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This character 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.
Not to be confused with Drill Worm.

The Driller Worm is a boss that appears in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. It is a colossal robot model created by Lyric the Last Ancient as a weapon to find his people's all-powerful crystals.[2]



Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Created to find the Chaos Crystals,[2] the Driller Worm was deployed by Lyric to The Pit to find the red Crystal. When Team Sonic found the Crystal and was about to take it, the Driller Worm suddenly emerged from the ground and swallowed the Crystal. However, the Driller Worm was defeated by the heroes who afterwards took back the Crystal.

Powers and abilities

The Driller Worms are brutal combat weapons that specializes in search and destruction.[2] They are equipped with special systems that lets them sense the faint energy particles given off by the Ancients' crystals,[2] enabling them to track them down no matter where they may be.

The Driller Worms are efficient burrowers for the purpose of progressing to their destination.[2] Capable of creating tunnels in a matter of seconds, their drill-like body allows them to move freely underground and their build-in crushers let them swallow up dirt and anything else that gets in their way.[1][2] To better process rubble, they possess a suction device inside their mouths which can draw objects into their maw.[2]

Due to their size, the Driller Worms possess immense strength, enough to unleash powerful and wide tremors by slamming into the ground.


Boss guide

The fight against the Driller Worm is split into three phases. In the first phase, the Driller Worm's primary attack is slamming its head onto the platform where Team Sonic is standing. During the battle, the Driller Worm will open its mouth which is its weak spot. The player can attack it by Lassoing Destruction Troops that spawn during the fight directly into its mouth with the Enerbeam. As it takes damage, the color of the Driller Worm's mouth turns from its usual green to red. After enough hits, it will become stunned, allowing the player to use the Enerbeam to pull the Driller Worm down to the platform and attack either of its eyes.

In the second phase, the Driller Worm gains a new attack; it will swallow chunks of rocks from a nearby quarry and then spit them out across the platform. When revealing its mouth, the Driller Worm may position itself out of throwing range for Destruction Troops; instead, the player must Lassso Destruction Troops at the round targets in front of the platform so they will ricochet of them and hit the Driller Worm. Repeat the above methods until this phase is completed.

In the third phase, the Driller Worm's primary attack becomes more dangerous; the impact may sometimes create a shockwave which can be jumped over. It may also reveal its mouth at heights where the player must Lasso Destruction Troops at the second set of targets. Repeat the above methods until the Driller Worm is defeated.


Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Wii U - Driller Worm Boss Battle HD05:20

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Wii U - Driller Worm Boss Battle HD


Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Music - The Pit Boss Battle 203:08

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Music - The Pit Boss Battle 2


  • The boss fight against the Driller Worm seems to resemble the Egg Hammer Mega, Egg Hammer Fortress (from Sonic Rush) and Ghost Rex (from Sonic Rush Adventure) in that they all share the primary attack of slamming their heads at the player.
  • The Driller Worm is similar to the Graboids from the Tremors franchise, in the ways that they are both large, worm-like creatures and burrow underground.


Concept artwork


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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