Prisms (プリズム Purizumu?)[1] are floating crystals and general objects in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. By using Cyan Laser on them, the prisms can lead Sonic the Hedgehog to other sections or alternative paths in the level.


The prisms resemble large, light blue, octahedron-shaped crystals, which are found floating in midair or hovering just above ground in several levels.


When the player has obtained a Cyan Wisp from the Wisp Capsule, the player has the option to target nearby prisms with Sonic by transforming him into the Cyan Laser and aiming toward a prism. If the player aims right and hits the prism, it will directly guide Sonic to another prism in a straight line that will similarly repeat the pattern for another one until the prism string ends. Sonic will then either continue through the prism string until it ends, or until he run out of Hyper-go-on and return to normal.

For each prism Sonic passes through in the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the player will be earn 10,000 Color Bonus points. Touching a prism in the DS version of Sonic Colors without using the Cyan Laser, however, will cause the prism to shatter, leaving it unusable, but in the Wii version they are intangible without the Cyan Wisp. Prisms are smaller in Sonic Lost World.




  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.

Main article | Gallery | Scripts (Wii, DS) | Credits (Wii, DS)

Main article | Gallery | Script (Console/PC, 3DS) | Beta elements | Staff (Console/PC, 3DS)

Main article | Gallery | Script | Credits (Wii U, 3DS) | Re-releases (PC)