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Sand Ocean
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Sand Ocean in F-Zero GX
General
First game F-Zero (1990)
Tracks
F-Zero Sand Ocean
F-Zero X Pipe, Wave Panic, シリンダーループ
F-Zero GX/AX Surface Slide, Lateral Shifts
F-Zero: GP Legend Caterpillar, Catepillar II, Sand Ocean
F-Zero Climax High Speed Edge, High Speed Edge II, High Speed Edge III, Key Break, Key Break II, Key Break III, Sand Ocean
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Sand Ocean is a desolate planet whose entire surface is covered in sand dunes.[1] This planet's extremely arid frontier planet was thought to have been completely void of human life for many years. However, F-Zero GX revealed that ruins of a 30,000 year-old civilization was found deep within the desert along with a monstrous alien lifeform by a fearless adventurer. This resulted in the planet becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the galaxy.[2]

Appearance in the games

F-Zero

Sand Ocean appeared as the third course in the original F-Zero game as part of the Knight Cup. It is a somewhat medium sized track with a lot of sharp turns.

Tracks

BS F-Zero

The title of this section is official, but it comes from a non-English source.

If an official name from an English source is found, the section should be rewritten, specifying the correct name.

In BS F-Zero Grand Prix and BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2, under the name Sand Storm, this game features two tracks, which Sand Storm II features winds similar to that of Death Wind. Sand Storm I features music play in Fire Field and Sand Storm II features music from Death Wind.

Tracks

F-Zero X

Pipe

In F-Zero X, it appears three times: once as a simple pipe course, once as an undulating course with a tunnel and once as a cylinder course with two loops.

F-Zero GX

It also appears twice in F-Zero GX. Surface Slide is a basic track with "S" turns. Lateral Shift require the player to shift their machine to the left or right to avoid falling off the course.

F-Zero GP Legend

Catepillar

Sand Ocean appears three times in this game. The track "Sand Ocean" from the original F-Zero makes an appearance in the Platinum Cup. There are two new tracks: Caterpillar and Caterpillar II. Caterpillar appears in the Silver Cup Novice and Standard difficulty while Caterpillar II appears on Expert Difficulty.

F-Zero Climax

Key Break

The Key Break tracks feature sand storms with winds similar to that of Death Wind.

References

  1. (1991-08-13) in Nintendo EAD: F-Zero instruction manual (in English). Nintendo, pp. 18. 
  2. Planet & Course. Sega / Nintendo. Retrieved on 2006-06-14. “Sand Ocean is an extremely arid frontier planet which for many years was thought to have been completely void of human life. This theory was smashed when a fearless adventurer discovered the ruins of a 30,000 year-old civilization hidden deep within the desert -- along with a monstrous alien life-form. Since then, the desolate planet has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the galaxy. The addition of an F-Zero installation has increased the planet's popularity exponentially.”
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