This article is about the move used to get through tight turns. You may be looking for the game,
Drift (, also called the ドリフト Dorifuto ) ? Sonic Drift, is a move used by Sonic the Hedgehog. It first appeared in . When performing this move, Sonic can make sharp turns when moving at high speeds.
This move, where it is called "Sonic Drift" is used to get through tight turns found throughout the game's levels and can also be used to fill the Ring Energy bar in the
Xbox 360/ PlayStation 3 versions. In the Wii/ PlayStation 2 versions, Sonic has to perform the Sonic Drift more often, the move is also much sharper, and using it long enough will give the player a "Drift Bonus", if performed correctly. In this game, it is performed by pressing , Left Trigger or Right Trigger (Xbox 360), (PS2/3), L2 or R2 button, the Z button (Wii remote and Nunchuk), the Y button (Classic Controller) or (Gamecube Controller)
The move can also be performed in
, where its name has been changed to "Drift", but can only be performed at certain curve points. The physical features for the drift is different as it has rainbow sparks shoot out of it (similar to the Sonic Colors Sonic Boost in this game) which is in equalization to the theme of Sonic Colors. The drift becomes more "slippery" and difficult, and it does not raise the boost gauge, although it does earn the player extra points. It can also be used to crash into enemies and objects.
Sonic spins while turning, allowing him to turn tight corners at high speed.
Sonic Generations Manual Description
This move can also be performed in
, but only while playing as Modern Sonic. In Sonic Generations Sonic Generations, when Sonic uses the move, it looks similar to a Spin Attack. Like in Sonic Colors, it can be used to attack enemies. In this game, it is performed using the LT/RT trigger (Xbox 360), L2/R2 trigger (PS3) or the 1/3 number keys (PC).
In Sonic Unleashed (PS3/Xbox 360 version), it is possible to cross water surfaces without using the Boost if the player simply uses the Drift and constantly alternates Sonic's direction, much like snaking in other games with a drifting mechanic.
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/ Town Stages Villages Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City* | Adabat | Eggmanland
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Aida* | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio* | Federica | Franco* | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ippolita | Irma* | Josef | Lilli* | Lucia | Marcantonio* | Mauro | Natalia* | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor* | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
Chun | Hot Dog Vendor* | Hualin | Jinlin* | Lin | Shuifon | Wang* | Yilin | Zonshen
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
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Boss* | Brenda* | Charles* | Def Big* | Elizabeth* | Hot Dog Vendor* | Li'l Kate* | Louie Montaine* | Robert*
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
EF-DC1998* | EF-MD1991* | EF-XB2006* | Hot Dog Vendor*
Bandanna Ghost and Bow Tie Ghost* | Lah | Wentos*
Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron* | Egg Dragoon | Egg Devil Ray | Egg Lancer | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia
Air Boost | Crouch | Foot Sweep* | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Light Speed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Dash | Double Jump | Grab | Guard | Skills | Unleashed Mode | Wall Shuffle
Boost | Super Sonic Boost
attacks Donkey Kick Combo* | Double Axle Combo* | Double Kick Combo* | Feral Were-Hammer* | Knuckle Sandwich Combo* | Sho-Hog-Ken* | Unleashed Knuckle Sandwich* | Vertical Were-Hammer* | Were-Hammer* | Werewheel Rush*
attacks Earthshaker* | Egg Scrambler* | Feral Wild Whirl* | Rolling Kick Combo* | Sho-Claw-Ken* | Ultimate Wild Combo* | Unleashed Wild Combo* | Wereclap* | Wild Whirl* | Wild Whirl Were-Hammer*
attacks Aerial Claw Slash* | Aerial Claw Slash and Spin* | Aerial Piledriver* | Crescent Moon Strike* | Diving Bodypress* | Flying Double-Punch* | Flying Double-Punch Crush* | Hurricane Combo* | Shooting Star Combo* | Typhoon Combo*
attacks Air Boost | Crouch | Foot Sweep* | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Light Speed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Beatdown** | Claw Charge | Crescent Moon Strike** | Earthshaker** | Wereclap** | Were-Hammer** | Were-Claw** | Were-Wallop** | Wild Claw** | Wild Whirl**
Level up items Air Boost Shoes* | Light Speed Dash Shoes* | Stomping Shoes* | Wall Jump Shoes*
Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Shield ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Sword* | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter* | Mole Cannon | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
Dark Gaia's minions Big Mother | Cure Master* | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel* | Dark Fright | Dark Master** | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower* | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master* | Red Fright | Red Killer Bee | Red Nightmare** | Red Deep Nightmare** | Red Rex | Red Titan** | Spike** | Thunder Bat | Titan
Accelerator Gun | Art Book* | Audio System | Balloon | Blue Tea* | Blue spring | Bobsled | Bookshelf* | Bomb | Buggy | Check Point | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Orb* | Container | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Crystal Ball* | Dark Energy Key** | Dark Gaia Force | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Door | Gaia Key* | Goal Ring | Gift* | Gramophone* | Green Tea* | Grind Rail | Hanging vine | Horizontal Bar | Hourglass* | Item Capsules** | Key Stone* | Laser Field Block | Lever | Maiden Statue* | Miles Electric | Moon Tablet** | Movable Crate | Moving Crate | Old Necklace* | Planet Tablet** | Pick-Me-Up* | Pretty Bouquet* | Lovely Ring* | Power Shield* | Rainbow Ring Ramp | | Record* | Red Tea* | Ring | Shield Charge* | Souvenir* | Spear** | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Sun and Moon Medals | Sun Tablet** | Sundae Supreme | Super Claw* | Super Ring | Switch | Tornado-1 | Trap Spring | Turquoise Tea* | TV* | Videotape* | Violet Tea* | White Tea* | Wide Spring | Yellow Tea* | Zip Line | 1UP
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | Orbot) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Tomokazu Seki ( | Sonic the Werehog) Ryōko Shiraishi (
Planetary Pieces Endless Possibility | Dear My Friend
Auto Running | | Boost Gauge | Boss Gate | Buoy | Chao* | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room* | Dark Energy Force Field** | Don Fachio* | Earth | Eggman Fleet | Egg Mobile | Entrance Stage* | Exorcisms | Gaia Gate | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temple | Hallowmoon | Havok | Hint | Orb Result** | Quick time event | Shield | Shield Gauge | Shop* ( Counter of Dreams 2, Eggshop, Flying Fish Beach Shop, Golden Trading Company, Josef's, Surfside Seagull Sundries, Traveling Salesman Wentos, Treeshade, Ursule's Trading Post, Wang's Emporium) | Shuttle loop | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic World Adventure (manga) | Rank | Time of awakening | Tornado Defense* | Unleashed Gauge
"*" Exclusive to
PS3/ Xbox 360 version "**" Exclusive to PS2/ Wii version.