Speed Down is an Item Box obstacle that appears in Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. When obtained, it slows down the Extreme Gear rider down to a crawl and prevent GP actions.


In gameplay, when the player obtains Speed Down, a heavy metal ball appears and is connected to the playable character's Extreme Gear with a chain. When this happens, the player's speed is drastically reduced. In addition, Speed Down prevents the player from using GP actions, namely Gravity Control and Gravity Dive. Its effects only last for a limited amount of time, however.

The player can obtain Speed Down at random by touching one of the Item Boxes that lie scattered across the racing course. When obtaining it, the icon representing Speed Down briefly appears on the screen.

Game appearances

Sonic Riders

Speed Down first appeared in Sonic Riders where it is classified as a Power-Up item. In this game, its icon is a rounded cube depicting a Power Sneaker with a metal ball chained to it.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Speed Down is classified as an obstacle item. In this game, in addition to its speed-decreasing effect, Speed Down also negates the usage of Gravity Control and Gravity Dive. For this game, its icon is a rounded cube depicting the Blue Star with an arrow pointing down.


See also

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