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4:00 AM on 09.23.2011

Introducing Lights Out, a Destructoid newsreel

In recent months, I've taken to giving myself a break in the day by playing a few rounds of Team Fortress 2. When some of my colleagues began to join me, I knew I had yet another opportunity to take something I was enjoying ...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:45 AM on 09.22.2011

No online in Star Fox 64 3D because of time and money

Those who bought a Nintendo 3DS may wonder why their system -- which perfectly allows for online gaming -- hasn't got any online games. Crucially, they may wonder why a multiplayer-focused release like Star Fox 64 3...

Jim Sterling



Review: Star Fox 64 3D photo
Review: Star Fox 64 3D
by Jonathan Holmes

The N64 is my least favorite console of all time, but I still feel the need to own one, mostly for Star Fox 64. It's easily one of my favorite games on the console, way ahead of Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. That's partly because those two titles were 3D adaptations (and in some ways, deformations) of already near-perfect 2D experiences I'd grown to love on the SNES.

As a huge fan of Mario and Link's SNES titles, seeing characters that I'd grown to love as colorful, detailed 2D sprites transformed into chunky, low-texture polygon models felt like a huge downgrade. Star Fox on the SNES was already as chunky and low poly as it gets, so by comparison, Star Fox 64 looked amazing. The game fully embraced the technical limitations of the N64 by crafting a world where it made sense for everything to be made from basic geometric shapes.

There was no attempt at realism, or recreation of sprite-based characters; just N64 graphics doing what they do best. Like with the Katamari Damacy games, and now Minecraft, Star Fox 64 presented a world that was built from the ground up to be made from simple shapes. That's just the start of why I love the game.

Now Star Fox 64 is back on the 3DS, and once again, the game adapts to the strengths and limitations of its destination console, and make them work in its favor.

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2:15 PM on 08.28.2011

Star Fox, Kid Icarus, Link/Sonic porn, and more now in 3D

One of my favorite features of the 3DS is the ability to explore the world of mainstream media in 3D. Unfortunately, other than the still expanding Nintendo Video (which has some good stuff from college humor and few quality ...

Jonathan Holmes

6:45 PM on 07.20.2011

Star Fox 64 3D out September 9 on the 3DS

We previewed Star Fox 64 3D earlier, but that's just words and static pictures. Fancy some gameplay footage of Fox pew-pewing his way through space? It's prettier than what you played 14 years ago, I promise. Come for the updated, crisp visuals and stay for the endearing space critters pleading for your support. Star Fox 64 3D will be out September 9.

Patricia Hernandez



Preview: Star Fox 64 3D photo
Preview: Star Fox 64 3D
by Patricia Hernandez

Its been fourteen years since Peppy first told us to do a barrel roll on the Nintendo 64. Now he and all your other space critter friends are back, in another dimension to boot.

The original Star Fox 64 introduced a bevy of new features, such as fully-spoken voice acting and full three dimensional graphics. The remake follows suit, and asks you to get into the cockpit one more time and take to the skies using the new features unique to the 3DS.

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9:00 AM on 07.02.2011

Ground control to Fox McCloud ...

This is one of the oddest, but most awesome videos I have seen in a long time. I don't even know how to describe it. It is a short (the first of a series?) starring the Star Fox characters as stuffed animals, walking, talkin...

Chad Concelmo

8:00 AM on 06.16.2011

Rub these Star Fox 64 3D shots all over your Slippy Toad

Oh look, here are some Star Fox 64 3D screens, looking all nice and pretty for you. Why not look at them for a bit? Go on, treat yourself. It's a friggin' Thursday, after all! These shots show off some of the stuff we saw at ...

Jim Sterling

3:50 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: eShop updated with 3DS E3 trailers ... in 3D!

While slightly less exhilarating than the Link's Awakening eShop launch, I've got a heads up for you 3DS owners: you need to get back into the store. If you scroll to the right, you'll find a "Games Shown at E3" section, comp...

Jordan Devore

2:33 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Star Fox 64 3D vid features faces

Now you can shoot live people's ugly mugs during multiplayer dogfights. Boom. Did anyone else groan when Nintendo dropped the "Do a barrel roll!" line during the conference? Wow, are they a few years behind on that! That ship has sailed.

Tony Ponce

11:40 AM on 06.07.2011

E3: Star Fox 64 3D coming this fall, with face recording

Nintendo's Star Fox 64 remake for 3DS is coming along nicely. During today's press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Star Fox 64 3D will release this September. The game will have optional gyroscopic controls, but m...

Bob Muir



Star Fox 64 3D drops on July 14 photo
Star Fox 64 3D drops on July 14
by Tony Ponce

Ocarina of Time 3D is not the only major N64-to-3DS port to finally receive a proper launch date. Nintendo has cast open the doors on the Star Fox 64 3D homepage and revealed that it is set to arrive on July 14, less than a month after Zelda.

Curiously, this news didn't appear on Nintendo's second-quarter US lineup. That could either mean that the game is launching in Japan first or that Nintendo simply withheld the info for a grand reveal at a later date. Knowing Nintendo, both are equally valid hypotheses. [Update: Or as commenter tvandlust correctly pointed out, July is part of the third quarter, not second. Can't believe that slipped my mind!]

In the meantime, there you go.

Star Fox 64 3D Hits on July 14 [Andriasang]

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10:00 PM on 01.31.2011

The Star Fox team are great wingmen

Take the concept of Star Fox's wingmen from Star Fox 64, apply them to a dating scenario and you get this. Honestly, I was laughing throughout the whole thing. It's oozing with cheese, but I just can't help but love it. [Thanks, -g-!]  

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 07.16.2010

This is seriously the best Star Fox shirt ever

Okay, seriously. This is the best Star Fox shirt ever. I just adore how subtle it is. Most people will just see four animals with fish bowls on their head. No, stupid. That's not it at all! It's f*cking team Star Fox! It's Fo...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:18 PM on 06.16.2010

E3 10: Miyamoto on why he wants a 3D Star Fox

Those that followed Nintendo's presentation yesterday may have seen a few teases in the trailers and coverage that made you think of Star Fox. I remember at least seeing an R-Wing flying out of something. I don't think anyone...

Dale North

2:03 PM on 06.15.2010

E3 10: Star Fox 64 getting remade for 3DS

Nintendo's blowing minds today with its assortment of 1st part 3DS games. Seriously, Star Fox 64 3D is a thing that is happening. If you would have told me about this earlier today, I would have wanted to believe you, but tot...

Jordan Devore