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This space grave yard, created by Andross's experiments, is where your father vanished, Fox!!
General Pepper's Briefing

The Awesome Black Hole, or simply Black Hole, is a stage found in Star Fox on the SNES. The area is not on a direct route, just like Out of This Dimension. It is said to have been created by Andross's experiments and is the area where Fox McCloud's father, was last seen.

Appearance

The area has a waving background with shades of blue and purple, and infinitely loops. Along with this, a bunch of random debris, such as ships, float about. Warp Rings appear in the level, and flying through one will lead you to a certain level in the Lylat system. Unlike most normal areas, this stage only functions as a warp zone, as made famous in Super Mario Bros.

Notes

  • This stage, along with Out of This Dimension, is not on a direct route.
  • Along with Out of this Dimension, a different track plays instead of the normal one when approaching this stage.
  • The enemies that appear in this level are actually pieces of some mechanisms encountered in the game. There's the cannon from the Attack Carrier, Phantron's first form, half of the Metal Smasher, the head of the Great Commander, and assorted Cornerian fighters.
  • Although Black Hole does not reappear in any other games in the series, James McCloud's unwitting role in the Black Hole's creation was later given a call-back in Star Fox Zero: in the final level, when General Pepper explains himself to Fox and the teleportation technology's connection to both the Cornerian forces, Andross, and the overall war, Pepper implies that James McCloud had been instrumental in sealing Andross and Venom away into a pocket dimension, presumably in the scouting mission mentioned in the prologue where Pigma lured the Star Fox team into a trap. Additionally, Sector Ω is a similar "Space Graveyard" where James was apparently last seen.
    • The Black Hole's role of space graveyard was presumably given over to Sector Z in Star Fox 64.

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