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A Slope Jump being used to skip the Dark Suit.

A Slope Jump is a technique within the Metroid Prime series that involves Samus moving up to a certain part of a ledge, looking down, and then jumping, giving her extra height and allowing her to reach areas normally inaccessible. Notable uses for the Slope Jump include getting a Missile Expansion in Metroid Prime early before fighting the Hive Mecha, skipping the battle with the first Elite Pirate, skipping the GF Trooper cutscene in GFMC Compound (which leads to the 101% glitch), and getting into the Torvus Bog without the Dark Suit.

In the GameCube version of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, most (if not all) areas reachable with the Slope Jump do not require looking down and simply only require the use of locking on in a straightforward position (Look straight and Hold L, then move up a ramp and jump while running up a certain height. Hold L the entire time until success is performed).

This technique was originally termed by fans as the Ghetto Jump, but this name has fallen out of favor in recent years due to what some consider its derogatory nature.[1]

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  1. ^ Metroid 2002: "Ghetto" in this context comes from late 90s/early 00s California slang for "lame" or "shoddy" or "unsophisticated." By all accounts, Kip unwittingly coined the term "ghetto jump" while traversing the Crashed Frigate without the Gravity Suit on 9 February 2003, as the exact nature of the technique he was using was not known at that time. Today, some people use the term "slope jumping" as a clearer alternative.