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{{Infobox Stage
 
{{Infobox Stage
|location = ''Sonic the Hedgehog''
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|location = ''Sonic the Hedgehog''
|name = Green Hill Zone
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|name = Green Hill Zone
|image = [[Image:Green Hill Zone.jpg|250px|Green Hill Zone]]
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|image = {{#tag:tabber|
|caption = [[Image:SonicSymbol.svg|50px]]
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Brawl=[[File:Green Hill Zone.jpg|300px]]
|universe = ''[[Sonic (universe)|Sonic]]''
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{{!}}-{{!}}SSB3DS=[[File:SSB4-Green Hill Zone Select Screen 001.png|300px]]
|games = ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl|SSBB]]''
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{{!}}-{{!}}Omega Form=[[File:Green_Hill_Zone_Omega.jpg|thumb|300px]]
|hometo = [[Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBB)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]
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{{!}}-{{!}}Ultimate=[[File:SSBU-Green Hill Zone.png|300px]]
|availability = [[Unlockable stage|Unlockable]]
 
|cratetype = Presents
 
|brawlsingles = Banned
 
|brawldoubles = Banned
 
 
}}
 
}}
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|caption = [[File:SonicSymbol.svg|50px]]
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|universe = ''[[Sonic (universe)|Sonic]]''
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|games = ''[[Brawl]]''<br/>''[[SSB3DS]]''<br/>''[[SSBU]]''
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|hometo = [[Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBB)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]
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|availability = [[Unlockable]] (''Brawl'')<br/>[[Starter]] (''SSB3DS'')
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|unlockcriteria = Unlock [[Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBB)|Sonic]].
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|cratetype = Presents
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|music = In ''Brawl'':<br/><small>''*Green Hill Zone''<br/>''*Angel Island Zone''<br/>''*Scrap Brain Zone''<br/>''*Emerald Hill Zone''<br/>''*Sonic Boom''<br/>'''''*Super Sonic Racing'''''<br/>''*Open Your Heart''<br/>''*Live and Learn''<br/>'''''*Sonic Heroes'''''<br/>'''''*Right There, Ride On'''''<br/>'''''*HIS WORLD (Instrumental)'''''<br/>''*Seven Rings in Hand''<br/>'''Bolded tracks must be unlocked'''</small><br/>In ''SSB3DS'':<br/><small>''*Green Hill Zone''<br/>''*Live & Learn'' ([[Alternate music|Alternate]])</small>
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|brawlsingles = [[Banned stage|Banned]]
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|brawldoubles = [[Banned stage|Banned]]
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|ssb4singles = [[Banned stage|Banned]]
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|ssb4doubles = [[Banned stage|Banned]]
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}}
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{{nihongo|'''Green Hill Zone'''|グリーンヒルゾーン|Gurīnhiruzōn}} is the [[stage]] that represents [[Sonic the Hedgehog]] in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' and ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS]]''. It will return in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''. It is unlocked after Sonic himself is unlocked, and also the stage where he is fought for his unlocking battle.
   
'''Green Hill Zone''' is the stage that represents [[Sonic the Hedgehog]] in the game. It is unlocked after Sonic himself is unlocked. The midsection is a half-pipe that crumbles away if it attacked too much during the course of the fight. There are also checkpoint starposts that can be spun around to hurt other players once when they are blue. In the background is a giant shuttle loop with a 1-Up video monitor above it. The background also consists of various other parts of the Green Hill Zone.
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==Stage description==
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The stage consists in a single piece of land with a bridge on its left, walk-offs at both sides and a depression in the middle. The ground of the middle part is susceptible to attacks, and chunks of it crumble away if they sustain enough damage, transforming the center of the stage into a pit. The broken parts regenerate over time: players below it when this happens will fall through it.
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Occasionally, checkpoint lampposts randomly spring up. They are normally blue, but when attacked they turn red and start spinning: in this state they are able to hurt players other than the original attacker. They only deal 10% damage, but cause decent knockback with KO capabilities. After a few seconds, spinning lampposts stop and can be attacked again. They disappear on their own after a while.
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The background features a giant shuttle loop with a 1-Up video monitor above it. Occasionally Tails, Knuckles and Silver run along it.
   
The Stage returns in [[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS]].
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==Tournament legality==
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On March 17, 2009, the [[SBR]] announced that the stage should be banned, as opposed to its former status as a counterpick. Many players take issue with Green Hill Zone for its extremely campy nature. The most effective strategy when fighting here is to camp the signposts, which have significant defensive power for an already highly defensive game, and this can severely cheapen the flow of the match. Furthermore, both sides of the stage have permanent walk-off edges, favoring chain-grabs or simply camping the edge should the character have even average throwing capabilities, as it is easy to simply throw your opponent off the edge (even at low percents). For these reasons, this stage is frequently banned in tournament-level play, meaning that no stages based on third-party games are allowed as such, since [[Shadow Moses Island]] is also banned.
   
