Start Dash

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Not to be confused with Rocket Start.

The Start Dash is a technique that gives runners a boost at the start of a race.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Cosmic Luigi
Luigi preparing for a Start Dash

At the beginning of a Cosmic Mario or Cosmic Luigi race in Super Mario Galaxy, if the player holds the Nunchuk Control Stick up, then Nunchuk Z Button when the timer hits 2, and then hits A Button just as the race starts, Mario or Luigi will get an extra boost at the beginning of the race. This can be shown by a yellow color appearing on Mario or Luigi, shrinking gradually, showing the end of the speed boost.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

A Start Dash
Mario preparing to do a Start Dash

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the Start Dash is used at the beginning of a track event. In the Wii version, players hold down the B Button button to build up the energy of their character. Once the "GO" sign appears on the screen, releasing the button and swinging the Wii Remote downward will make the racer rocket out of the blocks. In the Nintendo DS version, holding the Stylus down on the touch screen will charge up the energy and releasing will activate the speed boost.