They may be small and they may be wispy but don't you dare call them wimpy. The nefarious Dr. Eggman has uncovered the secret of a strange and powerful alien race called Wisps, and now he's out to harness their Color energy for his own evil plan for world domination. Only one hero can foil the doctor's nefarious schemes, and that hero sports a color of his own blue. Jet into the fantastical world of the Wisps as everyone's favorite blue speed demon and prepare for a truly colorful adventure that will accelerate you to all-new levels.
Sonic Colors invites you into a mysterious astro-themed amusement park, where you'll race, ride and throttle full-speed into danger for the greater cause. Blast through obstacles at faster speeds than ever, beam away enemies with sharp-shooting lasers and drill through the ground thanks to a little help from the Wisps' Color Powers. Explore a fantastical factory in the sky and venture into lush vegetation, discovering hidden pathways along the way. The power of colorful energy beckons, but this is no "somewhere over the rainbow" if you can't use the kaleidoscopic abilities for good, Dr. Eggman's evil color scheme might just lead to a worldwide fading. Can you color yourself a hero in time to save the planet?
Play as Sonic to thwart Dr. Eggman's sinister plot to dominate the planet
Race through a mysterious astro-amusement park on a high-octane quest to prevent Dr. Eggman from fueling a sinister plot using the powerful alien Wisps
Accelerate to super speeds with new Color Power abilities enabled by the Wisps, then string action combos together to burst into megadrive
Shoot a laser to beam enemies and obstacles out of your path
Drill through the ground or water to quickly advance through different areas
Discover hidden pathways where you'll encounter even more adventure and intrigue
Explore immersive, fantastical worlds, from a factory in the clouds to lush forests
Increase the stakes and turn up the excitement as you race to the top of Wi-Fi leaderboards
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.