The Orbital Gate, or Beltino Orbital Gate's in-game appearances.
In the games
Star Fox: Assault
Mission 8. Orbital Gate; Incoming
Type: All-Range Mode
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- Aparoid Flyer
- Aparoid Spinner
- Aparoid Beetle
- Mothlike Aparoid
- Aparoid Gigantic Missile
- Aparoid Megamissile
Mission 8: Protect the Gate
- “In orbit above Corneria is an orbital gate. At the present time, federation scientists are rushing to finish a weapon that will tilt the scales of the war in their favor, an anti-aparoid program bomb. Do whatever it takes to protect the gate from the aparoid invasion until the weapon developement is finished.”
- —Mission objective
A vast Aparoid fleet meets the Star Fox team and Cornerian Army around the Orbital Gate while the self-destruct program is under manufacture. Fox is first required to take down Aparoids around the gate and save Slippy and Krystal from chasing targets until the missiles arrive.
SOS: Slippy will be tailed by enemies quickly into the mission starting point.
SOS: Krystal will be tailed by enemies soon after Slippy's SOS.
After a while, the first missiles arrive to target the gate, but as more keep coming, Falco and later Star Wolf eventually assist in destroying missiles, but then they begin to use larger, rapid firing missiles.
When the missiles are destroyed, the Aparoids launch an enormous rocket to obliterate the Orbital Gate and maybe more. Fortunately, the last missile is very large and slow flying it is easy for Fox to target, but only certain ares like the purple core can be damaged, and as it takes more damage, it loosens it's parts and accelerates faster.
Star Fox Command
It (or a similar space station) later makes a reappearance during the Anglar Blitz, where they upgrade the Star Fox Team's ships and give new information about the Anglars. It is called the Asteroid Station by Slippy.
Official Site info
- On the official site, it is instead called the "Beltano Orbital Gate." The data crystal also is shown to be damaged, and thus does not count among the data crystals needed to unlock the Security Data Core.
Covert military operation.
We do not have clearance to access Beltano files. Long range radar reads multiple warp signatures in its sector. Possible Aparoid assault underway.
Status: Data crystal damaged.
Super Smash Bros. Series
The Orbital Gate and the events involving its setting from Star Fox: Assault appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As a moving stage, it chronicles what happened during the Aparoids' attempt to halt the development of the bomb that would eliminate them altogether. The smash taunts reveal that the orbital gate has shields strong enough to temporarily prevent the missile warheads from burrowing into the station and detonating, but only for a brief period. While the stage scenario does takes place during the Aparoid invasion, there are obvious differences in character design and voices, and absences of Krystal, Star Wolf, Beltino and any Dog Soldiers.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy
The Orbital Gate also appears as a stage trophy in the game. The trophy is a detailed view of the station as seen from above the orbit of Corneria. A blue planet which is most likely Fichina can be seen in the distance.
|Name||How to Unlock||Picture||Description||Trophy Box|
|Orbital Gate Assault||Stage||
||36. Star Fox: Assault|
- Star Fox: Assault/Damage reports
|Planets||Aparoid Homeworld • Aquas • Cerinia • Corneria • Fichina • Fortuna • Grippia • Katina • Kew • Macbeth • Papetoon • Sauria • Solar • Titania • Venom • Zoness|
|Sectors||Sector α • Sector β • Sector γ • Sector Ω • Area 6 • Meteo • Sector X • Sector Y • Sector Z • Warp Zone • Out of This Dimension|
|Artificial Objects||Black Hole • Orbital Gate • Bolse • Meteor • Sargasso Hideout • Space Armada • Astropolis|
|Cities||Corneria City • Katina Frontline Base • Katina Outpost • Fichina Base • Fichina City • Climate control center • Aquas Ruins • Area 3|