The Wonder Wasp as it appeared in F-Zero GX
|Manufactured by||John Tanaka|
|First Appeared||F-Zero X|
|Later Appeared|| F-Zero GX|
F-Zero GP Legend
The Wonder Wasp is the machine driven by the humble, bumbling mechanic: John Tanaka. It was originally built as a simple hobby project by Tanaka during his time-off inbetween mechanical duties performed under the Galactic Space Federation crew to which he served. After discovering that Jody Summer(his secret love interest)was indeed entering the F-Zero Grand Prix, he made a solemn vow to provide suitable protection to his crew's leader and gave his machine project a complete professional overhaul, greatly improving both natural safety and capability standards of average F-Zero-grade vehicles as well as crafting it as a whole to his own personal preference. In short, this lightweight vehicle has some of the best acceleration and speed that has yet to be seen elsewhere in the circuit.
 F-Zero X
In the second console-based installment of the F-Zero franchise, the Wonder Wasp was introduced among the wide array of 25 fellow new machines. Where this machine's pros rely entirely on it's over-exaggerated speed abilities, both in terms of acceleration and boost, this severely cripples the machine's handling potential. This makes it increasingly difficult to control, especially with 29 other larger machines on the track with the gull to bump you around the track like a pinball thanks also in part to the Wonder Wasp's incredibly weak chasis.
 F-Zero GX
In the most recent console-based installment of this series, John Tanaka's Wonder Wasp returned as the exact same odd-looking and incredibly zippy machine that burst through the curtains on F-Zero X, only it's grip would appear to have tightened somewhat since it's last outing. With that, the overall body strength remains unaltered in any way.
 F-Zero Climax
In the most recent portable console-based title, the Wonder Wasp buzzes past all with it's over-the-top boost capabilities and top speed capabilities. The only difference in this installment is that a swap appeared to have occured in regards to F-Zero GX, where the body stat appeared to have improved somewhat while the lackluster grip remained as present as when it was first introduced.