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Mixed or average reviews- based on 66 Ratings

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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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  • Developer: Q-Games
  • Genre(s): Action, Simulation, Shooter, Flight, Shooter, Third-Person, Combat, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: 4 Online
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: E10+
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Score distribution:
  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 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  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. RobP.
    Sep 15, 2006
    7
    Overall, it's nice to have a Star Fox game for the DS. However, I do not like how the options to change settings are not very flexible. Overall, it's nice to have a Star Fox game for the DS. However, I do not like how the options to change settings are not very flexible. It's really difficult to steer and aim with the stylus and look at the top screen. Why couldn't it be like Metroid Prime Hunters, where you point directly on the screen where you want to shoot? It makes it hard to be as accurate. Also, I would like to have the option to control the ship with the d-pad and buttons. I do like how the bombs are used though, by dragging them onto the radar. Haven't gotten to play it online yet, because I wasn't patient enough to wait for people to join (it took awhile!). 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. [anonymous]
    Sep 15, 2008
    6
    Gimped mechanics bring this space shooter into a complete stall; rather than maintaining the tried-and-true (not to mention fantastic) Gimped mechanics bring this space shooter into a complete stall; rather than maintaining the tried-and-true (not to mention fantastic) gameplay of the SNES and N64 Star Fox outings, this game tries to break away. Flying on its lonesome it is easily destroyed. The graphics are great, but the gameplay and online battle modes are extremely flawed. This shouldn't have the title "Star Fox". Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2020
    1
    This game is utter garbage. I have never played Star Fox before this and I don’t plan to again. Whoever is still a fan of this franchise needsThis game is utter garbage. I have never played Star Fox before this and I don’t plan to again. Whoever is still a fan of this franchise needs to let this Star Wars-wannabe die. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#8 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
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#12 Most Shared DS Game of 2006