Tuesday6th Oct 2020
"Miyamoto wanted us to try out new ideas and see what happened"
Star Fox Command is 14 years old this year, a remarkable fact when you consider that, in the time that has elapsed since its release, we’ve only seen one all-new Star Fox entry – and even that was technically a remake of the N64 title, Star Fox 64 (and don't even mention Star Fox...
Thursday13th Aug 2020
"He’d light up behind us"
The new Netflix video game documentary series, High Score, isn't out until later this month, but one story that airs in the final episode is already doing the rounds within the Nintendo community. According to the former Argonaut Software developers Dylan Cuthbert and Giles Goddard (the team behind Star Fox on the Super...
Saturday1st Aug 2020
"no conversations have come our way"
One of the few major Wii U releases that could still potentially be ported across to the Nintendo Switch is the Platinum-developed title, Star Fox Zero. Although the controls would need a massive overhaul, many Star Fox fans are still wondering what the chances are of it happening. In a recent interview with the...
Tuesday26th May 2020
Paper Star Fox? Yes please
With Paper Mario: The Origami King being revealed for Switch earlier this month, love for the series has once again started to unfold across all corners of the internet. Some take that passion further than others, and amazing videos like this are often the result. YouTube user JorgeMV has shared a video showing the world...
Tuesday14th Apr 2020
RIP, Rick May
The man who provided the voice for Peppy Hare and Andross in Star Fox 64 has passed away at the age of 79 due to the coronavirus, it has been revealed. Rick May – who uttered the immortal "do a barrel roll" line in the classic N64 game – suffered from a stroke in February of this year and was moved to a nursing home in order to...
Tuesday14th Jan 2020
The perfect candidate
Star Fox is a Nintendo series that hasn't experienced any aerial dogfights since 2016 when PlatinumGames released Star Fox Zero on the Wii U. Recently, though, some realistic artwork of the Star Fox team designed by the God of War art director Raf Grrasetti has got fans talking about the close-knit team of anthropomorphic...
Monday13th Jan 2020
The whole gang
Not content with just giving us an ever-growing roster of realistic Super Smash Bros. character designs, God of War art director Raf Grassetti kickstarted 2020 with a new take on the Star Fox crew. We shared the beginning of this new series earlier this month, but now it's finished and it's as wonderful as you'd
Sunday5th Jan 2020
Fox McCloud is first up
Since the beginning of last year, the God of War art director, Raf Grassetti, has been drawing incredibly realistic drawings of iconic video game characters. He started out with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters and eventually moved onto Battletoads and Cuphead character designs. To celebrate the new year, he's now...
Sunday8th Sep 2019
Barrel roll with the punches
Oh, hello there! We were so involved with the freshly released Super NES games on Switch we almost forgot about the big bout. Of course it's time for Box Art Brawl, the weekly showdown where three regional retro boxes battle to find out which was the fairest of them all. Last week Mega Man 3 gave itself a sound...
Sunday1st Sep 2019
And gained a lot of experience in the process
Ubisoft had ambitious plans to revitalise the toys-to-life video game genre but unfortunately fell short when sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas failed to take off. Nowadays, you're more likely to find the entire bundle for a heavily reduced price in a bargain bin, and while it's a game that we...
Friday9th Aug 2019
"It came with a Rumble Pak, right?"
It's always cool to see other media give little nods to Nintendo games, whether it be someone playing on a DS in a television show or an obscure reference to a Game Boy in retro-inspired films, and the latest has been spotted in the most recent issue of Marvel Team-Up. The fourth issue of the 2019 run of the...
Update: The lowest price ever!
Update (9th Aug, 09:30 BST): Amazingly, the game has dropped even further, now sitting at just £9.99. We'd happily spend a tenner on the Arwing toy alone - this really is becoming a must-have! Original Article (1st Aug, 10:15 BST): If you still haven't picked up a copy of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, there's really...
Monday17th Jun 2019
And so, the Lylat System was born
Whether you're a diehard fan of the series, or even just familiar with the team thanks to the Super Smash Bros. games, Fox, Falco, Slippy, and Peppy hold a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo fans (yes, we're including Slippy here). The series' Lylat System was born in 1993, when Star Fox (known as Starwing...
Tuesday30th Apr 2019
And the new Star Fox content too!
It was only last week when we first heard about Starlink: Battle for Atlas' major Crimson Moon update, but all of the promised content is now well and truly here. If you own a copy of the game, make sure to update it to the latest version. Ubisoft has shared the full patch notes for the update (including the...
"I used to love McVitie's chocolate biscuits during those all nighters”
Dylan Cuthbert, founder of Q-Games and best-known as lead programmer on the original Star Fox, has recently been on Twitter sharing some personal Nintendo stories from back in the day. His most recent account details a particular cold December night when he stayed late working...
