In gameplay, when the player obtains Attack, the playable character will jump off his/hers 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 attack enemies with the playable character's exclusive attack and activate Springs, which cannot be used otherwise, and access other special shortcuts. Additional, the player can smash through barricades while in this state, though the player cannot earn Gravity Points by doing this.
Once Attack wears off, the playable character return to his/her normal Extreme Gear riding and the regular gameplay resumes. The Gear Part Attack Time UP, however, can increase the duration of Attack by two seconds.
The player can obtain Attack at random by touching one of the Item Boxes that lie scattered across the racing course. When obtaining it, a small rectangular icon with a white fists inside briefly appears on the screen.
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