- 1 Layout
- 2 Ranked Battle terrain
- 3 Splatoon 2
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Names in other languages
- 7 References
The stage contains a concert stage located at the center with mosh pits in front and behind it. The main focal point is the raised concert stage at the center of the map which is fairly open, barring a few blocks for coverage. The mainstage has tall inkable vantage points located on each team's right which towers above the center stage. Narrow paths or grates and jumpable gaps line the outer wall of the stage, which allows flanking. The spawn points are located at opposing ends on two levels of raised platforms, dropping from here gives access to three paths, right and up to a high ground over the right side of the map, left down a corridor giving access to the left, or straight down into a lowest plaza straight into accessible area. A large block only inkable from the player's team's side is located in front of spawn, to give a not easily accessible vantage point for the team.
Ranked Battle terrain
In Ranked Battles, specifications for the terrain or placement of objects are different between the modes; these changes create new paths or new objects to take cover behind.
The Splat Zone is located at the very center of the map on top of the stage, where the blocks at the center have been removed. The map otherwise has received very minimal changes, the only notable change being the removal of a wall giving another high vantage point close to the base.
The Tower is located at the center of the map's center stage. The Tower travels towards the enemy base, traveling towards the ramps leading into the mainstage, descending and traveling around the Sponge Block then right through the mosh pit before going forwards again through the narrow hallway, into the enemy plaza where it reaches its goal. The ramp in front of each team's spawn has been replaced with an inkable block and the sponges have been moved to in front of the mainstage.
- The first checkpoint is located in between the mainstage and the enemy's perch.
- The second checkpoint is located in the middle of the area leading from the mainstage.
- The third checkpoint is located in the mosh pit right before the goal.
The Rainmaker is located at the center of the mainstage. The goal is located on the layer right above the lower plaza by each team's base. A ramp has been added in the plaza to make it accessible, as well as a tall inkable block that allows access from the high road. Additional obstacles have been added to make getting into the enemy base a bit less direct.
The baskets are located in the low plazas by each team's base. The map is relatively unchanged from Splat Zones other than the re-inclusion of blocks at the center of the map.
Starfish Mainstage was released with launch of Splatoon 2.
Version 1.0.0 to 3.2.2
In this version, the area toward each team's base was significantly smaller, the lowest point of the map was only confined to a small portion with two lower paths interrupted by the block on each side. The path to each team's right compacted the area much more and had more walls. The area in front of the Spawn Point inaccessible by the opposing team was also much smaller, Near the middle to the right, there was a Sponge Block.
Version 4.0.0 onwards
On 29 August 2018, the official Splatoon Tumblr announced that Starfish Mainstage would be undergoing maintenance on 1 September 2018, getting a similar treatment as Urchin Underpass did in Splatoon. They released an image showing the original map scribbled on, allowing fans to see what about the stage would be changed. Many features were altered, including:
- An expansion to the area around the spawn point.
- Addition of new terrain on each team's side.
On 14 September 2018, Starfish Mainstage returned after had been closed for reconstruction.
- Main article: Sweet Ride Station
In the Octo Expansion, Sweet Ride Station takes place on this stage, where the player has to push the Tower from their side all the way to the enemy side against a team of sanitized Octolings. The player has five minutes to complete the objective. The layout for this mission is the release 2017 layout.
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- The stage name is a reference to starfish.
- Using the Sponge Blocks near each spawn point, it is possible to reach the opponent's spawn point area by having an opponent fire at their respective sponge whilst the player stands on top of it. This will expand the sponge, letting the player onto the opponent's spawn area. There is also a way to get there if the sponge is at a certain height already, by the player jumping onto the sponge and then onto the spawn area.
- The rotating advertisements on the jumbotron plays the same in the Galleria's jumbotron in Inkopolis Square. But as of Version 3.1.0, the rotating advertisements (excluding the Ammo Knights ad) on the Galleria's jumbotron were replaced with new ads.
- Stickers of various bands (Chirpy Chips, Squid Squad, Turquoise October, and Bob Dub) can be found on the stage.
- Starfish Mainstage is the stage depicted on the cover of Splatoon 2.
- During the initial trailers for Splatoon 2, the stage was shown taking place during the evening instead of midday.
- The internal code name for this stage in the game files is "Venue".
- It said by Marina that Starfish Mainstage is just a short train ride away from Inkopolis Square.
- The early name of this stage was "Starfish Soundstage".
Names in other languages
Gangaze Yagai Ongaku-dō
|Longspine Urchin Open-Air Concert Hall|
|French||Scène Sirène||Siren Scene|
|German||Seeigel-Rockbühne||Urchin Rock Stage|
|Italian||Palco Plancton||Plankton Stage|
|Concert Hall «Echinoderm»|
|Spanish||Auditorio Erizo||Sea urchin Auditorium|