 
==Origin==
 
==Origin==
[[File:GreenHillZoneStH.png|thumb|left|200px|Green Hill Zone as it originally appeared in ''Sonic the Hedgehog''.]]
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[[File:GreenHillZoneStH.png|thumb|left|Green Hill Zone as it originally appeared in ''Sonic the Hedgehog''.]]
This stage is from ''[http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(Genesis) Sonic the Hedgehog]'' (1991). Green Hill Zone is the first zone (stage) in ''Sonic the Hedgehog''. The shuttle loop seen in the background first appeared in Green Hill Zone and has appeared in some form in almost every ''Sonic'' game. This stage also does have some similarities to the ''Green Hill Zone'' in ''[http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_Adventure_2 Sonic Adventure 2]'', with the stage rendered in 3D. An item box can be seen on the top of the loop. In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'', item boxes were containers that contained certain items.On top of the shuttle loop is a Power Up TV. This object is essentially the equivalent of the Mario franchise's [[? Block]]. This particular TV has a picture of Sonic on it. In all Sonic games, this would give you an extra life. This stage has many elements from ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' in the background, such as flowers, rings, spikes, palm trees, etc. In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' there are cliffhangers that crumble down if the player jumps on them. In this stage, the center of the stage can crumble. The signpost that appears in this level is a reference to the checkpoints in Sonic games, which rotate as the player character runs by them and return him to that spot should they die while having remaining lives.
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This stage represents [[w:c:sonic:Green Hill Zone|Green Hill Zone]], the first zone (stage) from ''[[w:c:sonic:Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' (1991). The shuttle loop seen in the background first appeared in Green Hill Zone and has appeared in some form in almost every ''Sonic'' game. This stage also does have some similarities to the Green Hill Zone in ''[[w:c:sonic:Sonic Adventure 2|Sonic Adventure 2]]'', with the stage rendered in 3D.
 
Miles "Tails" Prower first appeared in ''[http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2]'' and is one of Sonic's friends. Knuckles first appeared in ''[http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_3 Sonic the Hedgehog 3]'' and is one of Sonic's rivals and friends. Silver the Hedgehog is from ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (2006) and is also one of Sonic's friends. In the background of this stage, Tails, Knuckles, and Silver can be seen running through the shuttle loop.
 
 
==Character strengths/weaknesses==
 
==Tournaments==
 
On March 17, 2009, the [[SBR]] announced that the stage should be banned, as opposed to its former status as a counterpick. Many players take issue with Green Hill Zone for its extremely campy nature. The most effective strategy when fighting here is to camp the signposts, which have significant defensive power for an already highly defensive game, and this can severely cheapen the flow of the match. Furthermore, both sides of the stage have permanent walk-off edges, favoring chain-grabs or simply camping the edge should the character have even average throwing capabilities, as it is easy to simply throw your opponent off the edge (even at low percents). For these reasons, this stage is frequently banned in tournament-level play, meaning that no stages based on third-party games are allowed as such, since [[Shadow Moses Island]] is also banned.
 
 
==Songs in [[My Music]]==
 
*''Green Hill Zone''
 
*''Angel Island Zone''
 
*''Scrap Brain Zone''
 
*''Emerald Hill Zone''
 
*''Sonic Boom''
 
*'''''Super Sonic Racing'''''
 
*''Open Your Heart''
 
*''Live and Learn''
 
*'''''Sonic Heroes'''''
 
*'''''Right There, Ride On'''''
 
*'''''HIS WORLD (Instrumental)'''''
 
*''Seven Rings in Hand''
 
 
'''Songs in bold must be unlocked'''
 
   
Originally, ''You Can Do Anything'' from the Japanese/PAL version of [http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_CD Sonic CD] was supposed to be in the game, but was dropped out in favor of ''Sonic Boom'', which was in the US version of the game.
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This stage has many elements from ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' in the background, such as flowers, rings, spikes, palm trees, etc. In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' there are cliffhangers that crumble down if the player jumps on them. In this stage, the center of the stage can crumble. The Point Marker that appears in this level is a reference to the checkpoints in ''Sonic'' games, which rotate as the player character runs by them and return him to that spot should they die while having remaining lives. An Item Box can be seen on the top of the shuttle loop. In ''Sonic the Hedgehog'', Item Boxes are containers in the shape of monitors that contained certain items, being essentially the equivalent of the ''[[Mario (universe)|Mario]]'' franchise's [[? Block]]. This particular TV has a picture of Sonic on it. In all ''Sonic'' games, this would give Sonic an extra life.
   
