Blaze charging her Burst Dash
Dashes forward spinning while blasting through enemies
The Burst Dash is one of Blaze the Cat's signature moves which first appeared in Sonic Rush and then later in Sonic Rush Adventure. It is Blaze's version of Sonic the Hedgehog's famous Spin Dash technique. When used, Blaze charges up fire at her feet to send her off as a fiery tornado at high speed.
The performance of the Burst Dash is strikingly similar to the Spin Dash, but is unique as well as Blaze applies her special pyrokinetic abilities to the performance. It is performed in gameplay by holding the down button on the control pad and pressing the A/B button at the same time, and then releasing the down button.
When performing the Burst Dash Blaze crouches down and starts charging fire at her feet with her pyrokinesis in order to build up speed and momentum. The speed of the Burst Dash will increase the more fire Blaze charges at her feet, which is done by the player by pressing the A/B button rapidly. Once charged, Blaze will release the charge and she will dash forward at high speed while executing a fire-enveloped top spin, thus turning her into a destructive mini-tornado of fire. This allows Blaze to attack enemies, break through walls or dash up steep slopes without having to build up running momentum. The duration of the Burst Dash is not as long as a Spin Dash however and must therefore be performed relatively close to the wished performance area.