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Is there any use to the 'slide bounce/kick' move, apart from attacking enemies and the lava bounce glitch? This is the move where you press Z + B while moving or not moving.

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  • Can I please know why I got some downvotes? – mekb Jun 15 '19 at 23:43
  • Maybe people think it was under-researched? Which I would disagree with, since I searched "SM64 slide kick" and didn't actually find much useful. – Toomai Jun 16 '19 at 2:38
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As a casual player, the slide kick isn't much more than a way to attack while running. As a speedrunner/special-runner (e.g. A-button challenge), it's an invaluable part of Mario's movement abilities that lets him bounce in specific ways, cross gaps without jumping, and some other zany tricks.

On the other hand I don't think there is any practical use for the crouching kick aside from existing so the button combination does something.

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