Fans Try to Figure Out Sonic Boom Update

In case you didn’t think the infamous, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, didn’t have any more surprises left in store, think again. That’s right. Miraculously, Sega and Big Red Button couldn’t even manage to do a patch correctly.

European players recently received a 1GB patch that was supposedly supposed to fix some of the bugs in the Sonic Boom game. However, no patch notes were left for the fans! I understand companies have done this in the past, but we’re talking a whopping 1GB of updates here. There’s just know reason to leave this information out.

If you’ve been trying to figure out what exactly the patch did, you’re in luck. The fans at Sonic Stadium went through the trouble of providing patch notes based on reports they’ve found around the internet.

Here’s the unofficial list:


Bug Fixes:

  • Knuckles Infinite Jump fixed
  • Some level barriers added to prevent the player from escaping the map. Leaping from the map into oblivion was a source of ridicule for the game when it was released.


  • Navigation arrows “Small yellow arrows added which show you where to go” (They were in the original, but they now have some issues).


  • Improved Framerate during speed sections
  • Loops are ‘less choppy’
  • Minor lighting improvements
  • Improved shadows.

Problems with the Patch:

  • The navigation arrows tell you where to go, but you can still miss vital items which you need for when you get to the location. So you can follow the arrows and still become stuck not knowing what to do.

It is unknown if we’ll see this patch in other regions, but I honestly don’t think it matters much at this point. The damage has been done and most people know to stay as far away from the game as possible. Developers absolutely need to stop releasing unfinished products like this.

If you downloaded this patch, do you think it made any kind of significant difference?

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