When using Boardmaster, the player can grant themselves one Skateboard power-up in the first Act of any Stage in the game without having to open a Monitor. To activate this Skill in gameplay, the player must press /.
To unlock Boardmaster, the player must collect all five Red Star Rings from City Escape Act 1. It will then automatically become available in the player's inventory. It can only be equipped to Classic Sonic and costs 70 Skill Points to be equipped.