- Not to be confused with the move Drift.
The drift is an effect that is activated on its own when the player is running at high speeds and arrives at a sharp turning point. At that moment, the character will skid to slow down and make a sharp turn forward. However, if the player moves through a drift-able area at low speed, they will just walk through it normally. Depending on the game, this effect can be beneficial to the player.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
In Sonic and the Secret Rings, the drifting mechanic made its first appearance. In gameplay, equipping the "Expert Drift" Skill grants the player the ability to gain extra EXP upon drifting correctly.