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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The disappearing platforms are recurring gimmicks in the Sonic Boom video games. It is a type of platform that can disappear and reappear.


The disappearing plaforms are high-tech devices. Design-wise, they consist of two red bars with hover-engines below them. These bars are connected by a transparent plate.

In gameplay, disappearing platforms act as unstable platforms. They are normally placed in long rows, forming short bridges, but can also appear individually. When touched by a playable character, it will fade away after a second, and then reappear a moment later. Disappearing platforms are usually placed over pits or previous sections, meaning the player will get noticeably delayed if they fail to cross them in time. Since regular running is too slow, the player must use Sprint to cross disappearing platforms in time.


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Disappearing platforms

Sonic running across disappearing platforms in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

The disappearing platforms made their debut in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. In this game, their red bars with hover-engines are red while their connecting plate is light blue.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

In Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the disappearing platforms remain mostly same design-wise, the only difference being their colors which have changed from red and light blue to orange and blue (to match the game's central theme surrounding fire and ice).

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