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For other uses of the term, see Dash (disambiguation).

The Dash[1][2] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a technique that allows the user to move faster by running.

Description

When performing Dash, the user assumes a running position and starts moving forward at high speed. When doing this, the user is able to move much faster than normal.

In gameplay, the Dash allows the player to move around with the playable character at much greater speed than by walking or running around normally. Additionally, the Dash enables the player to make much farther jumps by jumping during the Dash.

Game appearances

Sonic Unleashed

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Sonic the Werehog using the Dash in Sonic Unleashed.

The Dash first appeared on both versions of Sonic Unleashed. In these games, it is a move that only Sonic the Werehog is able to perform in the nighttime levels. When using the Dash in this game, Sonic falls down on both his hands and feet and starts to run along the ground like a quadrupedal animal.

In gameplay, using the Dash has the added benefit of allowing Sonic to pull off some of his special Skills. To perform the Dash in gameplay, the player has to execute the following actions:

PS2 Wii (remote) Wii (Classic Controller) Wii (GameCube Controller) PS3 Xbox 360
Push the left analog stick in same direction twice Push the Control Stick in same direction twice Push the L Stick in same direction twice Push the Control Stick in same direction twice Hold down Playstation-Button-R2 while moving Hold down Xbox-Button-RT while moving

Sonic Lost World

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Sonic using the Dash in Sonic Lost World.

On both versions of Sonic Lost World, the Dash is primarily used by Sonic the Hedgehog. On the Wii U version of the game, it is also used by the Virtual Hedgehogs. When using the Dash in this game, Sonic runs normally. However, his feet assume a figure 8-like shape while he moves.

To perform the Dash in gameplay, the player has to hold down ZR/R Button while moving.

References

  1. Sonic Unleashed (PlayStation 3) European instruction booklet, p. 13.
  2. Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS) United States instruction booklet, p. 4.

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