- “Fox was despondent. Star Wolf had taken from him everything that he loved. Falco's attempts to comfort his old friend were futile. Fox lived as one already dead, barely eating or sleeping. But then Falco had an idea that changed everything… Falco had a brainstorm: retire as pilots and engineer their Arwings into racing machines. They would enter the high-speed world of G-Zero Grand Prix racing! When Falco saw excitement return to his friend's face, relief coursed through him. Fox and Falco turned out to be a great G-Zero team. Winning race after race, they become household names across a countless number of planetary systems. Their days as part of Star Fox faded to a distant memory…”
- —The Curse of Pigma Ending
The G-Zero Grand Prix is a racing event popular across a countless number of planetary systems. Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi entered it after they retired as pilots in one of Star Fox Command's endings.
In The Curse of Pigma ending, Fox feels usurped by Star Wolf, who stole the Star Fox name as galactic saviours and Krystal has now abandoned them. Fox fled to Papetoon with Falco to drown out his grief, where it started to consume him, barely eating or sleeping. To cheer up his friend, Falco eventually comes up with a brain storm to leave the business of mercenaries for hire behind and become racers. They modified their Arwings into racing machines for the occasion and they were successful in that business. As they made victory after victory, Fox and Falco gradually forgot about their lives as members of Star Fox.
Behind the scenes
- This name is a clear reference to F-Zero, another Nintendo franchise. Furthermore the F-Zero franchise contains a human character named James McCloud, who looks similar to Fox's similarly named father and owns a vehicle similar to the Arwing.
- The F-Zero gaming series is also represented in the Super Smash Bros. games alongside the Star Fox series.
- G-Zero was also the working title used for the unreleased Virtual Boy racing game Zero Racers.
- The Grand Prix is likely somewhere near or on Corneria, considering that the planet appears in the background of the top picture.
- The G-Zero Grand Prix is mentioned in the DSi game, X-Scape. Like Star Fox Command, that game was also developed by Q-Games.
Names in Other Languages
|Japanese||(G-ZEROグランプリ, Jī Zero Garan Puri)|
|Cornerian Army||Bill Grey • Captain Shears • Dash Bowman • Dog Soldiers • General Pepper • James McCloud • Krystal • Peppy Hare|
|Inhabitants||Beltino Toad • Grippy Toad • Vivian Hare • Vixy Reinard • Yaru de Pon|
|Companies||Bulldog Squadron • Cornerian Academy • Cornerian Defense Force • Corneria Precious Metals Ltd. • Free-As-A-Bird • G-Zero Grand Prix • Husky Squadron • Space Dynamics • Star Falco • Star Fox|
|Vehicles||Cornerian Assault Carrier • Cornerian Fighter • II • Cornerian Flagship • Cornerian Fleet • Cornerian Transport • General's flagship • Monkey Arrow • Pleiades-class Cruiser|
|Technology||AegisCam • Radar Sites Re-block • RE:BOT • Self-destruct program • Sentry Bot|
|Bases||Area 3 • Climate control center • Corneria City • Fichina Base • Katina Frontline Base • Katina Outpost • Orbital Gate|