Glitches remain an important part of games for enthusiasts and speed runners, with unintended gaps in code or system limitations allowing those with the know-how to do strange things. Sometimes you can skip entire areas, defeat an enemy easily, or just make something look cool.

There's a mix of techniques in the latest 'Son of a Glitch' video from the A+Start channel. It focuses on the original Metroid; it's normally the iconic Super Metroid that gets all the attention in terms of speedrunning and glitches, so it's nice to see what the NES title has up its sleeves. There are shortcuts, jittery animations and some neat techniques on show.

Some handy tips for you Metroid speedrunners, in particular - will you try any of these out?