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|The sequel to 1993's FX chip-powered Super NES title, Star Fox 64 is a 3D shooter that takes place in outer space as well as on planet surfaces. As Fox McCloud, players must defeat the maniacal Dr. Andross and his henchman in order to restore peace to Planet Corneria and save the Lylat star system. Aided by members of the Star Fox team, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and Falco Lombardi, players will pilot the Arwing fighter, a Landmaster hover tank, and even a submarine as they fight Andross' legion across 14 planets. |
While the stages normally follow a pre-set order, players will be able to branch out and take different routes through the system if certain conditions are met in particular levels. Gameplay is divided into two parts: 3D Scroll Mode and All-Range Mode. The former has players continuously moving forward, shooting down enemies and dodging hostile fire as they make their way toward the level's boss. The latter mode features an enclosed area where players are free to fly wherever they want within its confines, enabling them to attack bosses or engage in dogfights.
Initially armed with a single laser and limited number of screen-clearing smart bombs, the Arwing's objective is to destroy all enemies in its path. Shooting a certain number of enemies will earn players medals, which reveal various secrets or bonuses. A lock-on target can be used to fire more powerful shots by holding down the button before firing. Additionally, power-ups can be found to upgrade the ship's laser to two new levels. The Arwing's ability to boost, brake, or roll (the latter of which can be used to deflect enemy fire) can also be implemented during combat.
Each of the three wingmen has a unique ability, such as Slippy's talent for analyzing the strength of a boss by displaying its shield gauge on the screen, so it is important to protect teammates during the levels. If shot down, the wingmen will spend time having their ships repaired and are ineligible for the next level. Up to four players can compete in Point Match, Battle Royal, and Time Trial split-screen matches. Player handicaps and stages can be set prior to a game.
Star Fox 64 is also notable for its use of real-time speech during the action (wingmen keep players updated on their situation as they progress through the stage) and for being bundled with a vibration feedback accessory called the Rumble Pak. When connected with the controller, the Rumble Pak offers varying degrees of vibration depending on the severity of hits taken while piloting the Arwing. Bump into the side of an object and players might feel a slight vibration, while a direct hit from a missile may result in an intense vibration held over a sustained period of time.
|Publisher||Nintendo of America, Inc.|
|Game||Star Fox 64|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Star Fox Series|
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- skcin08Aug 9, 2006by
Starfox 64 Excellent Game
In Star Fox 64, you play the role of Fox McCloud, and you must fight your way through this exciting space shooter in order to stop the evil Andross from ruling the galaxy. This is the 2nd N64 title that Shigeru Miyamoto worked on, the first being Super Mario 64. Just about any game Miyamoto is involved with has become an instant success, and this is no exception. Star Fox 64 is the sequel to Star Fox, which is a title on the SNES. You fight your way through many different stages, and in most stages, you must fight a boss at the end to complete the stage. With pristine graphics, superb gameplay, and a magnificent story, Star Fox 64 has earned its title as one of the most successful titles on the N64. Definitely pick up a copy if you have a Nintendo 64.
- sesso.kylApr 6, 2015by
It was an amazing game! Came out perfect! Very fun! I definitely recommend it to everyone! It was absolutely fantastic!
- booauctionsSep 2, 2006by
LOVING THIS GAME!
Gameplay - Star Fox plays surprisingly very well. I still can't get over it. When I heard about the all stylus controls, I was very worried. I totally wrote this game off as gimmicky, touch screen thing that will fail, but I was wrong. The touch screen actually makes flying easier and a lot of fun. The basic gameplay is broken up in to two parts, an overworld strategy map and full 3D battle maps.
In the overworld screens, your objective is to destroy enemy fighters and bases, while protecting your mothership. It is fun to draw out your ship's courses and then preform the attack on the opposing force. During the actual fights, the stylus is your control tapping the screen to boost, break, turns, drop bombs and perform the famous barrel roll. Then only other button needed is the fire button which is mapped on everything besides start and select, so it is easy to find something comfortable. The control is very tight and it is amazing that this game just handles so very well. Also it is very easy to learn. Once you do the 4 training missions, you will pick up on the controls in no time.
The multiplayer works the same way both local and over the Nintendo Wifi Connection and is very strong. In all multiplayer modes, players are only allowed to be Fox and are given just one ship. Some might think of this as bad, but I really like it because it balances out the game so much. I liked the wifi play because of an easy to use ranking system with 26 ranks, (Z being the lowest and A the highest) and good punishment against disconnecters. It is good to see that if someone drops, no one plays, which really prevents people from skipping out.
Graphics - Best on the DS to date, period. The ships look great and the different stages have such high quality textures. I love it.
Sound - I have said it before, I love animalese from Animal Crossing and I love it here in Star Fox: Command. The blaster shots and space noises are fine, but nothing beats the animal nonsense. It will make you smile. Plus it is a really cool option that you can import your own voice as the character's voice and tone.Read full review
- moserjbu66Mar 23, 2014by
I like this game. I recommend it to any video game fan. Great game play, and it's definitely fun. :)
- fcmcdonald54Mar 16, 2014by
Great game from childhood
If you're looking to buy this game you probably know all about if it. off chance you don't. This is a fun n64 game. Great flying and shooting game still.