The Pink Spider is Dai San Gen's racing machine in F-Zero GX and F-Zero AX. It was designed by their uncle, Professor Tsumo. Each of the triplets have their own cockpit, which have ejection seats should there be an emergency. The crescent-shaped balancers on the sides of the Pink Spider, called "spider legs", provide excellent grip, whereas the machine's body and boost are average.
Profiles and statistics
F-Zero GX / AX
In F-Zero AX, the machine and pilots are available at the start. In F-Zero GX, the Pink Spider, along with its pilots, becomes available for purchase after the player has completed chapter 7 of Story mode on Very Hard difficulty. The Pink Spider is available in four colors: Pink (default), yellow, blue, and black.
|The Pink Spider was designed by Professor Tsumo, a huge fan of gambling, and uncle to the triplets that pilot the machine. Individual cockpits have been designed for Dai, San, and Gen, and ejection seats have been added to all of them in case of emergency. Due to the crescent moon-shaped balancers, called "spider legs," that are fixed to both sides of the machine, it has excellent grip capabilities.
Design and namesake
The Pink Spider goes by a unique and fairly efficient design. The centermost area is rhombus-like in shape that holds together its various components and a cooling vent on the top. In the front are the three rhombus prism shaped cockpits arranged in a triangular fashion and color coordinated: blue for Dai in the front, green for San on the left and red for Gen on the right. They're connected to the base by a streamlined underside. Off to the sides are angled connectors that have crescent shaped blades which act as feet. In the very back of the body are the engines arranged in a black triangular engine block. The machine's body is pink while the connectors are a dark red and the feet are gray. A Chinese pattern is printed around the cooling vent and on the cockpits.
The Pink Spider is comprised of the words pink, a pale tint of the color red and spider, an eight-legged arthropod.
As the name of the machine implies, the Pink Spider is primarily colored pink. The spider aspect relates to the machine's design matching the appearance of an actual spider. Other similarities include the Pink Spider's exceptional grip relating to how a spider is able to cling to surfaces under normal conditions.
- The machine's number 33 is likely a reference to the fact the machine is controlled by 3 people.
- The Pink Spider is one of two machines to be named after a bug. The other is the Wonder Wasp.
- Oddly enough, they share the same wreckage model in F-Zero GX.
|Machines of F-Zero