For the move used by
Miles "Tails" Prower in Sonic Advance 3, see Tornado Attack. For the Archie Comics version of this move, see Tornado Jump (Archie).
Tornado Jump, also called the Tornado Attack, is a Speed Formation maneuver used by Sonic the Hedgehog on Team Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog on Team Dark, Amy Rose on Team Rose, and Espio the Chameleon on Team Chaotix in . When performing this move, the user forms a tornado to weaken enemies.
When performing the Tornado Jump, the Speed type character jumps into the air and creates a tornado effect. Each team's Tornado Jump differs between each other in terms of performance:
Team Sonic: Sonic closes in on the opponents and spins around them, creating a blue tornado. This is called the .
Blue Tornado Team Dark: Shadow closes in on the opponents and spins around them, creating a black tornado. This is called the .
Black Tornado Team Rose: Amy forms a tornado with her Piko Piko Hammer and protects it at the opponents. This is called the .
Tornado Hammer Team Chaotix: Espio does a bodyflip and forms a tornado around him. This is called the .
The common effects for each Tornado Jump depends on the type of enemy it is used on. If used on unprotected
Egg Pawns, Egg Knights, or opposing playable teams, the Tornado Jump sucks the opponents off their feet and flings them into the air, before they fall back down to the ground. Upon landing, they will take damage and be potentially stunned for a short time - for some enemies, this can even reveal their weak spots. If used on Egg Pawns or Egg Knights wearing shields, the Tornado Jump will permanently blow off their shields, thus leaving them with a weaker defense. If used on larger or airborne enemies, the Black Tornado will make them disorientated at most, but will deal no damage. Each Tornado Jump, however, also possesses an additional effect; the Blue Tornado and Black Tornado home in on foes, the Leaf Swirl turns Espio invisible, and the Tornado Hammer's vortex can be used at foes from afar.
Aside from affecting enemies, the Tornado Jump can also be used in conjunction with some of the gimmicks in
Sonic Heroes, such as enabling the player to scale Poles, or to activate propellers.
To perform the Tornado Jump in gameplay, the selected team must be in Speed Formation with the Speed type member as the leader. The player then has to press the action button (
/ / ) during a jump to execute the Tornado Jump.
Tornado Jump can extinguish torches in Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion. However, in most stages, it makes no difference.
The move can be a hindrance if used against flying enemies, as it does no damage. The Tornado Jump causes them to become temporarily invulnerable, as they try to stabilize themselves from the wind.
Team Sonic Sonic | Tails | Knuckles
Team Rose Amy | Cream | Cheese | Big
Team Dark Shadow | Rouge | Omega
Team Chaotix Espio | Charmy | Vector
Team Super Sonic Super Sonic | Tails ( | Super Shield) Knuckles (
Eggman | Metal Sonic ( Neo Metal Sonic) | Chocola | Froggy | Shadow Android
Cameron | Egg Bishop | Egg Hammer | Egg Knight | Egg Magician | Egg Pawn | Egg Pawn (Casino version) | E-2000 | E-2000R | Falco | Flapper | Gold Cameron | Gold Klagen | Heavy-Egg Hammer | Klagen | Rhinoliner | Pumpkin-Head Ghosts
Stages 1P Stages
Sea Gate | Seaside Hill* | Ocean Palace | Grand Metropolis* | Power Plant | Casino Park | BINGO Highway* | Rail Canyon* | Bullet Station | Frog Forest* | Lost Jungle | Hang Castle | Mystic Mansion | Egg Fleet* | Final Fortress | Special Stage*
City Top | Casino Ring | Turtle Shell | Egg Treat | Pinball Match | Hot Elevator | Seaside Course | City Course | Casino Course | Road Rock | Mad Express | Terror Hall
2P Play Mode Action Race | Battle | Bobsled Race | Expert Race | Quick Race | Ring Race | Special Stage
Egg Albatross | Egg Emperor | Egg Hawk | Metal Madness | Metal Overlord | Robot Carnival | Robot Storm | Team Chaotix | Team Dark | Team Rose | Team Sonic
Manoeuvres Homing Attack | Kick | Light Dash | Propeller Hammer | Rocket Accel | Shuriken | Spin | Swinging Hammer Attack | Tornado Jump ( Black Tornado, Blue Tornado, Leaf Swirl, Tornado Hammer) | Triangle Jump
Manoeuvres Auto Homing | Body Press | Bubblegum Descent | Fire Combination | Fire Dunk | Fire Launcher | Fireball Jump | Forward Power Attack | Hammer Down | Jump Fire Knock | Jump Fireball | Remote Power Attack ( Fireball, Fire Knock) | Triangle Dive | Umbrella Descent | Wide Power Attack ( Big Fishing, Omega Arm, Vector Breath, Volcanic Dunk)
Manoeuvres Ascending Flight | Cheese Attack | Dummy Ring Bomb | Sting Attack | Thunder Shoot | Quick Ascent
Team Blast Sonic Overdrive | Chaos Inferno | Flower Festival | Chaotix Recital | Super Sonic Power
Grind Step | Grinding | Jump Dash | Lightspeed Attack | Spin Jump
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Takashi Nagasako ( | Big) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
/ OST / Vocal Trax / Official 20th Anniversary Sonic Heroes | We Can | This Machine | Follow Me | Team Chaotix | What I'm Made of...
Ball Switch | Bobsled | Bomb | Bull Train | Bumper | Cage | Cannon | Capsule | Castle Key | Cell Key | Cervix Tunnels | Chaos Emerald | Character battles | Container | Conveyor Belt | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Detonator Switch | Dummy Ring | Egg Fleet | Emblem | Engine Core | Fan | Flipper | Flower | Fly Type | Formation Change Gate | Gallery | Giant Frogs | Giant Switch | Glowing Mushrooms | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | Haunted Towers | Hint | Item Box ( Barrier, Fly Charge, High Speed, Invincible, Rings, Power Core, Team Blast Ring, 1-Up) | Kao | Laser Field Block | Light Spider Mark | Orb switch | Palm Plants | Pole | Power Gong | Power Type | Propeller | Pulley | Sonic Heroes Puzzle | Rank | Ramp | Ring | Shuttle loop | Slot Machine | Spear | Speed Type | Special Stage Key | Sphere | Super Hard Mode | Super Shield | Switch | Target Switch | Team Blast Gauge | Team Chaotix Missions | Torch | Vine | Warp Flower | Weight | Wide Spring
*Stage is also playable in 2P Battle mode.