THE iDOLM@STER: Shiny Colors is the fourth original mobile game in the The iDOLM@STER franchise, and the seventh mobile game overall.
The game focuses on the idols of 283 Production, originally boasting sixteen idols to raise five different idol groups: the "main" unit Illumination Stars, the sentai themed Houkago Climax Girls, the and rock themed L'Antica, the trio Alstromeria, and Straylight.
- Cast Herd: Much like THE iDOLM@STER: SideM before it, the cast of this game can be easily sectioned off into their idol groups.
- Continuity Cameo: If one looks closely at the magazines for Vocal, Dance, and Visual, you can see references to rival idol groups in other continuities; the Dance stat takes from Red Queen of The IDOLM@STER.KR, while the Visual stat features the 765 anime's Shinkan Shoujo.
- Shout-Out: Naho actually strikes the OOO Henshin pose in an animation.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Some stronger appeals uses your idol's Mental to be used. They do recover after the lives end, though.