Big Blue

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F-Zero
Big Blue
Big Blue

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Universe F-Zero
Appears in Melee
Brawl
Home stage to Captain Falcon
Availability Unlockable (Melee and Brawl)
Unlock criteria Play 150 vs. matches. (Melee)
Play 10 Brawls as Captain Falcon. (Brawl)
Crate type Futuristic (Brawl Only)
Tracks available In Melee:
Big Blue
Mach Rider (Alternate)
In Brawl:
Big Blue (Melee)
Mute City (Melee)
Bolded track must be unlocked
Tournament Legality
Melee Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Brawl Singles: Banned
Doubles: Banned
Article on F-Zero Wiki Big Blue

Big Blue (ビッグブルー, Big Blue) is a stage from the F-Zero franchise appearing in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Stage Description[edit]

This stage is played on an F-Zero track where players have to use Captain Falcon's ship, F-Zero racers, and hovering objects as platforms. If a player falls on the track beneath the racers, the player will start speeding to the left and be KO'd, unless the player quickly jumps back to safety. At other times, there is no track under the racers, and a fall at that time would result in death. The background scrolls incredibly fast and death upon hitting the track is nearly instantaneous. Items that float in mid-air (Flippers, for example) are also affected by the stage's movement, scrolling to the left.

Players can KO opponents at 0% damage easily by luring them to the car at the far left, grabbing them, and throwing them to the left. The foe will try to get up first, but while getting up, they will be KO'd. This works better if the foe is a heavy and slow character, such as Bowser.

Tournament legality[edit]

Big Blue is banned in tournaments, in both Melee and Brawl. The primary reasons are that the track can easily cause SDs, the abundance of platforms causes the stage to favour good jumpers, and it allows excessive circle camping and stalling to be performed easily.

Origin[edit]

Big Blue in F-Zero X.

Big Blue is a race track that has first appeared in F-Zero and later appeared in F-Zero X. In the manual for F-Zero is a comic book of Captain Falcon's first bounty missions. Captain Falcon manages to shoot and kill a criminal for money, which makes rival bounty hunter Samurai Goroh angry. Captain Falcon escapes from Samurai Goroh with his Falcon Flyer and flies away. The Falcon Flyer never appeared in the game F-Zero itself or in F-Zero X. The Falcon Flyer seen in this stage looks very similar to the Falcon Flyer in the manual comic. The overall design of this stage resembles the Big Blue tracks in F-Zero X (such as the buildings in the far background and the design of the dolphin signs) with the overall straight design possibly coming from Big Blue Quick Turn (fifth track on the Queen Cup in the game), whose corkscrew layout gives the track the illusion of being a long stretch sometimes; however, F-Zero X's Big Blue does not feature jumps or a loop and the layout of the track in Melee and Brawl is randomly generated. The F-Zero machines are taken from the F-Zero machines featured in F-Zero X.[1] The race seen in the F-Zero Grand Prix stage of Adventure Mode also happens on Big Blue, but this one seems to be based instead on Big Blue Cylinder (fifth track of the Jack Cup in F-Zero X), given the tubular structure on the background on which the racers are seen before speeding through the stage.

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the only non-Past stage in Melee not used in All-Star Mode.
  • This is the only unlockable Melee stage that returns for Brawl.
  • In Brawl, Sonic can run on the ground of this stage and survive if he is wearing a Bunny Hood; in fact, he is fast enough to run off the right side of the stage. When Sonic is giant, from either eating a Super Mushroom or being in a Giant Brawl, he runs at the same speed as the cars, then slowly picks up speed, although not fast enough to SD off the right side of the stage. Wario can also survive running on the ground of this stage if he is riding his Wario Bike as Wario-Man; in fact, his bike becomes so fast that he actually outspeeds the cars on the stage as well. He can also survive running on the ground of this stage without being Wario-Man if he is riding his Wario Bike and performing a wheelie. It is also possible to die towards the front of the stage with this. This happens because doing a wheelie makes the bike move faster, and bounces along the ground a bit, so it is not always affected by the fast track. Fox's Landmaster Tank can also survive riding on the ground (it apparently gets pushed along by the racers).
    • In fact, if the stage is modded so the cars are removed (save for the Falcon Flyer), it can be seen that Sonic with a Bunny Hood can actually outrun the camera in some parts.
  • In Brawl, floating items no longer go flying off the screen, but Bumpers can't be placed in midair.
  • When Pokémon Trainer is used, another fast moving platform will be there for the Trainer to stand on.
  • If an Electrode is summoned, but falls onto the track, it will bounce continuously until it either explodes or goes past the blast line.

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References[edit]

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