Sonic using Wall Jump
A jump between closely placed walls to reach higher routes
The Wall Jump is a move used by Mighty the Armadillo and Sonic the Hedgehog. It was first introduced in Knuckles' Chaotix, but appeared again much later in Sonic Unleashed, where it became one of Sonic's standard moves. The move focuses on the user jumping between walls, similar to Mario's Wall Jump move, to reach higher levels.
This move is similar to the Triangle Jump, except the user can move vertically rather than just horizontally along walls, thus allowing the user to ascend the walls by springing between them and reach higher routes in a stage.
When in an area that allows Wall Jump, the user can jump onto the nearby wall and hang onto it, but will slide down the wall they hang onto until they reach the bottom if they hang onto it for too long. When there are two facing walls in close proximity to each other, the user can jump off the wall they hang on to, and over to the opposite wall while going higher up, then set off again with a new jump etc., thereby scaling the narrow space until they reach the top.
The Wall Jump first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix and was only usable by Mighty The Armadillo and Espio the Chameleon as one of his intrinsic skills. Once Mighty jumps against a wall, press the C button to grab onto the wall and scale it by pressing Up at the D-pad and the C button to jump.
The Wall Jump returned in Sonic Unleashed as one of the moves used by Sonic the Hedgehog. In order for Sonic to use the Wall Jump in the PS3/Xbox360 version of this game, he must have obtained the upgrade called the Wall Jump Shoes. When finding an area where Wall Jump is required (which is usually marked by the position of the Rings) Sonic will instantly grab onto the wall, and can scale the walls with jumps by pressing the X/A button on the PS3/PS2/Xbox360 version and the B button on the Wii version.
The Wall Jump made a reappearance in Sonic Colors as one of Sonic's standard moves. The move's mechanics and controls are identical to those presented in the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed.
The Wall Jump returned again in Sonic Generations, as one of Modern Sonic's standard moves. In this game, the areas where Wall Jump is possible is marked with red and black plates, called wall jump panels, with arrows that covers the walls. However the player cannot perform the move in areas without markings. If Modern Sonic is equipped with the Skill called "Direct Jump" Modern Sonic will perform the Wall Jump much faster. The mechanics and controls are identical to Sonic Unleashed.
- As of Sonic Unleashed, this move can only be used in side-scrolling sections of the games, due to the fact that a camera behind the character while performing this move would be impractical.
- Sonic also has this move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.