This page discusses the various bugs, glitches, crashes and lock-ups in Rodea the Sky Soldier. Feel free to add any more major bugs here. Please do not add minor glitches, the Western post-credits crash, or texture/modelling errors.

Wii Edit

Edge-boost: the most common trick used by speedrunners such as socialanimeguy, edge-boosting is executed by targeting onto the very edge of a piece of geometry in the environment (sharp, 90 degree edges are easiest to use), flying towards it, and then boosting just before you reach it. If you've done it correctly, you will shoot right past the edge, and be sling-shot super far forward. It takes a lot of practice, but is a fun challenge to pull off during speedruns or even casual play. A video tutorial can be found here:

Wii U/3DS Edit


  • Boosting towards ground will sometimes cause the game to fling you way outside the play area, effectively killing you. This is very rare, and there is currently no footage of it.
  • During one of the last five chapters, YouTuber Squid Kid discovered a bug that locked up his 3DS system after boosting towards the underside of a platform. So far, no one has been able to replicate the bug. Video here: