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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 73
  2. Negative: 3 out of 73
  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. Apr 16, 2012
    10
    Beautiful game! Solid and faithful port from the n64 version with some updated graphics. gameplay wise it's okay and kinda sufferable when youBeautiful game! Solid and faithful port from the n64 version with some updated graphics. gameplay wise it's okay and kinda sufferable when you use the gyro controls (which i think is more of a gimmick but i played through most of the game with it off.)

    all in all, if you like these sorts of games, you'll love this. if you're not a fan of shooters, however, might want to hold out as it is a fairly short game with a moderate-to-low amount of replayability.
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  3. Jan 16, 2017
    9
    Comparing Star Fox 64 3D (Or as I call Lylat Wars 3D) to a game such as Super Mario 64 DS or Sonic Genesis for the GameBoy Advance is anComparing Star Fox 64 3D (Or as I call Lylat Wars 3D) to a game such as Super Mario 64 DS or Sonic Genesis for the GameBoy Advance is an insult, this game does an amazing job porting the original Lylat Wars experience onto Nintendo's little 3D child.
    It's essentially one for one the same as Lylat Wars, so nothing has changed in terms of difficulty or story, everything has been re-polished with more textured and detailed models and new voice actors have come in with some extra dialogue.
    The 3D is implemented perfectly and gives a brilliant depth to it, and using the Circle Pad gives me more fluent control when controlling my Arwing.
    Not to say this doesn't have a downside, for the Motion Control option... isn't all that great, you use it to pilot your ship, and if you want to turn your Arwing to precisely aim something, you're really not going to get any good accuracy with the motion gimmick, I'm glad that it's reduced to an option and nothing mandatory, otherwise we would've had some problems, but it's just an option.
    The Multiplayer is in this and thankfully you don't need a second copy of the game to play with your friends, they can download play and it is a huge improvement from the Nintendo 64 version, there are items in Dog Fight arenas as you try to shoot each other down.
    Do I recommend this game? Absolutely, 100%, it's part of the Nintendo Selects dropping it's price to £15 physically and on the eShop, so do pick it up and play it, if you're a hardcore retro gamer, you will instantly get into the game no worries if you're new to it all, then Star Fox 64 3D will welcome you to the Star Fox series
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  4. Mar 20, 2012
    8
    Starfox is just as good as it used to be, but now with awesome HD textures. The ability to save is welcome, but you get a little bonusStarfox is just as good as it used to be, but now with awesome HD textures. The ability to save is welcome, but you get a little bonus recognition on the scoreboard for doing it in one sitting like the good old days. Multiplayer is cool but there REALLY should have been online. Because of the local-only, this game hardly ever gets broken out since I played the campaign a few times. If I could play random people online, you better believe I'd be dogfighting every day. Haven't bothered with the gyro stuff, classic controls are my thing. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2012
    8
    Sadly star fox 3ds besides the enchaced graphics doesn´t offers much extra content, the new things are a level select mode (scoreSadly star fox 3ds besides the enchaced graphics doesn´t offers much extra content, the new things are a level select mode (score attack) and a gyroscope feature that allows to control the arwing by steering the device in different directions unfortunatly that feature is not recommended with 3d on beacause the efect is lost by the movement and is way better if you play it with the circle pad. Theres also a multiplayer game mode with computer boots and a local connection, but no online. Despite that star fox is a shoot em up game with a sweet gameplay is very simple but very addictive, yeah the game is short but earning medals and unlocking all the level add more replay value also score attack so if you like fliying shooting games you can´t miss this one. Expand
  6. Jan 1, 2018
    7
    Star Fox 64 3D does improve upon itself with its new controls and graphics, but it is still a massive disappointment to the hundreds of fansStar Fox 64 3D does improve upon itself with its new controls and graphics, but it is still a massive disappointment to the hundreds of fans who wanted a new game, made all the more sad because we now know that they have the capabilities to make a great Star Fox game 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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