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The Wall Jump[1] (三角飛び Sankakutobi?, lit. "Triangle Jump") is a move that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a technique that focuses on the user jumping diagonally between walls in order to reach higher levels.

Description

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Mighty performing the Wall Jump in Knuckles' Chaotix.

When performing the Wall Jump, the user jumps onto a wall and set off from it with their feet, causing them to be send upwards. This move is similar to the Triangle Jump, except the user moves upward when jumping off the walls instead of remaining at the same height.

In gameplay, the Wall Jump can only be used in certain areas verified for its usage. To perform a Wall Jump in gameplay, simply aim back towards a wall suitable for Wall Jumping, and continually jump off of the same wall. Upon making contact with the wall during a Wall Jump, the playable character will momentarily cling to said wall before beginning to slide off it. Also, when a character capable of using the Wall Jump jumps again while pressed against a wall, they will kick off of the wall, propelled diagonally upwards. This allows the player to climb shafts with the Wall Jump (as long as the walls are close enough).

Game appearances

Knuckles' Chaotix

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Mighty using Wall Jump in Knuckles' Chaotix.

The Wall Jump first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix, where its action is referred to as "to Kick off Walls".[2] In this game, it is one of Mighty the Armadillo's intrinsic character skills.

To perform the Wall Jump in gameplay, the player must jump against a wall and press Genesis C Button upon touching the wall to make Mighty grab onto said wall. Before Mighty can slide off it, press up on Controlpadds and release Genesis C Button to set off from the wall.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

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Shadow's Wall Jump in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), the Wall Jump appeared as a game mechanic automatically triggered in certain Action Stages by Sonic and Shadow. In this game, the move serves as a method for the player to travel through Action Stages by jumping between vertical surfaces in 3D sections rather than scaling parallel walls in 2D sections.

When the Wall Jump is triggered, the player is sent towards a vertical surface that the playable character then sticks to. The player must then press XboxA/PSXButton to jump to the next surface. If the player does not press XboxA/PSXButton in time, the character will fall into a bottomless pit.

Sonic Unleashed

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Sonic using the Wall Jump in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 4 version of Sonic Unleashed.

In Sonic Unleashed, the move is referred to as the Wall Jump for the first time.[3][4][5][6] In this game, the Wall Jump is a move only Sonic the Hedgehog can perform in the daytime levels. For Sonic to perform the Wall Jump in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version of the game, he has to possess the Wall Jump Shoes (In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, Sonic starts out with all of his abilities, including the Wall Jump).

In this game, Wall Jump sections only appear in the game's 2.5D areas and are marked by the position of Rings. To begin Wall Jumping, the player has to jump towards a suitable wall at reasonable speed to start clinging onto it. To kick off from the wall, the player has to use the following controls:

PS2 Wii (remote) Wii (Classic Controller) Wii (GameCube Controller) PS3 Xbox 360
PSXButton WiiDSA + ◀/▶ b Button + ◀/▶ A Button GameCube v2 + ◀/▶ PSXButton XboxA

Sonic Colors

On both versions of Sonic Colors, the move is referred to as the Wall Jump again.[7][8] In this game, it returned as one of Sonic's standard moves. In the Wii version of the game, the Wall Jump is also used by Super Sonic and the Virtual Hedgehogs.

In gameplay, the Wall Jump's mechanics are identical to those presented in the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed. Like before, the only places the player can Wall Jump are in the 2.5D sections of the Acts. On the Wii versions, there are no surfaces specifically made for Wall Jumping, and the player is even able to Wall Jump between Containers. On the Nintendo DS version of the game however, the player can only Wall Jump on walls that are marked with yellow panels (which will show a button prompt on the screen when Sonic clings to them).

To perform the Wall Jump in gameplay, the player has to jump towards a suitable wall to start clinging onto it. To kick off from the wall, the player has to use the following controls:

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WiiDSA Controlpadds + Snnwii2buttondisco L Stick + a Button Control Stick + A Button GameCube v2 DSB

Noticeably, when jumping during the Wall Jump in the Nintendo DS version, Sonic will be performing the Spin Jump, thereby allowing him to take out enemies in the path of his Wall Jump.

Sonic Generations

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Sonic using the Wall Jump on Wall Jump Blocks in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

In Sonic Generations, the move is named the Wall Jump again.[1][9] In this game, the Wall Jump is one of Modern Sonic's standard moves.

In gameplay on the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, areas on the walls where Wall Jumping is possible are marked with Wall Jump Blocks (which only appear in the game's 2.5D sections). However, in some cases, the player can use the Wall Jump on walls even if they have no Wall Jump Blocks. Also, if Modern Sonic is equipped with the Direct Jump Skill, he can perform the Wall Jump faster. On the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations on the other hand, there are no special gimmicks for marking the Wall Jump areas. Also, a button prompt appears on the screen when the Wall Jump is possible.

To perform the Wall Jump in gameplay on the console/PC version, the player has to jump towards a Wall Jump Block to start clinging onto it. For then to kick off from the Wall Jump Block, press XboxA/PSXButton. In gameplay on the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, to cling onto a wall, press WiiDSA/DSB while holding the Circle Pad/Controlpadds in the same direction the wall is in as soon as Modern Sonic touches a wall. Press then WiiDSA/DSB to kick off the wall.

Sonic Lost World

In both versions of Sonic Lost World, the move is referred to as the Wall Jump again.[10][11] In this game, it is a Parkour move used by Sonic and Super Sonic. On the Wii U version, the Wall Jump is also used by the Virtual Hedgehogs.

Sonic Lost World marks the first time the Wall Jump can be performed in the 3D areas of the game. In order to be able to perform the Wall Jump in gameplay, the player must be executing a Wall Climb or running along a wall. Then, when there is a nearby wall to the left or right, press WiiDSA/DSB to set off from the wall and reach the opposing wall.

Sonic Forces

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The Avatar using the Wall Jump in Sonic Forces.

In Sonic Forces, the Wall Jump is a move exclusive to the Avatar. In gameplay, it can only be performed in the shafts encountered along the paths in Imperial Tower. To begin Wall Jumping, the player has to jump towards a suitable wall to start clinging onto it. To kick off from the wall, the player has to press A button/PSXButton/Switch b.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Generations (PlayStation 3) European instruction booklet, p. 9.
  2. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) instruction booklet, p. 8.
  3. Sonic Unleashed (PlayStation 3) European instruction booklet, p. 10.
  4. Sonic Unleashed (Xbox 360) United States instruction booklet, p. 4.
  5. Sonic Unleashed (Wii) United States instruction booklet, p. 8.
  6. Sonic Unleashed (PlayStation 2) United States instruction booklet, p. 8.
  7. Sonic Colors (Wii) United States instruction booklet, p. 8.
  8. Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS) European instruction booklet, p. 9.
  9. Sonic Generations (Xbox 360) European instruction booklet, p. 9.
  10. Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS) United States instruction booklet, p. 4.
  11. Sonic Lost World (Wii U) Australian instruction manual.
  12. Sonic Forces : Sonic Can Wall Jump?! MOD. YouTube. Zoney (7 November 2017). Retrieved on 22 May 2018.

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