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* ''VideoGame/HeavyMetalFAKK2'': the Outskirts of Eden feature a single cliffside gap with an occassional ascending draft. You have to time your jump precisely to make it to the other side.


However, sometimes a character's ability isn't great enough to let them cross a gap. Luckily, there just happens to be gusts of strong wind coming straight up! As the character jumps, the wind pushes enough force on our hero to let them cross the otherwise-uncrossable gap.

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However, sometimes a character's ability isn't great enough to let them cross a gap. Luckily, there just happens to be gusts of strong wind coming straight up! up (natural or artificial)! As the character jumps, the wind pushes enough force on our hero to let them cross the otherwise-uncrossable gap.


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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' has a major one where Riku's boss fight in Le Cite Des Cloches has him almost literally walking on the heat waves that are rising from the burning city.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' has a major one where Riku's boss fight in Le Cite Des Cloches has him almost literally walking on the heat waves that are rising from the burning city.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Poptropica}}'', parts of Steamworks Island, Time Tangled Island, and 24 Carrot Island include fans that can push you up.

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* On of the blocks in ''VideoGame/UltimateChickenHorse'' is a large fan that blows air in one direction, pushing players that way. This includes upwards.


Forms of fictional media have [[VideoGamePhysics physics]] [[ArtMajorPhysics which]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics differ]] [[JumpPhysics from]] RealLife. As such, it's not uncommon for there to be [[PlatformGame places where the main character must cross gaps]] which can ''barely'' be surpassed with a well-timed jump.

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Forms of fictional media have [[VideoGamePhysics physics]] [[ArtMajorPhysics which]] [[ArtisticLicensePhysics differ]] [[JumpPhysics physics which differ from]] RealLife. As such, it's not uncommon for there to be [[PlatformGame places where the main character must cross gaps]] which can ''barely'' be surpassed with a well-timed jump.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': [[BlowYouAway Jasmine]] can spring up high by creating a current of air underneath her.
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** The Uldum dungeons Lost City of Tol`vir and Vortex Pinnacle both make use of these for transportation, and Throne of the Four Winds uses it as the boss' primary gimmick.


** Deku Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' could also do this, notably in the Stone Tower Temple, as could Link in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess -- when hanging from an Oocoo in the City in the Sky, anyhow.

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** Deku Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' could also do this, notably in the Stone Tower Temple, as could Link in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' -- when hanging from an Oocoo in the City in the Sky, anyhow.anyhow.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' often has vertically-pointed fans that could give a slight aerial boost for the Links under normal circumstances, especially in the Sky Realm.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has cracked patches of earth that emitted strong gusts of wind that give Link more vertical distance with the Paraglider, especially in the Hebra region.


** Several jumping puzzles in the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series involves the Bros catching visible whirlwinds in midair while performing theirSpin Jump ability.
** SMB 2 Japan \ Lost Levels has gusts of forward-moving wind that need to be used to trampoline over huge gaps.

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** Several jumping puzzles in the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series involves the Bros catching visible whirlwinds in midair while performing theirSpin Jump their SpinJump ability.
** SMB 2 Japan \ Lost Levels VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels has gusts of forward-moving wind that need to be used to trampoline over huge gaps.


** Not to mention the fact that you enter Windy Valley from the hub world by jumping into an updraft.

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