Can you wall jump back up the shaft just before Super Missiles in Super Metroid?

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Can you wall jump back up the shaft just before Super Missiles in Super Metroid?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:18 am

This probably doesn't warrant an entire topic unto itself but I'm trying to get back up there and it seems impossible. Anyone know if it can be done, and is there even a practical purpose in doing so? I just feel compelled to get back up there.

Also, wall jump controls are super bad.

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:45 am

You can wall jump up the shaft if you have the patience for it, but it won't do you any good since the collapsing tiles at the entrance will have respawned by the time you get there, preventing you from reaching the top.

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Post by Marilink » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:51 am

I've seen people say the wall jump controls in Super Metroid are bad, but I just have to disagree. If you get next to the wall and hold away from it, Samus gives a pretty clear visual indicator when she's ready to perform the wall jump.

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Post by X-3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:00 pm

The wall jump controls just take some time to get used to. I think the execution barrier is appropriate considering how powerful it is in SM's gravity.

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Post by Bomby » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:38 pm

I'm ungodly awful at wall jumping in Super Metroid. Also in real life.

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Re: Can you wall jump back up the shaft just before Super Missiles in Super Metroid?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:06 pm

idk, I kinda get the argument that it is a powerful technique but it is in MMX too, and that is buttery smooth.

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Re: Can you wall jump back up the shaft just before Super Missiles in Super Metroid?

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:25 pm

Bomby wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:38 pm
I'm ungodly awful at wall jumping in Super Metroid. Also in real life.
Same. I watch these SM runners and think that it might be fun and decide to give it a try, and then I can't hit the basic wall jumps. SM speed running is crazy.

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Re: Can you wall jump back up the shaft just before Super Missiles in Super Metroid?

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Post by X-3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:45 pm

Wall-jumping in MMX is a much different beast due to level design and other things. You can probably-maybe beat SM without wall-jumping at all. Probably ditto ZM, which makes wall-jumping easier but the gravity makes jumping on the same wall harder.

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