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Fox McCloud is Back in a Re-mastered Nintendo Classic

Star Fox 64™ 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction. The rich 3D visuals provide a remarkable sense of depth, distance and position as players dodge meteors and blast enemy fighters out of the sky.

FEATURES:

  • A complete graphical update brings a Nintendo classic into the era of portable 3D fun. The game makes effective use of the Nintendo 3DS system’s dual screens: The top screen features 3D aerial combat, while the bottom screen displays characters and dialogue.
  • There are two control methods for the player to experience. The Nintendo 64 Mode offers original controls, while the new Nintendo 3DS Mode uses the motion controls of the built-in Gyro Sensor of the Nintendo 3DS system.
  • Trusted wingmen Peppy, Slippy and Falco are along for the ride – if one of them is chased or captured by an enemy, players must act to protect them in order to keep their team strong.
  • Each mission takes players through a different planet of the Lylat system as they blast enemies, collect power-ups and fight powerful bosses on their way to the final battle.
  • A new multiplayer option lets up to four players engage in fierce aerial combat via a local wireless connection (using four systems and one game card via DS Download Play). The multiplayer mode also includes new power-ups and special weapons. Players can use the Nintendo 3DS system’s inner camera to display a live video feed of their faces as they
    battle, bringing a new level of fun and personalization to the multiplayer experience.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Just like old times, huh Fox?

When the remake of Star Fox 64 was announced for 3DS, it joined Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as part of Nintendo’s N64 re-release launch strategy. Opinion will vary on the merits of releasing these titles on the handheld, with some pining after...

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User Comments (24)

Iggy

#2

Iggy said:

This game is going to be awesome there are just so many 3DS games i want to get.

JamieOStaff

#3

JamieO said:

I just love the core 'space flight shooter' Star Fox gameplay. I am super excited to play this game with new graphical improvements, especially after Satoru Iwata said about 3DS at yesterday's Nintendo E3 '10 conference,
"We've also made improvements to the graphics capabilities of this hardware itself".

After the conference there were Nintendo staff interviews which continued on their stream. It was mentioned in regard to the original N64 game that Star Fox 64 3D improves on its gameplay in that,
"There are people who find flying through hoops in Star Fox difficult, but when they see it on 3DS, people will find it easier."

As much as I loove the first game, Star Fox 64 is my favourite out of the series. Awesome 3DS news! :)

Plastifish

#8

Plastifish said:

The cheesy voice acting was part of the fun in the original. You know you won't get a medal bonus if one of your partners dies during the board, so basically you have to bail them out... but you are conflicted... you say to yourself 'if Falco keeps asking what's taking so long, I'm gonna let him die', or 'Slippy's voice is so annoying I think I will shoot him/her down myself''. So, do a barrell roll!

CJ_Vick

#9

CJ_Vick said:

I don't wanna shot them down, I just want them to not sound annoying.

otherwise, can't wait!

for the game!

Tylr

#12

Tylr said:

Gonna be awesome to hear Peppy telling people to do a barrel roll and watching Slippy getting bombarded with enemies on his tail...IN 3D.

Kriedler

#13

Kriedler said:

Loved the 64 one. Mad that nobody's given more release details yet :P I want this yesterday.

meizme

#18

meizme said:

the nestangia is going to make me pass out. i lost more sleep and got vibration soreness from this more than any other n64 release. another port for the 3ds though and while these are fun games i dont want to keep buying polished oldies. well maybe one more hehe.

Gemslime

#23

Gemslime said:

the graphical update is fine, but would it kill nintendo to add some more levels, i give it a 7

tovare

#24

tovare said:

Excellent presentation and rewardning gameplay.

This one has a nice balance of being on rails and being able to fly around. I also liked the fact that the easiest route allows for some casual gameplay and go for a better score and medals. And when you're done there is alternate routes which demands some skill to explore.

A weakness with this game is the characters and storyline.

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