Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is action platform game for the 3DS and one of two titles released in 2014 to launch the Sonic Boom spin-off of Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Unlike Rise of Lyric for the Wii U, Shattered Crystal features side-scrolling levels though the focus of gameplay remains exploration as opposed to speed like in the classic 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog titles.
Players can switch between Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and new character Sticks (once they are unlocked) at any time during gameplay to progress through levels using their unique abilities. All characters can be upgraded using crystal shards hidden throughout levels.
While Big Red Button handled Rise of Lyric for the Wii U, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal was developed by Sanzaru Games, though the 3DS title shares the same universe and characters. The Wii U release of Sonic Boom also featured Amy as the fourth playable character instead of Sticks.
This game is also known as:
- Sonic Toon: Rise of Lyric in Japan
- Sonic Toon: Shattered Crystal in Japan