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Star Fox is a series of sci-fi rail shooter video games created by Nintendo, featuring anthropomorphic animals as characters. The setting mainly takes place in outer space in the Lylat System. Games in the series have been released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U.

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StarFox 1993

The original 1993 game, released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The first game in the "Star Fox" series. Released in the PAL regions as "Starwing". It was also rereleased on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic in 2017, along with the previously unreleased direct sequel. Also released on the Nintendo Switch Online service.

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Released in 1997 on the Nintendo 64, "Star Fox 64" also included and introduced the add-on Rumble Pak. Released in the PAL regions as "Lylat Wars". Later released on the Nintendo Wii and Wii-U Virtual Console online shops. Also received a launch title remake on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

Star Fox Adventures

Originally developed as an entirely separate game called "Dinosaur Planet", it was heavily reworked and eventually released as "Star Fox Adventures", sold as an early title on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002. A prequel manga titled "Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco" was published on the official Japanese website to serve as an explanation for the game's absence of Falco.

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Released in 2005 for the Nintendo Gamecube. "Xevious", another game also made by Namco, is included as an extra unlockable game.

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Released in 2006, "Star Fox Command" was the only Star Fox title developed for the Nintendo DS. It was later added as a Virtual Console game on the Wii-U library.

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"Star Fox 64 3D" was released in 2011 as an early title on the Nintendo 3DS. It is an advanced remake of the original N64 game, with added gyro controls.


"Star Fox Zero" was released for the Wii U in April 2016. An abridged reimagining of the N64 game, additionally, it features more elements that were borrowed from the then-unreleased "Star Fox 2".


Originally in development for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but was cancelled due to the then-upcoming Nintendo 64. After over 22 years, the game was officially released in its final form for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic in 2017, and the Nintendo Switch Online in 2019.

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"Star Fox: Guard", was released in 2016, on the Wii-U, as an accompanying spin-off of the events depicted in "Zero". The gameplay is in the style of a tower defense and includes level editor. While it is available for a Nintendo eShop digital download, physical copies were bundled with First Print Editions of "Star Fox Zero".

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The Star Fox series has been represented in all Super Smash Bros. series titles, with Fox as a default playable character in all games, followed by Falco as an unlockable as of Melee and Wolf as an unlockable character in Brawl and once again in Ultimate.

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Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch edition of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Star Fox characters make a crossover with Starlink. As part of the Toys-To-Life compatibility, figurines of Fox and an Arwing were added onto physical releases of the game. The story was also further continued with DLC.


Fox McCloud Comic

Before the original 1993 game was even released yet, the Star Fox series first made a start as a comic book series was published by Nintendo Power magazine, chronicling a continuing narrative series of adventures.

Attack Carrier Cornerian Airspace Mission File

Star Fox Mission File Printout is a Japanese strategy guide for the 1993 Super Famicom title Star Fox. It has notable elements that set it apart from other contemporary strategy guides, including artwork by Benimaru Itoh and a similar (but different) extension to the storyline as the Western comic adaptation. These "expanded universes" were discarded from the game series' canon starting with Star Fox 64.

Lylat Wars Comic Cover

Illustrated and released by Nintendo of Europe in 1997, the Lylat Wars Comic is an abridged adaptation of the events of "Star Fox 64", which was released in the European and Australian regions as Lylat Wars.

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Depicting a story set in-between the events of "Star Fox 64" and "Adventures", Farewell, Beloved Falco tells the incident that took place four years after the Lylat Wars and concludes four years later and leads into the Plight of Sauria. The entire manga can be read on the Japanese "Adventures" website.


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"Star Fox: Assault", is a sci-fi, action/adventure game, developed by Namco, and published by Nintendo. The game was released in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the second "Star Fox" game for the GCN, and a direct sequel to "Adventures", taking place a year after the Plight of Sauria. After Star Fox come to the aid of the Cornerian Military against a rebellion made by Andross's nephew Andrew Oikonny, the Aparoids, a new enemy race emerges from the sidelines with the intention of galactic conquest. In the Main Game, players control Fox McCloud in a variable set of 10 Missions, utilising Arwing, Landmaster and Pilot skills to progress through the storyline. In Versus Mode, up to 4 players can play a variety of All-Range matches, using the unique skillset of their chosen characters and the many weapons and items at their disposal. (Read more...)

Did you know?
  • Fox McCloud wears a red scarf in every single appearance he makes, with the exception of "Assault"?
  • In "Star Fox 64", there are twenty five possible paths leading to Venom, fourteen of these paths lead to the Robot Andross via Bolse. The other eleven lead to the True Form Andross via Area 6 and therefore the better ending?
  • In "Star Fox Commnad", there are 18 possible routes through the game, leading to 33 different missions, which can lead to 9 different endings?

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