Successfully complete the indicated task in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS, then connect to that game from the main menu to unlock the corresponding bonus in Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric.
- Huge ring cap increase; rings slowly regenerate: Defeat Lyric in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
- Large ring cap increase: Defeat Metal Sonic in a race in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
- Medium ring cap increase: Defeat Sticks in a race in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
- Small ring cap increase: Use the Nintendo 3DS Connect option to link to Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
If you pause the game while in the air and playing as Knuckles, you can press [Jump] when coming out of the pause screen to jump again. This can be done repeatedly and can be used to jump over gates and level barriers, allowing you to skip significant segments of the game or explore unfinished areas.Skipping two main hub worlds
Reach Cliff's Excavation Sight, and locate a door with a pink symbol over it. Then, use the "Infinite height with Knuckles" glitch repeatedly to activate a cutscene. You will need to do a few things, and then go to the second hub world. Next, go southwest where there is a "dark circle" surrounding it on the map to find a ledge surrounded with pointed rocks. Use the "Infinite height with Knuckles" glitch to jump over to the ledge. Once you reach that area, run across to reach one of the last stages of the game. This glitch allows you to skip approximately 5-15 hours of gameplay, depending on how quick you can normally complete the area that has been skipped. It will not take very long to complete the game after reaching this part of the game.