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Big Blue
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Big Blue in F-Zero GX
General
First game F-Zero
Other appearances Big Blue (SSBM, SSBB)
Tracks
F-Zero Big Blue
F-Zero X Cylinder, Quick Turn
F-Zero GX/AX Drift Highway, Ordeal
F-Zero: GP Legend Slip Highway, Slip Highway II, Big Blue, Calm Sea
F-Zero Climax Slalom, Slip Down, Arch Hill, Single Course, Twin Course, Big Billow
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Big Blue (ビッグブルー Big Blue?) is a fictional planet where 99% of the surface is covered by water.[1] Its circuits are built over and/or through its vast ocean. While appearing less frequently in the games than Mute City, it is still arguably the second most well-known F-Zero location, due it its inclusion in the Super Smash Bros games, and its easily distinguishable theme music. In F-Zero X, the Big Blue courses are held on planet Odyapes, which is also a watery planet.

In most F-Zero games, it has the appearance of a wide, open sea, with numerous rocks sticking out of the water, and very few buildings. In F-Zero GX, however, Big Blue underwent a significant change in appearance, and looked much more industrial than in the other games, with buildings, hotels, underwater tunnels, etc. found all over the circuits. The planet was strictly protected by the nature conservation group over a long time, but it was rumored that a new energy source laid down at the bottom of the seabed; investigation started right away, although no discoveries have yet been found.[2]

Appearance in the F-Zero games

F-Zero

Big Blue theme

Big Blue first appears as the second course of the original F-Zero.

Tracks

BS F-Zero

In BS F-Zero Grand Prix and BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2, features Big Blue II.

Tracks

F-Zero X

Cylinder

In F-Zero X, most of Cylinder's length runs on a large, winding tube, whose entire surface can be raced, including upside down - however, steering too sharply may send a racer off the track. Quick Turn is very hard with straightaways without guard rails and sharp high-speed corners. Big Blue 3 (exclusive to the Expansion Kit) is designed to look like Japan.

F-Zero GX

In F-Zero GX, Drift Highway is the first race in the Sapphire cup. It is a relatively easy course. Ordeal is the hardest non-unlockable course in the game.

F-Zero: GP Legend

Slip Highway

In F-Zero: GP Legend there are four Big Blue tracks: Slip Highway, Slip Highway II, Big Blue and Calm Sea.

Appearance in other games

Super Smash Bros. series

Big Blue appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a fighting stage. It also appears as F-Zero Grand Prix.

Mario Kart 8

In Mario Kart 8, there is DLC for a track inspired by Big Blue, complete with references to F-Zero X mainly.

Trivia

  • In Super Smash Bros. Melee the alternate theme of this stage is a remix of the Mach Rider Theme for the NES.

References

  1. (1991-08-13) in Nintendo EAD: F-Zero instruction manual (in English). Nintendo, pp. 18. 
  2. Planet & Course (Japanese). Sega / Nintendo. Retrieved on 2007-08-12. “(Translation) It was protected strictly from the nature conservation group, over long time, but from the fact that existence of the new energy resource was rumored to the seabed, investigation started simultaneously. But, it was not so far many times and the submarine prospecting by the diving probe was done, but you have encountered to the accident of all cause obscurities,….”
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