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The Star Fox series (スターフォックス Sutā Fokkusu?) is a video game franchise published by Nintendo. The original game was a forward-scrolling 3D rail shooter. Later sequels added more directional freedom as the series progressed. Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The first game in the series, developed by Argonaut Software, used the Super FX Chip to create the first accelerated 3D gaming experience on a home console. The Super FX Chip was an additional math co-processor that was built into the game pack and helped the Super Famicom and SNES render the game's graphics. The Super FX Chip has been used in other Super Famicom/SNES games as well, some with increased processing speed. Its sequel, Star Fox 64, further revolutionized the video game industry by being the first Nintendo 64 game to feature the Rumble Pak. Argonaut Games PLC was a British video game developer. ... Super FX-rendered 3D polygon graphics in the SNES game Star Fox The Super FX is probably the most widely recognized coprocessor chip used in select Super Nintendo (SNES) video game cartridges. ... The rewrite of this article is being devised at Talk:3D computer graphics/Temp. ... 3D computer graphics are different from 2D computer graphics in that a three-dimensional representation of geometric data is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. ... A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or electronic device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc. ... Star Fox 64 ), known in Australia and Europe as Lylat Wars due to trademark issues, is a scrolling shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 video game console. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... This section needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A Nintendo 64 gamepad with the Rumble Pak attached. ...


Due to trademark issues over the name Star Fox in PAL region territories, Star Fox and Star Fox 64 were released in those countries as Star Wing and Lylat Wars respectively. However, Nintendo bought the rights before the release of Star Fox Adventures so future games could be released worldwide with the same name. Star Fox is a video game for the Atari 2600 console. ... The PAL region is a video game publication territory which covers Australasia and the majority of Eurasia. ...

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Released games

Star Fox

Star Fox on the SNES
Main article: Star Fox (video game)

The first game in the series, Star Fox (released as Star Wing in Europe), was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. Developed by Argonaut Games, it used the Super FX chip to simulate 3D graphics during a period of predominately 2D games. In Star Fox, Fox McCloud and his team, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and Falco Lombardi, take on Andross, who threatens to overthrow the Lylat system. Several boss battles from the game are also included as mini-games in the Nintendo Wii game Wario Ware, using the motion sensing to fly the ship. screenshot SNES Star_Fox by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... screenshot SNES Star_Fox by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Star Fox ) (also known as Star Wing in Europe due to trademark issues) is the first game in the Star Fox series of video games. ... Argonaut Games PLC was a British video game developer. ... Super FX-rendered 3D polygon graphics in the SNES game Star Fox The Super FX is probably the most widely recognized coprocessor chip used in select Super Nintendo (SNES) video game cartridges. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Slippy Toad is a fictional anthropomorphic frog (although often presumed to be a toad because of his name) character from the Star Fox series of video games. ... Peppy Hare is a fictional anthropomorphic hare from the Star Fox series of video games. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ...

Fox flying through a destroyed Corneria City in Star Fox 64.

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Star Fox 64

Main article: Star Fox 64

Released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, Star Fox 64 (Lylat Wars in Europe) introduced full spoken dialogue, fully three dimensional graphics, and new vehicles and characters. The game came bundled with the Rumble Pak, a force feedback attachment.[1] Star Fox 64 is sometimes considered the true beginning of the Star Fox canon, and is one of the more popular games in the series. Although the main storyline features no on-foot missions, the player may unlock on-foot play in the multiplayer mode. Star Fox 64 ), known in Australia and Europe as Lylat Wars due to trademark issues, is a scrolling shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 video game console. ... 1997 1997 in games 1996 in video gaming 1998 in video gaming Notable events of 1997 in video gaming. ... A Nintendo 64 gamepad with the Rumble Pak attached. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Star Fox Adventures

Adventures features radically different gameplay for a Star Fox title
Main article: Star Fox Adventures

The next Star Fox game, Star Fox Adventures, was released in 2002 for Nintendo's next home console, the Nintendo GameCube. Developed by Rare, the game is predominately an adventure game in which Fox is armed with a mystical staff; traditional space shooting is limited to small segments between chapters. Its roots can be traced to Dinosaur Planet, a canceled video game Rare was developing late in the life cycle of the Nintendo 64. Adventures introduced new characters, including Krystal and Prince Tricky. Adventures takes place eight years after the events of Star Fox 64 and received positive reviews.[2] Despite the positive reviews, Star Fox Adventures is often criticized by fans for not being what is known as a "true" Star Fox title. A screenshot of Star Fox Adventures. ... A screenshot of Star Fox Adventures. ... Star Fox Adventures is an action-adventure game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube and part of the Star Fox series. ... 2002 2002 in games 2001 in video gaming 2003 in video gaming Notable events of 2002 in video gaming. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Rare, Ltd is a United Kingdom-based video game development company. ... Adventure is a genre of video games typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Assault returns to traditional scrolling shooter levels, but has ground-based missions as well.

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Star Fox: Assault

Main article: Star Fox: Assault

Nintendo hired Namco to develop Star Fox: Assault, released in 2005, for the GameCube. The emphasis returned to ship-based shooting, but also had portions of on-foot missions. Assault takes place one year after Adventures, with the Aparoids becoming a new threat to the Lylat system. While returning to its roots, Assault was released to mixed reviews, with the main complaints being control problems, the short length of the main game, and the number of on-foot missions.[3] Namco Ltd ) is a amusement company based in Japan, best known overseas for video games development. ... 2005 2005 in games 2004 in video gaming 2006 in video gaming Notable events of 2005 in video gaming. ... Star Fox: Assault is the newest entry in the long-running Star Fox series of video games for Nintendo consoles. ...


