- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Galaxy Zeutron Z4 4 Liner-S.
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Galaxy Zeus 4Meteor Planet (ギャラクシーゼウス・フォーメテオ・プラネット, Gyarakushī Zeusu Fō Meteo Puranetto) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released in Japan on August 11th, 2017 for 2700円 as part of the 3on3 Battle Booster Set.
Energy Layer - Galaxy Zeus
Main article: Energy Layer - Galaxy Zeus
Takara Tomy's Galaxy Zeus is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features four large blades, producing an overall rounded square design. As part of the God Layer System, Galaxy Zeus features a gimmick; it features four metal balls on tracks, like the two metal balls of its predecessor, Zillion Zeus.
In theory the metal balls would move outward due to centrifugal force and increase Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), Stamina and Stability. In practice, due to the increased number and thus weight of the balls and how much closer the tracks are to the edge of the Layer compared to its predecessor, Galaxy Zeus' gimmick works as intended, giving Combinations that use it long spin times.
While Galaxy Zeus has teeth of only average length and a recoil inducing square shape akin to Wild Wyvern, the Layer's metal balls and large blades gave the Layer a relatively high weight of 12.8 grams which heavily bolstered its Burst Resistance. As a result, Galaxy Zeus had great Defense and Attack potential along with its Stamina, making it a once top-tier Layer for Balance Combinations.
Forge Disc - 4
Main article: Forge Disc - 4
4, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features two protrusions, one molded into the shape of a "4" and the other molded into the shape of the Roman Numeral "IV". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 4 high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Stamina potential. As a Core Disc, 4 is comparatively heavier than regular Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity which grants higher Knock-Out Resistance and the ability to facilitate Disc Frames can add characteristics such as Life-After-Death with Cross or Glaive. While 7 has greater Stamina, 4's Stamina is still comparable.
Disc Frame - Meteor
Main article: Disc Frame - Meteor
Meteor is a pentagonal Frame with numerous protrusions to give it a rough perimeter. While too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer, Meteor is one of the thickest and thus heaviest Disc Frames in the game, which grants high Attack potential when paired with Core Discs such as 7.
Performance Tip - Planet
Main article: Performance Tip - Planet
Planet features a ball shaped tip made of metal, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Metal Ball Performance Tip, which rotates freely, akin to Orbit, and with two upward angled tracks which also contain metal balls, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's GB145 Track.
Like its predecessor Weight, the metal tip is meant to decrease friction with the stadium floor and provide stability and KO resistance by lowering the center of balance with its weight while the free spinning nature of the ball is meant to further improve Stamina. The two metal balls in the tracks are meant to move outwards due to Centrifugal Force and increase Stamina and stability with the greater Outward Weight Distribution when spin velocity is high. When spin velocity is low, the angled tracks bring the balls closer to the center to increase Centralized Weight Distribution and spin speed.
In practice however, the use of circular tracks instead of straight tracks means that the metal balls will shift to one side and throw the Beyblade off balance which drains Stamina. Furthermore, the free spinning nature of the primary ball does little to improve upon what Weight can accomplish. Finally, the shallow angle of the tracks and the short distance traveled means that there is no discernible change in weight distribution.
While Planet's sheer weight can improve KO resistance, it's mitigated by the low friction of metal and rarity of KOs in the Burst metagame.