Star Fox Command DS

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  • Summary: Star Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on Nintendo DS. Lylat needs help. Players hop into their Arwing fighter and fight through a unique branching storyline of missions, all rendered in gorgeous 3-D. Star Fox DS brings a new strategic element to the series with aStar Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on Nintendo DS. Lylat needs help. Players hop into their Arwing fighter and fight through a unique branching storyline of missions, all rendered in gorgeous 3-D. Star Fox DS brings a new strategic element to the series with a commander's view of the mission. Using the touch screen, players can draw the routes they and their teammates will take, then battle the enemies they encounter as they take over bases and strategically advance across the map. Players can blow their friends out of the sky as they dogfight with up to eight players over a local wireless connection or take on up to four players from around the world on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Nintendo Power
    95
    The combination of classic and new elements makes it the most wholly satisfying Star Fox game yet. [Oct. 2006, p.88]
  2. The mandatory touch screen controls for Command actually work very well.
  3. A great looking, fast paced action shooter if not for the strategy element in between but, in my opinion its always good to have something new and the maps offer a little challenge when you first play them. [JPN Import]
  4. The Star Fox fighter squadron returns in this solid flight combat game, which distinguishes itself with its strategic elements and well-designed touch-screen controls.
  5. It falls in an uncomfortable category somewhere between good and average that makes it almost impossible to define. There are flashes of genius, marred by long moments of mediocrity. Excellent flight sections are needlessly maimed by an over tight timer and difficult controls.
  6. A strong, if slightly unremarkable, addition to the Star Fox series, Star Fox Command capably takes the shooter onto the DS, with a handful of good ideas, adequate use of the DS capabilities and a strong sense of design.
  7. I hope that Nintendo sees the error of its ways soon and pulls Fox & Co. out of this interminable nosedive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    pretty good game im kinda familiar with the other star fox experiences and i cant see why everyone dislikes this game.......the only i think ipretty good game im kinda familiar with the other star fox experiences and i cant see why everyone dislikes this game.......the only i think i might complain about os the dwonload play but thats not to shabby or oorly designed however its better with more people.....and the story mpde is a fairly good challenge and i enjoy it...........and the graphics are fairly good to...overall theres no major dent abou this game.....i recomend this gam to people that like strategic games like fire emblen Expand
  2. SimonY.
    Nov 9, 2006
    9
    The steering is perfect, the strategy elements are great. I think it is one of the best DS games, a lot better than Animal Crossing and on The steering is perfect, the strategy elements are great. I think it is one of the best DS games, a lot better than Animal Crossing and on the same level of Metroid Hunters Expand
  3. DJT
    Dec 15, 2007
    9
    It's a tough one! But it's fun. I love how Nintendo loves to make you come back to the game to keep unlocking stuff! In this case, It's a tough one! But it's fun. I love how Nintendo loves to make you come back to the game to keep unlocking stuff! In this case, you'll be coming back to see all the endings. And let me say... it's HARD! The strategy aspect with the touch screen is fun. Get this one! Expand
  4. MichaelA.
    Sep 1, 2006
    7
    A fun Star Fox game with a combination of upclose combat and a well use of strategy in each mission. Only a couple of downsides. 1)Story A fun Star Fox game with a combination of upclose combat and a well use of strategy in each mission. Only a couple of downsides. 1)Story mode: too short. My brother beat it less than a week after he got it. 2)Multiplayer/Wi-Fi: Not very fun. You only fly around shooting your opponents and you steal their stars (kind of like Super Mario 64 DS's multiplayer). Not much innovation. There's no other multiplayer games. It's only good if you're playing with quite a few people (at least 3 or 4 others). If you're just buying it for Wi-Fi, don't buy it! Although the controls are good, the strategic parts of the game are fun, and the story is very intersting. It's not as good as the other Wi-Fi games such as Mario Kart DS and Metroid Prime: Hunters, but it's still a good game. Good enough to get at least a 7. Anything lower, I would find to be wrong. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2016
    7
    The controls force you to use the touch screen, which kind of sucks. Does Nintendo not know how awkward it is to hold a DS while using theThe controls force you to use the touch screen, which kind of sucks. Does Nintendo not know how awkward it is to hold a DS while using the stylus or something? Other than that, the game is good. Just wish the controls weren't forced like they are. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2011
    7
    Finally, Nintendo sticks with the Arwing. The use of the pen and controls aren't too shaby for a portable. But what killed this game is theFinally, Nintendo sticks with the Arwing. The use of the pen and controls aren't too shaby for a portable. But what killed this game is the plot in general. Having alternative ending to a game really left me puzzling as to how all this connects (even though i know that none of the endings really occur to the original timeline). So I feel this game could have been something for like the iTouch or something, as opposed to a console. Expand
  7. JosephE.
    Jun 24, 2007
    2
    The game dosn't work. Period. I slide my stylus left and my plane spins and nosedives, to meet it's end in a fiary explosion. I The game dosn't work. Period. I slide my stylus left and my plane spins and nosedives, to meet it's end in a fiary explosion. I wanted a jump into the action shooter but got some stupid strategy game where it took me 20 minutes just to get to some lame action, and by then the bus ride was over! And I couldnt even save the stupid game so next time I played I had to do it ALL OVER AGAIN!!! Expand

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#7 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#9 Most Shared DS Game of 2006