Port Town (ポートタウン; Port Town) is famously known as an intergalactic trades center and the home of bounty hunter and F-Zero racer, Captain Falcon, who lives off the coast on a chain of islands. Port Town's architecture is marked by towering skyscrapers and pyramid-shaped office buildings, and the town is bordered by mountains. A giant construction robot that looks like R.O.B. in Famicom colors can be seen in the background on top of two buildings in F-Zero GX.
The 26th century is dominated by intense competition between planets for profitable interstellar trade. Due to this competition, other planets have invested huge fortunes in the creation of massive space harbors to increase traffic; Earth's answer to this resulted in the creation of the Port Town space harbor. The Port Town space harbor has been built with the newest technological and aesthetic refinements in mind. This multilayered structure is centered around a massive structure towering three miles above the ground and is the largest space harbor in the universe.
Appearance in the games
In the original F-Zero, Port Town appears twice; Port Town II in particular has dangerous side magnets. Port Town appears four times in F-Zero X: Port Town 1 has a high jump; Port Town 2 is much like Port Town II from the original, minus the side magnets; Port Town 3 contains a zig-zag crank and many narrow places; Port Town 4 is full of traps. Port Town appears three times in F-Zero GX/AX. Aero Drive is a stepped track, Long Pipe sends you through a pipe, and Cylinder Wave takes place on a complicated cylinder.
In the Smash Bros. series
Port Town Aero Dive is a playable stage in Brawl.
- Port Town is the only location that appears twice in the same cup. Both Aero Dive and Long Pipe appear in the Sapphire Cup.
- F-Zero X's Port Town 2 being nearly the same as the first F-Zero's second Port Town course marks the first time an F-Zero title recycled a course from a previous game (this would continue in F-Zero: GP Legend and F-Zero: Climax in the form of the "Platinum Cup").
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Port Town (entitled Port Town Aero Drive) has a thing in the background resembling a ginat R.O.B. (robotic operating buddy); also, it should be noted that when Captain Falcon first appears, he destroys a giant R.O.B., and R.O.B. is a playable character in the game.
- Planet & Course. Sega / Nintendo. Retrieved on 2006-06-14. “The 26th century is dominated by intense competition between planets for profitable interstellar trade. As a result of this competition, planets have invested huge fortunes in the creation of massive space harbors to increase traffic. The Port Town space harbor, for example, has been built with newest technological and aesthetic refinements in mind. This multilayered structure is centered around a massive structure towering three miles above the ground and is the largest space harbor in the universe.”
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