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In Super Metroid, a glitch in the collision detection makes it possible to pass through Zebetites, the red barriers in Mother Brain's room in Tourian, without using any missiles. It can be exploited as follows:
- Freeze the Rinka underneath the Zebetite immediately when it spawns
- Spin jump into the Zebetite so that Samus takes damage and begins to flash.
- Spin jump again on the same spot.
- Now do a regular jump forward, and Samus will pass through the Zebetite.
- When the first Zebetite has been cleared, the next three will not spawn, and it is hence possible to continue directly to Mother Brain.
Kejardon provides an explanation of the glitch:
- [T]he trick works [...] because spinjumping onto the frozen Rinka will move Samus left a pixel, past the zebetite's collision box. Once you're there, you're technically inside the zebetite and free to move around in it. You need to be invincible, though, or otherwise the zebetite will hit Samus and push her back out. 
This is the source for the animated image shown on this page:
- Zebetite glitch - ZSNES 1.337 recording (see ZMV instructions for help with playback)
- Speed Tricks: Glitch Through Zebetites. Description of the trick at Metroid2002.com, including a video demonstration.
|Sequence Breaking|| Arm pumping • Block Shifting Glitch • Door Jump • Early Ice Beam • Early Super Missiles • Ghetto Jump |
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 • Glitches in Metroid Prime • Hidden World • Name glitch|