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Quotation1 Slows down the opponent for a given time. Quotation2
— Description, Sonic Rush[1]

Slow[1] (スロー[2] Surō?), also referred to as Brake (ブレーキ[3][4] Burēki?), is an Item Box power-up in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Exclusive to multiplayer, this power-up can slow down opponents when obtained.

Description

Item Boxes that contain Slow generally depict an icon that display a moving green/white orb.

Slow is designed specifically for multiplayer gameplay. When the player obtains Slow, the opposing player will instantly be slowed down significantly; not even the Super Boost/Fire Boost will give a noticeable increase in speed. This way, the player can gain the upper hand against the opponent in the multiplayer races. After a few moments however, Slow will wear off.

Game appearances

Sonic Advance series

Sonic Advance

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This power-up made its first appearance in Sonic Advance. In this game, it is referred to as Brake (ブレーキ[3] Burēki?) in Japanese materials. Boxes that contain Brake depict a green icon with a moving white orb on it.

In gameplay, Brake only appears in the Race multiplayer feature in VS Mode. During gameplay in this mode, the boxes cycle through the power-ups available, including Brake. Whenever the player obtains Brake, small white and yellow orbs will appear above the opponent for as long as Brake is in effect.

Sonic Advance 2

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In Sonic Advance 2, this power-up is referred to as Brake (ブレーキ[4] Burēki?) in Japanese material again. In this game, boxes that contain Brake depict a green icon with a moving white orb on it.

In gameplay, Brake only appears in the Multi-Game Pak Mode multiplayer feature in Multiplayer. During gameplay in this mode, the boxes cycle through the power-ups available, including Brake. Whenever the player obtains Brake, small white and yellow orbs will appear above the opponent for as long as Brake is in effect.

Sonic Advance 3

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In Sonic Advance 3, this power-up is called Slow (スロー[5] Surō?) in Japanese material. In this game, Boxes that contain Slow depict a green icon with a moving white orb on it.

In gameplay, Slow only appears in the game's Multi-Pak Battle multiplayer. During gameplay in this mode, the Boxes cycle through the power-ups available, including Slow. Whenever the player obtains Slow, small bubbling green orbs will appear above the opponents for as long as Slow is in effect. However, if the player opens a Slow Box while the Box is red and black, then the player will be affected by Slow instead of their opponent.

Sonic Rush series

Sonic Rush

In Sonic Rush, this power-up is referred to as Slow[1] (スロー[2] Surō?). In this game, Item Boxes that contain Slow depict a black icon with a moving green orb on it.

In gameplay, Slow only appears in Battle Play (the multiplayer mode of Sonic Rush). During gameplay in this mode, Slow can be obtained from any Item Box, whose contents rotate between power-ups at a steady pace. Whenever the player obtains Slow, a red and white speech bubble containing a slow-moving projectile will appear above the opponent for as long as Slow is in effect.

Sonic Rush Adventure

In Sonic Rush Adventure, this power-up is called Slow again.[6] In gameplay, Slow only appears in Battle mode (the multiplayer mode of Sonic Rush Adventure). During gameplay in this mode, the Item Boxes cycle through the power-ups available, including Slow. Whenever the player obtains Slow, a red and white speech bubble containing a slow-moving projectile will appear above the opponent for as long as Slow is in effect.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS) European instruction booklet, p. 32.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 38.
  3. 3.0 3.1 (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス必勝パーフェクトガイド Aspect. February 8 2002. p. 91. ISBN 978-4757209480.
  4. 4.0 4.1 (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス2公式ガイドブック. Aspect. January 2003. p. 75. ISBN 978-4757209480.
  5. Sonic Advance 3 (Wii U Virtual Console) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 55.
  6. Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS) European instruction booklet, p. 30.
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