An F-Zero Racer is a racing vehicle used in the F-Zero series. They are capable of hovering slightly above the track. F-Zero Racers appear as platforms and obstacles in some stages within the Super Smash Bros. series. The Blue Falcon, being Captain Falcon's vehicle, is the most notable vehicle amongst the F-Zero Racers.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the F-Zero Racers appear in the Mute City and Big Blue stages.
In Mute City, they occasionally drive past the battlefield, damaging any fighters caught in their path. However, their knockback is quite weak on high handicapped players, often making it impossible for them to KO anyone. Players are also able to jump on hovering platforms to avoid getting hit. On a side note, players can damage and even destroy the F-Zero vehicles on this stage.
In Big Blue, the characters fight on the F-Zero Racers in a side-scrolling area. If a character falls off a F-Zero Racer or the platforms hovering above them, they hit the race track and are quickly scrolled off-screen into the blast zone, giving them little chance to perform a recovery.
In the Adventure stage, F-Zero Grand Prix, the F-Zero Racers drive around, and if any fighters are in their path, they can be heavily damaged and even KO'd.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, F-Zero Racers appear on the Port Town Aero Dive stage. They have the exact same role as they did in Mute City stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee, driving past the stage, ramming into players who are standing on the track. Unlike in Mute City, the F-Zero Racers on this stage cannot be attacked, and they can KO players at below 100% damage.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, F-Zero Racers appear in the Mute City stage. The vehicles are stylized like their 16-bit sprites in the original F-Zero, and serve as platforms for the players to stand on. When a second racer appears, the one already on the stage eventually has a CHECK warning appear on it. The racer soon knocks away the one with the CHECK on it, KOing any players on the one with the CHECK.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, F-Zero Racers appear in three returning stages: Big Blue, Port Down Aero Dive, and Mute City.
List of racers
These are the 30 basic racers which appear in the Mute City and Big Blue stages - all directly taken from F-Zero X for the Nintendo 64.
|No.||Name||Pilot||Appears as a trophy or spirit?|
(apart from the F-Zero Racers trophy)
|Melee||Brawl||for 3DS||for Wii U||Ultimate|
|1||Red Gazelle||Mighty Gazelle (MM Gazelle in Japan)|
|2||White Cat||Jody Summer|
|3||Golden Fox||Dr. Robert Stewart|
|4||Iron Tiger||Baba Orninion|
|5||Fire Stingray||Samurai Goroh|
|7||Blue Falcon||Captain Falcon|
|8||Deep Claw||Octoman (Octman in Japan)|
|9||Great Star||Mr. EAD|
|10||Little Wyvern||James McCloud|
|12||Super Piranha||Kate Alen|
|14||Astro Robin||Jack Levin|
|15||Big Fang||Bio Rex|
|16||Sonic Phantom||The Skull (Arbin Gordon in Japan)|
|17||Green Panther||Antonio Guster|
|20||King Meteor||Super Arrow|
|21||Queen Meteor||Mrs. Monique L'Amoreaux Arrow|
|22||Twin Noritta||Gomar & Shioh|
|23||Night Thunder||Silver Neelsen|
|24||Wild Boar||Michael Chain|
|25||Blood Hawk (Hell Hawk in Japan)||Blood Falcon|
|26||Wonder Wasp||John Tanaka|
|27||Mighty Typhoon||Bellonngian "Draq" Draquillie|
|28||Mighty Hurricane||Roger Buster|
|29||Crazy Bear||Dr. Clash|
|30||Black Bull||Black Shadow|
In addition, the Port Town Aero Dive stage features also the new entrants from F-Zero GX:
|31||Fat Shark||Don Genie|
|32||Cosmic Dolphin||Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter|
|33||Pink Spider||Dai, San & Gen|
|35||Silver Rat||Dai Goroh|
|36||Spark Moon||Princia Ramode|
|37||Bunny Flash||Lily Flyer|
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy
|F-Zero Racers||F-Zero X
|In the year 2560, an association of wealthy space merchants created the F-Zero Grand Prix in an attempt to add some excitement to their opulent lifestyles. The jet-powered racers have no tires, but use G-Diffuser systems to float a foot above the surface. Many believe the F-Zero championship is the highest claim to fame in the galaxy.|