A mid-air rapid spiral technique for protection and offense.
Insta-Shield, known as the W Spin Attack or W Kaiten Attack ( in Japan, also called the W回転アタック Daburu Kaiten Atakku ) ? Wind Attack and Twin-Spin Attack, is a recurring move in the . When using it, the playable character creates a rapid 360° spiral flashing around them for both offense and defense.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
When performing Insta-Shield, the user generates enough energy to create a temporary
shield for a split-second that can slash enemies and items within their range without the player having to touch them. It can also be useful for defeating more defensive enemies and even avoiding projectiles. The Insta-Shield is usually performed by tapping one of the jump buttons while the playable character is in mid-air after already performing a Spin Jump.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Sonic performing Insta-Shield in
. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
The Insta-Shield is first seen as one of the new types of techniques for
Sonic in , and is featured in the same way in the add-on continuation Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and the lock-on Sonic & Knuckles . Sonic is able to create an Insta-Shield while Spin Jumping by pressing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles , or again in mid-air, creating a temporary shield around him. It is useful when the player has to avoid and destroy small projectiles and defeat heavily armed enemies including Star Pointers or Orbinauts without touching them at all. However, the player has to do this very close to the enemies or projectiles.
Knuckles can't use the Insta-Shield due to having their own abilities. The Insta-Shield cannot be used while Sonic is equipped with a shield in both games, while having Invincibility, or while Super Sonic. Instead, he will perform an action depending on the type of shield possessed:
Sonic Advance series
Sonic performing his Insta-Shield.
The Insta-Shield returns in all three
games (though it is called Sonic Advance Spin Attack in  , Sonic Advance Double Spin Attack in  and Sonic Advance 2 Wind Attack in  ) and is performed in the same manner as it is in Sonic Advance 3 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. In first two games, only Sonic is able to perform the Insta-Shield by pressing during a Spin Jump. He is also able to do it in , but if the player is close to a normal Sonic Advance 2 Badnik, Sonic performs a Homing Attack instead but will be able to perform Insta-Shield afterwards.
Tail's Insta-Shield in
Sonic Advance 3.
, Sonic can only perform the Insta-Shield while having Sonic Advance 3 Knuckles as his partner by pressing while jumping. Tails can also perform a variation of this move called the Tail Spin Attack in the same game while he is partnered with Knuckles.
In the console/
PC version of , the Insta-Shield is a Sonic Generations Skill only available for Classic Sonic under the name Twin Spin Attack. The Skill can be unlocked by collecting all Red Star Rings in Sky Sanctuary Act 1 and costs 30 Skill Points to equip. The Twin Spin Attack functions similarly to how it did the in previous games, but the slash effect is more transparent than white. It is performed by pressing / while jumping.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2013)
2013 re-release of the original , Sonic can perform the Insta-Shield if the player enables Sonic the Hedgehog Debug Mode. Once in an act, if the player places two Monitors with the three elemental shields and destroys them both, the player will be able to perform the Insta-Shield (as long as he is not equipped with any Shields). If the player destroys two of the aforementioned Monitors again, Sonic can no longer perform the Insta-Shield until he smashes two of those Monitors again. The Insta-Shield retains the same appearance from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2013)
2013 re-release of , much like 2013 re-release of the original Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic can perform the Insta-Shield only via Debug Mode. In this game however, only one of the Monitor with the three elemental shields is required to be smashed to alternate whether Sonic can perform the Insta-Shield or not.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Insta-Shield is one of Sonic Mania Plus Sonic's alternate moves which can be unlocked after collecting six Medallions. It can be chosen by toggling the Sonic Ability option to "3&K" at the Secrets menu in No Save mode, effectively replacing the Drop Dash in gameplay. It is functionally nearly identical to its appearance in , Sonic the Hedgehog 3 , and Sonic & Knuckles , except that the move does not extend Sonic's attack range. This was fixed in the 1.04 update to the game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
To perform the Insta-Shield in gameplay, the player has to execute the following actions:
Press / / twice
Press / / twice
Press / / twice
Press [A] / [Q] / [S] twice
In other media
Sonic the Comic
Sonic using the Insta-Shield in . Art by Sonic the Comic #33 Richard Elson.
Sonic used the Insta-Shield (unnamed in this continuity) twice in the series. Sonic has explained that he creates it by vibrating the air molecules around him at super speed. Sonic the Comic
comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, Sonic the Hedgehog has performed Insta-Shield only once. After crashing down on the Floating Island, one of Robotnik's Assaulting Batter Blimps starts attacking Sonic and Tails with a flamethrower and bombs. Sonic unknowingly manages to perform the Insta-Shield in time while dodging flames.
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