|Shadow Breaker Z-3|
|No.|| Regular releases|
94437 (Limited Sp)
94460 (COrange Sp)
94735 (Super XX Sp)
|Series||Aero Mini 4WD|
|Chassis(s)|| Super X Chassis|
Super XX Chassis (Super XX Sp)
|First Released|| Regular releases|
January 26, 1998
June 12, 2010 (Super XX Sp)
|In fictional media|
|First Appearance||Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go! MAX|
The Shadow Breaker is essentially a Max Breaker with the black body color, a different spoiler design, the red headlamps and the asymmetrical yellow/red body decal. On the front, part of the front headlamp parts was removed.
Shadow Breaker Z-3 and Super XX Special
Both the original Shadow Breaker and the Super XX Special were equipped with the small-diameter 3-spoke X wide-type wheels with flat parallel tires. The original Shadow Breaker comes with the red wheels and black tires, while the Super XX Special comes with the carbon-nylon wheels and white tires. The Chassis and the subparts of the Super XX Special were molded in light cyan.
Only the Super XX Special comes with a standard motor.
In the manga and anime
This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!
In both media, the Shadow Breaker, codenamed Z-3, was developed by Masamune Ichimonji along with the other Z Number cars. It was given to his youngest son Retsuya.
Being a battle machine, the Shadow Breaker has a special plasma-generating device ("Borzonic system" in the manga) built in and has the ability to shoots the 'Plasma Jet', the bullet-like plasmas from the front of the car. The plasma-generating device can even create artificial downforces to the car and provide the speed boosts.
Later in the anime, the Shadow Breaker has its plasma-generating device upgraded while being repaired after it was severely damaged by the Phantom-Blade. This allows the Shadow Breaker to initiate the 'Super Noval Attack', a technique similar to Max Breaker's 'Max Storm' except the car is covered with plasmas.
It was unfortunately got destroyed later on in the series; In the manga, it was destroyed when it was being pushed onto the rock drill by the Kunasagi brothers' cars, while the in the anime, it got sliced in half horizontally by the Phantom Vise (the combination of both Phanton-Blade and Vise Intruder) during the Great Japan Cup summer race and the rear half the car got perished when it was thrown onto the lavas of the mount Aso. In the anime, the front drive shaft (Which was from the front half of the car that was recovered.) was used to repair the Knuckle Breaker.
Length: 156 mm (Normal/), 153 mm (Super XX Special)
Width: 92 mm (Normal), 98 mm (Super XX Special)
Height: 42 mm (Normal), 40 mm (Super XX Special)
Chassis: Super X Chassis, Super XX Chassis
Gear Set(s): 4:1 and 3.5:1 (Normal), 3.5:1 (Super XX Special)
- Shadow Breaker Z-3 on Tamiya official website
- Shadow Breaker Z-3 Super XX Special on Tamiya official website
|Aero Mini 4WD series|
|Super X||Max Breaker Z-2* · Shadow Breaker Z-3* · Phantom-Blade* · Knuckle Breaker Z-1* · Storm-Cruiser · Rising-Trigger* · Max Breaker TRF*|
|VS||Blazing-Max · Desert-Golem · Lightning-Magnum · Blitzer-Sonic|
|* denotes Super XX Chassis version available|