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|Debut||Star Fox 64|
The Landmaster is a tank appearing in the Star Fox series.
When a simple bazooka won't cut it, the Star Fox team often deploys the Landmaster on ground-based missions requiring heavy firepower. Deployed from the Great Fox, the Landmaster has no problems navigating the surface of planets thanks to its propulsion system that gives it limited hovering capabilities. Thanks to this it can fly over buildings, perform barrel rolls, and generally get itself out of any troubles it may encounter.
Originally the Star Fox team used it on the planet Titania due to the sandstorms that prevented the Arwings from flying in Star Fox 64. However it was also used on the MacBeth mission when it was necessary to stop a train carrying supplies for Andross. However its capabilities in fighting aircrafts is limited, generally making it an easy target.
Following the Sauria mission, the Landmaster was revised with all-terrain wheels in place of the original tank treads. Although the armor was weakened, the turret was fully optimized to fire in all directions. As a result it became more effective at dealing with aerial attacks, despite being more vulnerable to all attack in general. It was then utilized for various missions in Star Fox Assault.
- In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Landmaster appears as a trophy. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Final Smashes of Fox, Falco and Wolf involve summoning Landmasters that can roll, fire lasers and float with jet engines. There are three different trophies of the Landmaster, one for each character's Final Smash.