As we reported a couple of days ago, a number of game-breaking bugs have been discovered in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U. The plot thickens today with the discovery of an exploit which allows Knuckles to jump infinitely when the game is paused between hops, as shown below in this video by YouTube user AurumDude:

Because the glitch allows players to skip huge sections of the map, it's already opened the way for speedrunners to try their hand at completing the game in record time. Amazingly, there's already a run under an hour — and the player responsible for it even admits to an extensive number of mistakes and areas where improvements could be made.

We wouldn't be surprised to see Sega issuing a patch for the game soon, as these sort of problems so soon after release are likely to mar its image. Then again, some say there's no such thing as bad publicity — and it's likely only the beginning stages for glitch hunters in the YouTube community.

What do you think about this exploit? Will you be trying it out with your copy, or are you adamant about playing the game as intended?