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Shooting Palanx
01-11-2007, 07:45 PM
StarFox 64/Lylat Wars Release Date (1997)

Shooter (I"m sure it is a shooter of some kind)

StarFox 64, or titled Lylat Wars in other countries such as Australia and Europe, is a game that was released in 1997, and can be played on the Nintendo 64.

This game takes us through a little walk down memory lane, and a bit of history between StarFox's Father (James Mcloud), Peppy Hare and Pigma Dengar. We learn that they were all called to Venom for a mission by the general.

They arrive at Venom only to be ambushed by Andross's henchman, we soon learn that Pigma Dengar has betrayed the team, and has helped in trying to ambush both Fox Mcloud and Peppy Hare.

Peppy makes it back to the planet Corneria, but sadly Fox Mcloud, doesn't make it back.

Upon this news, the general decides to make a new StarFox Team, headed by none other than James Mclouds only son Fox Mcloud, another recruit Slippy Toad, Falco Bombardo and an oldy but a goody, Peppy Hare (Remember Him)

They start on (assuming) their first mission, which is in the planet of Corneria, and takes flight thus starting the mission.


This was my first game for the N64, and I was thouroughly happy with this game, it was sometime in 1998 that I got it.

Also this was one of the first games to ever use a Rumble Pak, shedding a bit of history for those who are familiar with the Rumble Pak.

The interface of the game is quite non-plussed where it moves in a 3D motion, you'll see various types of planets, in one has to finish the missions, becoming more familiar in the game you'll learn that you can either Accomplish or Complete the missions, you will soon distinguish between the two once you play further on.

The graphics of the game I'd say isn't too shabby, for it's time that is, the use of 3D in that time, was quite remarkable.

Gameplay basically is you on the Arwing, which is a fighter ship, this is one of those games where you're glad you have a Joystick, and it was quite fun too!! At a certain stage you get to use another vehicle, you'll have to guess what it is...

The music is well played, using them at the right times, setting both the tone and the mood of every level, my favourite piece of music, is when StarFox beats...... Ohhh, can't revel too much there can I :D

The storyline is very good, it basically follows the same as it's predecessors on the Super Nintendo.

Controls are very good, and easily enjoyable and very fun.

The only downfall I'd have to say is they could have done more to the Multiplayer function to make it appeal to the wider audience, there was not much there in playability, not many options, and there were only 2 vehicles in which to choose from, there was a lot of potential there, but I guess they focused on the main part of the game, and that was the single player option.

There is also a Training function, if you are finding it hard to play, I wouldn't know why you would, but there are some of those who find this game difficult in terms of control, you can use this function to further help you.


Overall this game is quite good, it had its moments, and it can be enjoyed, don't get too frustrated if you're stuck on a mission, the harder it is, the better the challenge, the better the challenge the more fun you're bound to have!! Enjoy!!!


Score : 9/10




01-11-2007, 10:11 PM
Good review of a great game, even if you did score it a bit dodgily with an 8.8!! Hence why i rounded it up to 9/10!!!

We're using a score system out of 10.....and as a compromise, we're using halfs. When we start using scores like 8.8, we may as well just change the whole system to out of 100!!! :p

01-11-2007, 11:55 PM
Nice review. was looking for a review for this game!!!!!

Shooting Palanx
01-11-2007, 11:55 PM
Ohh ok then, I can't find the game at all, it must be here some where!!!!

9/10 is nice, was going to give it 9, but was afraid that you might object to that LOL!!!

02-11-2007, 12:00 AM
lol nintengod is a bit picky but hes alright,anyway,what you can't find the game?

Shooting Palanx
02-11-2007, 12:42 AM
After I made this review, I tried looking for the game, then realized I have only 2 N64 games, and the other games are scattered, and still haven't found it.

02-11-2007, 01:02 AM
Ohh ok then, I can't find the game at all, it must be here some where!!!!

9/10 is nice, was going to give it 9, but was afraid that you might object to that LOL!!!

Well I can't be dealing with scores that aren't in round numbers (halfs accepted)!! It just makes no sense!

9/10 is perfectly acceptable for this classic N64 shooter. Easily one of the top 10 games of the N64.

Shooting Palanx
02-11-2007, 01:08 AM
That I would have to agree with, arguably one of the best of its time, I just never realised how great the game was until, waiting a few years and just playing it over and over again.

Same goes for Zelda OoT

Lightning Strike
02-11-2007, 09:44 AM
Ita a great game and great review, except at the start, you talked about Foxs father, but then talked about Fox, not James dieing

02-11-2007, 11:45 AM
Yes I just bought this game..over the Internet and It sounds promising can't wait.

Lightning Strike
02-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Its an exellent game, doesn't last long with about 7 missions and the game end, but there are different roads to get there, and you have to take the hard road to completely destroy andross, but trying to get all the medals for each world, and figuring out how to get to certain worlds and the fact you can play it and get better make it an awesome game

Shooting Palanx
02-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Ita a great game and great review, except at the start, you talked about Foxs father, but then talked about Fox, not James dieing

Sorry, but I thought people would have thought he died. Keeping in mind this review was done at like 12am LOL!!!!

Sorry for the Error.

Lightning Strike
02-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Nah tis all cool Shoot

Shooting Palanx
02-11-2007, 04:12 PM
That's a relief.

Getting the medals can be hard, all you get in the end, is Fox wearing shades like his father LOL

Lightning Strike
02-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Yea, and if you play it the easy way, blue, you cant get the final ending

Shooting Palanx
02-11-2007, 10:33 PM
Isn't the real ending the FINAL ending?

03-11-2007, 01:24 AM
Nice, long review.

Shooting Palanx
03-11-2007, 04:27 AM
Thanks Prometheus :D