Star Fox Command

Command was the first game in the series since Star Fox to feature aircraft-only gameplay.
Main article: Star Fox Command

Star Fox Command was developed by Q-Games for the Nintendo DS. It is the first Star Fox game for a handheld console and the first to offer online multiplayer. Like the original Star Fox, gameplay is completely aircraft based, and uses gibberish chatter instead of the voice acting of previous installments. Command utilizes a new system of gameplay, incorporating strategy and abandoning its "fly-by-rail" roots. Players plot flight paths and engage enemies in an open arena-style flying mode using the Nintendo DS's touch screen. Each character has a unique ship with different abilities. For example, Slippy's ship has no lock-on feature and slower boosts, but has stronger lasers and shielding; Fox McCloud pilots the redesigned Arwing II. Command features nine endings, determined by the player's story progression choices. Image File history File links Scr_049. ... Image File history File links Scr_049. ... Star Fox Command ) is the fifth game in Nintendos Star Fox game series which was published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS in 2006. ... Q-Games is a small to medium games developer based in Kyoto, Japan. ... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units... One of the first handheld game consoles, Ball was the first product in the Game & Watch series. ... Online games refer to video games that are played over some form of computer network, most commonly the Internet. ... // Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Nintendo DS Type Handheld game console Generation Seventh generation era First available NA November 21, 2004 JP December 2, 2004 AU February 24, 2005 EU March 11, 2005 ZH July 23, 2005 Connectivity Wi-Fi and Local Wireless Online service Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, LAN Units...


Canceled games

Star Fox 2

Main article: Star Fox 2

Star Fox 2 was the sequel to Star Fox, again developed by Argonaut. The game was cancelled even though it was completely finished. Many of its new ideas were implemented for the forthcoming Star Fox 64, such as the rival team Star Wolf, all-range mode, charge shot, and a multiplayer mode (though Star Fox 2's multiplayer mode was no longer featured in the final beta). Star Fox 2 is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... Star Wolf is a fictional team of mercenaries in the Star Fox series of video games. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Star Fox (Virtual Boy)

This game was a tech demo of what would have been a Star Fox game had the Virtual Boy adopted the series. It ended up that the closest game to it was Red Alarm. Cinematic camera angles were a key element, as they were in Star Fox 2. Shown both at E3 1995 and at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show 1995, the game, though on the Virtual Boy, still used filled polygons. One observer called it "An intriguing technical demo featuring a Star Fox-like spacecraft doing a lot of spinning and zooming in 3D. It's made of filled polygons and looks much better than the unfilled Red Alarm vehicles."[1] Attendees to these two events were given 3D glasses to watch the demos and tech videos that were played on screens at the show floors, and from these videos, only one public image of the possible Star Fox for the Virtual Boy survives. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nintendos Virtual Boy console was one of the worst flops in video game history. ... The Nintendo Virtual Boy is a video game console that, using a twin eyeglass-style projector, could display games in true 3-D (though monochromatic, in this case black and red). ... Red Alarm is a game for Nintendos Virtual Boy video game console. ... Star Fox 2 is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ... The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ... Stereoscopy, stereoscopic imaging or 3-D (three-dimensional) imaging is a technique to create the illusion of depth in a photograph, movie, or other two-dimensional image, by presenting a slightly different image to each eye. ...


Star Fox (arcade)

Originally planned as a companion game with Star Fox: Assault, it was abandoned and never released.[4]


Related games

Star Fox (Wii)

Although unannounced, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has expressed interest in a Star Fox game for the Wii console.[5] Series designer Takaya Imamura has also hinted at the game.[6] Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Takaya Imamura is an artwork designer for Nintendo. ...


Super Smash Bros. series

Two Star Fox characters have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. franchise of fighting games. Fox McCloud has appeared in all three as a playable character while Falco Lombardi was featured in Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable character, with Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Wolf O'Donnell also making brief cameos in Melee. It is now confirmed that Fox is set to return in up-coming Super Smash Bros. Brawl. All 3 games feature Star Fox related stages. Super Smash Bros. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ... Super Smash Bros. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ... This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


WarioWare: Smooth Moves

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves for Wii, there is a Star Fox micro-game in the style of the SNES title with three stages where you pilot the Arwing with your Wii Remote through Corneria, Sector X, and Titania. At the end of each level, the player fights R.O.B., who is armed with a large NES Zapper. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES, also known as SNES or Super Nintendo, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Wii Remote, also nicknamed Wiimote, is the primary controller for Nintendos Wii console. ... The Robotic Operating Buddy R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) was an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ Johnston, Chris (23 May 1997). Rumble Pak Titles On the Rise. gamespot.com. Retrieved on 25 June 2006.
  2. ^ Star Fox Adventures Reviews. GameRankings. Retrieved on April 22, 2006.
  3. ^ Star Fox Assault Reviews. GameRankings. Retrieved on April 22, 2006.
  4. ^ Namco Brings GCN Support. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
  5. ^ Miyamoto on StarFox Wii and Super Mario Galaxy. SPOnG.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2006.
  6. ^ SF Command's producer has a small idea.... Games Radar. Retrieved on February 18, 2007.

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External links

  • Official Star Fox website
  • Arwing Landing - fan site (known for media)
  • Lylat Wars - A GameSpy based fan site
  • Nintendo Arena - fan site (currently down)
  • Starfox Database, The - fan site (known for forum)
  • Starfox-Online - fan site (known for content)
  • Starwing HQ - fan site (known for fiction)
  • Starfox Demo at Planet Virtual Boy

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Star Fox series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (754 words)
Star Fox 2 was the sequel to Star Fox, again developed by Argonaut.
Star Fox 64 is often considered the beginning of the Star Fox canon, and is one of the more popular games in the series.
Star Fox DS was announced at Nintendo's press conference on May 9, 2006, prior to E3, with a release date of August 28.
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