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Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64 BoxStar Fox 64 is a rail shooter developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. Known as Lylat Wars in some territories due to a fact that Nintendo considered the name “Star Fox” too similar to the name of the German company “StarVox” and were concerned that the similarity may result in a legal dispute.

Players take control of the game’s protagonist Fox McCloud, leader of the Star Fox team who defend the Lylat system. Andross, a scientist from Corneria was exiled to Venom after he nearly destroyed the planet using biological weapons. Five years later, Pepper detects suspicious activity on Venom. Pepper hires the Star Fox team, James McCloud, Peppy Hare and Pigma Dengar to investigate. After Pigma betrays the team and Andross captures James, Peppy escapes from Venom and informs Fox McCloud about James’ fate.

After another five years, Andross launches an attack across the Lylat system. Defending Corneria, Pepper summons the new Star Fox team, now consisting of James’ son Fox McCould, Peppy, Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad. While traveling through several planets, the team battles with several of Andross’ henchmen, including the rival mercenaries, Star Wolf. After the team arrives at Venom, Fox confronts and battles Andross alone.

The development of Star Fox 64 started after the original intended sequel to the Super Nintendo game Star Fox 2 was cancelled near the end of its development in favor for a more advance game utilizing Nintendo’s new more powerful Nintendo 64 system. Series creator Shigeru Miyamoto realized how much of an improvement could be made by moving the title to the new Nintendo 64 system and cancelled Star Fox 2 in favor for a remake combining elements of the previous games. Miyamoto has stated that 60 percent of the game is from the original Star Fox game, 30 percent from the cancelled Star Fox 2 game and 10 percent new content.

Part of the 10 percent new content Nintendo incorporated voice acting and force feedback. The game came bundled with a Rumble Pak accessory that plugged into the Nintendo 64 controller to provide in game force feedback. It was the first Nintendo 64 game to have included support for the Rumble Pak. Star Fox 64 has sold over 4 million units, making it one of the best-selling games on the Nintendo 64. The game received critical acclaim for its precise controls, multiplayer modes, voice acting and use of multiple gameplay paths.

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Developer(s)Nintendo EAD
SeriesStar Fox
PredecessorStar Fox
SuccessorStar Fox Adventures
Platform(s)Nintendo 64
Media TypeCartridge
ReleaseJP: April 27, 1997
NA: June 30, 1997
EU: October 4, 1997
Genre(s)Rail Shooter
Development Time2 Years
Sales4 Million
RatingESRB: E
Rereleased Platform(s)Port
iQue Player – 2003

Virtual Console
Wii – 2007
Wii U – 2016

Nintendo 3DS – 2011

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Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru MiyamotoProducer
Takao ShimizuTakao ShimizuDirector
Takaya ImamuraTakaya ImamuraArt Director
Kazuaki MoritaKazuaki MoritaChief Programmer
Koji KondoKōji KondōSound Composer
Hajime WakaiHajime WakaiSound Composer
Yoji InagakiYoji InagakiSound Effects Programmer
Yoshiki HaruhanaYoshiki HaruhanaGraphic Designer
Satoru TakizawaSatoru TakizawaGraphic Designer
Masanori SatoMasanori SatoGraphic Designer
Yasuhisa YamamuraYasuhisa YamamuraCourse Designer
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Daisuke TsujimuraDaisuke TsujimuraCourse Designer
Yasuyuki OyagiYasuyuki OyagiCourse Designer
Yuichi YamamotoYūichi YamamotoProgrammer
Profile PlaceholderNobuo OkajimaProgrammer
Shigeki YoshidaShigeki YoshidaProgrammer
Takamitsu KuzuharaTakamitsu KuzuharaProgrammer
Profile PlaceholderNobuhiro SumiyoshiProgrammer
Makoto SasakiMakoto SasakiProgrammer
Profile PlaceholderMasumi TarukadoProgrammer
Mitsuhiro TakanoMitsuhiro TakanoStory Writer
Mike WestMike WestVoice Actor (Fox McCloud, James McCloud)
Rick MayRick MayVoice Actor (Peppy Hare, Andross)
Lyssa BrowneLyssa BrowneVoice Actor (Slippy Toad, Katt Munroe, Spyborg)
David Frederick WhiteDavid Frederick WhiteVoice Actor (ROB 64, Pigma Dengar, General Pepper, Attack Carrier Pilot)
Ja GreenJa GreenVoice Actor (Leon Powalski, Shogun Pilot, Sarumarine Captain, Forever Train Conductor, Area 6 Commander)
Bill JohnsBill JohnsVoice Actor (Falco Lombardi, Andrew Oikonny, Meteo Crusher Pilot, Caiman)
Profile PlaceholderKenji MatsutaniTechnical Supporter
Profile PlaceholderAtsushi NishiwakiTechnical Supporter
Hideaki ShimizuHideaki ShimizuTechnical Supporter
Yasushi IdaYasushi IdaTechnical Supporter
Profile PlaceholderHirohito YoshimotoTechnical Supporter
Yoshinori TanimotoYoshinori TanimotoTechnical Supporter
Takao SawanoTakao SawanoTechnical Supporter
Profile PlaceholderHironobu KakuiTechnical Supporter
Kenji NishizawaKenji NishizawaTechnical Supporter
Profile PlaceholderTakuya KuribayashiTechnical Supporter
Profile PlaceholderTsuyoshi TakahashiTechnical Supporter
Shin HasegawaShin HasegawaTechnical Supporter
Takashi TezukaTakashi TezukaSupervisor
Toshihiko NakagoToshihiko NakagoSupervisor
Profile PlaceholderKimiyoshi FukuiProgress Manager
Profile PlaceholderKeizō KatōProgress Manager
Benimaru ItohBenimaru ItohSpecial Thanks
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Jim WornellJim WornellEnglish Version Staff
Profile PlaceholderKenji OkuboEnglish Version Staff
Greg RichardsonGreg RichardsonEnglish Version Staff
Profile PlaceholderKayomi McDonaldEnglish Version Staff
Hiroshi YamauchiHiroshi YamauchiExecutive Producer


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