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The Axel Spin[1] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a variation of the Spin Attack used by Espio the Chameleon.


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When performing the Axel Spin, Espio performs a horizontal spin upon his axis at high speeds across the ground.

In the gameplay of Knuckles' Chaotix, any unprotected enemy that Espio makes contact with during his Axel Spin will take damage. Additionally, this can allow him to gain or conserve momentum if used correctly with the surrounding terrain. By comparison, the Axel Spin functions similarly to the Spin Attack, although it appears to have a slightly larger attack range. To perform the Axel Spin in gameplay, the player must press down on the Controlpadds.png while running.


See also


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 73. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Espio the Chameleon - He is an aspiring ninja with numerous stealthy and powerful techniques, including the ability to turn invisible. In Knuckles' Chaotix, he had a unique Spin Attack, the Axel Spin, and could freely walk on walls and ceilings While he couldn't turn invisible, his idle animation had him cycle through all the colors of the rainbow."

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