While Sonic the Hedgehog has become quite famous for a string of terrible games over the past ten years, that's only really true in terms of home console output. Hyperbole states that we haven't had a good Sonic game since Sonic Adventure, which really betrays how much we gamers ignore the handheld market.
With many thanks to developer Dimps, Sonic's portable games have often been decent. Sonic Advance and the Sonic Rush games have often ranged from decent to superb, which makes one wonder why Dimps is the "B" team and the inferior Sonic Team is the "A" team.
Sonic Colors in the DS does little to answer that burning question, but it damn well ensures that it gets asked once again.