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Artwork of the Blue-Marine from Star Fox 64 3D
- "The mechanical genius of the Star Fox Team, Slippy Toad, kitbashed the Blue-Marine out of spare parts and scrap metal."
- — Star Fox 64 official website
The Blue-Marine, also formatted Blue Marine, is is a small, experimental, and unpredictable assault submersible designed by Slippy and Beltino Toad that only appears in Star Fox 64 and its remake, Star Fox 64 3D. The vehicle was developed for recreational use by Slippy, although he modified it for battle when Fox told him they would need it for a mission on Aquas. It was only used on Aquas, where it fought the bioweapon, Bacoon.
The Blue-Marine's defense systems are similar to the Arwing's in that it features the same Laser-firing and barrel roll capabilities. Its lasers were designed to fire underwater, that can be upgraded to Twin or Hyper, an unlimited torpedo launcher with a built in Targeting Computer to allow for homing torpedoes, as well as light shields and heavy armor. The Blue-Marine was not designed for deep sea missions, so Fox was forced to use Torpedoes to temporarily give him sight in the dark oceans of Aquas. The propulsion system uses components originally developed for the Arwing, and can synthesize its own hydrogen fuel for the plasma engines, giving it a much greater operational range than normally possible.
In Star Fox Command, the Star Fox team use Arwings to travel underwater to Aquas rather than the Blue-Marine.
Nintendo Player's Guide
- Length: 16.5 sm
- Height: 7 sm
- Maximum Speed: 116 skt/h
- Maximum Dive: 2,000 sm
- T&B-U3 laser cannon
- Homing Torpedo launcher
North American website
The defunct Star Fox 64 listed slightly different statistics than the Nintendo Player's Guide. The Blue-Marine has a different length, its armament has a slightly different description, and it provides a count of how many crew members it has.
- LENGTH: 30.5 SM
- HEIGHT: 7 SM
- MAX SPEED: 116 Skt (using booster)
- MAX DIVE: 2,000 SM
- CREW: 4
- ARMAMENT: Modified T&B-U3 laser cannon and torpedo launcher
Star Fox 64 North American website
- VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
"The mechanical genius of the Star Fox Team, Slippy Toad, kitbashed the Blue-Marine out of spare parts and scrap metal. Although originally intended as a recreational vehicle, it was pressed into service when the Star Fox Team was called to action on the water world of Aquas. Since some of its parts originally came from Arwings, the Blue-Marine shares some characteristics with the star fighter. For example, it has a similar laser cannon, and by rolling it can generate an electromagnetic force field. It is a testament to Slippy's engineering skill that the Blue-Marine could be made battle-worthy on such short notice. The submersible has one weakness, and this is the fact that its visual sensors were not designed to work in the darkness of great depths; it was instead designed to use sonar. Therefore, in order to see clearly in the murky abyss, the Blue-Marine must use "Light Bomb" torpedoes, of which it has an unlimited supply."
- GAME DATA
- Control Stick: Steers Sub
- Z Button: Roll sub to the left (tap twice to barrel roll)
- R Button: Roll sub to the right (tap twice to barrel roll)
- A Button: Fire Laser Cannon
- B Button: Fire Homing "Light Bomb" Torpedo
- Left C Button: Thruster Boost
- Right C Button: Respond to ROB64's message
- Down C Button: Brake
Star Fox 64 artwork of the vehicle's blueprints
Similar blueprints, as shown from the Star Fox 64 Nintendo Player's Guide
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