==Unlock Criteria==
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In the background of this stage, Tails, Knuckles, and Silver can be seen running through the shuttle loop. Miles "Tails" Prower first appeared in ''[[w:c:sonic:Sonic the Hedgehog 2|Sonic the Hedgehog 2]]'' and is one of Sonic's best friends. Knuckles first appeared in ''[[w:c:sonic:Sonic the Hedgehog 3|Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'' and is a friendly rival of Sonic. Silver the Hedgehog is from ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' (2006) and is also one of Sonic's friends.
Unlock Sonic.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Green Hill Zone background characters.jpg
 
 
Green Hill Zone.jpg
 
Green Hill Zone.jpg
 
GHZ3ds.png
 
GHZ3ds.png
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Green_Hill_Zone_Omega.jpg|The Omega Version of Green Hill Zone.
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SSB4-Green Hill Zone Select Screen 001.png|3DS Stage Select image
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SSB4-Green Hill Zone Select Screen 002.png|Japanese 3DS Stage Select screen
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SSBU Green Hill Zone.png|In [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[File:Green Hill Zone background characters.jpg|thumb|(From right to left) [[Miles "Tails" Prower|Tails]], [[Silver the Hedgehog|Silver]] and [[Knuckles the Echidna|Knuckles]] running in the background]]
 
[[File:Green Hill Zone background characters.jpg|thumb|(From right to left) [[Miles "Tails" Prower|Tails]], [[Silver the Hedgehog|Silver]] and [[Knuckles the Echidna|Knuckles]] running in the background]]
*When playing as Pokémon Trainer, he appears on top of the loop.
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*When playing as the [[Pokémon Trainer (SSBB)|Pokémon Trainer]], he appears on top of the loop.
*Sometimes, the bridge will slow down an attack like [[Spin Dash]] or [[Wario Bike]].
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*Sometimes, the bridge will slow down an attack like [[Spin Dash]] or [[Wario Bike]]. This is rather ironic considering that, in the Sonic series, a player would ordinarily use the Spin Dash in an area with this stage's layout in order to quickly accelerate to max speed.
 
*A mistake currently exists in the Spanish version of the [[Smash Bros. DOJO!!|DOJO!!]] of this stage's page: instead of displaying the ''Sonic'' universe icon, Sonic's head's silhouette, it has the symbol of the ''Mario'' universe, which is a mushroom.<sup>[http://www.smashbros.com/es/stages/stage27.html]</sup>
 
*A mistake currently exists in the Spanish version of the [[Smash Bros. DOJO!!|DOJO!!]] of this stage's page: instead of displaying the ''Sonic'' universe icon, Sonic's head's silhouette, it has the symbol of the ''Mario'' universe, which is a mushroom.<sup>[http://www.smashbros.com/es/stages/stage27.html]</sup>
 
*The songs Green Hill Zone, Emerald Hill Zone and Scrap Brain Zone are the only unchanged 16-bit songs in Brawl.
 
*The songs Green Hill Zone, Emerald Hill Zone and Scrap Brain Zone are the only unchanged 16-bit songs in Brawl.
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*When a section of the stage regenerates, if a player is below the regenerated ground, he/she will fall through the ground.
 
*When a section of the stage regenerates, if a player is below the regenerated ground, he/she will fall through the ground.
 
*In the intro of Super Smash Bros Brawl Sonic is seen running on Green Hill zone.
 
*In the intro of Super Smash Bros Brawl Sonic is seen running on Green Hill zone.
*The Genesis music tracks, '''S'''crap Brain Zone, '''E'''merald Hill Zone, '''G'''reen Hill Zone and '''A'''ngel Island Zone, make [http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sega SEGA].
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*Coincidentally, the Genesis music tracks, '''S'''crap Brain Zone, '''E'''merald Hill Zone, '''G'''reen Hill Zone and '''A'''ngel Island Zone, make the word [http://sega.wikia.com/wiki/Sega SEGA].
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*Green Hill Zone is one of only four stages in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series to be featured as a stage in fighting games outside of the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series, the others being [[Boxing Ring]], [[Pyrosphere]] and [[Suzaku Castle]]. Green Hill Zone appears in ''Sonic Battle'' as an unlockable stage, an arena in the arcade fighter ''Sonic the Fighters'' (under the title "South Island"), and in ''Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax'' (under the title "Seaside B-Field").
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWJ6lJtwMYc&feature=fvsr Green Hill Zone in action]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWJ6lJtwMYc&feature=fvsr Green Hill Zone in action]
 
*[http://www.serebii.net/ssbb/stages/greenhillzone.shtml Serebii.net's Page on Green Hill Zone (stage)]
 
*[http://www.serebii.net/ssbb/stages/greenhillzone.shtml Serebii.net's Page on Green Hill Zone (stage)]
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*[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bNyPBgVbrbs Green Hill Zone in Smash History (TrailerDrake)]
   
 
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{{Third Party universes}}
 
[[Category:Sonic the Hedgehog universe]]
 
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[[Category:Stages (SSBWU/3DS)]]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:32, March 5, 2019

Green Hill Zone (グリーンヒルゾーン Gurīnhiruzōn?) is the stage that represents Sonic the Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. It will return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is unlocked after Sonic himself is unlocked, and also the stage where he is fought for his unlocking battle.

