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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.


  • 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 many 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 its end, the Halo Trickjumping community is now based at, created by one they call Derek.


  1. ^ "Rocket Jumping Tutorial". Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  2. ^ "Plasma Tutorial". Retrieved 2019-04-09.

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