Star Fox 64

(N64, 3DS, Wii, Wii U)

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There are seven di er­ent ma­jor Star Fox games, but when peo­ple talk about Star Fox, they’re talk­ing about Star Fox 64 (orig­i­nally called ‘Ly­lat Wars’ over here, a name I re­main qui­etly fond of). Star Fox Ad­ven­tures, the se­ries black sheep, is a Zelda-style ad­ven­ture with oc­ca­sional spacebits; Star Fox and the just-re­cently re­leased Star Fox 2 are SNES tech demos above all else; Star Fox Com­mand and Star Fox As­sault are in­ter­est­ing cu­rios; and Star Fox Zero, which I have de­fended else­where in this is­sue, is bril­liant but com­pli­cated. Star Fox 64 is Nintendo’s great­est sum­mer block­buster, a short, ex­cit­ing shooter full of lasers and ex­plo­sions, one that spawned memes not just be­cause the di­a­log was funny but be­cause we be­came at­tached to lines of di­a­log af­ter play­ing the game all the way through over and over again. It’s a won­der­ful game.

Se­ries best: Star Fox 64

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