When performing the Drop Dash, the user curls into a ball as they drop down to the ground, upon where they will instantly dash into a Spin Attack in either direction when landing on the ground.
In gameplay, the Drop Dash is charged in midair. Doing so will release the Spin Attack once it touches the ground. This allows the player to gain instant speed just after a drop or jump from midair.
The Drop Dash made its first appearance in Sonic Mania as a move used exclusively by Sonic the Hedgehog. To perform it in gameplay, the player must holds the jump button when airborne. The move will then be executed when Sonic touches the ground.
The Drop Dash is scheduled to make an appearance in Sonic Forces as a move utilized by Classic Sonic.
In Sonic Lost World, it is possible to use a move that is similar to the Drop Dash when the player keeps on jumping while using Spin Dash.