The Landmaster is a vehicle used by Fox McCloud in ground-based missions in Star Fox 64, Star Fox: Assault, and Star Fox Zero. The Landmaster is essentially a tank equipped with a laser cannon and a G-Diffuser. It turns a little slower than other vehicles, although it has a pair of jets that allow it to quickly turn left or right. If both jets are fired simultaneously, the Landmaster can hover upwards for a limited time. The Landmaster retains most the Arwing's abilities but does not have the reflecting properties of the barrel roll.
Star Fox series
Star Fox 64
Prior to the events of Star Fox 64, the Landmaster was created by Beltino Toad under Space Dynamics Co., Ltd. as an exploration vehicle. Only a prototype was made, and when Star Fox obtained it, Slippy Toad modified it with weaponry.
In the Main Game mode, there are two different planets in which Fox uses the Landmaster: Titania and in an alternate mission on Macbeth. On Titania, Fox had no option but to use the Landmaster because of the thick sandstorm covering the sky. He uses the Landmaster to rescue Slippy from Goras. On Macbeth, Fox uses the Landmaster while chasing after a train. Like the Arwing, the Landmaster is capable of firing Smart Bombs.
The Landmaster is a usable vehicle in Multiplayer mode.
Star Fox: Assault
The Landmaster makes its second appearance in Star Fox: Assault, where it was given a more complex design. Its turret can swivel in more directions, and it has four all-terrain wheels in place of the original tank treads, which decreases traction but increases mobility. A deflection shield briefly forms around the Landmaster if it performs a barrel roll. The Landmaster has a slower rate of fire, although this it has more powerful rounds to compensate. The Landmaster also has lighter armor but was given anti-aircraft capabilities. Unlike its debut appearance, the Landmaster cannot fire Smart Bombs.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, there is an unlockable trophy of the Landmaster. It can be unlocked if 1,000 or more KOs are scored in Versus Mode.
|Super Smash Bros. Melee
Star Fox 64 6/97
|Getting 1,000+ KO's in Versus Mode
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Landmaster is the Final Smash for the three playable Star Fox characters: Fox, Falco, and Wolf. The Landmaster is designed after both its Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault appearances. Fox's Landmaster shoots the fastest of the three but is somewhat slow at hovering. Falco's Landmaster looks identical to Fox's, but its hovering is improved. Wolf's Landmaster is slightly more powerful and is Wolfen-styled. All three Landmasters are capable of performing a barrel roll.
When the Final Smash is activated, the character jumps to the top of the screen, doing damage to opponents who come in contact with them. They will then fall back down to the stage in their Landmaster. After a short amount of time (18 seconds for Fox or Falco, 12 seconds for Wolf), the Landmaster disappears into a blueprint wire-frame, ending the Final Smash. There are three Landmaster trophies, one for each character:
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Fox's Final Smash. Climb aboard the Landmaster tank, the ultrahigh- performance, antiair, rolling combat vehicle of Team Star Fox. Just like in the Star Fox series, the cannon can be used to blast foes, and the tank can roll over enemies. The jets beneath the main body can be used to hover. Between its firepower and mobility, this tank knows no equal.
|Finish All-Star Mode as Fox
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Falco's Final Smash. He jumps aboard the Landmaster high-spec, antiaircraft tank. With the tank's powerful cannon blasts and rolling ability, it's possible to take out all enemies at once. The Landmaster is based on actual production vehicles, but Team Star Fox's Landmaster was customized by the team's mechanic, Slippy Toad.
|Finish All-Star Mode as Falco
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wolf's Final Smash. Wolf analyzed Fox's Landmaster and built his own improved version, which he now calls out and boards. He's increased the output of the onboard generators and upped the vehicle's firepower. However, this has substantially decreased the time the Landmaster can appear on the screen. It sports the same colors as Wolf's Wolfen.
|Complete All-Star Mode as Wolf.
The Landmaster doens't appears as the Star Fox characters' final smashes but appears as a spirit.
Star Fox 64
Nintendo Player's Guide
In the Star Fox 64 Nintendo Player's Guide, the Landmaster's title refers to it as a Heavy Assault Tank.
- Length: 17.5 sm
- Height: 8.5 sm
- Maximum Speed: 207 skm/h
- .65 sm front/rear
- .45 sm sides
- T&B-J2 laser cannon (1)
- Smart Bomb launcher (1)
North American website
On Star Fox 64's North American website, the Landmaster's length is listed as slightly different, and it gives a number of its crew members.
- LENGTH: 24 SM
- HEIGHT: 8.5 SM
- MAX SPEED: 207 SKM/H (using booster)
- ARMOR: Front / Rear .65 SM, Side .45 SM
- CREW: 1
- ARMAMENT: T&B-J2 laser cannon and Smart Bomb launcher
Star Fox 64 website
- VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
"The Landmaster tank was originally being developed by Space Dynamics Co., Ltd. as an armored exploration vehicle. However, when the Star Fox Team required a land based combat vehicle, it was converted by adding stronger battle armor and weapons systems. The only prototype is now part of the Star Fox Team's arsenal. Although primarily a ground based assault weapon, the Landmaster can also hover for a short time, and can roll from side to side to help it avoid land mines and enemy attacks."
- GAME DATA
- Control Stick: Steers Tank
- Z Button: Roll tank to the left (tap twice to roll over)
- R Button: Roll tank to the right (tap twice to roll over)
- A Button: Fire Laser Cannon (hold A to lock on to enemy, press again to fire Homing Laser)
- B Button: Fire Smart Bomb (press again to detonate)
- Left C Button: Nitro Boost
- Right C Button: Respond to ROB64's message
- Down C Button: Brake
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