The Item Boxes with Attack feature a square icon with round corners depicting a white fist.
In gameplay, when the player obtains Attack, the playable character will jump off their Extreme Gear (or uncurl in the case of SCR-GP and SCR-HD) and start running down the racing course at full speed on foot for about ten seconds. While in this state, the player can strike enemies with character-exclusive attacks, activate Springs which are otherwise inoperable, access special shortcuts, and smash through barricades without slowing down (though the player cannot earn Gravity Points by doing this).
The player can obtain Attack at random by touching one of the Item Boxes that lie scattered across the racing course. When obtaining it, Attack's icon briefly appears on the screen.