History VideoGame / StarFox1

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* AnyoneCanDie: Unlike in ''64'', any of your wingmates can die.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Unlike in ''64'', later games, any of your wingmates can die.be shot down for the rest of the playthrough.



* FunWithAcronyms:
** It's uncertain whether the '''S'''uper '''FX''' chip was named after '' '''S'''tar '''F'''o'''X''' '' or vice versa.
** The full designation of the iconic spacecraft is "SFX Arwing" which probably means "'''S'''pace '''F'''ighter, E'''x'''perimental"

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* FunWithAcronyms:
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FunWithAcronyms: It's uncertain whether the '''S'''uper '''FX''' chip was named after '' '''S'''tar '''F'''o'''X''' '' or vice versa.
** The full designation of the iconic spacecraft is "SFX Arwing" which probably means "'''S'''pace '''F'''ighter, E'''x'''perimental"
versa.



* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted more often than ''64'' did, but there are still a few notable examples:

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* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted more often than ''64'' ''Star Fox 64'' did, but there are still a few notable examples:
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* MacroZone: Fortuna has giant dragonflies, spontaneously-growing plantlife, and dragon-like serpents. According to the instructions, it is also ironically known as the Dinosaur Planet.

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* MacroZone: Fortuna has giant dragonflies, spontaneously-growing plantlife, and dragon-like serpents. According to the instructions, it is also ironically known as the [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Dinosaur Planet.Planet]].
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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones comparing the Japanese and English releases: {{SmartBomb}}s were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].

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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones comparing the Japanese and English releases: {{SmartBomb}}s [[SmartBomb Smart Bombs]] were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].
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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones comparing the Japanese and English releases: Smart Bombs were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].

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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones comparing the Japanese and English releases: Smart Bombs {{SmartBomb}}s were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].
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''Star Fox'' (released as ''Starwing'' in Europe), jointly developed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/ArgonautSoftware, was the very first of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. It was released in 1993 near-simultaneously as a UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo video game and comic series; the comic actually began publication before the game itself was released, providing the first introduction to the game's story, setting and characters.

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''Star Fox'' (released as ''Starwing'' in Europe), jointly developed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/ArgonautSoftware, was the very first entry of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. It was released in 1993 near-simultaneously as a UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo video game and [[ComicStrip/StarFox comic series; series]]; the comic actually began publication before the game itself was released, providing the first introduction to the game's story, setting and characters.



** Papetoon in the [[ComicStrip/StarFox comic adaptation]] appears to be mostly desert with sparse arid vegetation and an exotic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karst karst]] topography.

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** Papetoon in the [[ComicStrip/StarFox comic adaptation]] comics appears to be mostly desert with sparse arid vegetation and an exotic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karst karst]] topography.
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''Star Fox'' (released as ''Starwing'' in Europe), jointly developed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/ArgonautSoftware, was the very first of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. It was released in 1993 simultaneously as a UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo video game and companion comic series; the comic actually began publication before the game itself was released, providing the first introduction to the game's story, setting and characters.

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''Star Fox'' (released as ''Starwing'' in Europe), jointly developed by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and Creator/ArgonautSoftware, was the very first of the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. It was released in 1993 simultaneously near-simultaneously as a UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo video game and companion comic series; the comic actually began publication before the game itself was released, providing the first introduction to the game's story, setting and characters.



A sequel utilizing the revised Super FX chip, ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', was in development for Super NES, but was [[{{Vaporware}} canceled]] due to the looming release of the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64. Early and late-development ROMs were leaked on the Internet, the latter of has even been [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] to English.

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A sequel utilizing the revised Super FX chip, ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', was in development for Super NES, but was [[{{Vaporware}} canceled]] due to the looming release of the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64. Nintendo 64. Early and late-development ROMs [=ROM=]s were leaked on the Internet, the latter of has even been [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] fan-translated]] to English.
English with its debug features patched to simulate a final version.
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''Star Fox'' was the second best-selling title of the franchise, only outsold by ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', ''Star Fox'''s own [[{{ContinuityReboot}} reboot]] only four years later in 1997. ''64'' so overshadowed its predecessor that many ''Star Fox'' fans today are actually unaware of the Super NES game's existence.

A 1995 sequel, ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', was completed in development, but was [[{{Vaporware}} canceled]] and never released, only to be discovered later on the Internet as a ROM, which has since been [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] to English.

It's probably safe to say both ''Star Fox'' and ''Star Fox 2'' are a different DarkerAndEdgier {{canon}} compared to ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' and its sequels (though it's more accurate to say that ''64'' was LighterAndSofter than them).

