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Fox landing after jumping out of an Arwing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Arwings are small spacecrafts from the Star Fox series. They appear in the background of all Star Fox stages in the Super Smash Bros. series, namely Sector Z, Corneria, Venom, and Lylat Cruise. They fly by, creating another platform, or shooting the players from behind. They are piloted by Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad, and either Fox McCloud or Falco Lombardi in the Adventure Mode. Additionally, at the beginning of every match in every Super Smash Bros. game except Super Smash Bros. Melee, Fox or Falco would enter the stage from jumping off an Arwing. Arwings also appear in all openings of the Super Smash Bros. games. A similar spacecraft is the Wolfen, Star Wolf's equivalent of the Arwing.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee's Adventure Mode stage Corneria, Arwings are not present in the first battle against Fox or Falco, but charge for a heavy attack in the second battle. A trophy of an Arwing also appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

In the Subspace Emissary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Fox will be riding in his Arwing while avoiding the shots fired from the Halberd. The Halberd is eventually able to hit the Arwing and knock it down. The Arwing flies right past Kirby and the rescued princess (Peach or Zelda) knocking them both off the ship. The Arwing then crashes down in Donkey Kong Island. Meanwhile, Diddy Kong is walking by and notices the destroyed Arwing. However, Rayquaza suddenly appears and launches a beam at Fox and his Arwing. The beam causes an explosion which sets the Arwing on flames. However, somehow, Fox survives the hit and jumps out of his Arwing and saves Diddy from Rayquaza. Later in the story, Fox rides an Arwing in the dogfight against Ganondorf and Bowser in their large Subspace Gunship.

Arwings appear in the background of the Orbital Gate Assault stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where they take their appearance from Star Fox: Assault. Eventually during a match, players are able to fight on top of the Arwings as they enter the gate itself.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, for Fox and Falco's Final Smash, instead of piloting the Landmaster as in previous games, they call upon an army of Arwings that swoop into the stage, catching any opponents they hit. Fox and Falco then join in and fire multiple shots at the opponents, inflicting damage and launching them.

A model Arwing appears in the Hino Mart in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

In Super Mario Maker, one of the 8-bit costumes Mario can receive from a Mystery Mushroom is a Walker from Star Fox Zero. Upon touching the Mystery Mushroom, the sound effect when collecting a supply ring in Star Fox Zero will play. Pressing +Control Pad up will have it transform into an Arwing and use General Pepper's "Good Luck" voice clip from Star Fox 64. It also turns into an Arwing while running at high speeds or while swimming. The death tune is heard when losing a life in Star Fox Zero. When clearing a level, the "Mission Accomplished" theme from Star Fox Zero plays.


Official profiles

Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. Melee

Name Image Game Description
Arwing File:Trophy178.png Star Fox
The Arwing is the symbol of Star Fox. Like an F-Zero racer, it's equipped with an opposing-gravity device. It can barrel roll and flip with ease thanks to its quick acceleration and flexible control. In battle, the ship uses retractable wings for precise flying. Every Arwing has smart bombs as its sub-weapons.

Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Name Image Game Description
Arwing File:BrawlTrophy200.png SNES Star Fox A fighter ship that comprises the main combat unit of Team Star Fox. Boasting antigravity systems known as G-Diffusers, Arwings can perform barrel rolls, quick bursts of speed, and loops. They're also equipped with variable wings that can be switched in and out of combat mode. Their main armaments are their laser cannons, and their secondary weapons are smart bombs.
N64 Star Fox 64

Sticker information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Image Game Effect
File:Sticker Arwing.png Star Fox 64 [Leg] - Attack +6

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーウィン