Home of the Aparoids
The Aparoid Homeworld is a hollow and mysterious world, eons away from the Lylat System and so far only accessed through the Beltino Orbital Gate. Upon its arrival, the Great Fox's scanner reveals that the planet's size and mass are disproportionate. One side is "lovely", as Krystal states, while the opposite side is very desolate, suggesting the Aparoids may not have been the first inhabitants of the planet. The Aparoid Invasion began seventeen years ago, when a whole fleet was destroyed by a sole Aparoid. The only sign of life is in the base that the Star Fox team invade. A large series of tunnels fill the inside of the planet, and the only way to its core, the lair of the Aparoid Queen, is through the large tunnels, which are protected by a powerful shield. Several Hatchers were placed on a platform that has to be taken out before the shield can be breached.
This world uses Arwing, Landmaster and on-foot exploration. Sinister overtones lay throughout the level, and it pays homage to Venom as an orchestrated version of the Venom theme plays on the level. After weakening the shield, the Great Fox delivers the final blow by driving right into it and destroying the base where the level takes place. The objective of the level is to find all of the Aparoid Hatchers on foot then jump in an Arwing and take out more Hatchers below the base.
The last part is quite similar to the tunnel in Venom, leading into the interior of the planet, where the Aparoid Queen awaits.
The planet is destroyed when Fox defeats the Queen, which activates the self-destruct device, destroying all Aparoids that possess the cells needed for self-destruction.
The ending also reveals that after the destruction of the Aparoids is confirmed, the invading party has to make sure they search the area for any missing ships and recover them. Also, some of Peppy's lines during the Aparoid Shield Generator campaign indicate that the invasion force, even prior to the Great Fox's sacrifice, had lost at least 20% of the fleet to the Aparoids.