The kick boost[note 1] is a recurring move in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a highly powerful kick delivered to a Movable Crate.

Description

When using the kick boost, the user delivers a powerful, charged strike to a Movable Crate with both his legs, causing the crate to slide a small far distance along the ground at high speed. This is useful for quickly pushing a Movable Crate or taking out enemies caught in the Moveable Crate's path.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

Sonic when charging the kick boost in Sonic Colors.

This move first appeared in the Wii version of Sonic Colors, where it is used by Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Sonic, the Virtual Hedgehog and the Mii. When using the kick boost, the user spins around in midair, similar to the Spin Attack, to build up momentum before striking the Movable Crate. To use the kick boost in gameplay, the player must press and hold down the following buttons and then release:

Wii Remote + Nunchunk Wii Remote Sideways Classic Style GameCube Controller
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It should be noted that in this game, Super Sonic cannot use the move and instead, the Movable Crate will move instantly every time he touches it.

Sonic Generations

Sonic using the kick boost in Sonic Generations.

In the HD version Sonic Generations, the kick boost is used exclusively by Modern Sonic and Modern Super Sonic. When using the kick boost, Sonic Boosts into, the Movable Crate, channeling his speed and kicking the crate to deliver the strike rather than charging it up stationarily. To use the kick boost in gameplay, the player has to press XboxX.png/PSSquareButton.png. This move is mostly used in the 2.5D sections of the levels as the Movable Crates are mostly only present in these areas, with the exception being the Endless Boost Challenge Act.

Gallery

Notes

  1. In-game files of Sonic Generations: sn_box_kick_boost_l.anm.hkx

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