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''Star Fox'' was the second best-selling title of the franchise, only outsold by ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', ''Star Fox'''s own [[{{ContinuityReboot}} [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] only four years later in 1997. ''64'' ''Star Fox 64'' so overshadowed its predecessor that many ''Star Fox'' some fans today to this day are actually still unaware of the Super NES original game's existence.

A 1995 sequel, sequel utilizing the revised Super FX chip, ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', was completed in development, development for Super NES, but was [[{{Vaporware}} canceled]] due to the looming release of the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64. Early and never released, only to be discovered later late-development ROMs were leaked on the Internet as a ROM, which Internet, the latter of has since even been [[FanTranslation Fan Translated]] to English.

It's probably safe to say both ''Star Fox'' and ''Star Fox 2'' are a different DarkerAndEdgier {{canon}} compared to ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' and its sequels (though it's more accurate to say that ''64'' ''Star Fox 64'' was LighterAndSofter than them).
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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones compared to the Japanese and English releases: Smart Bombs were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].

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* DubNameChange: Two notable ones compared to comparing the Japanese and English releases: Smart Bombs were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].
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* BossRemix: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine's]] theme remixes three real life children's songs.

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* BossRemix: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine's]] [[spoiler:The slot machine's]] theme remixes three real life children's songs.



* ContractualBossImmunity: Some bosses are invulnerable or strong against Nova Bombs. Phantron counterattacks in the first fight with a missile that will one hit kill you. [[spoiler: [[GuideDangIt It is a heat seeking missile. You dodge it by doing nothing.]]]]

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* ContractualBossImmunity: Some bosses are invulnerable or strong against Nova Smart Bombs. Phantron counterattacks in the first fight with a missile that will one hit kill you. [[spoiler: [[GuideDangIt [[spoiler:[[GuideDangIt It is a heat seeking missile. You dodge it by doing nothing.]]]]



* CowardlyBoss: Professor Hangar. He even starts out the fight by [[CrowningMomentofFunny saying “BYE BYE!!!” and flying away.]] He is also the only boss besides Andross to communicate to the player, for that matter.
* CuteEmUp: The level 'Out of This Dimension' is to the rest of the game what ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' is to ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''.
* DamageSpongeBoss: The exceptions listed in AttackItsWeakPoint, except for [[spoiler: the Slot Machine.]] Professor Hangar plays this COMPLETELY straight, having an incredibly large amount of health. [[BreatherBoss He's a VERY easy target, though.]]

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* CowardlyBoss: Professor Hangar.Hanger. He even starts out the fight by [[CrowningMomentofFunny saying “BYE BYE!!!” and flying away.]] He is also the only boss besides Andross to communicate to the player, for that matter.
* CuteEmUp: The level 'Out Out of This Dimension' Dimension stage is to the rest of the game what ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'' is to ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}''.
* DamageSpongeBoss: The exceptions listed in AttackItsWeakPoint, except for [[spoiler: the Slot Machine.[[spoiler:the slot machine.]] Professor Hangar Hanger plays this COMPLETELY straight, having an incredibly large amount of health. [[BreatherBoss He's a VERY easy target, though.]]



* TheDragon: Phantron in Level 1, Metal Smasher and later Galactic Riders in Level 2, and Great Commander in Level 3.

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* TheDragon: Phantron in Level 1, Metal Smasher and later Galactic Riders Rider in Level 2, and Great Commander in Level 3.3.
* DubNameChange: Two notable ones compared to the Japanese and English releases: Smart Bombs were changed to Nova Bombs (which didn't stick), and Andorf was changed to Andross (which ''did'' stick, and in fact was left in the Japanese releases of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''). The latter is believed to have been because his name hit too close to [[UsefulNote/AdolfHitler Adolf]].



* FinalBoss: Andross. [[spoiler: Unless you do [[GuideDangIt a whole series of convoluted steps in Level 3's Asteroid Belt.]] Then, the final boss is a [[MindScrew Slot Machine.]]]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: Andross appears in a very, VERY weird room that looks very interdimensional. [[spoiler: Played straight with the Slot Machine, whose stage is called Out of this Dimension.]]

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* FinalBoss: Andross. [[spoiler: Unless [[spoiler:Unless you do [[GuideDangIt a whole series of convoluted steps in Level 3's Asteroid Belt.]] Then, the final boss is a [[MindScrew Slot Machine.slot machine.]]]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: Andross appears in a very, VERY weird room that looks very interdimensional. [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played straight with the Slot Machine, slot machine, whose stage is called Out of this This Dimension.]]



* FragileSpeedster: Phantron, who doesn't have that much health, but is so fast it creates illusions. Then it [[OneWingedAngel grows legs...]]

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* FragileSpeedster: Phantron, who a robot boss which doesn't have that much health, but is so fast it creates illusions. Then it [[OneWingedAngel grows legs...]]



