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  • Summary: Star Fox 64 is being remade in 3-D for the 3DS.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    100
    There's some serious challenge to the game if you take the time to find it, and that holds true with the 3DS version as well. Also, the game is well suited to portable play, as each mission only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    90
    A nice remake, similar to what was done with Ocarina of Time 3D, to fulfill the desires of players who never had a chance to experience the original on the N64. If the challenges may appear short at first, with the multiple branching in the "Adventure mode" and other new and different modes of play, most notably the scoring one, there is plenty to be done. Despite some shortcomings, it's a nicely polished title.
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    85
    Ultimately this is a solid, although quick, flight down memory lane. If you're new, then welcome to the world of Lylat Wars 64 (Sorry, Star Fox 64), and if you're an Arwing veteran, it's time to relive the experience again. Definitely well worth the purchase.
  4. Sep 6, 2011
    80
    The beauty of Star Fox 64 3D is that it provides a quick pick up and play experience that is guaranteed to provide an adrenaline rush.
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    80
    After 14 years, Starfox 64 is still a great videogame, and this 3DS version improves the original with new visuals and a new control system. Too bad that multiplayer doesn't support the online.
  6. Sep 12, 2011
    78
    Star Fox 64 3D is a solid remake of the original Nintendo 64 classic.
  7. Jul 22, 2011
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
  1. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    This was one of nintendo 64 best game and now its on the 3DS. One of the year best 3ds games. SO far this is the best 3d effect game. If youThis was one of nintendo 64 best game and now its on the 3DS. One of the year best 3ds games. SO far this is the best 3d effect game. If you have a 3ds this is the game to get. There is no doubt , get it. It is worth the money.It has a lot of level and very fun to play. If you loved the 64 version then you will love this version even better. Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    The original star fox 64 is my favorite game of all time and the ONLY game I have given a 10 so far. Is the remake any better? Well somehow,The original star fox 64 is my favorite game of all time and the ONLY game I have given a 10 so far. Is the remake any better? Well somehow, its possible to have a personally perfect game, be more perfect it seems! Star fox 64 3DS is a must have for all fans of shooters and sci fi, the visuals have been enhanced and they are the best the 3DS has to offer, the gameplay is very varied featuring different paths to take, getting medals is a challenge, and expert mode even more. This is the perfect game to have portable that you can quickly play and enjoy at the moment. Soundtrack is excellent and voiceovers and story very engaging. Slippy is annoying (not as annoying as Jar Jar Binks of course) but can't help but love the fact as well. Is simply beautiful, I just need a sequel now. A really long game doesn't mean its a good one, because in the ending parts you will get tired no matter how great a game like that is. This game you can play it and will play it many times! Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2016
    9
    What do you expect? A complete port of the N64 game, with nicely update graphics? Well yes, that's what you get here.

    In much the same way
    What do you expect? A complete port of the N64 game, with nicely update graphics? Well yes, that's what you get here.

    In much the same way that Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask have been remade in glorious 3D with polished graphics, this represents Nintendo doing a re-release properly. Well, almost....

    For some reason Nintendo continue to pander to people who want zero challenge from their games, and in Star Fox 64 3D they have provided a new version that essentially makes everything easier for people who want that... fortunately they have also included the classic, proper N64 version so that those of us familiar with the game can enjoy it as we knew it.

