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The controls in this game are quite different then past Sonic the Hedgehog games. Now when you use the to move, you only jog (in previous games, Sonic would run). You have to hold down while using to run.
|+ or +||Run.|
|(while in the air and near an enemy)||Homing attack.|
|Pause the game.|
|Check level progress (similar to New Super Mario Bros.' game mechanic). Activate RC vehicles and backup items. Enable Wisps.|