Homing Torpedo launcher]]
Origin and DesignEdit
Originally, it was designed for recreational use, but after Fox told Slippy that they were going to do a mission on Aquas that needed a submersible, then Slippy and Beltino modified the submarine as an assault/attack experimental and unpredictable one for battle and war instead of the original idea of it being recreational entirely. The Blue-Marine features specially engineered Lasers to fire underwater in the oceans 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 propulsion system uses components originally developed for the Arwing, and can synthesize its own hydrogen fuel for the plasma engines, giving it a extended, greater, and better operational range than normally possible. It can boost and brake like any other vehicle the Star Fox Team uses, but the boost is a bit slower because of the water engulfing and surrounding the submarine and the brake makes the vehicle stop completely underwater, allowing it a short period of time to just go slow and easy.This craft is the most powerful, but the least maneuverable (on the most part) because it lacks All-Range Mode (as does the Landmaster).The Blue-Marine is considered slow and ungainly; it is a prime target for heavy fire by Venomian vessels and bio-weapons. Even the most experienced of all pilots have a difficult and hard time controlling this temperamental craft in the oceans of diverse enviroments. The Blue-Marine's maximum dive is 2,000 space meters below the surface level of water, making it a powerful, destructive, and unpredictable assault submersible. Due to the fact that it is only experimental, it may or may not reappear in later Star Fox titles. The blueprint goes into further detail about the construction and engineering. Like all other vehicles used by the Star Fox team, it retains the team's emblem on its external design.
The Blue-Marine was first (and last) used in battle on the planet Aquas in the Lylat Wars by the Star Fox Team in Star Fox 64. There it was used to destroy the underwater bio-weapon called Bacoon who was controlling and polluting the planet. It's widely believed that when Bacoon was defeated, the pollution caused by it went away, and Aquas reverted back to the way it looked before the Lylat Wars. Specifically, islands once again popped up on the surface.
- Currently there have been no announcements of any other playable appearances planned for the Blue-Marine, and it is unclear if it is even still in the arsenal of the Star Fox Team.
- The Blue-Marine didn't make a playable appearance in multiplayer in any game, despite the fact that the one game that it was in did have multiplayer. This makes it one of the only vehicles to be used in a single-player stage but not a multi-player stage (the only one, in fact, unless you count the mounted turret on Star Wolf's wing from Star Fox Assault).
- In Star Fox Command, starfighters are able to travel and engage in combat underwater. The Blue-Marine was used instead of an starfighter in the Lylat Wars because the current generation of starfighters was less technologically advanced. Fighters at the time of the Lylat Wars were unable to navigate underwater, or even penentrate against water like the starfighter generation of Star Fox Command.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.
|Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Krystal | ROB 64|
|James McCloud | Pigma Dengar | Peppy Hare|
|Lucy Hare | Amanda | Tricky|
|Marcus McCloud | Slippy's son | Lucy's daughter | Miyu | Fay | Fara Phoenix | Saru|
|Arwing | Landmaster | Blue Marine | Great Fox|