Big Blue (ビッグブルー; Big Blue) is a fictional planet where 99% of the surface is covered by water. 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. 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.
Appearance in the F-zero games
Big Blue first appears as the second course of the original F-Zero. In F-Zero X, Big Blue 1 includes a cylinder, Big Blue 2 is very hard with straightways without guard rails and quick turns, and Big Blue 3 is designed to look like Japan. In F-Zero GX, Drift Highway is somewhat easy course with a hard turn and Ordeal is much more dangerous.
Appearance in other games
In Super Smash Bros. Melee the alternate theme of this stage is a remix of the Mach Rider Theme for the NES.
- ↑ (1991-08-13) in Nintendo EAD: F-Zero instruction manual (in English). Nintendo, pp. 18.
- ↑ 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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