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Five of the Best: Dashes

Without a Tracer regret.

A vibrant illustration from Hades of the Greek god Hermes, who's running with his cloak and toga flowing.
Image credit: Supergiant Games

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Which was the first game to have a dash move in it? The earliest I can think of is the Mega Man series. But was that a slide or a dash? Because although they serve similar functions, I think they're distinct things. It's tricky! Today of course, dashes are synonymous with action games, and even other kinds of games, and it's probably more common to play games with them than without them. Dashes have become a fundamental part of our gaming lexicon. But the question is, which dashes have been the most memorable - which dashes are the best?

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