Optical Cable

Sonic heading towards an optical cable.

Optical cables[1] are objects that appear in the Wii version of Sonic Colors. It is a sharp and cyan sparkling management head, which can lead Sonic through a shortcut to other sections or alternative paths in the level by using the Cyan Laser.


The optical cables resembles short antennas, with a red foot, a cyan cord wrapping around it, and a cyan glowing orb on the top that acts as a channel.[2]


When obtaining a Cyan Wisp, the player can target nearby optical cables by transforming into the Cyan Laser. If the player hits the channel with the Cyan Laser, the optical cable sucks the player into it and through it to the closest exit channel. Once through the optical channel, the Cyan Laser will end and the player arrives in a completely different section of the level. Passing through the optical cable also awards the player with 60,000 Color Bonus points.



  1. When Sonic is transformed into the Cyan Laser, be sure to look for prisms (left) and optical cables (right). Shoot at them and see what happens! - Sonic Colors manual.
  2. "Access that channel in Laser form to race along it underground at super high speed!" - Tails in a Hint Ring in the Wii version of Sonic Colors.

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