Bomb Jumps are an exploit that allows Link to cross small gaps using the knock-back damage from a bomb.
There are two general methods to set up a bomb jump: Manually placing Link within 1-2 pixels of the edge of the pit or using a bonk.
Edge Lineup Method
For most bomb jumps the player just has to get within 1 or 2 pixels from the edge of the pit for a bomb jump to be sucessful. This can be done by holding out Link's sword and tapping backing up towards the edge without falling using a visual cue such Link's shadow. Once lined up, place a bomb and it should boost the player across a 2 tile wide gap.
Spin Setup for Edges
There is a special setup for getting to within one pixel of the edge of a pit by using a sword-spin. As Link gets close to the edge of a hole there is typically a special slipping animation before Link falls. If the player releases the spin during this animation while holding the direction away from the hole they will be placed on the edge of the pit.
- Charge a sword spin and walk in the direction TOWARDS the hole.
- As soon as Link visually starts slipping start holding the direction AWAY from the hole.
- While pressing AWAY from the whole and still in the slipping animation release the sword spin and stop holding any directions during the spin.
- Link should now be on the last pixel on the edge of the hole.
A benefit to this method is that it allows the player to place a bomb before the edge line up and can saves a little bit of time waiting for the bomb fuse.
|Bomb Jump - Edge Lineup||Bomb Jump - Spin Setup|
On some pits the player can utilize a bonk just before a bomb explodes to give a wider range of up to 6 pixels away from the edge to get across the gap. This is mainly be used in the Tower of Hera or Skull Woods to cross the gap to the big chests.
|Bomb Jump Bonk Setup|
In addition to the general setups there a some special bomb jumps that require more precise setups to cross the intended gap:
Ice Palace Bomb Jump
The Ice Palace Bomb Jump (IPBJ) requires two different alignments to get the proper diagonal trajectory to make it across the gap. This IPBJ setup guide can serve as a guide to show valid positions
|Ice Palace Bomb Jump|
Spectacle Rock Bomb Jump
This bomb jump is fairly unique in that it crosses a 3 tile gap. If the player a pixel or two into the right side wall before moving down into the bomb jump it will give an extra boost to make it across the gap
|Spectacle Rock Bomb Jump|
Turtle Rock Big Chest
This is another bomb jump that can cross a 3 tile gap . If the player position themselves so that the bomb slightly clips Link into the rail it will give the extra boost to make it to the Big Chest. A visual guide to the valid coordinates for this bomb jump can be seen in the image below.
|Turtle Rock Big Chest Bomb Jump||Working Positions (courtesy of Chexhuman)|
Uses and Examples
Other places in the game where bomb jumps can be useful:
|Skull Woods Big Chest||Skull Woods Mummy Hellway|
|Ice Palace Freezor Room||Ice Palace Hookshot Room|
|Ganon's Tower Left Side||Skull Woods Big Chest|
|Paradox Cave||GT - Bob's Chest Mistake|