The Silver Rat is Daigoroh's racing machine. Not wanting to pilot a similar machine to his father's ship, the Fire Stingray, Daigoroh modeled his own ship after the Green Panther, which is the ship of one of Goroh's enemies, Antonio Guster. Its boost is strong, but its body and grip are below-average.
Profiles and statistics
F-Zero GX / AX
In F-Zero AX, Daigoroh and the Silver Rat are available from the start. In F-Zero GX, they become available for purchase after the player has cleared chapter 6 in Story mode on Very Hard difficulty. The Silver Rat is available to use in four colors: Orange (default), purple, green, and blue.
|Daigoroh didn't want to pilot a machine similar to the Fire Stingray driven by his father, Samurai Goroh, so he choose the Silver Rat. The craft is actually modeled after the Green Panther, the machine driven by one of Goroh's enemies, Antonio Guster. It has exceptional boost abilities, but its grip power suffers as a result. The Silver Rat is slightly smaller than the craft it was modeled after, which makes its body strength slightly less. It therefore requires increased pilot control to avoid contact with other machines during races.
Design and namesake
The Silver Rat is a small and intricately designed vehicle being approximately one quarter of the size of an average machine. It's body takes on a stadium shape with downward slopes. The bottom half of the machine is white and the top half is a brownish-orange. Where the two colors meet are cooling funnels with the machine's name printed on them and have burn marks on both ends. On the nose are eight vents divided into two groups of four situated parallel to each other. On top of the machine is a pill-shaped cockpit with a white fender behind it. The engine sticks out slightly in the back.
Silver Rat is comprised of the words silver, a metallic chemical element from the Periodic Table with a distinct shining surface and rat, a small, long-tailed rodent.
Despite its name, the Silver Rat is actually orange instead of a shiny gray. Regarding the rat, the resemblance is strong. Its overall design is meant to resemble an actual rat's small, round body with the front vents meaning to resemble whiskers and the exhaust trail from the engine resembling a rat's long tail.
- The Silver Rat's stats may be a reference to Samurai Goroh, Daigoroh's father.
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