Not much needs to be said about the Mario franchise. His legacy is solidified in the annals of gaming history. The Italian plumber is iconic and has been in some of the best games ever made. The concept for Super Mario Galaxy can be traced back to Super Mario 128, a tech demo of the GameCube shown at Nintendo Space World 2000. Shigeru Miyamoto and Yoshiaki Koizumi wanted to make a Mario game with gravity and spherical platforms as a major component.
Sonic Colors was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2010. Developed by Sonic Team, Colors came out at a time when Sonic’s reputation was heavily damaged by Sega releasing several critically panned titles such as Sonic 06 and Sonic and the Black Knight. Sonic Team wanted to get back to basics to make the most of the weak hardware. Let’s see if Sonic Colors can change my view of the franchise.