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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Shahra | Erazor Djinn ( Alf Layla wa-Layla) | King Shahryar | Ali Baba | Sinbad the Sailor | King Solomon | Uhu | Kri Ma Djinn | Pri Ma Djinn | Cheese* | Omochao* | Big
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Sand Scorpion | Captain Bemoth | Ifrit Golem | Erazor Djinn | Alf Layla wa-Layla
Charge Jump | Crouch | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Speed Break | Time Break | Wall Shuffle
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Air Launcher | Burner | Catapult | Dash Panel | Flying Pot | Giant spear | Hourglass | Iron ball | Jump Carpet | Jump Panel | Thorn Spring | Triceratops | Vine | Zip Line
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow) Bella Hudson ( | Shahra, Blaze) Peter Cormican ( | Erazor) Mike Pollock ( | King Shahryār/ Eggman) Amy Palant ( | Ali Baba/ Tails) Dan Green ( | Sinbad/ Knuckles) Richard Will ( | King Solomon) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream, Omochao) Pete Capella (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Koji Yusa ( | Shadow) Mai Nakahara ( | Shahra) Masashi Ebara ( | Erazor) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | King Shahryār/ Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Ali Baba/ Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Sinbad/ Knuckles) Fumito Yamano ( | King Solomon) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Daisuke Ono (
Seven Rings in Hand | Let the Speed Mend It | The Wicked Wild | The Palace That Was Found | No Way Through | The White of Sky | Unawakening Float | Poison Spear | Blue on the Run | How It Started | It Has Come to This | Worth a Chance
Sonic and the Secret Rings Game Soundtrack | Seven Rings In Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track
Arabian Nights | Auto Running | Diehard Challenge | Djinn | Drifting | Experience Point | Flame of Judgment | Magic Lamp | Shahra's Ring | Skill | | Sonic Maze Craze Soul Gauge | World of the Arabian Nights
*Only appears in
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Wisps Cyan** | Orange* | Pink* | Red**
Green Hill | Chemical Plant | Sky Sanctuary | Speed Highway | City Escape | Seaside Hill | Crisis City | Rooftop Run | Planet Wisp | Casino Night
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Color Powers Cyan Laser** | Orange Rocket* | Pink Spikes* | Red Burst**
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Gimmicks and obstacles
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Air Bubble | Boss Gate | Boss Gate Key* | Buoy | Chaos Emerald | Container ( Case, Spike Block, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Crank | Energy Core | Goal Ring | Information Pod* | Item Box ( 1-Up, Aqua Shield*, Flame Shield*, Invincible, Magnetic Shield**, Power Sneakers*, Skateboard*, Super Ring, Thunder Shield) | Medal | Mega Mack* | Musical note* | Red Star Ring* | Ring | Snowboard | Sphere** | Stomping Shoes** | Time Bonus | Wisp Capsule
English voice actors
Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Shadow) Quinton Flynn ( | Silver) Laura Bailey ( | Omochao, Blaze) Karen Strassman ( | Rouge) Michelle Ruff ( | Cream) Keith Silverstein ( | Vector) Troy Baker ( | Espio) Colleen O'Shaughnessey (
Japanese voice actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails (Modern)) Takuto Yoshinaga ( | Tails (Classic)) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Koji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Daisuke Ono ( | Silver) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yuuki Masuda ( | Espio) Youko Teppozuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
Back 2 Back | Escape from the City* | Vengeance is Mine** | You're My Hero
Blue Blur: Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack | Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack Blue Edition | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack White Edition
Sonic's birthday | Boost Gauge | Chao in Space | Collection Room | Combo* | Corkscrew loop | Death Egg | Death Egg Robot* | Egg Dragoon* | Egg Gun | Egg Mobile | Egg Spear | Havok* | Health Gauge** | Lair of the Time Eater | Miles Electric | Orca | Perfect Bonus | Rank | Skill Shop* | Sonic Generations (manga) | Sonic Generations of Skate | Statue Room* | Time Attack | Tornado-1 | Totem Pole | White Space | Winding Tunnel | Wisp Gauge**
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** Nintendo 3DS version only