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As the Star Fox team's main ground based vehicle, the Landmaster appears as a playable vehicle in three games and in spin-off media.

Star Fox 64 logo
LandmasterGoras

Fox battles Goras using the Landmaster.

The Landmaster appears in Star Fox 64. Its controls are, for the most part, much like the Arwing. However, the tank turns a little slower. Jets on the bottom of the tank allow it to turn quickly and barrel roll, and if both jets are fired the tank can hover upwards. The Landmaster design was very basic; it had a single cannon capable of shooting several laser-balls per second or Smart Bombs. It also had two traditional tank treads. The camera angle could not be changed. It had limited flying capability with its jump jets. In this game, the Landmaster did not create a deflection shield when barrel rolling. Instead, the Landmaster's barrel roll was used merely for dodging enemy laser fire and other weapons. 

Instruction Manual description

The anti-aircraft Landmaster rotation tank is equipped with a laser cannon and two jets, that allow for temporary hovering
—Star Fox 64; Instruction Booklet, pg 7

Official Site description

The Landmaster tank was originally being developed by Space Dynamics Co., Ltd. as an armored exploration vehicle. However, when the Star Fox Team required a land based combat vehicle, it was converted by adding stronger battle armor and weapons systems. The only prototype is now part of the Star Fox Team's arsenal. Although primarily a ground based assault weapon, the Landmaster can also hover for a short time, and can roll from side to side to help it avoid land mines and enemy attacks.
—Star Fox 64.com

Star Fox Assault
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A Landmaster in Star Fox: Assault.

In Star Fox: Assault, the Landmaster's appearance improved greatly: The design looks more complex and the turret can now swivel in more directions which makes it more effective. It now has four all-terrain wheels instead of traditional tank treads, which decreases traction but increases mobility, and its barrel roll technique now creates a deflection shield around the vehicle. Unfortunately, it can no longer uses Nova Bombs, has a much slower rate of fire (though the projectiles are significantly more powerful), and has lighter armor. It also has been modified to be an anti-aircraft vehicle. Slippy is an expert at controlling the Landmaster.

Instruction Manual description

This new and improved version of the Landmaster is lighter than before and maintains its all-terrian exploration wheels on a combat-ready tank chassis. Small plasma engines located on either side of the chassis give the Landmaster hovering capabilities for short durations of time.
—Star Fox: Assault; Instruction Booklet, pg 37

Star Fox 64 3D logo

The Landmaster's status can now be viewed on the lower screen.

64 3D website description

Landmaster
This stout and sturdy vehicle lets team Star Fox traverse ground-based battlefields with ease. The added ability of on-the-ground barrel rolls and quick vertical hovering boosts make land-roving missions more manageable.
—Star Fox 64 3D.com

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SFZ Gravmaster

The new Gravmaster (a play on Gravity and Landmaster).

The Landmaster returns in Star Fox Zero, in a style resembling it's Star Fox 64 3D design, albeit with a pair of missile launchers added to it. Since the Arwing can now transform into a Walker (similar to the Walker), the Landmaster can now transform into a heavy jet known as the Gravmaster, looking similar to the Landmaster model in Star Fox 64. The Gravmaster mode allows the Landmaster to fly, but depletes boost energy while active and automatically changes back when the boost gauge is empty. Additionally, it is slower than the Arwing and cannot perform barrel rolls, U-turn, or somersaults.

In the place of a charge shot, the Landmaster can fire up to three homing missiles in either of its forms, allowing it to devastate multiple enemy clusters at once.

Landmaster

Primarily a ground based assault weapon, the Landmaster can also hover for a short time, and can roll from side to side to help avoid enemy attacks.
—Star Fox Zero.com

Height: 8.5 sm

Length: 24 sm

Top Speed: up to 97 skm/hr (during boost)

Weapons: Laser, missiles, smart bomb

Gravmaster

The Landmaster can transform into the Gravmaster, a heavy jet that improves mobility and can rain down targeting missiles from above.
—Star Fox Zero.com

Versus Mode

In Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault, the Landmaster is available in Versus Mode. These are the only times that the Landmaster can collect Laser Upgrades. In Star Fox 64, the lasers will upgrade to twin and hyper spiraling shots, while in Assault, the laser fire will become faster.

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Landmaster tanks have recently appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl onwards as Final Smashes for FoxFalco, and Wolf. However, the CPU-controlled Fox, Falco, and Wolf have a tendency to drive the Landmaster off-screen. The tank's appearance is a cross between its Star Fox 64 look and its Star Fox Assault look. It maintains the sharp and futuristic appearance it had in Assault, but still has the traditional tank treads from 64. All of them except for Wolf's are modified by Slippy. The previous model appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a trophy.

