The Wall Jump, or Kick Climb in Other M, is a technique first available in Super Metroid and since then in every 2D game. It has no proper upgrade, thus can be used from the beginning. It doesn't have to be used but using it can save time or allowing to get to new areas. The Wall Jump can be used repeatedly with only one wall in Super Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission. This technique is difficult but can give Samus a larger reach in available areas.
- "Traversing vertical corridors is a cinch for Samus as she leaps from side to side with minimal effort, through elevator shafts and more."
Samus performing the Wall Jump in Super Metroid
- "If you press and hold in the direction of the wall and press with good timing, you'll kick your way up the wall. Note: You don't have to change the direction you're pressing on ." Metroid: Other M Instruction Booklet, Pg 21
- "Traversing vertical corridors is a cinch for Samus as she leaps from side to side with minimal effort, through elevator shafts and more." Metroid: Other M, Metroid.com