aka Star Fox 64
"Nintendo: excellent decision. Ditch Starwing 2 and go for a next-gen sequel. Lylat Wars delivers on many fronts. Corneria is a perfect opener - capturing Starwing?s feel yet graphically upgraded. From then on levels are superbly varied: corridor levels, dogfights, numerous routes to Venom based on mission success. Not just a button bashing shooter; it requires skill, timing, quick thinking. A delight that doesn't disappoint."
User Reviews (22)
"Like so many games on the N64, Lylat Wars provides the definitive entry in the Star Fox franchise. Somewhat a rarity for Nintendo made games, Lylat Wars is a raw experience, though not lacking in polish, it feels like pure gameplay, something that the arguably better presented sequels lack. On top of this, it makes a cast of cute animals characters cool. A masterpiece."
"Star Fox 64 is one of the most replayable arcade-style experiences around. It perfectly blends a game of skill with a choose your own adventure movie. The acting and dialog has camp value that truly gets better with age. Sadly this entry has never been bettered. It has a less than flawless multiplayer, but consider it a bonus feature to an otherwise perfect product."
"This is still great to this day. Good graphics, smooth controls, branching paths, 3 different vehicles, fun (but corny) voice acting, good music and great bosses. I also loved the rumble effect, wich you could get when using a rumble pack. Much better looking (and better sounding) then the first one. If they make another one, they should use this one as a template!"
"Do a barrel roll!" This and many other catchphrases gave Lylat Wars unforgettable character. Dramatic, sweeping on-rails space shoot-a-thons coupled with a vibrant cast of talking animals and engrossing multi-plotline. It's only downfalls - a lack of save feature and brevity - were overwhelmingly trumpeted by engrossing gameplay that compelled you to have one more go or try something different each time. A timelessly lovable classic."
"Star Fox 64 (or Lylat Wars here in Europe) is a true spaceshooter classic. This was back when Nintendo didn´t experiment too much with the series, cause that can be a bad thing sometimes. Excellent action, voice acting and multiple routes make this a true N64 classic. It lacks the challenge of the original but otherwise this is the essential N64 game. Barrelrolling advised."
"Taking the premise of the SNES outing and improving it in every way with N64 power, "Lylat Wars" truly made me feel as part of a space epic. Very few games managed to ever repeat that feeling. The pressure is now on Wii U to deliver a worthy sequel to the legacy of this stunning game. Remember to pick this up nowadays on 3DS!"
"The most re-playable game of all time. A quick, fun game to pick up at any time and have a blast. There are tons of memorable levels and voice acting. With branching paths that give twenty-five different ways through the game, this game will keep you coming back or months. This game is the epitome of the expression "Sometimes less is more". Truly timeless."
"Lylat Wars is a game that goes a long way with arguably very little. You can get to the credits in a single sitting - like an arcade game - but the level of depth seems almost endless; and, whether it's to beat a high score or to have a quick bit of flawless fun, this game will have you coming back time and time again."
"The beauty of "Lylat Wars" is that its a game with replayability in mind. The feeling this game creates is mind blowing as it makes me wanna fly a space ship and command my pilots about! The game's voice acting will never be forgotten as well as its fast paced gameplay. Do youself a favor. Get this game and do a barrel roll ok?!? "
"Out of all the space shooters I've played, none have done it better than this. Controls are tight and responsive, level design is top notch, and the soundtrack is also quite memorable (a personal favorite). With unique characters such as a fox and a toad, and competent voice acting, it's also quite the cinematic experience before most others where doing it. Shigeru Miyamoto's classic."
"Star Fox 64 is an amazing addition to anyone's video game collection. Though the voice acting at times can be annoying and the inability to replay a level of your choosing may not work, Star Fox 64 remains an innovated title. With multiple routes, stellar gameplay, an amazing soundtrack and countless secrets, you'll be spending hours trying to find every last route with ease."
"Another game I loved as a kid and one that still stands up pretty well to this day. It has great and varied levels, memorable characters, and gameplay that is a ton of fun. The visuals were spectacular at the time and although the multiplayer was very limited in terms of modes and arenas I still had a ball battling with family. A classic."
"Bringing one of the more impressive SNES games to the N64 was a great idea from Nintendo. With it's varied locations (through different routes), outstanding graphics, Star Fox 64 manages to be an utterly breathtaking adventure. The gameplay absolutely shines with many welcome additions to the original, the music evolves to what is still the best soundtrack in the franchise. All-in-all, it's pretty amazing."
"The definitive entry in the Star Fox series. This game had everything; a deep gameplay, great graphics, memorable stages with different objectives, a cast of well voiced, interesting characters, a well rounded story and barrel rolls! With so many different ways to play through it, and the challenge of getting each stage's medal, this game is something you will comeback to, all your life."
"Let's face it, it's Starfox 64. Everyone here knows that it's great. The character's are memorable, and controlling the arwing is just ridiculously fun. It's really something that's hard to describe with words. I mean, the only bad thing about it is the landmaster kind of controls like crap.But this game is still a gem, and has deserved its praise. Do a barrel roll!"
"Lylat Wars is a game that was simply so good and so ahead of its time that every Star Fox game since has not been able to live up to expectations. This game was both a blessing and a curse, the game itself is a masterpiece, but it set the bar too high for others to realistically meet inflated expectations. It's just too good."
"Star Fox 64 is pure gaming bliss. It is one of the few games hardly affected by it's age and is truly timeless. Perfect controls, varied levels, sweeping soundtrack and unforgettable characters and dialogue. Star Fox 64 is first and foremost a fun adventure that beckons you to play it countless times. It's everything I could ask for in a game. It is perfection."
"What is a "Starwing"? What were these so-called "Lylat Wars" you speak of? In 'MERICA, we played "Star Fox 64", an N64 title so important it gave us some of gamings' essential catch-phrases: DO A BARREL ROLL! and I CAN'T LET YOU DO THAT, STAR FOX. and THIS BABY CAN HANDLE TEMPERATURES UP TO 9,000 DEGREES and NOOOOOOOOOOO! I guess we should be thankful."
"A paragon of arcade shooting action. Fast paced action, excellent controls, memorable characters, and multiple branching paths made this a game that you could play through over and over without getting bored. The voice overs are cheesy, but it fits the theme of the game (Slippy is undoubtedly annoying, however). To this day, it remains a superlative example of how arcade shooters should play."
"One of my favorite N64 games of all time. The visuals were great, and the gameplay addictive. The challenge of wanting to beat your high score on each level and find the hidden pathways to new levels made you keep coming back for more. Quite easily the best Star Fox game. The included Rumble Pak kept me company on many a lonely night as well."
"Having only played through this game once, I have learned that it's a blast to play. With plenty of different paths to take and its relatively short playthrough time it creates a replayability like no other game has. Top that with good graphics, great voice acting, and memorable characters and story, and you get a timeless classic that everyone should play at least once."
"As an american nintendo fan this game was known as Star Fox 64, it was unique among other games in it's genere for the multaple path's one could take. One of the biggest moments of the game for me was fighting the real andross and his true form you have to see to believe. I still have fond memorise of blasting through area 6."
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