- “Fox was despondent. Star Wolf had taken from him everything that he loved. Falco's attempts to comfort his old friend were futile. Fox lived as one already dead, barely eating or sleeping. But then Falco had an idea that changed everything… Falco had a brainstorm: retire as pilots and engineer their Arwings into racing machines. They would enter the high-speed world of G-Zero Grand Prix racing! When Falco saw excitement return to his friend's face, relief coursed through him. Fox and Falco turned out to be a great G-Zero team. Winning race after race, they become household names across a countless number of planetary systems. Their days as part of Star Fox faded to a distant memory…”
- —The Curse of Pigma Ending
The G-Zero Grand Prix is a racing event popular across a countless number of planetary systems. Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi entered it after they retired as pilots in one of Star Fox Command's endings.
In The Curse of Pigma ending, Fox feels usurped by Star Wolf, who stole the Star Fox name as galactic saviours and Krystal has now abandoned them. Fox fled to Papetoon with Falco to drown out his grief, where it started to consume him, barely eating or sleeping. To cheer up his friend, Falco eventually comes up with a brain storm to leave the business of mercenaries for hire behind and become racers. They modified their Arwings into racing machines for the occasion and they were successful in that business. As they made victory after victory, Fox and Falco gradually forgot about their lives as members of Star Fox.
Behind the scenes
- This name is a clear reference to F-Zero, another Nintendo franchise. Furthermore the F-Zero franchise contains a human character named James McCloud, who looks similar to Fox's similarly named father and owns a vehicle similar to the Arwing.
- The F-Zero gaming series is also represented in the Super Smash Bros. games alongside the Star Fox series.
- G-Zero was also the working title used for the unreleased Virtual Boy racing game Zero Racers.
- The Grand Prix is likely somewhere near or on Corneria, considering that the planet appears in the background of the top picture.
- The G-Zero Grand Prix is mentioned in the DSi game, X-Scape. Like Star Fox Command, that game was also developed by Q-Games.
Names in Other Languages
|Japanese||(G-ZEROグランプリ, Jī Zero Garan Puri)|
|Cornerian Army||General Pepper • Peppy Hare • Captain Shears • Bill Grey • Dog Soldiers • James McCloud|
|Inhabitants||Beltino Toad • Dash Bowman • Vivian Hare • Yaru de Pon • Vixy Reinard • Grippy Toad|
|Companies||Cornerian Defense Force • Bulldog Squadron • Husky Squadron • Cornerian Academy • Space Dynamics • Corneria Precious Metals Ltd. • Star Fox • Free-As-A-Bird • G-Zero Grand Prix • Star Falco|
|Vehicles||Cornerian Fighter • II • Cornerian Fleet • Cornerian Flagship • General's flagship • Monkey Arrow • Cornerian Assault Carrier • Pleiades-class Cruiser • Cornerian Transport|
|Technology||Radar Sites • Sentry Bot • Re-block • AegisCam • RE:BOT • Self-destruct program|
|Bases||Fichina Base • Katina Frontline Base • Katina Outpost • Corneria City • Climate control center • Orbital Gate • Area 3|