Centre: Ecco in mid-dash towards the jellyfish.
Left: The jellyfish has been defeated by the attack and turned into energy.
The dash/charge attack is one of Ecco's basic abilities. It is performed by pressing the B button on the Genesis controller. Ecco will give off a short burst of speed in the direction he is facing. The player can slightly change Ecco's direction during a dash by using the directional pad. The dash can be used to run away from enemies, clear obstacles, jump or attack enemies. Enemies such as sharks, stingrays and jellyfish are vulnerable to this attack. Later on it can be combined with Ecco's sonar to make the Charge Sonar attack.