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Inside the shop.

The ThornTail Store is the only shop on planet Sauria, and consequently, the only shop in Star Fox Adventures. The shop is located in ThornTail Hollow, and is run by the ShopKeeper, who only accepts Scarabs as payment. His shop is divided into the Main Room, the Scarab Room, and 3 shopping rooms, all of which have a different color representing the nature of the goods sold in the particular room. The Main Room's doors form an inequilateral hexagon, which connects all the other rooms to the Main Room. If the player takes the first door from either left or right of the entrance, he or she will end up in the Scarab Room. The second door on left leads to the Blue Room and the second door on the right leads to the Purple Room. The Red Room is located opposite the entrance. There is also a well in the middle of the Main Room, from which Fox may buy a Cheat Token. The cheat token may be taken to the Game Well Maze under the WarpStone.

The Blue Room

Here the ShopKeeper has standard items:

Item Price Bargain Price
Dumbledang Pod 3 Scarabs 2 Scarabs
4 Dumbledang Pods 10 Scarabs 8 Scarabs
PukPuk Egg 6 Scarabs 4 Scarabs
3 PukPuk Eggs 15 Scarabs 10 Scarabs
FireFly 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs
Fuel Cell 10 Scarabs 8 Scarabs
Bomb Spore 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Blue GrubTub Fungus 12 Scarabs 12 Scarabs

The Red Room

In this room he has the key items and four maps:

Item Price Bargain Price
Bafomdad Holder 20 Scarabs 15 Scarabs
FireFly Lantern 20 Scarabs 17 Scarabs
SnowHorn Artifact 130 Scarabs 110 Scarabs
Tricky's Ball 15 Scarabs 11 Scarabs
Rock Candy 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs
Hi-Def Display Device 20 Scarabs 17 Scarabs
Krazoa Palace Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Dragon Rock Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Cape Claw Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Ocean Force Point Temple Map 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs

The Purple Room

This room holds most of the ShopKeeper's maps:

Item Price Bargain Price
ThornTail Hollow Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
SnowHorn Wastes Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Moon Mountain Pass Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
DarkIce Mines Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
CloudRunner Fortress Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
LightFoot Village Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Walled City Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Volcano Force Point Temple Map 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs

The Scarab Room

In this room, Scarabs can be gambled with the ShopKeeper. First he asks the amount of Scarabs to be gambled, with the maximum of ten. He then throws the desired number of Green Scarabs into the play area, from where they have to be collected within 30 seconds. The catch is, that he also frees the same amount of Purple Scarabs in the play area, which when collected, result in losing the bet. The amount of Scarabs lost is reduced by the amount of Green ones collected before stumbling into a Purple one. For example, with a 10 Scarab bet, and only four collected Scarabs before getting a Purple one, will result in six Scarab loss. The bet is won if all Green ones are collected. The prize is rather unsurprisingly the amount of Scarabs gambled. Playing the game actually costs nothing unless a bet is lost.


  • If Fox talks to the ThornTail in front of the WarpStone area's entrance before going to the DarkIce Mines, the ThornTail asks Fox if he has visited the Warp Stone Shop yet. This may imply that the ThornTail Store has had its name changed in later parts of the game's development, since the only shop in the whole game is the ThornTail Store.