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Sector Z
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Star Fox symbol
Universe Star Fox
Appearance Super Smash Flash 2
Home stage Fox
Falco
Size Medium
Availability Starter
Music track(s)
  • Sector Z
  • Corneria (Melee)
Tournament legality Banned

Sector Z is a starter stage from the Star Fox series, being a sprited version of the stage from the original Super Smash Bros.. It was added in the demo v0.6 with a worn appearance, mainly to represent its return in a Smash game due to its absence in the the official games.

Layout

The fight takes place onboard the Great Fox, which is divided into three distinct sections. The front two-thirds of the ship make up the first, with the tip of the wing acting as a good vantage point for projectile throwing. The back third of the ship near the engines and the Arwing bay is the second, with the left wall being a good place to rack up combos on another player. The pair of cannons on the bottom-left of the ship make up the third section, as players can stand on them a la Corneria. However, these cannons will fire form time to time, preventing characters from camping on them for too long. Also, the cannons can be destroyed after taking a certain amount of damage. When they are destroyed, they won't look like it, but characters will fall through them instead of standing on them. Arwings (and perhaps a Wolfen) have been confirmed to appear as stage hazards, but whether they will behave in the traditional manner as seen in Great Fox-based Smash Bros. stages or or not is unknown.

Music

  • The main music track is titled Sector Z, a remix of the title theme of Star Fox 64.

Tournament legality

This stage is banned from tournaments. It is very large and difficult to traverse for characters with limited vertical mobility. The stage has many slopes of varying angles that exhibit buggy behaviors and throw off the ground game. The area behind the fin is a powerful camping spot that makes it very difficult to KO from due to the large wall and fin preventing moves from KOing unless they hit at an upwards angle towards the right-hand blast zone.

Origin

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Sector Z in Star Fox 64.

There are numerous references to the Star Fox series on this stage. Commonly seen ships in the game, the Wolfen and Arwing, can be seen in the background. As mentioned earlier, Sector Z is a level in Star Fox 64, the fifth level when taking the hard path. The level takes place in a nebula en route to Venom when the Star Fox team and the Great Fox are ambushed by Andross' fighters who have a weapon never seen until this point: giant missiles. These missiles also appear in the background of the stage in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64. In this level of Star Fox 64, the team must protect the Great Fox from being hit by the incoming missiles. Sector Z was also a multiplayer level in Star Fox 64. This area was probably chosen for the setting of this stage and because it is the only stage where the Great Fox is prominently seen. The Great Fox also serves as a great platform.

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