Armor Movement Mod – Gliders, parachutes, spring shoes and more!

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It’s a big world out there, and it takes time to get around the place. There are lots of ways to travel faster in vanilla Minecraft already like rails and horses, but modder JSut210 had something different in mind. His Armor Movement mod adds 12 special armors each with a unique way to get around faster. Let’s take a closer look…

The mod binds the “F” key on your keyboard as the action key, which some items use, though most just work passively. Here are the recipes for them all: one and two. Let’s take a look at them all.

Spring Shoes – this boot armor will allow you to jump really high in the air, around 6m. Useful for climbing up mountains very quickly.
Heelys – these famous shoes will make you go faster than before with a press on the action key.
Glider – a modified leather chest armor, the glider will allow you to glide thought the air, soaring VERY quickly while holding F. With it equipped, just jumping while holding F will result in super fast travel.

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Lifevest – this piece of chest armor makes you float to the surface while in water. Simple, but effective.
Parachute – with the parachute chest armor equipped you can hold F to fall slowly and take no fall damage.
Flippers – these shoes make you swim really fast. No key holding required.

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Grappling Hook – this item (not a piece of armor) can be used to climb places. Just right click to release the hook and quickly climb to the place where it landed (essentially teleporting).
Helicopter Hat – take to the skies with this hat. Just hold jump to slowly fly up into the air. Watch out for fall damage!
Jetpack – take to the skies even faster with this chest armor. The jetpack works the same as the helicopter hat (hold jump to fly), except it is much quicker![The jetpack and helicopter hat require either coal, charcoal, redstone, or blaze powder in your inventory to function.]

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Ice Skates – these shoes will make you glide on ice quickly and gracefully. No slips, just pure speed.
Mountain Boots – equip these shoes and go hiking. With them on, you can climb any vertical surface, albeit slowly.
Scuba Helmet – put the scuba helmet on your head when doing stuff underwater. It will let you hold your breath and avoid drowning.

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And there you have it, folks. The 12 Armor Movement mod armors that help you move. The mod also adds bananas for some inexplicable reason, so there’s that too. While some of these armors could be considered overpowered compared to vanilla, they are very fun and can be balanced out by some mods that make the game harder. I personally enjoy the convenience of traveling quickly and in style with these items, so the balance part doesn’t bother me.

If you’d like to download this mod, you can get it here:

Download the Armor Movement Mod here!

Installation instructions:

  1. Install the Forge API.
  2. Run Minecraft at least once.
  3. Put the downloaded zip file in the mods folder located in your .minecraft folder.
  4. For any additional info, head to our  big Mod Installation Guide.
  5. Ready to go! Enjoy.

As always, you can let us know how you liked the mod, or anything else related to the mod, in the comment section below.

Version of mod reviewed: v1.6.2 for Minecraft 1.6.2.