The Spin Charge is similar to the Spin Dash in both appearance and function, but it has the potential to move quite faster than the Spin Dash and Sonic does not hop on the initiation of the attack. Charging the move is different from charging the Spin Dash, as the player must hold down on the d-pad and tap rapidly on the special move button. The player must hold down and press the special move button repeatedly for it to charge. Like the Spin Dash, charging it up gives it more speed and power. If the player taps the special move button but does not continue, Sonic will stop spinning instead of unleashing the move, allowing for feint attacks.