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Star Fox 64 3D Trailer Goes Off the Beaten Track

Posted by James Newton

Alternate routes abound

Star Fox 64 3D is just a week from launch, and Nintendo has just let loose another salvo of gameplay footage for you to ingest.

The new trailer below shows some of the game's alternate routes in action, so if you're the sort of person who likes to discover things for themselves you might not want to watch this all the way through.

We'll be bringing you some top notch Star Fox content in the run-up to the launch of Star Fox 64 3D next week. Don't miss it.

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User Comments (25)

Wesker

#2

Wesker said:

What's the big idea Fox?

Telling everyone the secrets, the game isn't even out yet!

Crouteru

#3

Crouteru said:

Oh, I was kinda expecting some new alternate routes, i.e. ones that weren't in the original. Oh well...

XCWarrior

#4

XCWarrior said:

Did they add anything to this game like they did Zelda? I mean come on, I love this game, but I want some reason to purchase it. Waiting for $20 for sure.

jer18

#5

jer18 said:

Still excited for the game.. but.. d'aww waste of a trailer. Everyone knew that back in '98. ^^

Ren

#6

Ren said:

yeah, not new, but it looks fantastic. Nobody promised a new game. Zelda isn't any different either but it looks 10 times better. Goes to show you that people have a short memory for graphic details but not good content.

Mikau94

#8

Mikau94 said:

I really want it, but I'll wait on this one. I'm gonna get Skyward Sword instead.

Shockwave

#9

Shockwave said:

I don't know how anyone could pass this up.
On a somewhat related note, boot up Starfox 64 on your old N64. It's extremely ugly. When I was young, the graphics were astounding to me, but after going back they were pretty bad. The amount of love and polish that's gone into this title is even more evident than in Zelda OoC, and that was a night and day conversion as well.

I'd much rather have this than a straight up port. N64 games haven't aged well graphically, but their gameplay is as top notch as it was back in the 90's. I think it's a fantastic idea for them to update these games to make them shine like they deserve.

Shockwave

#10

Shockwave said:

@XCWarrior

Nothing was added in Zelda OoC, other than alternate control schemes (gyro) and better graphics/new menus. Considering this goes a step above that with a completely new multiplayer mode and an updated training mission, I don't see how you can honestly praise one and complain about the other.

Xiao_Pai

#11

Xiao_Pai said:

Ugh....now my dreams are starting to tease me of this game....and I don't even want this one! xD

TeeJay

#12

TeeJay said:

Never about this, but then I only played through Starfox once and didn't discover any hidden paths. I feel like I'm the only one who wasn't aware of this. >.<

Ernest_The_Crab

#13

Ernest_The_Crab said:

@Shockwave Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember any of the past Ocarina versions having a boss attack mode. Master Quest was also only available to pre order versions of Wind Waker on a special disc or some other restricted availability method.

Punny

#15

Punny said:

It's awfully nice of Nintendo to spoil parts of the game for us before people on the Internet can get the game and spoil us themselves. :D

@14: Yes, this game is Single Card Download Play only. :)

eviLaTtenDant

#17

eviLaTtenDant said:

You're not alone on this one, TeeJay I played this game on the VC but always thought you only find a new branch with a high enough score. Wasn't good enough to find many anyway.
I thought it was amazing when i saw this. Still not getting this game for more than half of the recent price though.

TheGreenSpiny

#18

TheGreenSpiny said:

Good luck to all you people waiting for price drops. 1st party Nintendo games never drop in price. They just finally dropped the price on Super Paper Mario for Wii and that was basically a launch game.

@12 and 17: Aside from the first mission most of the branching paths are determined by wether or not you complete your mission objectives for a level. If you are successful you head one way, fail and you go another. Sometimes even the levels and the boss fights will change. This is what gave the game so much replay value. It's pretty easy to beat if you take the far right path, but can be brutal if you can make it through the far left path. The path you take also changes the final level in the game and the final boss fight. Very cool stuff. Damn! Now I got myself all hyped for the game.

Tasuki

#21

Tasuki said:

I never did play this one on the N64 so I am looking forward to picking up this game on Friday.

MetroidMasher17

#22

MetroidMasher17 said:

I'm not getting this one. I have the original Star Fox 64, and since there's no online multiplayer, I'll wait until I find it used somewhere.

StarDust4Ever

#23

StarDust4Ever said:

Another N64 classic that I passed up on. Keep these remakes coming. If it's half as good as LOZOOT, then it's a great deal! The 3D effect alone will be breathtaking. I've already clicked the "Intend to Buy" link on Club Nintendo. That plus the 200 coins I'll be earning from the ambassador NES games will be enough to upgrade me to platinum status for this year. It's just ashame I won't be able to play it much due to college starting.

Token_Girl

#24

Token_Girl said:

I don't mind the clunky N64 graphics, so I'm going to pass on this one. I guess if they're not showing any actually new content in trailers yet, they never will.

Doma

#25

Doma said:

Disappointing to see that without the fancy new graphics, it's exactly the same game, nothing of value added, nothing changed. A lazy and rather pointless remake in the same vein as OoT 3d.

I can't see a reason to buy this unless you've never played before.

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