|Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric|
|Developer(s)||Big Red Button Entertainment|
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a game for the Wii U. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a spinoff game based on the upcoming Sonic Boom cartoon. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric runs on the Cryengine 3 game engine. The game features new redesigns of the characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The game will be released in Japan under the name: Sonic Toon: Ancient Treasures.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is a more action and adventure type game. It has a stronger focus on fighting & exploration than of speed. There are three types of levels; Speed, Adventure, and Boss. The game has a hub worlds in it. There are four playable characters in the game. The playable characters are Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles. Each character has different abilities. Sonic's abilities are the spin dash and homing attack and kick. Amy's abilites are the triple jump and hammer. Knuckles can climb wall, dig and punch. Tails can fly by the wind and use robots that he can send out. The spin dash can be useded to reach higher platforms. There is a new gameplay mechanic called the Enerbeam. You use the Enterbeam to pull enemies away and killing. Or use it to solve different types of puzzles that are in the game. The game is mostly in 3D but there are still some 2D parts. You can now get 200 rings in this game. There are also vehicles that you can use. There are hub worlds in the game that you can navigate.
There is also some inter-connectivity between this game and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystals.
The game was a target of criticism upon release. This was partly due to the game's large instability, causing frame rate drops. The game's visuals were also subject to criticism, as they were regarded sub-par by critics. The game received a 32/100 average score on Metacritic.
- It is the first Wii U game to use the Cryengine 3.