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Sail through the sky with gleaming boost. It also sucks up nearby Rings - talk about lucky!

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

The Golden 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 Golden Boost's icon takes the form of a three golden ripples emerging from a forward-moving point while three Rings with golden traits circle around them. In gameplay, this power-up makes the Variable Wispon glow golden yellow and causes it to form an energy-based hemisphere that sprouts from its gun barrel and golden circles to appear around it, pulling the user forward while leaving a golden energy trail in the user's wake.


In gameplay, the Golden Boost can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Lucky Whisper.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the Golden Boost by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Golden Boost will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the Golden Boost is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the Golden Boost is in effect. In addition, it allows the user to switch between floating slightly above the ground, completely above ground and sliding along the ground. However, the Golden Boost will not make the user invulnerable to collision with obstacles while it is in effect. While the Golden Boost is in effect, the user will also pull in Rings from all lanes and automatically collect them.

The Golden Boost can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 2, 8 and 14 respectively. For each upgrade, the Golden Boost will last longer.

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