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Sonic will automatically grab ledges and flip up onto a safe surface to prevent fatal falls or avoid the jaws of Robotnik's monsters.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball United States instruction manual.[1]

The Cliffhanger Flip[1] is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It consists on the user flipping back onto solid ground when hanging from a ledge.


In Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, the Cliffhanger Flip is only used by Sonic the Hedgehog. When performing the Cliffhanger Flip, Sonic will grab the ledge of the nearest surface and flip up onto it.

In gameplay, the Cliffhanger Flip will automatically be performed when Sonic touches the ledge of a surface. If this happens, he will flip up onto that surface. This move is useful when having to avoid mortal falls. However, the Cliffhanger Flip can only be performed on flat surfaces, and cannot be performed on other types of surfaces, such as those on Flippers.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Sega Genesis United States instruction manual, pg. 6.