Trickjump

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Trickjumps are video game techniques that are used to enhance the mobility of the player when jumping.[citation needed] These methods are sometimes unforeseen by the creator of the game. However, they can also be placed in the game on purpose, often to reward players who practice more.

Types[edit]

The double jump is arguably a form of trickjump. If it is so, then it is the simplest and oldest type.

The most famous group of trickjumps are the weapon jumps.[1] This type of trickjump harnesses the splash damage of a weapon to propel the game character. Rocket Jumps are the most common. Another variant is the plasma climb, which was introduced in Quake III. Because Quake III's plasma gun was a splash damage weapon with a high rate of fire, it could be used to "climb" up walls.[2] The genesis of the weapon jump could possibly be Duke Nukem II, where the player could "fly" by aiming a flamethrower downward.[citation needed] Super Metroid featured the first appearance of the turbo bomb technique, wherein Samus rolls into the Morph Ball and then detonates a bomb. The blast makes her hop slightly in the air, and another bomb is set in mid-air, which then explodes and sends her even higher, and allowing the player to "climb" indefinitely. The name turbo bomb comes from the use of a turbo controller to lay the bombs at the correct intervals to climb.

Bunny hopping and grenade jumping are other forms of a trickjump.

Strafe jumping is a trickjump that is specific to games descended from id Software's Quake engines.

Halo Trickjumping[edit]

Halo has been one of the more prominent games involving trick jumping, where players use techniques to get to a location as visually appealing, efficient, or skillful as possible. Trick jumping in Halo has been around since the franchise's first release. It was popularized in Halo 2 by Trickjumper Mr. Jukes. New techniques have been adapted and carried on as the franchise precedes. The most popular Halo Trickjumping video released has been Look Before You Leap 2 developed by Halo Trickbuming team Bojangles. The video has over 300,000 and at one point was featured as YouTube's #1 gaming video. The video was posted on Bungie's website and all members of Bojangles were rewarded Halo 3's most exclusive armor, Hayabusa. The video featured a variety of Trickjumping techniques, including ghost jumping, rubbles, slide jumping, stacking, slide ramping, and more.

The Halo Trickjumping community was originally led at High Impact Halo, created by a man who called himself Ducain on the forums. However, after it's end, the Halo Trickjumping community is now based at WLB, created by one they call Derek.

Technique List:

  • Ghost Jump
  • Edge Ghost
  • Rubble Jump
  • Equipment Jump
  • Ramp Jump
  • Overjump
  • Slide Ramp
  • Edge Bounce
  • Slide Jump
  • Curve Jump
  • Late Jump
  • Stacks (Grenades and Rocket launchers)
  • Pressure Launches
  • Walltap
  • Environment Jumps
  • Traffic Cone Launch
  • Save Jump
  • Partner Jump (Also known as a Mario Jump)
  • Overslide
  • Teleporter Jump(Also known as Portal Jump)
  • Elevator Jump
  • Corner Bounce
  • High Jump
  • High Slide
  • Butterfly Jump
  • Knee Cap
  • Fenriring (26 concussion shots, 9 grenades)
  • Harcing (Pink Elites)
  • Illuminati (Confirmed)

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