Stage descriptionEdit

The stage consists in a single piece of land with a bridge on its left, walk-offs at both sides and a depression in the middle. The ground of the middle part is susceptible to attacks, and chunks of it crumble away if they sustain enough damage, transforming the center of the stage into a pit. The broken parts regenerate over time: players below it when this happens will fall through it. Occasionally, checkpoint lampposts randomly spring up. They are normally blue, but when attacked they turn red and start spinning: in this state they are able to hurt players other than the original attacker. They only deal 10% damage, but cause decent knockback with KO capabilities. After a few seconds, spinning lampposts stop and can be attacked again. They disappear on their own after a while. The background features a giant shuttle loop with a 1-Up video monitor above it. Occasionally Tails, Knuckles and Silver run along it.

Tournament legalityEdit

On March 17, 2009, the SBR announced that the stage should be banned, as opposed to its former status as a counterpick. Many players take issue with Green Hill Zone for its extremely campy nature. The most effective strategy when fighting here is to camp the signposts, which have significant defensive power for an already highly defensive game, and this can severely cheapen the flow of the match. Furthermore, both sides of the stage have permanent walk-off edges, favoring chain-grabs or simply camping the edge should the character have even average throwing capabilities, as it is easy to simply throw your opponent off the edge (even at low percents). For these reasons, this stage is frequently banned in tournament-level play, meaning that no stages based on third-party games are allowed as such, since Shadow Moses Island is also banned.

OriginEdit

GreenHillZoneStH

Green Hill Zone as it originally appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog.

This stage represents Green Hill Zone, the first zone (stage) from Sonic the Hedgehog (1991). The shuttle loop seen in the background first appeared in Green Hill Zone and has appeared in some form in almost every Sonic game. This stage also does have some similarities to the Green Hill Zone in Sonic Adventure 2, with the stage rendered in 3D.

This stage has many elements from Sonic the Hedgehog in the background, such as flowers, rings, spikes, palm trees, etc. In Sonic the Hedgehog there are cliffhangers that crumble down if the player jumps on them. In this stage, the center of the stage can crumble. The Point Marker that appears in this level is a reference to the checkpoints in Sonic games, which rotate as the player character runs by them and return him to that spot should they die while having remaining lives. An Item Box can be seen on the top of the shuttle loop. In Sonic the Hedgehog, Item Boxes are containers in the shape of monitors that contained certain items, being essentially the equivalent of the Mario franchise's ? Block. This particular TV has a picture of Sonic on it. In all Sonic games, this would give Sonic an extra life.

In the background of this stage, Tails, Knuckles, and Silver can be seen running through the shuttle loop. Miles "Tails" Prower first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and is one of Sonic's best friends. Knuckles first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and is a friendly rival of Sonic. Silver the Hedgehog is from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and is also one of Sonic's friends.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

Green Hill Zone background characters

(From right to left) Tails, Silver and Knuckles running in the background

  • When playing as the Pokémon Trainer, he appears on top of the loop.
  • Sometimes, the bridge will slow down an attack like Spin Dash or Wario Bike. This is rather ironic considering that, in the Sonic series, a player would ordinarily use the Spin Dash in an area with this stage's layout in order to quickly accelerate to max speed.
  • A mistake currently exists in the Spanish version of the DOJO!! of this stage's page: instead of displaying the Sonic universe icon, Sonic's head's silhouette, it has the symbol of the Mario universe, which is a mushroom.[1]
  • The songs Green Hill Zone, Emerald Hill Zone and Scrap Brain Zone are the only unchanged 16-bit songs in Brawl.
  • Green Hill Zone is the only stage to have only one remixed theme.
  • The stage was most likely made from Green Hill Zone from Sonic Adventure 2, but the grass is a lighter color.
  • When a section of the stage regenerates, if a player is below the regenerated ground, he/she will fall through the ground.
  • In the intro of Super Smash Bros Brawl Sonic is seen running on Green Hill zone.
  • Coincidentally, the Genesis music tracks, Scrap Brain Zone, Emerald Hill Zone, Green Hill Zone and Angel Island Zone, make the word SEGA.
  • Green Hill Zone is one of only four stages in the Super Smash Bros. series to be featured as a stage in fighting games outside of the Super Smash Bros. series, the others being Boxing Ring, Pyrosphere and Suzaku Castle. Green Hill Zone appears in Sonic Battle as an unlockable stage, an arena in the arcade fighter Sonic the Fighters (under the title "South Island"), and in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (under the title "Seaside B-Field").

External linksEdit

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