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Sonic Boom: Link 'N Smash! is a puzzle browser game based on the Sonic Boom television series. It is based on the Tetris video game, and was published on Cartoon Network's official website on 17 February 2015.


The gameplay of Sonic Boom: Link 'N Smash! is very much akin to Tetris. The game pieces in-game are called "Tile Blocks" which consist of three Tiles stacked on top of one another vertically. These Tiles can be split into two categories: Character Tiles, which have the face of either Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, or Sticks on them, or Item Tiles, which have the icon of an item associated with the said characters:

Character Character Tile Item Tile
Sonic Character tile Sonic.png Item tile Sonic.png
Tails Character tile Tails.png Item tile Tails.png
Knuckles Character tile Knuckles.png Item tile Knuckles.png
Amy Character tile Amy.png Item tile Amy.png
Sticks Character tile Sticks.png Item tile Sticks.png

During the game, a random sequence of Tile Blocks will fall down the playing field, and the one that will come next is shown in the "Next" field next to the playing field. The objective of the game is to manipulate these Tile Blocks by moving them left, right or down and altering the order of the Tiles in the Tile Blocks, with the aim to touch the Character Tiles to their specific Item Tile to score as many points as possible within five minutes. When the Character Tile touches its associated Item Tile, they and all the Item Tiles with the same icon connected to them either horizontally or vertically will disappear, and any Tile above the deleted line will fall.

When eliminating Tiles, the player earns combo points equal to the number of removed Tiles multiplied by said number multiplied by ten (i.e. eliminating two Tiles gives 2 x 20 = 40 points and eliminating three Tiles gives 3 x 30 = 90 points). When eliminating Tiles, the player collects energy for one of the five character gauges to the left of the field. By clicking on them or pressing the key shown when they flash, the player triggers a super move that eliminates all the Tiles associated with that character, though the player must start collecting energy over again. Also, as the player progresses, the game becomes increasingly more difficult, which is signified by the number in the "level" field next to the playing field.


Button formation Action
[←] Move piece left
[→] Move piece right
[↓] Drop piece
[↑] Change order



Non-playable characters







  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Boom: Link 'N Smash! on Michael Dobbin's website. Retrieved on 2 March 2021.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (17 February 2015). Retrieved on 18 February 2015. “Play Sonic Boom Link 'N Smash right now on the Cartoon Network website!”

External links

Sonic the Hedgehog browser games