|Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric|
|Publisher: Sega, Nintendo (EU)|
|Developer: Big Red Button Entertainment, IllFonic|
|System(s): Wii U|
|ROM size: 8594.23 MB (EU)|
|Number of players: 1-2|
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, known as Sonic Toon: Taiko no Hihou (ソニックトゥーン 太古の秘宝) in Japan, is a Sonic the Hedgehog game tied into the Sonic Boom franchise, which also includes the Sonic Boom TV show and the Nintendo 3DS game, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. It was developed externally by Big Red Button and IllFonic for Sega, exclusively for the Wii U.
Significant programming and design problems have led to Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric being classed as one of the worst Sonic games released on record.
Rise of Lyric is an action game which largely consists of four characters, Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose, traversing levels together crossing platforms, fighting enemies (beat-'em-up style), solving puzzles and occasionally turning into on-the-rails segments similar to that of Sonic Dash. In some stages, Sonic and Tails spilt up with Knuckles and Amy so you can have the differences of not playing as all four characters.
NOTE: The following data comprises of the simultaneous sales of both Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
|Number of copies sold||Sega IR Reference||Platforms||Regions||Cumulative sales total||Notes|
|490,000||FY2015 3rd Quarter Results||WiiU/3DS||US/EU/JP||490,000|
|130,000||FY2015 Full Year Results||"||"||620,000||According to Sega and the press, these numbers make both Sonic titles the worst-selling Sonic games in the history of the franchise.|
|Platform||Nintendo eShop reference||Monthly Nintendo eShop chart appearances||Weekly eShop chart appearances and rankings||Weeks on the eShop (original run / cumulative total)|
|Wii U||Nintendo Everything||November 2014||11/26 (#17)||1 / 1|
|Wii U, JP|
|Wii U, FR|
|Wii U, DE|
|Wii U, ES|
|Wii U, IT|
|Wii U, CA|
|Sonic games for the following systems|
|2012 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2013 Sonic Lost World | Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric 2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games|