Wall Clipping

As one of the oldest and most commonly used tricks in the game, Wall Clipping allows for the player to clip into solid tiles. Furthermore, it allows for many movement optimizations in the game.

The amount one can clip into a solid tile is based on the side of the tile in which they are trying to clip into:

  • North & south sides: Link can clip up to three pixels
  • West & east sides: Link can clip up to two pixels.

How to Perform

Wall Clipping is one of the easiest tricks in the game. Simply walk into the corner of a solid tile. One of two things will happen:

  • Link is positioned perfectly, walking passed the tile slightly clipped into it by one to three pixels (depending on the side).
  • Link is positioned slightly closer to the middle of the solid tile than the corner, causing him to go into a pushing animation for a few frames before he aligns, clipping two to three pixels into the tile (depending on the side).

Many glitches and tricks stem from - or are made easier by - wall clipping, such as Evil Genie quick kill, Super Jumping, and sideways block pushing. More often than not, however, it is used to optimize one's movement.

Wall clip example

Left: not wall clipped; right: wall clipped

Last updated 05/04/2018 – Rapid_