|V. Maximum Overdrive Attack|
Metal Sonic using the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack in Sonic Generations
A powerful attack and speed boost that can penetrate any substance
The V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, also known as V. Maximum Overdrive, is an attack used by Metal Sonic during his race with Sonic in Sonic CD, Sonic Triple Trouble and by extension in Sonic Generations. When using the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, Metal Sonic speeds up considerably and can reportedly penetrate any substance he comes in contact with, albeit only for a short time.
When performing the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, Metal Sonic begins to overload his circuitry. When this happens, blue sparks emit from his body and a chemical reaction which forms the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, is triggered. Metal Sonic then forms a destructive energy field around his body that can burn through or penetrate any substance, and flies towards his target at four times his own, already high, acceleration, allowing him pierce through any substance in his way.
The drawback of the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack is that it cannot be sustained for extended periods of time, since its unfavorable performance cost has Metal Sonic strain his circuitry beyond its limits, and could potentially destroy Metal Sonic himself.
The V. Maximum Overdrive Attack first appeared in Sonic CD during Metal Sonic's race with Sonic on Stardust Speedway. In this game, whenever Metal Sonic began to fall behind the real Sonic, Metal Sonic would initiate the V. Maximum Overdrive in order to catch up to Sonic and attack him, if possible. In this portrail, when Metal Sonic is using the V. Maximum Overdrive, he surrounds himself in a smooth, golden shield and flies above the ground with his arms outstretched, pursuing Sonic directly.
Sonic Triple TroubleEdit
The V. Maximum Overdrive also appeared in Sonic Triple Trouble, where it was used by Metal Sonic during his battle with Sonic in Atomic Destroyer. In this battle, Metal Sonic would use this attack in succession to strike Sonic quickly from both left and right. Its appearance is identical to that in Sonic CD.
The move returned in Sonic Generations during the game's recreation of Metal Sonic and Classic Sonic's fight on Stardust Speedway. In this game, the V. Maximum Overdrive has a much larger energy field in the shape of a sphere, which is colored orange, and lets out electrical sparks when used. The energy field's size, however, will decrease the longer the move is used. In addition, Metal Sonic now spins when performing the move, with one hand reached out in front.
After Classic Sonic has landed the penultimate hit on Metal Sonic during the battle, Metal Sonic will use the V. Maximum Overdrive on Classic Sonic from behind as his last resort. Classic Sonic then has to outrun Metal Sonic until the robot can no longer maintain the attack. During the battle, Metal Sonic appears to be rather careless using the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, as he constantly moves up and down, instead of pursuing Sonic directly. This could be due to the fact that he is spinning when performing this move, and therefore cannot see properly since he is constantly rotating.
- The V.Maximum Overdrive is likely a reference to the 1985 anime Blue Comet SPT Layzner, whose protagonist possessed a nearly identical attack also named V-MAX.