Super Smash Bros Melee logo

Trophy

# Name Image First Game / Move Description
226 Landmaster Tank
Landmaster Trophy Melee
Star Fox 64 / Lylatwars
6/97
Team Star Fox's high-powered, anti-aircraft hover tank. Its caterpillar-like treads allow it to perform quick lateral rolls. It can even fly for short periods of time. Its main cannons closely resemble the weapons technology on an Arwing, so the same rules apply: if you charge them up, you can shoot guided missiles.

Super Smash Bros Brawl logo

Fox's Landmaster

Landmaster!
—Fox
Fox'sLandmaster

Fox's Landmaster.

Fox's Landmaster is the most balanced of the three. Its laser has moderate power, and it has decent hovering capabilities. Its roll is the second most powerful, but its turn and movement speed is fairly slow.

Trophy for Fox's Landmaster

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
Landmaster (Fox) Clear All-Star Mode as Fox
Landmaster (Fox) - Brawl Trophy
Fox's Final Smash. Climb aboard the Landmaster tank, the ultrahigh- performance, antiair, rolling combat vehicle of Team Star Fox. Just like in the Star Fox series, the cannon can be used to blast foes, and the tank can roll over enemies. The jets beneath the main body can be used to hover. Between its firepower and mobility, this tank knows no equal.


  • Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

Falco's Landmaster

Personally, I prefer the air!" / "Hands off MY prey!
—Falco
Falco's landmaster

Falco's Landmaster variant.

Falco's variant of the Landmaster is nearly identical to Fox's, but its attributes are more personalized to his criteria. It has better turning and movement speed and hovering capabilities, although its rolling and laser power are slightly weaker than Fox's.

Trophy for Falco's Landmaster

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
Landmaster (Falco) Clear All-Star Mode as Falco
Landmaster (Falco) - Brawl Trophy
Falco's Final Smash. He jumps aboard the Landmaster high-spec, antiaircraft tank. With the tank's powerful cannon blasts and rolling ability, it's possible to take out all enemies at once. The Landmaster is based on actual production vehicles, but Team Star Fox's Landmaster was customized by the team's mechanic, Slippy Toad.


  • Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

Wolf's Landmaster

We're gonna have fun with this thing!
—Wolf
Wolf Landmaster

Wolf's Landmaster: The strongest of the three, but lasts the shortest.

Wolf's Landmaster has the same appearance of Fox and Falco's, only sporting the red color of his Wolfen and the notable absence of the Star Fox emblem on the side panel. Wolf stole the schematics for Fox's Landmaster and made a more upgraded version. It surpasses Fox and Falco's in all statistics except for handling and fuel. His final smash lasts 6 seconds less than Fox/Falco's Landmasters.

Trophy for Wolf's Landmaster

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
Landmaster (Wolf) Clear All-Star Mode as Wolf
Landmaster (Wolf) - Brawl Trophy
Wolf's Final Smash. Wolf analyzed Fox's Landmaster and built his own improved version, which he now calls out and boards. He's increased the output of the onboard generators and upped the vehicles firepower. However, this has substantially decreased the time the Landmaster can appear on the screen. It sports the same colors as Wolf's Wolfen.
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

Logo EN - Super Smash Bros. Wii U 3DS

Below are the full list of trophies in the Wii U version of the fourth Super Smash Bros. title. Trophies in this version generally use artwork similar to the previous game.

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription Trophy Box
Landmaster (Fox) Final Smash
LandmasterFoxTrophyWiiU
Originally designed for exploration, the Landmaster in Fox's Final Smash has been converted into an ultra-high-performance, anti-air, rolling combat vehicle. When Fox hops aboard, he can drive or roll into foes and blast them with cannon fire. It can even fire in midair. And best of all, Fox is safe from damage inside this metal beast!
NA release
Originally designed for exploration, the Landmaster in Fox's Final Smash has been converted into an ultra-high-performance, anti-air, rolling combat vehicle. When Fox gets on board, he can drive or roll into foes and blast them with cannon fire. It can even fire in mid-air. And best of all, Fox won't take any damage while inside!
PAL release
37. Star Fox
Landmaster (Falco) Final Smash
LandmasterFalcoTrophyWiiU
Falco jumps aboard his landmaster for his Final Smash, This powerful combat vehicle sports an explosive cannon and a heavily armored exterior. Falco can blast other fighters or simply drive into them with his tank. This landmaster also flies higher than Fox's, letting Falco give his rivals a pick-me-up...off the stage!
NA release
With immense firepower and tough armour, the Landmaster makes for a mighty Final Smash. Falco can use this fine combat vehicle to run down and roll into rivals, as well as inundate them with cannon blasts. His Landmaster can hover a bit higher than Fox's making it easier to pick rivals up and give them a nice comfy ride off the stage!
PAL release
37. Star Fox

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