Sonic Overdrive

From Sonic Retro

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Sonic Overdrive
First seen: Sonic Heroes (2003)
User: Team Sonic
Type: Attack

Sonic Overdrive (ソニックオーバードライブMedia:SonicHeroes PS2 JP manual.pdf[1]) is Team Sonic's version of the Team Blast move in Sonic Heroes.


As with all variations of the move, it is activated by pressing the Z (GCN)/   (Xbox)/R1 (PS2/PS3)/ Z  (PC) button once the HUD charge gauge is full. Team Blast involves the three team members joining together to perform a powerful combo move, which destroys all enemies in the vicinity and can do a great deal of damage to bosses.

Knuckles swings Tails by his feet who is also holding on to Sonic's feet. After a few spins, Knuckles lets go of Tails who kicks Sonic into the air. Sonic then yells "Blast Away!" and starts zooming around in the air and eventually comes in for a landing. Once he lands, all nearby enemies are destroyed. It is the only Team Blast that can destroy enemies before the final explosion happens. After the Team Blast is used, Sonic can perform Light Speed Attack by jumping in the air and pressing B (GCN)/X (Xbox)/Square (PS2/PS3) for the amount of energy that is left in the gauge. The Light Speed Attack is not limited to Speed formation - if the player uses Thunder Shoot or Fire Dunk while the energy in the gauge is still in effect, Sonic will use the Light Speed Attack automatically.

Sonic Overdrive is infamous for causing the game to freeze on occasion after it is used. Particularly when the team is in Power formation. The game isn't completely frozen but it is like Sonic "Blasts Away" and never comes back.

When Team Sonic are in their Super states during the battle against Metal Overlord, Sonic Overdrive is upgraded to Super Sonic Overdrive.

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