* GetBackHereBoss: While all of the bosses except for a few are fought while flying, two bosses are very notable in this. Professor Hangar will flee whenever enemies show up and the first fight with the Great Commander has the two of you flying past each other, trading blows, and turning around and repeating the process.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: For the little plot the game has, no one really KNOWS what [[spoiler: the Slot Machine's purpose is for. It MAY be connected to Andross, but that whole level makes NO sense.]]

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* GetBackHereBoss: While all of the bosses except for a few are fought while flying, two bosses are very notable in this. Professor Hangar Hanger will flee whenever enemies show up and the first fight with the Great Commander has the two of you flying past each other, trading blows, and turning around and repeating the process.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: For the little plot the game has, no one really KNOWS what [[spoiler: the Slot Machine's [[spoiler:the slot machine's purpose is for. It MAY be connected to Andross, but that whole level makes NO sense.]]



** If you attack Phantron with a Nova Bomb, it will counterattack with a missile that perfectly follows your movement AND is a OneHitKill. The only way to avoid it? Do nothing.
** The methods of accessing the Black Hole on all 3 routes, and the method to getting to Out Of This Dimension, are all usually difficult to do. You're really likely to get the Route 1 Black Hole opened up by accident, oddly enough.

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** If you attack Phantron with a Nova Smart Bomb, it will counterattack with a missile that perfectly follows your movement AND is a OneHitKill. The only way to avoid it? Do nothing.
** The methods of accessing the Black Hole on all 3 three routes, and the method to getting to Out Of of This Dimension, are all usually difficult to do. You're really likely to get the Route 1 Black Hole opened up by accident, oddly enough.



* LevelInBossClothing: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine.]]
* LoadBearingBoss: The Atomic Bases and Andross. [[spoiler: Played with with the Slot Machine; defeating it stops the background distortion.]]
* LoneWolfBoss: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine,]] [[MindScrew possibly.]]
* LuckBasedMission: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine,]] fittingly. While it's not necessarily hard to kill before getting killed, it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to over 10 minutes depending on how the RNG feels.
* MarathonBoss: [[spoiler: Yes, you can guess how annoying the Slot Machine is.]]
* MindScrew: Sector Y is a space ocean. The Black Hole feature enemies floating all around. [[spoiler: Out of this Dimension trumps these. You enter from a space bird who just hatched, has living moons, the background is distorted, the enemies are paper airplanes, and a Slot Machine is the boss. Oh, and there's a mild GainaxEnding.]]

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* LevelInBossClothing: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine.[[spoiler:The slot machine.]]
* LoadBearingBoss: The Atomic Bases and Andross. [[spoiler: Played [[spoiler:Played with with the Slot Machine; slot machine; defeating it stops the background distortion.]]
* LoneWolfBoss: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine,]] [[spoiler:The slot machine,]] [[MindScrew possibly.]]
* LuckBasedMission: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine,]] [[spoiler:The slot machine,]] fittingly. While it's not necessarily hard to kill before getting killed, it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to over 10 minutes depending on how the RNG feels.
* MacroZone: Fortuna has giant dragonflies, spontaneously-growing plantlife, and dragon-like serpents. According to the instructions, it is also ironically known as the Dinosaur Planet.
* MarathonBoss: [[spoiler: Yes, [[spoiler:Yes, you can guess how annoying the Slot Machine slot machine is.]]
* MindScrew: Sector Y is a space ocean. The Black Hole feature enemies floating all around. [[spoiler: Out [[spoiler:Out of this This Dimension trumps these. You enter from a space bird who just hatched, has living moons, the background is distorted, the enemies are paper airplanes, and a Slot Machine slot machine is the boss. Oh, and there's a mild GainaxEnding.]]



* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine. Hit the jackpot to win. No, seriously. Triple Sevens.]]

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* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler: The Slot Machine.[[spoiler:The slot machine. Hit the jackpot to win. No, seriously. Triple Sevens.]]



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some boss names differ between the cast roll in the ending and the instruction manual. For instance, Atomic Base is the Atomic Core, Galactic Rider is Galactic Riders, Professor Hanger is Professor Hangar, and Monarch Dodora is Monarch Dodra (which was also used in ''Star Fox Command'').

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some boss names differ between the cast roll in the ending and the instruction manual. booklet. For instance, Atomic Base is the Atomic Core, Galactic Rider is Galactic Riders, Professor Hanger is Professor Hangar, and Monarch Dodora is Monarch Dodra (which was also the spelling used in ''Star Fox Command'').Command'', but not ''Star Fox Zero''). This is a minor mistranslation in the manual, as the Japanese version does not share this discrepancy.



