- For other uses of the term, see Sonic Boom (disambiguation).
Sonic using the Sonic Boom
A burst of speed that lets the user break the sound barrier
DescriptionEditWhen executing the Sonic Boom, Sonic jumps into the air, shouting "Sonic Boom", while drawing up wind around him, before using it to launch himself forward with a burst of speed so great that it breaks the sound barrier. Sonic will then fall back on the ground and start running normally with streams of air released in his wake. While active, the Sonic Boom gives Sonic increased speed and invulnerability, allowing him to damage enemies and opponents simply by running into them, much like the Sonic Boost.
While sharing a number of similaries with the Sonic Boost, the Sonic Boom cannot draw in rings that are closeby when it is active. Secondly, once the Sonic Boom is activated, it will remain activated and unable to be deactivated, leaving Sonic unable to conserve the move. This makes the Sonic Boom a more wild and uncontrollable version of the Sonic Boost.
As with every other signature move in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, Metal Sonic can perform this move when using his own signature move, Copycat. However, Metal Sonic can also perform this move freely in Sonic Rivals 2 in Free Play mode and when facing Metal Sonic 3.0 in Chaotic Inferno Zone.
The Sonic Boom made its first appearance in Sonic Rivals. In order to perform the Sonic Boom in the gameplay, the player has to obtain a Star Item power-up which is located throughout the stage. The player then has to press the triangle button to activate this move. The Sonic Boom will then remain active for four seconds, before deactivating.
Sonic Rivals 2Edit
The Sonic Boom returned in Sonic Rivals 2 as Sonic's signature move again. To perform the Sonic Boom in the gameplay, the player must have Sonic's Signature Meter completely filled, which can be done by collecting rings or defeating enemies. Once the Signature Meter is filled, the player has to press the square button to activate the Sonic Boom. To keep the Sonic Boom going, the player has to repeatedly press the square button. The Sonic Boost will remain active for as long as there are energy in Sonic's Signature Meter, which begins to deplete once the Sonic Boom has been activated.
- This move is based upon the Sonic boom phenomenon.
- When Metal Sonic has no move to copy, his special move is set to this.