A dash followed directly after a drop.
Drop Dash  ( is a move that appears the ドロップダッシュ  Doroppu Dasshu ) ? . It is a technique that, when used, makes the user launch a midair Sonic the Hedgehog series Spin Dash.
Concept and creation
Christian Whitehead, the Drop Dash was designed with new players in mind. When testing out the game, he noticed a lot of new players, when reaching steep or tall slopes they could not get through, would resort to using the  Spin Dash, thus causing them to come to a complete stop to charge it up. Thus, the Drop Dash was created so that players can maintain their momentum and keep the flow going without having to constantly stop to charge up a traditional Spin Dash.
When performing the Drop Dash, the user will begin to rapidly spin their body as they drop down to the ground, upon where they will be perform a quick
Spin Dash and roll forward. 
In gameplay, the Drop Dash is charged in midair when initiated. Doing so will cause the user to launch straight into a Spin Dash once they touch the ground.
This allows them to gain an instant and offensive speed boost just after a drop or jump from midair. However, the move cannot be performed if the user takes damage before landing, or if they are wielding a  Shield-derived power-up.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Drop Dash is used by Sonic Mania Plus Sonic and Super Sonic. To perform the Drop Dash in gameplay, the player has to execute the following actions:
By collecting enough
medalions in the Bonus Stages, this move can be replaced with the Super Peel-Out or the Insta-Shield by accessing the Options Menu in the Save Select. These options were originally only available on a "No Save" playthrough; however, as of Version 1.04/RC 1.05.0713, they are also available for use on saved files. Also, the player can enter a hidden Sound Test code that allows them to use all three moves.
Classic Sonic perfoming the Drop Dash, from Sonic Forces
, the Drop Dash is a move that is utilized by Sonic Forces Classic Sonic and Classic Super Sonic. When using it in this game, Classic Sonic gets enveloped in a faint blue aura, much like the one present around his modern counterpart during a jump. To perform the Drop Dash in gameplay, the player has to press and hold / / while in mid-air.
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic using the Drop Dash, from . Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog
, the Drop Dash is used by Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic. It can be performed in gameplay by enabling it in the Options menu.
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
, the Drop Dash is used by Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic. Like in , it can be performed in gameplay by enabling it in the Options menu.
Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog
, the Drop Dash is featured as an additional move for Sonic in Anniversary Mode.
, the Drop Dash is set to make an appearance as part of Sonic's moveset. Sonic Frontiers
In a prototype of
, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic is able to use a move similar to the Drop Dash, which is performed by holding up on during a jump.  In , the sprites for the dust cloud created when releasing the Drop Dash are oddly labeled under the "Explosions.gif" file. Sonic Mania
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Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack
Continue | Debug Mode | Egg Mobile | Life | Lock-on technology | Loop | Madonna | Secret Bonus | | Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 U.S Gold) | Sonic the Hedgehog (promotional comic) Sonic the Hedgehog Band ( Max, Mach, Sharps, Vector) | | Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic South Island | Time Attack* | Time Over | Totem pole | Tunnel | Water
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails ( Super Tails**) | Knuckles** ( Super Knuckles**)
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Boss Attack Zone** | Egg Gauntlet Zone** | Genocide City Zone* | Green Hill Zone* | Proto Palace Zone** | Rock World Zone* | Sand Shower Zone* | Wood Zone*
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Egg Drillster | Egg Poison | Egg Hammer | Egg Claw | Egg Scorcher Mk II | Egg Digger | Brass Eggman** | Eggmarine | Flying Eggman | Barrier Eggman | Mecha Sonic | Death Egg Robot
Climb** | Crouch | Drop Dash** | Glide** | Insta-Shield** | Propeller Flying | Spin jump | Super Dash Attack | Super Spin Attack | Swim**
Gimmicks and obstacles
Arrow column | Bomb | Breakaway column | Booster | Bumper | Bumper wall | Cannon | Conveyor Belt | Crusher | Drop Target | Elevator | Fan | Flipper | Giant spear | Goal Plate | Gondola | High-speed warp tube | Iron ball | Jump Panel | Mega Mack | Metal nut | Prison Egg | Seesaw | Sinking pool | Slot machine | Spikes | Spring | Spring Catapult | Star Post | Switch
Air bubble | Chaos Emerald | Monitor ( Eggman, Flame Shield**, Invincible, Lightning Shield**, One-Up, Power Sneakers, Random, S**, Shield, Super Rings, Teleporter, Water Shield**) | Ring | Star Circle
Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack
Continue | Corkscrew | Death Egg | Death Egg Robot | Debug Mode | Eggman's Mobile | Life | Lock-on technology | Loop | Perfect Bonus | | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD Space rocket | Time Attack | Tornado | Totem pole | Tunnel | Water | West Side Island
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** Appears only in re-releases