Wave using Gravity Control
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Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Gravity Control is a move used by all playable characters in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, which is granted by wielding an Ark of the Cosmos (or a Gravity Band in Free Play mode). This move serves as a vital game mechanic for the player, especially in single-player mode, and is often required to win several of the game's races. When performing this move, the user can manipulate gravity, thereby allowing the user to quickly change his/her directions when riding an Extreme Gear at high speeds. This allows the user to either make sharp turns or to select an alternate course through the racing tracks.
Story-wise, in order to allow a user to perform Gravity Control, the user must possess an Ark of the Cosmos/Gravity Band which is required due to their gravity-altering properties. In order to perform Gravity Control in gameplay, the user must have accumulated enough Gravity Points (GP) in his/her GP Gauge. If the user has even a little amount of GP, they can perform Gravity Control.
When performing Gravity Control, the user activates his/her Ark of the Cosmos/Gravity Band, which is signified by a small wave of light and ripples erupting from the Ark of the Cosmos/Gravity Band, followed by the Ark of the Cosmos/Gravity Band itself glowing. This causes the gravity in the user's nearby vicinity to be negated, causing nearby objects and the user itself to enter zero gravity, though the user will still move in the same direction as when the Gravity Control was activated (albeit at a slower pace). Once in mid-air, the user can directly select any new direction to head towards, even when the user were going at full speed on Extreme Gear. Once the direction has been selected, the user propels himself/herself forward at high speeds with a quick shift in gravity, while other objects caught in the gravity shift are destroyed, allowing the user to resume racing on his/her Extreme Gear at high speeds. This is sometimes referred to as "Gravity Drift".
To perform Gravity Control in gameplay, it is required that the player has Gravity Points in his/hers GP Gauge; otherwise, any attempt to use it will fail. When performing Gravity Dive in gameplay, the player must execute the following actions:
|PS2||Wii (remote) - forward||Wii (remote) - sideways||Wii (GameCube Controller)|
|Press while tilting the left analog stick in the desired direction to head in.||Press while pointing the Wii Remote or pressing in the desired direction to head in.||Press while tilting the Wii Remote in the desired direction to head in.||Press while tilting the analog stick in the desired direction to head in.|