Wednesday20th Feb 2019
Otherwise known as "the franchises fans really want"
Star Fox and F-Zero. Hearing those two names – assuming you're of a certain age – will probably force you to come out in fits of nostalgia, your mind flooded by memories of the good old days when the SNES and N64 were the hottest tickets in town. Today, neither franchise really seems to be at...
Friday15th Feb 2019
A few chevrons and an Arwing has the internet in doubt
For some time now there have been whispers of a Retro Studios-developed racing game in the Star Fox universe. Many reliable sources that have gone on record regarding Star Fox Grand Prix, and everyone’s been expecting an announcement at every subsequent Direct. So far, Nintendo is keeping...
Wednesday13th Feb 2019
Play as Peppy, Falco and Slippy
For a number of days now there has been a rumour about a game called Star Fox Grand Prix, which was apparently going to be revealed at some point during the latest Nintendo Direct. In the end, no such announcement was made. The announcement we did receive, though, was the reveal new Star Fox missions would be added...
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before
Okay, now we're straying into familiar territory. With tonight's Nintendo Direct getting everyone's pulse racing, it seems the old rumour about a Star Fox racing game from Retro Studios is doing the rounds once more. According to a post from GameFAQs user Vergeben, the long-rumo
Friday20th Jul 2018
Getting to grips with Ubisoft's space shooter at Comic-Con 2018
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a homage to the sci-fi games of right this very second. Or, you could also choose to see Starlink as mostly a rip-off. Or instead, maybe as a really cute entry point into planet spelunking spaceship genre. After some hands-on time with the game at the San...
Monday2nd Jul 2018
The dawn of the Lylat Wars
The story of how a group of ambitious young British programmers gave Nintendo the courage to enter the 3D arena is hardly new; we've covered it on this very site, for example. However, the tale behind the development of Star Fox is one that bears repeating, making this new video from People Make Games well worth a...
Tuesday12th Jun 2018
Game requires 15GB download in order to play
Perhaps the most unexpected thing to come out of Ubisoft's E3 press conference was the news that Starlink is getting a special Star Fox ship as well as exclusive content for the Switch version of the game. The legendary Fox McCloud will be joining the fight to liberate Atlus from tyranny, and we've now...
Friday18th May 2018
While it's a long way from being confirmed as solid fact, there seems to be an almost unstoppable momentum behind rumours that Retro Studios is working on a racing game set in the Star Fox universe. Dubbed "Star Fox: Grand Prix", this rumoured title broke cover earlier this week, immediately triggering some hoots of derision from...
Tuesday15th May 2018
Rumours come, and rumours go, but some are just a little bit meatier than your average lump of hearsay and warrant a little more attention and analysis. The idea that Nintendo would produce another Star Fox game so soon after the lukewarm reaction to Star Fox Zero does seem a little odd, but there's more to this idea that initially...
Race to the finish?
The week got off with a bang yesterday with a rumour that Retro Studios is working on a Star Fox title with a racing focus. While we obviously don't have official confirmation that this is a thing as yet, it has led some fans to dig deep into the franchise to find any connection with the idea of Fox McCloud and chums racing one...
Wednesday21st Feb 2018
"Doesn't time FLY when you're having fun making games!"
Good old Dylan Cuthbert. He's gone on to bring so many video game delights to the world with Q-Games, but whenever he gets a chance to tweet about the original Super Nintendo Star Fox - a game he was the lead coder of - he jumps on it. It's hard to believe it's been a quarter...
Thursday5th Oct 2017
27 years after the console launched
Star Fox 2 may be arriving decades after the glory days of the SNES, but (depending on your perspective) it's on course to become the console's 19th million-selling game. Sure, it's not a "proper" release as it comes pre-loaded on the SNES Classic Mini alongside 20 other titles (some of which, it should be noted,...
Wednesday27th Sep 2017
Every McCloud has a silver lining
It's hard to believe that sat here in 2017, we're actually getting the chance to review Star Fox 2. The Super FX-powered SNES swan-song has gone down in gaming folklore as a perfect example of Nintendo's ruthless approach to the video game business. When faced with the possibility that it could be compared...
Tuesday26th Sep 2017
Going back to the beginning
Late last week I remembered that the SNES Mini was right around the corner, after it had somewhat drifted out of my mind. The past month has been somewhat busy and chaotic on both a personal and professional level, with Nintendo having the audacity to release a system that's selling rather well. With the silly season of...
Friday15th Sep 2017
Are you team real or team fake?
Here's one to get us all arguing about assets and fonts into the weekend - someone claims to have images of a 'lost' Virtual Boy game called Star Fox: Red Zone. Hm... Someone called Sparky_78 on Reddit posted the following images; they seem to be the same person that posted the details as Kallus on Assembler Games...