Time Attack is a type of gameplay in numerous Sonic games. Time Attack lets the player test their speed skills, and ranks their times, some of which they can upload online (Sonic Rush Adventure), until the servers get taken down.
Their speed skills can also be measured more inaccurately in multiplayer.
Stages in Sonic CD can be replayed in Time Attack mode for a challenge. Time is recorded and then added to the player's save file at the end of a stage. Using a cheat code, one can see the best times of members of the Sonic Team, who developed the game.
Time Attack appears in Sonic R where players complete three laps and race for the best time. Once the player picks a character, they will have to race their previous self in order to beat their time.
Sonic Advance seriesEdit
Time Attack mode appears in all 3 of the Advance titles although Sonic Advance 2 and 3 requires special requirements to unlock boss battle mode. The player just needs to complete the stage as fast as they can although they are given only one life to do so.
Sonic Riders seriesEdit
To have the best time, the player will have to race their ghost in order to have a new time. They can also challenge other ghosts online to beat their best time.
Sonic Rush seriesEdit
Sonic the Hedgehog 4Edit
In both episodes of Sonic 4, in the Stage Select screen the player may switch to using Time Attack Mode (press X/Square buttons on Xbox 360/PS3 respectively) and try to complete each stage as quick as possible. It should noted that for Episode 1's Special Stages, try to get more time left on your timer for higher leaderboard positions by finishing Stages as quick as possible and try to obtain time bonus to increase your timer.
- If the player scores a record time outside of Time Attack in Sonic Rush, it won't save over.
- Time Attack appears in many non-Sonic games under the same name, even if speed is not emphasized.
- The leaderboards in Sonic 4 for Time Attack (and Score Attack) have three different categories: Regular Sonic(if you completed the stage without transforming into Super Sonic), Super Sonic (if you completed each stage as Super Sonic), or both (the better of the two times between Super Sonic and Regular Sonic).