    Now it's in the Nintendo Classic range at €19,99 there's no reason not to enjoy the game, with its multiple paths. It's short and sweet, and well worth your time. You'll be picking it up for years to come - as proved by the fact it's already almost 20 years old!
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  4. Mar 13, 2012
    8
    Well presented update of the classic shooter, although many of the same problems of "on the rail" game play still are present here. Also theWell presented update of the classic shooter, although many of the same problems of "on the rail" game play still are present here. Also the 3d can get a little buggy in some of the more intense scenes. Otherwise a great time with nice action and great controls. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    8
    This game was one of the reasons I bought a 3DS. Star Fox 64 remains to be one of my all time favorite games to this day, and that likelyThis game was one of the reasons I bought a 3DS. Star Fox 64 remains to be one of my all time favorite games to this day, and that likely won't change. I love me some Star Fox, I even liked Adventures. Say what you want, I thought Star Fox Adventures was a good game. Not spectacular mind you, but still good. But that's a review for another day, let's talk about the remake of a classic. I won't go into details of the story and gameplay too much, since most of you already know this game by heart after playing through it so many times on N64, so I'll just be focusing on the improvements that were made, and how it compares to the original. When Nintendo announced this remake, I actually laughed. It wasn't just a laugh of joy, it was a laugh AT kind of laugh. The reason is because this has been done before. Many people don't realize this, but Star Fox 64 was actually a remake of the original Star Fox on the Super Nintendo. So it's a remake of a remake? Brilliant! LOL Still, regardless of how funny this is, I was still excited. After all, what Nintendo fan doesn't want to do a barrel roll in 3D? Getting into this game, when you first start up the story mode, it activates Training mode, which you must play through before getting to the actual game. This was a bit annoying, but don't worry, you don't have to do training mode every time you start a game, only the first time. Still, I think Nintendo should have made it optional even on first play, but it's ok, because training mode is kind of fun in itself. Once you're done with training mode, you're asked what control scheme you want. You have the choice of either gyro scope, or traditional N64 controls. Gyro scope is not as well used as it was in Zelda OOT 3D, in fact it's more of an annoyance in this game. It's good if you really want to challenge yourself, but you're better off sticking with N64 controls. The first thing you notice about this game is that the graphics have been greatly improved. The game looks so much better than the original, I actually went back to the original to compare the two, and now that I've played the 3DS version, the original's graphics look like crap now. The environments look much more detailed than before. My favorite planets have to be Macbeth and Zoness. The detail of Macbeth is improved by adding stones and debris on the ground, while Zoness has greatly improved the sludge water below you. The water in Zoness looks real, and is extremely well animated, I've never been so impressed with how good water looks in a game. But of course, there's the addition of 3D with no glasses required. I have to be perfectly honest though, the 3D effect looks very flat. It's not a game that needs to be played in 3D, like Zelda OOT 3D. When I had the 3D on, I didn't feel like I could reach into the screen and grab something, it just popped a little bit. So this game is just as effective and fun when 3D is off, and since 3D will cut your battery life in half, it just seems unnecessary for this game. Still, it was a decent attempt. One thing I noticed right away, that pissed me off, was the different voices. Yeah, that's right, they CHANGED THE VOICES!! A remake of Star Fox 64, a game with the most memorable voice lines in gaming history, has DIFFERENT VOICES! That is a major disappointment to me, because it just wasn't needed. The lines are still the same, but they changed the actual voices. If you're going to remake a game with such memorable voice lines, you have to keep the voices the same. The new voice actors are okay, but they don't measure up to the original voices, and I think any Star Fox fan will agree with this. The multiplayer is slightly improved by adding a few more maps and battle modes. The problem with the multiplayer though, is the absence of online. Everyone was anticipating the addition of online multiplayer to their favorite N64 game, but it didn't happen. The multiplayer is strictly local, so you'll need to find 3 other friends who have 3DS's and copies of Star Fox 64 3D, which is really uncalled for since the 3DS is fully capable of great online. It's fun if you can get enough 3DS owners together, but the absence of online takes away from the multiplayers quality. Still, the multiplayer is in every way better than the original Star Fox 64 multiplayer, you'll just have a hard time playing it. Another cool add on is the addition of Score Attack, in which you can play a planet you've played before, instantly, and tackle the high score. This is a cool thing to have if you're out and about, and you just don't have time to play through the story, but want to play through a certain level in the game. Overall, Star Fox 64 3D is fun, and is a definite must get for 3DS owners. But is it as good as the original? No, it's not. Still, it's good to see Nintendo introducing this classic to the younger generation that missed out, so with that, it's a great game. 8/10. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2017
    7
    Great visual upgrade over n64 version. I liked it, but this game is really short and i'm not a type of gamer to play same levels again to gainGreat visual upgrade over n64 version. I liked it, but this game is really short and i'm not a type of gamer to play same levels again to gain better scores and stuff, but if you are into this you can try this one. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2012
    1
    As another reviewer said, it's "criminally short", and that's an understatement. Within the brief time (a couple days) I owned this game, IAs another reviewer said, it's "criminally short", and that's an understatement. Within the brief time (a couple days) I owned this game, I had beaten the game several times seeking out every variation and path I could find. I guess if I had been a bigger fan of the original then maybe this would be more fun. Expand

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