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The home planet of famed bounty hunter, Samus Aran, and birthplace of the metroids, is a playable location in Crusade. Once home to the Chozo, Space Pirates and the Mother Brain took it over shortly after Samus's departure. The planet is covered in a rocky shell, and the interior of the shell has become two sides of a coin: a lush, carnivorous jungle on one end, and an acidic wasteland on the other.
The main fighting takes place on several "living" platforms, hovering above a rocky platform, that are both metalic in nature, and heald together by fibrous "muscles". The main gimmick of this stage lies in the ocean of acid just below the platforms. After a brief shaking, the acidic ocean begins to rise and engulf the lower platforms As the interior of Zebes is frequented by these Acid Tides, the platforms remain largely unaffected by the rising acid, while the same cannot be said for combatants. Simply touching the acid will send you flying upwards in flames, though the exact reason for this is not known. Only the very highest platform is untouched by the acid, which may help explain it's slightly different appearance to the other bio-platforms.
The background of Zebes is an enigma in and of itself, as stars appear to be visable in the background. However, since the battlefield of Zebes takes place below ground, it is up for speculation what exactly those star-like structures are. Occasionally, you'll happen to see a passing metroid. While they won't attack you, they are a reminder of what horrible creatures lurk within the depths of Zebes.
- Planet Zebes (SSB)