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Sonic Boom speed run takes less than an hour, thanks to a Knuckles glitch

One day after its release on Wii U, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric players have already found a way to beat the game in less than an hour. Speedrunner Parax managed to beat Sega and Big Red Button's new Sonic the Hedgehog game by taking advantage of a bug in the game that lets Knuckles the Echidna perform an infinite jump.

During the sub-hour play-through — which was only Parax's third — it appears that pausing the game while Knuckles is mid-jump resets his jump state, letting him access areas that would normally require more play time. In Parax's replay on Twitch, which you can watch below, he skips much of the game by repeatedly jumping, pausing, jumping, pausing and jumping and pausing ad nauseam.

As Parax points out, "there's loads of mistakes and optimizations possible" in the speed run. After a follow-up speed run, Parax says Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric has already been completed in 51 minutes.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was released for Wii U — alongside a Nintendo 3DS version called Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal — on Nov. 11.

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