The Jump Attack (ジャンプアタック Janpuatakku?), also known as the Super Hammer Attack (ジャンプハンマー Janpuhanmā?, lit. "Jump Hammer") or the Mid-Air Hammer Attack is one of the signature moves of Amy Rose which first appeared in Sonic Adventure. It is a variant of the Hammer Attack where Amy attacks with her Piko Piko Hammer while jumping.
When using the Jump Attack, Amy jumps into air and pulls out her Piko Piko Hammer where she swings it around while doing a body flip, thus damaging all enemies her hammer comes in contact with. This move is similar to the Spin Jump, although due to her hammer, Amy gains a much greater attack range. When performing the Jump Attack, the Piko Piko Hammer leaves a trail of pink hearts.
In Sonic Adventure and its later iteration, Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, where it is called the Jump Attack, it is performed in gameplay by pressing the B/X button in mid-jump. When obtaining the Long Hammer, the Jump Attack's range is greatly increased.
Sonic Advance series
In Sonic Advance, the Jump Attack is called the Jump Hammer (ジャンプハンマー Janpuhanmā?) in the Japanese manual, but is unnamed in the English manuals. To perform it in gameplay, the player has to press during a jump.
Sonic Advance 2
Sonic Advance 3
In Sonic Advance 3, the Jump Attack is called the Mid-Air Hammer Attack. In this game, Amy can only perform the Jump Attack if she is teamed up with Sonic, Knuckles, or Cream. To perform it in gameplay with the right partner, the player has to press during a jump.
- Sonic Advance 2 (Gameboy Advance) United States instruction booklet, pg. 13.
- Sonic Advance 3 (Gameboy Advance) United States instruction booklet, pg. 16-17.