To unlock Super Sonic, complete all 21 Sonic Simulator acts in single-player mode. The options satellite on the main screen will glow and allow you to play as Super Sonic. When playing as Super Sonic, you can collect 50 gold rings and activate the wisp abilities. Note: Special wisp abilities will be disabled and the level designs will change. Also, Super Sonic cannot be used in challenge mode.
Cyan The cyan (light blue) wisp can convert himself into laser energy that bounces along the various crystals placed throughout stages. Therefore, he's only useful when you see telltale crystals positioned in out-of-the-way locations. However, note that he also is capable of smashing through destructible black crates that Sonic himself can't destroy. That fact will come in handy on occasion.
Yellow Yellow wisps can transform into a powerful drill. The drill is capable of burrowing through the sandy soil that you find in the game's earlier stages. It can also speed through water and is a lifesaver if you have it in your possession and find yourself swimming but about to run out of air with no air bubbles in sight. Also the drill form is capable of ramming against many enemies (though not all) and destroying them without causing Sonic to take damage. Note that drill energy will expire if you pass through the special tubing that is hidden away in some stages, but that's okay because the tubes typically take you to secret underground chambers where the drill form would be a nuisance.
Blue The darker blue wisp can affect the translucent blue rings and blocks that you find throughout applicable stages. Usually, you'll find less opportunity for creativity with the blue wisps because their ability is so specific. You can convert the blue blocks into blue rings (that you can collect to eliminate) or the floating blue rings can be turned into blocks. Once you put the ability to use, it will last for a number of seconds, during which you can change rings back to blocks and blocks back into rings for as long as the ability is in effect. That's going to prove useful.
Orange When you put an orange wisp to use, you'll turn into a rocket and shoot high into the air. You can break through many parts of the architecture, but not through iron ledges. The rocket is actually one of the least common of the wisps, since it can only be used in those two-dimensional areas where you're viewing Sonic as he runs from the side. Most stages have no reason to grant you rocket capabilities, so when you do find one, you can be sure that putting it to use somewhere close at hand will net you a special reward.
Green Perhaps the least commonly used wisp of all is the green one. When you put it to use, you can start floating slowly into the air. You won't last long in that form, typically, but you can extend the duration of its effects by passing through rings. Usually there's a way to find a long trail of rings and to boost along it to keep the effect in place for quite some period of time, or at least until you pass through another capsule that keeps it going. You'll need to get good at boosting as you approach rings if you want to navigate some of the trickier areas in the game.
Pink One of the most exciting wisps in the game is the pink one, which converts Sonic into a buzzsaw shape. While in that form, Sonic can shred through the destructible black crates. He can also attach himself to walls and ceilings, which makes it possible for him to reach otherwise inaccessible rooms. Enemies don't fare well against his fearsome charge, either, and he can double jump. Usually, when you find one such wisp you can find others close at hand to keep your rampage going. Remember that it's possible to boost while in buzzsaw form to cover even more ground before its energy expires. Purple The purple wisp is another that is rarely used. In that form, you turn into a little purple head that gains mass as it eats black crates, enemies and other objects. Each time its size expands, the head will also perform a quick boost forward, which is something that you need to anticipate if you're navigating dangerouss ledges at the time. If you don't consume objects while in the purple wisp's form, it'll quickly expire.If you want to beat the game, you'll need only a passing familiarity with the wisps. If you want to master it and collect all of the Special Ring items hidden throughout the world, you'll need to make your acquaintance with the wisps a more intimate one.