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The Block Shifting Glitch, also known as the Select Glitch, is a glitch in Metroid II: Return of Samus that allows Samus to move blocks. However, she can neither control which blocks will move nor where they'll move. It is done by rapidly pressing the Select button over and over again while moving while causing the screen to scroll. It is very useful to reach Secret Worlds and for Sequence Breaking. It has limited use in speedruns.
A demonstration of the glitch can be found here.
|Breakable Blocks||Bomb Block • Boost Block • Chozo Block • Fake Block • Missile Block • Pit Block • Power Bomb Block • Screw Attack Block • Super Missile Block|
|Miscellaneous||Block Shifting Glitch|
|Sequence Breaking|| Arm pumping • Block Shifting Glitch • Door Jump • Early Ice Beam • Early Super Missiles • Ghetto Jump |
Infinite Speed • Mockball • Roll Jump • Zebetite Glitch
|Weapons||Chainsaw Beam • Murder Beam • Rapid Fire Missiles • Shadow Freezing|
|Easy Upgrades||Golden Torizo code • Spacetime Beam|
|Game-Ending||Pyrosphere door glitch • Artifact of Warrior • Main Research • Mine Lift|
|Miscellaneous||Blue Suit glitch • Secret World • Name glitch • Visor cutscene glitch|