Dinosaur Horn

Dinosaur Horn

Detailed Report

If you need the help of a friendly dinosaur, find the pad and blow this horn!


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The Dinosaur Horn is an ancient item found on planet Sauria in Star Fox AdventuresFox McCloud finds it in a cave in DarkIce Mines, shortly after extending the second bridge by the use of the last three Bridge Cogs.


The Dinosaur Horn is a brass, coiled trumpet like horn

P.D.A Scanner Information

DINOSAUR HORN - Summon SnowHorn and EarthWalker

Dinosaur Horn

(DarkIce Mines)


This artifact gives off a low tone that calls dinosaurs to your aid (when you blow it on a Dinosaur Horn Pad) and helps you complete a task one of the SnowHorn asks you to do late in the game. Access the Dinosaur Horn in the © menus.
—Star Fox Adventures; Prima's Official Strategy Guide, pg 11

Dinosaur Horn Pad

(DarkIce Mines, SnowHorn Wastes)


The Dinosaur Horn works when you stnd on the Dinosaur Horn Pad. A quick blast on the instrument while on the DarkIce Mines Dinosaur Horn Pad brings a friend running to help you though a tricky spot. You'll also encounter Dinosaur Horn Pads in SnowHorn Wastes.
—Star Fox Adventures; Prima's Official Strategy Guide, pg 9


Fox can only use it on Horn Pads, first to call a SnowHorn to help him through the snowstorm in DarkIce Mines shortly after finding the horn.

After crossing the second bridge, Fox has to make use of Prince Tricky's Find Command to dig a tunnel to the cave. There Fox has to use Tricky's Flame Command to light a fire in each of the four holes located in a structure in the middle of the room, after shooting a target on the wall. There is a one minute time limit. If the flames are lit in time, the door to the next room opens. If the time limit is exceeded, the already lit flames go out and the whole thing has to be started over. Behind the door, lies the next challenge, the leap of faith, which is told about on a tablet next to the door: "Beyond the leap of faith lies an ancient prize". The leap of faith's idea is, that there is a bottomless pit filling the whole floor of the room, and Fox can only cross it by boldly jumping into the pit. After jumping, a bridge of purplish-pink light appears below Fox, preventing him from falling to the pit. The bridge can then be used to reach the chamber, in which the Dinosaur Horn rests. Fox must again utilize Tricky's Flame Command to melt the ice around the horn, after which it can be collected.

Fox will use the horn again in SnowHorn Wastes to discover a Krazoa Shrine, in the race of the old blue SnowHorn after delivering him the SnowHorn Artifact.

In-game description

"This is the Dinosaur Horn. If you find a Horn Pad on the ground, you can use this horn to call for help."


  • Before the player picks the horn up the P.D.A says it can summon Snowhorn and Earthwalkers. However the horn is never used to summon an Earthwalker.
  • The Dinosaur Horn is used to represent DarkIce Mines during the Test of Knowledge.


  • Star Fox Adventures; Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Games/Adventure. Platform: Nintendo GameCube,™

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