Slowing down time
Time Break ( is a recurring technique in the タイムブレイク Taimu Bureiku ) ? . It allows the user to slow down time.
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Time Break's effects are very similar to the time-altering properties of
Chaos Control. When performing this move, the user can slow down the flow of time, thus slowing down everything around him and giving the player more time to react. Unlike Chaos Control, however, Time Break also slows the user down, meaning that though Time Break grants the player more time to react to danger, they still have to choose their next move in good time.
When Time Break is in use, the game screen turns to gray-scale with several after-shadow effects in the environment. A heartbeat can also be heard while it is in use.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Time Break first appeared in
as a move Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic could pull off under the supervision of Shahra and her ring. When Sonic is performing Time Break in this game, he shouts "Time Break".
Sonic first learns Time Break in
Lost Prologue Paragraph 10. To perform Time Break, Sonic's Soul Gauge must contain enough Soul Energy to reach the burning point (where the energy bar turns orange). In gameplay, it is activated by pressing Down on the Wii Remote and to deactivate it, the player must press Down on the Wii Remote again. Using Time Break drains Sonic's Soul Gauge however, so if he runs out of Soul Energy, the move will also end.
During the final battle with
Alf Layla wa-Layla, it was shown that Sonic can also use Time Break as Darkspine Sonic as well, and could do so without Shahra's ring.
Time Break's icon.
In the console/
PC version of , Time Break appears as an equippable Sonic Generations Skill. It retains its effects from , except that it can be used indefinitely and works for about ten seconds at a time. To activate Time Break in gameplay, the player must press Sonic and the Secret Rings / .
To unlock Time Break, the player can buy it at the
Skill Shop after defeating the Time Eater. It can be equipped to both Classic and Modern Sonic and costs 80 Skill Points to be equipped.
Time Break is the exact opposite of Speed Break, as it decreases Sonic's speed.
Time Break is the only one of the two special abilities Sonic has in Sonic and the Secret Rings that he uses in a cutscene.
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