Failed 9th Planet
|Number of Objects:||132,000|
|Average Radius:||20 skm|
Meteo, also known as the Asteroid belt, is a dense field of planetoids located in the Lylat System between Corneria and Fichina. It is the site of a number of battles during the Lylat Wars in Star Fox 64 and the Aparoids invasion in Star Fox Assault.
Meteo is an unusually dense field of more than a hundred thousand planetoids. Scientists have speculated that such density was a result of what might once have been Lylat's "ninth planet", but something happened to it, leaving behind Meteo as its remains. Though the belt is rich in minerals, its depths have yet to be fully explored because of the extreme danger of traversing it. Travel through the field is not done often, despite being the fastest way from Corneria to other planets.
HistoryEditMeteo is the site of a major battle between the Star Fox Team and Venomian Army during the Lylat Wars. Andross made use of the Rock Crusher to clear a path through the asteroids for his invasion force to reach Corneria. Fox McCloud and his team are able to destroy the vessel before it could finish creating a route through which Andross' forces could invade. Upon defeating the machine, Fox and his team advanced to Fichina. Fox also discovers a naturally-occurring Warp Portal. Using it allowed direct access to Katina.
The abundant natural resources also presented great interest to the Aparoids. While occupying the body of Pigma Dengar, the Aparoids started construction on a large base and multiple wings of starfighter defenses. However, before it could be completed, the Star Wolf Team infiltrated the asteroid field, but were repulsed, only to be followed by the Star Fox Team who invaded the base and destroyed Pigma, who was infected by the Aparoids.
After the events of the Aparoid invasion, the disposal of the abandoned base was deferred to a later date, and that it's to be placed under observation due to the fact that trying to get a quick and comprehensive understanding of the region is difficult because of the complex topography. The destruction level was a B+ and the Aparoids were expunged.
The Asteroid belt was visited again during the various events of the Anglar Blitz. The asteroids make clearing the fog of war on the players screen very difficult and enemies will be harder to locate while defending the Great Fox II. Biobrain is one example of bosses within this level.
- During the working stages of Star Fox 64, when Meteo Crusher was fought, a planet different from Fichina was visible from space.
- The Sargasso Hideout and Beltino Orbital Gate may be stationed somewhere nearby the asteroid belt, for there are asteroids in place around those regions.
- The theme music of Meteo was remixed into three different variations during Star Fox Adventures. The first being used as the main Arwing space mission and Dragon Rock tower defenses, the second when Andross is destroyed and the third "Great Fox rock" version played during the credits and when the Star Fox team first appear. The Meteo theme returns for Star Fox Assault, Star Fox Command and Star Fox 64 3D.
- The original Star Fox asteroid belt theme is altogether different from the remake, as is the case with the Star Fox 64 Soundtrack.
NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.
|Celestial bodies in Star Fox series|
|Aparoid Homeworld | Aquas | Cerinia | Corneria | Eladard | Fichina | Fortuna | Katina | Kew | Macbeth | Papetoon | Sauria/Dinosaur Planet | Titania | Venom | Zoness|
|Lylat | Solar|
|Sector X | Sector Y | Sector Z|
|Astropolis | Area 6 | Beltino Orbital Gate | Bolse | Sargasso Hideout|
|Meteo | Out of this Dimension!/Warp Zone|