* TrickBoss: Phantron does this with himself. He's VERY easy to take out in his second fight. Then he goes OneWingedAngel...
* TurnsRed: Every boss except for Phantron, who goes straight out OneWingedAngel, and the Metal Smasher, the Galactic Riders, the Blade Barrier, Monarch Dodora, [[spoiler: and the Slot Machine,]] all of which only have one form with no changes.
* VehicularAssault: All of the bosses except for Professor Hanger, Monarch Dodora, Andross, [[spoiler: and the Slot Machine.]]

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* TrickBoss: Phantron does this with himself. He's itself. It's VERY easy to take out in his its second fight. Then he it goes OneWingedAngel...
* TurnsRed: Every boss except for Phantron, who goes straight out OneWingedAngel, and the Metal Smasher, the Galactic Riders, Rider, the Blade Barrier, Monarch Dodora, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the Slot Machine,]] slot machine,]] all of which only have one form with no changes.
* VehicularAssault: All of the bosses except for Professor Hanger, Monarch Dodora, Andross, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the Slot Machine.slot machine.]]
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* BossWarningSiren: Almost all boss battles were announced by a short voice clip of "incoming enemy". As this was invariably near the end of each level, it occured while the level music was fading out to be replaced with the boss battle music.

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* BossWarningSiren: Almost all boss battles were announced by a short voice clip of "incoming enemy". As this was invariably near the end of each level, it occured occurred while the level music was fading out to be replaced with the boss battle music.



* CognizantLimbs: Most bosses have multiple parts, but Monarch Dodora is not a machine or ship, but a dinosaur with two heads, a tail, and a body. You must stun either the two heads or the tail to make the body vulnerable.

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* CognizantLimbs: Most bosses have multiple parts, but Monarch Dodora is not a machine or ship, but a cyborg dinosaur with two heads, a tail, and a body. You must stun either the two heads or the tail to make the body vulnerable.



* TheDragon: Phantron in the Easy Path, Metal Smasher and later Galactic Riders in the Medium Path, and Great Commander in the Hard Path.

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* TheDragon: Phantron in the Easy Path, Level 1, Metal Smasher and later Galactic Riders in the Medium Path, Level 2, and Great Commander in the Hard Path.Level 3.



* MiniBoss: The second fight with your path's Venom Guardian is fought right before Andross in the same stage.

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* MiniBoss: The second fight with your path's Venom Guardian guardian is fought right before Andross in the same stage.



%%* ReactorBoss: The Atomic Cores/Bases.

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%%* ReactorBoss: The Atomic Cores/Bases.Bases.



* RecurringBossTemplate: The Attack Carrier returns in ''Star Fox 64''. Phantron and Plasma Hydra were combined and put in VideoGame/StarFox2. Monarch Dodora is in VideoGame/StarFoxCommand.

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* RecurringBossTemplate: The Attack Carrier returns in ''Star Fox 64''. ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', Monarch Dodora is in ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'', and both reappear in ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero''. This makes them the most recurring bosses in the series after series-regulars Andross and Star Wolf. In ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', Phantron and Plasma Hydra were combined as H Fantron and put in VideoGame/StarFox2. Monarch Dodora is in VideoGame/StarFoxCommand.was to get a male counterpart called King Dodora, but the game remained unproduced.



* SkippableBoss: Thanks to the Black Hole, you do not have to follow the exact paths. If you go for Path One, the Rock Crusher, Atomic Base, and the Dancing Insector are all skipped. Path 2, the Path 2 Attack Carrier is replaced with the Path 1 Attack Carrier and you skip the Path 2 Rock Crusher and Professor Hanger. Path 3, the Destructor is replaced with the Path 1 Attack Carrier and the Blade Barrier and Monarch Dodora are skipped.

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* SkippableBoss: Thanks to the Black Hole, you do not have to follow the exact paths. If you go for Path One, the first warp, the Rock Crusher, Atomic Base, and the Dancing Insector are all skipped. Path 2, the Path 2 Attack Carrier is replaced with the Path 1 Attack Carrier and you skip the Path 2 skipped; second warp, Level 2's Rock Crusher and Professor Hanger. Path 3, the Destructor is replaced with the Path 1 Attack Carrier and the Hanger; third warp, Level 3's Blade Barrier and Monarch Dodora are skipped.skipped. Only the Attack Carrier and Andross are constants.



* TacticalSuicideBoss: The Path 2 Rock Crusher, the Galactic Rider, the Blade Barrier, the Spinning Core, and the Great Commander could've won if they refrained from certain attacks.

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* TacticalSuicideBoss: The Path Level 2 Rock Crusher, the Galactic Rider, the Blade Barrier, the Spinning Core, and the Great Commander could've won if they refrained from certain attacks.
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