Patrol Boats are waterborne vessels utilized by the Androssian forces during the events of the Lylat Wars assembled on Zoness.
Although themselves not high-tech, they nonetheless are quick and heavily armed, and travel in groups of three or more and coordinate their attacks precisely. They tend to approach their enemies from behind. Towards the end of the mission, small flotillas of patrol boats will jet ahead of you. You can take out the complete fleet with a well-placed bomb.
- “Androssian patrol boats may not be very high-tech, but they're quick and heavily armed. They travel in groups of three or more and coordinate their attacks precisely. They usually approach from behind, so keep an eye on your six!”
- —Official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, pg 91
- “The bird-like mutant creatures of Zoness are tough, but shooting them down will give you 6 points each, plus a bomb. When Katt Monroe shows up, be sure to fly ahead of her since you won't get points for the enemies she shoots down. After the Checkpoint, follow Slippy under the three platforms. As you go, bomb the barges to clear all the targets off of them. Towards the end of the mission, small flotillas of patrol boats will jet ahead of you. You can take out the complete fleet with a well-placed bomb.”
- —Star Fox 64.com
The Star Fox Team encountered several Patrol Boats on Zoness during the Lylat Wars, while trying to sneak attack an enemy base on Zoness. More Patrol Boats were automated to attack intruders detected by the refinery system's Radar Buoys.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.