The Shooting Star Combo is one of the Aerial Attack Skills used by Sonic the Werehog in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of Sonic Unleashed. When using this move, Sonic attacks with a combo of mid-air slashes and punches before finishing with a bash.
When performing this move, Sonic first performs the Flying Double-Punch. After that, Sonic stretches out his arms and does a cartwheel in mid-air while slashing at his opponent(s). He then finishes off by putting his hands together in a collective fist behind his head before bringing it down on his opponent(s), as he stretches out his arms, in a powerful bash that knocks the opponent(s) onto the ground.
The Shooting Star Combo becomes available in the game when Sonic the Werehog's Combat parameter reaches level 5. To perform the Shooting Star Combo in gameplay, the player must press / in quick succession while Sonic is sent into mid-air by one of his other Skills, such as the Sho-Hog-Ken or Sho-Claw-Ken. In gameplay, the final part of the Shooting Star Combo will knock an airborne enemy into the ground, where the enemies nearby the landing point will be knocked back by a shock wave effect.