Techniques: L JumpDiscovered by
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L jumps are merely a standard jump with an added button press. Tap L just before, as, or after pressing B to jump. The timing isn't precise at all, so it's not very hard to learn. Samus should jump forward quite a distance, about twice as far as a standard jump. Once you're comfortable with them, L jumps should basically replace standard jumps. If doing a space jump of some kind, an L jump is also a great starter.
- L jumps only seem to give a boost on the first jump, not the second. However, doing a second L jump doesn't hurt the jump in any way, so feel free to do two.
- There's no need to press L all the way that it clicks (only do that to lock on), just enough that the targeting crosshair appears in the middle of the screen. This may save you some finger fatigue.