The Brutal Blitz's icon takes the form of Quarterback Zavok's hand making a forward palm thrust with white-blue wind currents in its wake. In gameplay, this power-up becomes a green aura that surrounds Quarterback Zavok and leaves an energy trail in its wake.
Once obtained, the player can utilize the Brutal Blitz by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the Brutal Blitz will increase the speed of the user for a short amount of time. The duration of the Brutal Blitz is shown by the decreasing gauge on top of this power-up's icon on the bottom of the HUD whenever the Brutal Blitz is in effect. In addition, any rival character who makes contact with the user while the Brutal Blitz is in effect will take damage, causing them to lose Rings and slow down momentarily.
The Brutal Blitz can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 2, 8 and 14 respectively. When the user is upgraded to level 2, the player is guaranteed to get two Brutal Blitzes; and at hen the user is upgraded to level 2, the player is guaranteed to get two Brutal Blitzes. In return for the first two upgrades though, the duration of the Brutal Blitz will be decreased slightly for each upgrade. Lastly, when the user is upgraded to level 14, the duration of the Brutal Blitz is increased.