Team Ultimate

From Sonic Retro

Team Ultimate
First seen: Team Sonic Racing (2019)
Type: Movement, attack
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The Team UltimateMedia:TeamSonicRacing Steam manual.pdf[1], known as the Ultimate Boost (アルティメットブーストMedia:TSR Switch-PS4 JP digital manual.pdf[2]) in Japan, is a move that is used in Team Sonic Racing. It is a power-up state that drastically powers up a team for a short while, similar to the All-Star Moves from Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.


By performing team-based actions during team races, such as Slingshots, Skimboosts, Item Transfers and Rival Takedowns, teams can build up energy in their Ultimate Meter. When the Ultimate Meter is completely filled, all members of the team will be able to activate their Team Ultimate by pressing Triangle (PS4)/Y (XB1)/X (Switch). Doing so surrounds the users in a golden aura and gives their vehicle a massive speed boost and invincibility against collisions and obstacles, allowing them to become an unstoppable force.

Once a Team Ultimate has been activated, the Ultimate Meter will gradually drain until it runs out completely, ending the Team Ultimate. Driving into a rival will send them spinning out of control and extend the duration of the Team Ultimate. While the Team Ultimate can be activated individually, the duration will be increased further if the whole team activates their Team Ultimates at the same time.


Each of the playable characters in Team Sonic Racing will play an associated music track that overrides the current background music whenever they use a Team Ultimate.

Character Song Source
Sonic "Reach for the Stars" Sonic Colours
Tails "Believe in Myself" Sonic Adventure 2
Knuckles "Unknown from M.E." Sonic Adventure
Amy "Follow Me" Sonic Heroes
Chao "Chao Race: Beginners" Sonic Adventure 2
Big "Lazy Days ~Livin' in Paradise~" Sonic Adventure
Blaze "Vela Nova" Sonic Rush
Silver "Dreams of an Absolution" Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Vector "Team Chaotix" Sonic Heroes
Shadow "All Hail Shadow" Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Rouge "I'm A Spy ...for Security Hall" Sonic Adventure 2
E-123 Omega "This Machine" Sonic Heroes
Metal Sonic "Battle with Metal Sonic [US ver. Remix]" Sonic Forces
Dr. Eggman "E.G.G.M.A.N." Sonic Adventure 2
Zavok "The Deadly Six Theme" Sonic Lost World


Team Sonic Racing
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