Sonic Colors Multiplayer Features Classic Maps

While we here at SEGAbits can’t post every single image and video related to Sonic Colors as they appear (if we did that, we’d have to post about five posts a day pertaining to Colors), this one specifically caught my interest. While browsing the Sonic Stadium Message Board, I came across new videos of Sonic Colors multiplayer mode. Nothing really new compared to older videos of the mode, but I had a familiar feeling when watching the footage. What could it be? After a bit of back and forth with other forum members, we came to the conclusion that… (dramatic pause, unless you read the headline)

Certain multiplayer maps will be inspired by classic Sonic zones! Case in point: Zone 1, Act 1 of the green colored stage closely resembles zone 1, act 1 of Green Hill Zone! Evidence:

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With this lovely homage revealed, I can only wonder what other surprises Colors contains? The only other color named classic zone that I can think of is Azure Lake.


5 responses to “Sonic Colors Multiplayer Features Classic Maps

  1. George says:

    That is pretty awesome. I hope the next HD Sonic game has a racing mode that has a bit more depth and online play. I know it won't be 'amazing' experience, but it wouldn't hurt.

  2. Monkeroony says:

    I bet the classic remakes won't look as good as this though.

  3. Direct remakes would be rather cool, however I have to point out that the 'Shroom Hill zone's intent is very different from the Simulator mode. One is pre-rendered frame for frame nostalgia while the other is a subtle in-game reference. I will bet, however, that folks will be keeping an extra keen eye on the other multiplayer levels. Who knows what other classics inspired them? A recent interview points of a Stardust Speedway inspired level called Starlight Carnival.

  4. Sega Uranus says:

    Inspired? They literally just copied the map and changed some basic stuff to make it playable without rolling and such. That is not a big deal at all.

  5. matty says:

    The first stage's music remind me of Led Zep's riff to Black Dog.

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