The Cosmic Dolphin is Digi-Boy's F-Zero racing machine in F-Zero GX and F-Zero AX. The machine is custom built to focus on boost, and has a weak body due to Digi-Boy's safe driving and not bumping into other racers. Most of the difficult driving is done by the computer, meaning Digi-Boy can drive using only one hand.
Profiles and statistics
F-Zero GX / AX
The Cosmic Dolphin, along with its pilot, becomes available for purchase after completing the story mode mission Save Jody! on Very Hard. The Cosmic Dolphin is available to use in four colors: Blue (default), yellow, purple, and red.
|It seems that Digi-Boy, the young man who boasts of being able to predict the outcome of races perfectly, designed his machine efficiently. The body strength is minimal, which matches Digi-Boy's safe driving technique--he very rarely bumps other racers. Its weight is deceptive, and is primarily a boost-focused machine. At any rate, since it was built by Digi-Boy, there's no doubt that it's a top-notch machine.|
Design and namesake
The Cosmic Dolphin's design takes on a unique variation of the straight and narrow build. The back half is where most of the build is which contains a small flat underside, two large cooling vents in the front, and the two engines arranged horizontally in the back situated underneath a rounded backside. Details to the portion include two small fins on each side that stick out slightly. On the very top is the long cockpit with a large fin situated right behind it with a cooling vent. Sticking outward in the front is a very thin nose with the machine's name printed in white. The machine is primarily colored a light blue with tan trim, gray undersides, and white stripes running down the middle of the backside. The overall design of the Cosmic Dolphin is also similar in design to the Blue-Marine submarine from Star Fox 64.
The Cosmic Dolphin combines the words cosmic, a term relating to the universe and dolphin, an aquatic mammal.
The cosmic part of Cosmic Dolphin relates to the F-Zero series having to do with intergalactic racing. The unique design of the Cosmic Dolphin heavily relates to the animal it's named after with the nose resembling that of an actual dolphin's nose. The relations also work with seeing the machine in reverse; the dome resembling the head, the vented fin resembling the dorsal fin, and the machine's nose resembling the tail.
As F-Zero GX and AX were developed by Sega, it's also possible that the name is a reference to Sega's Ecco the Dolphin series, which centers around the titular dolphin saving the world from invading extraterrestrials.
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