A fast movement to the left or right.
Quick Step (, also referred to as the クイックステップ Kuikku Suteppu ) ? Side Step, is a move in the  . It is a technique that allows the user to move swiftly from side to side.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Fitting with its name, the Quick Step allows the user to make a swift-strafing movement to the left or right while running at high speeds. When using this move, the user often moves so fast that they appear as a blur. If the Quick Step is used while the user is standing still, the user will perform a
Cartwheel to the left or right instead.
In gameplay, the Quick Step primarily serves as a means for the player to avoid incoming obstacles, walls, drops in the road, or
pits while running at high speed in the 3D sections of the levels. It can also be used to make precise movements while the player is running down narrow pathways. The move's speed will also be increased if used while the Boost is active.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
The move first appeared in
as a wind-elemental Ground Action Sonic and the Secret Rings Skill named Quick Step, which is used by Sonic. In gameplay, it grants the player smoother ground movements when moving left or right rather than enabling a sudden side step. There are also upgraded version of this Skill called "Quick High Step" and "Quick Mega Step".
To unlock the Quick Step in gameplay, Sonic must first reach level seven. The Skill will then automatically become available in the player's Skill inventory. After that, it can be equipped to Sonic at the cost of four Skill Points.
Sonic using the Quick Step in the
Wii/ PlayStation 2 version of . Sonic Unleashed
In both versions of
, the move (named Sonic Unleashed Quick Step once more  ) returned as a part of  Sonic's default moveset for the daytime levels. In this game, the Quick Step's mechanics were updated, giving the move its trademark sidestepping mechanics.
In gameplay, the Quick Step is very useful for evading the
Aero-Chasers' attacks, the Interceptor's lasers, and many other obstacles. To use the Quick Step in gameplay, the player has to use the following controls while in the 3D sections of the levels:
Wii (Classic Controller)
Wii (GameCube Controller)
+ Control Stick ◀/▶
Sonic using the Quick Step in
. Sonic Colors
Wii version of , the move (which is once again referred to as the Sonic Colors Quick Step ) is used by both  Sonic and the Virtual Hedgehog.
In this game, the Quick Step was given offensive trails, allowing the player to destroy enemies by Quick Stepping into them. In addition, every Quick Step gives the player 1,000
points per-use, with a maximum of 100,000 points for each Act. In gameplay however, the Quick Step is only usable within specific parts of the Acts. When entering a Quick Step section, a special icon (showing a zigzagging arrow) will appear on the bottom of the screen while the icon of a control stick appears on the top of the screen.
To use the Quick Step in gameplay, the player has to tilt the control stick left or right while within the Quick Step sections.
In in the console/
PC version of , the move is again known as the Sonic Generations Quick Step. In this game, it is a maneuver used only by  Modern Sonic and Modern Super Sonic.
In gameplay, the Quick Step returned to its basic mechanics from
, allowing the player to use a non-offensive Quick Step wherever they want. Also, during the battle against Sonic Unleashed Shadow, Shadow will use the Quick Step while boosting in order to avoid crashing into the Meteorites when Sonic gets all the Energy Cores.
To perform the Quick Step in gameplay, the player has to use the following controls while in the 3D sections of the
The Avatar using the Side Step in
. Sonic Forces
, the Quick Step is referred to as the Sonic Forces Side Step. In this game, it is used by  Sonic, Super Sonic, Shadow and the Avatar. When performing the Quick Step however, the users simply do a sidestep rather a swift horizontal motion.
In gameplay, the Quick Step works exactly like it did in
. Also, a Quick Step that is performed while the playable character is standing still is referred to as a Sonic Unleashed Cartwheel in this game.
To use the Quick Step in gameplay, the player has to use the following controls while in the 3D sections of the
This style of move has become very popular with mobile games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers and Agent Dash. In 2013, Sega released its own take on these quick step focused games with .
Sonic Dash In , a move similar to the Quick Step can be performed with any Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric of the playable characters while racing through the Speed Sections of a level.
in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of
illustrating the use of the Quick Step.
Illustration of the Quick Step in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of
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English voice actors
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Japanese voice actors
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