage! The stage looks as though Eggman has established some sort of logging empire on an alien planet. Great to see massive buzz saws return, and gotta love those Egg Pawns wearing hard hats. Check out the screens below.

Speaking of stages, and this is a personal aside, what gives with Sonic Team dropping the use of “Zone” in 3D Sonic games? Sonic Adventure used the terms “Adventure Stage” and “Action Stage”, with the latter being the new term for Zone. The second Adventure game simply used “stage” and this carried on through Unleashed. Now, with Colors, it seems that they aren’t even using the term “stage”. C’mon, you can’t tell me that “Sweet Mountain Zone” sounds way better than simply “Sweet Mountain”. Zone is such a uniquely retro Sonic word, that you’d think it would return in an attempt to win the hearts of old school fans. Anyway, the new stage looks cool.


6 responses to “New Sonic Colors Screens and Iizuka Sez

  1. Sega Uranus says:

    What is with Sonic Team and them rehashing those Egg Pawns? Whatever happened to the days when each zone had it's own themed badniks? I mean, they are not as bad as those generic robots from Sonic 06, but come on… They have even been using the same models for them since Sonic Heroes… It is just pathetically lazy.

    I also agree with the loss of 'Zone' in the title of each level. I am sure this Sonic Team never played the 2D games much so they do not know.

  2. Sharky says:

    Well done Barry thanks for that… Your a bro.

  3. I'm not an Egg pawn fan, however I'm glad they mixed things up a little and gave them stage specific costumes. Also, it looks like some badniks are making the jump to 3D, as buzz bombers and orbinauts have appeared in some videos and screens.

  4. TimmiT says:

    @Sega Uranus

    Badniks have been spotted in the videos.

    And at least they're mixing up the Egg Pawns now with the costumes.

  5. nuckles87 says:

    Well Uranus, considering Takashi Iizuka worked on SOnic 3 and Sonic and knuckles…

  6. Sega Uranus says:


    It was a joke. I think a bigger issue is they forgot he rolls when that is what he was designed around and it is what his species does.

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