So I was playing Starfox 64 the other day, and I noticed something suspicious. No matter what course of action I take, if this blue bird guy gets shot too much in the first stage, he tells me that something has happened to his G-Diffuser, and he has to break off.


What does this so-called G-Diffuser do? If it's such a critical component of the Arwing that even slight damage renders the vehicle inoperable, why wasn't I made aware of it before? Isn't that a liability that the commander of the team should probably know about? And why does this bird guy's break so often in this stage, and yet I've never had a problem with mine, and neither has anyone else in my team, even under heavy fire? And why can't that annoying little frog do anything about it? Is this so-called "G-Diffuser" merely a ruse created by the bird to get his own skin out of a fight?

This has been bothering me for a while now. There's something fishy going on, I think.

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    I'm pretty sure the intro to that level has Fox saying "Check your G-Diffusers" and Falco saying "It's fine" or something along those lines, so that answers your commander question – Jeff Dec 18 '11 at 20:41
  • Falco.... that sneaky SOB – blaineh May 10 '14 at 22:03

The Gravity Diffusion system, or G-Diffusion, is an experimental power system used in starfighters that reduces gravity forces on the pilot and provides a respectable power source for shields and propulsion.

The G-Diffuser system was created by John Tanaka, from the Galactic Federation and F-Zero game. However, due to the temperamental nature of the G-Diffuser, these systems need to be carefully checked and maintained; while easy to fix in flight, they can consume a pilots' full attention, something that kills pilots in a dogfight.

The G-Diffuser is primarily found on both the Star Fox Team's Arwings and the Star Wolf Team's Wolfen.


If his G-Diffuser is broken, not only is he taking all those G's straight to the face, but he's running on low power. So obviously, he's smart to break off from the group.

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    I'm still not sold. I've never had a problem with mine. – GnomeSlice Sep 18 '10 at 0:07

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