A dash followed directly after a drop.
Drop Dash ( ドロップダッシュ Doroppu Dasshu ) ? is a move in the  . It is a technique that, when used, makes the user do a quick dash just after a drop from midair.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Concept and creation
Christian Whitehead, the Drop Dash was designed with new players in mind.
When performing the Drop Dash, Sonic
curls into a ball as he drop down to the ground, upon where he will instantly initiate a Spin Dash and roll forward.
In gameplay, the Drop Dash is charged in midair when initiated. Doing so will cause Sonic to launch straight into a Spin Dash once he touches the ground.
This allows the player to gain an instant and offensive speed boost just after a drop or jump from midair. However, the move cannot be performed if Sonic takes damage before landing, or if an elemental  Shield is active.
The Drop Dash made its first appearance in
as a move used exclusively by Sonic Mania Sonic the Hedgehog. If the move is executed while Sonic has transformed into Super Sonic, a mini-earthquake is set off when he hits the ground and the boost will be greater. To perform the Drop Dash in gameplay, the player has to execute the following actions. The move will then be initiated upon landing:
Press and hold / / during a jump
Press and hold / / during a jump
Press and hold / / during a jump
Press and hold [A] / [Q] / [S] during a jump
By collecting enough
medalions in the Bonus Stages, this move can be replaced with the Super Peel-Out or the Insta-Shield by accessing the Secrets menu when starting a "No Save" game.
The Drop Dash in
. Sonic Forces
, the Drop Dash is a move that is utilized by Sonic Forces Classic Sonic. When using it in this game, Classic Sonic gets enveloped in a faint blue aura. To perform the Drop Dash in gameplay, the player has to press and hold / / while in mid-air. Classic Super Sonic can also perform this move but unlike , he does not perform a mini earthquake upon impact with the ground.
In , it is possible to use a move that is similar to the Drop Dash when the player keeps on jumping while using Sonic Lost World Spin Dash.
In , the sprites for the dust cloud created when releasing the dropdash are oddly labeled under the Explosions.gif file.
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