The more Sonic Colors Ultimate information that comes out, the more it becomes clear that this is not just a mere port. And now, an artist for the game has revealed that it has gold medals and Tails heads.
The source is Brian Connelly, who worked on the game as a Tech Art Generalist. According to Connelly, “writing shaders and making VFX were primarily my tasks on the project. I primarily worked on the shaders throughout Aquarium Park and assisted the team with any shader functionality support they may need”.
On Connelly’s site, you can find multiple .gifs of the game, as he showcases the various things he did for the project. The .gifs not only showcase his work on the game’s shaders, but also shows off the new Tails heads and gold medals, as well as new VFX for Metal Sonic and a torpedo enemy. You can check them all out in the gallery below:
Both the Tails heads and gold medals seem to be items you can pick up, but it isn’t known what, exactly, they do. The medals are apparently collectables, but it isn’t known if they even unlock anything.
The game’s world maps, however, do give you a counter that lets you know how many you’ve collected. There isn’t a limit to them, and they don’t replace the Red Rings. But, again, it isn’t known what you do with them.
Stay tuned to Sonic Stadium for future info!