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Bass Boost gives an extra burst of speed every time you change lanes, do this as much as you can!

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

The Bass Boost is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Boost Item used primarily to increase the user's speed.


The Bass Boost's icon takes the form of several purple musical notes that possess a purple aura and leave a lightning bolt of a trail. In gameplay, this power-up becomes a purple aura that surrounds the user while they emit red and purple streaks.


In gameplay, the Bass Boost can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Punk Zazz.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the Bass Boost by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Bass Boost will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the Bass Boost is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the Bass Boost is in effect. In addition, when switching lanes while the Bass Boost is in effect, the user will receive a fast, albeit brief burst of additional speed. Rival characters that make contact with the Bass Boost will take damage, causing them to lose Rings and slow down momentarily, and will also have their Item slots on the bottom of the HUD locked for a short time, thus temporarily preventing the player from using the power-ups stored in them. The Bass Boost will end prematurely if the user collides with an obstacle or otherwise takes damage while the Bass Boost is in effect.

The Bass Boost can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 2, 8 and 14 respectively. For each upgrade, the speed of the Bass Boost's speed boost will increase.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
N/A N/A 0:06


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