Mute City (SSB4)
Mute City (ミュートシティ Mute City) is a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is based upon the Mute City track in the original F-Zero game for the SNES.
In Ultimate, it is renamed Mute City SNES (ミュートシティ SFC Mute City SFC) to distinguish it from the similarly-named Melee stage.
The stage consists of a racer below acting as a platform, flanked by two floating platforms at slightly different elevations swaying to and fro above it. The racer perpetually drives laps of the original Mute City track, occasionally getting sideswiped by other racers, which act as additional platforms. When two racers are onscreen, one will eventually be driven off the track and therefore off past the blast line, as indicated by the word "CHECK" pointing to the racer about to be shoved off. If a racer drives over the track boundaries, any player standing on it will suffer moderate damage and knockback. In addition, the main racer will occasionally drive over a ramp and be popped into the air, during which its sides and bottom will become active hitboxes until it lands back on the track. Also, the racer will race through the pit stop every other lap, indicated by a beam of light repairing the vehicle. During this short period, the beam's source acts as a barrier that will bounce launched players headed in its direction back.
Throughout the stage, players must take caution to avoid touching the road, which will cause heavy damage and vertical knockback, similarly to a couple past F-Zero themed stages in the series. Additionally, there is still a bottom blast line below the road that players can be KO'd through, if a player falling downward misses the track boundary.
Players fight on a single, yellow-colored platform. The stage now has a consistent bottom blast line and no other racers show up other than the Blue Falcon, Captain Falcon's F-Zero machine, which can still be seen racing around the track.
This stage is banned from all tournaments barring the Gentleman's Clause because of many reasons. There is no bottom blast zone which is usually an automatic ban, inconsistent platforms in the racecars that can carry fighters to their doom, and the track itself deals moderate damage and knockback if touched.
This stage is based on the track Mute City 1 from F-Zero, and is graphically taken straight from the game in its original 2D appearance. The Blue Falcon, along with other F-Zero machines appear on this stage and are also directly based on their 2D sprites from F-Zero.
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