- For other uses of the term, see Burst Hover (disambiguation). You may also be looking for the Color Powers Red Burst or Green Hover.
The Burst Hover is a move used by Blaze the Cat. It made its first appearance in Sonic Rush and appeared again in the sequel Sonic Rush Adventure. It is Blaze's equivalent to the standard Jump Dash. When used, this move allows Blaze to briefly hover in the air.
When using the Burst Hover, Blaze launches herself into the air and uses her special pyrokinetic abilities to ignite a continuous stream of fire under her feet. The updraft created from this not only allows Blaze to slow her descent through midair by hovering, but also allows her to control whatever direction she is heading from side to side fairly quickly, as well as control the exact place on the ground she wants to land. It also allows Blaze to move much greater distances through midair than the Jump Dash can.
To perform the Burst Hover in gameplay, the player has to hold while Blaze is jumping or is sent into midair. To control Blaze's direction while using the Burst Hover, the player must press left/right on .
The downside to the Burst Hover is that it trades speed for greater control over Blaze's movements, making it somewhat slower than the Jump Dash. Also, if Blaze performs the Burst Hover for too long, she will get tired and the Burst Hover will stop, so it is not advisable to overuse it while crossing over bottomless pits.
In other media
The Burst Hover technique appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comics published by Archie Comics. It appeared in Sonic Universe #58, when Blaze the Cat flew from the Metal Marauder to Captain Metal while said captain was on a submarine.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Burst Hover is a move used by Blaze the Cat. It first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog #4 when Blaze battled a Badnik battalion.