Fire Stingray

Fire Stingray
The Fire Stingray as it appeared in F-Zero GX
Number 05
Pilot Samurai Goroh
Manufactured by Toraemon Echigoya
Body A
Grip D
Boost B
First Appeared F-Zero SNES
Later Appeared F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
F-Zero GP Legend
F-Zero Climax

The Fire Stingray is the machine driven by Samurai Goroh. This vehicle was ranked as one of the heaviest of the original four featured in F-Zero SNES yet had the highest maximum speed count out of anyone else as well(although it's acceleration is quite lackluster due to it's weight). It has pretty poor acceleration due to it's awful boost power but makes up for it with an excellent grip and body strength stat. Even though this machine was built especially for Samurai Goroh, there's not much to piloting it effectively, even for a newcomer. Simply boost at a consistent rate and take advantage of this vehicle's sharp cornering abilities and you're all set. The Fire Stingray has a solid pink paint job accented by hotrod flame patterns near it's backside. It has a single fin built near it's dual thrusters, bestowing sharp turning abilities and the slight appearance of a stingray.

The Fire Stingray as it appeared in F-Zero SNES


[edit] F-Zero SNES

In the very first installment in which the Fire Stingray machine officially appeared, it followed the same design-based path as the Blue Falcon and ended up quite rounded and smooth in comparison to it's modern-day counterpart. It's overall shape was similar to that of the top of a mushroom, with the same stingray-esque fin on the back. The twin thrusters that this machine adorns to this day were introduced with this original model. Since there were only four single machines available to select in this installment the Fire Stingray ended up being the heaviest out of each of them.

[edit] F-Zero X

In the second console-based installment of the F-Zero franchise, the Fire Stingray's design had been altered into a much slimmer and realistically vehicular-shape, with it's bowl-shaped body sharpened to a point and it's mobile tailfin made still when turning. Regardless, it's original stats and tight-turning capabilities are still intact.

The Fire Stingray and Samurai Goroh as they appeared in F-Zero GX

[edit] F-Zero GX

In the most recent console-based installment of this series, Samurai Goroh's "pride of the Universe" is even sleeker and more compact than it was in the previous installment, complete with the flexible fin that moves in the opposite direction of each turn it makes, supposedly aiding this machine's already-high grip stat.

The Fire Stingray as it appeared in F-Zero Climax

[edit] F-Zero Climax

In the most recent portable console-based title, the Fire Stingray makes a return that rings out similar to the version which was seen in F-Zero X, mainly regarding the fact that the machine's tailfin is once again immobile as it turns.

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