US release date: Sep 9th, 2011 | EU release date: Sep 9th, 2011
Star Fox 64 3D
Fox McCloud is Back in a Re-mastered Nintendo Classic
Star Fox 64 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction. The rich 3D visuals provide a remarkable sense of depth, distance and position as players dodge meteors and blast enemy fighters out of the sky.
Star Fox 64 3D features
A complete graphical update brings a Nintendo classic into the era of portable 3D fun. The game makes effective use of the Nintendo 3DS system's dual screens: The top screen features 3D aerial combat, while the bottom screen displays characters and dialogue.
There are two control methods for the player to experience. The Nintendo 64 Mode offers original controls, while the new Nintendo 3DS Mode uses the motion controls of the built-in Gyro Sensor of the Nintendo 3DS system.
Trusted wingmen Peppy, Slippy and Falco are along for the ride - if one of them is chased or captured by an enemy, players must act to protect them in order to keep their team strong.
Each mission takes players through a different planet of the Lylat system as they blast enemies, collect power-ups and fight powerful bosses on their way to the final battle.
A new multiplayer option lets up to four players engage in fierce aerial combat via a local wireless connection (using four systems and one game card via DS Download Play). The multiplayer mode also includes new power-ups and special weapons. Players can use the Nintendo 3DS system's inner camera to display a live video feed of their faces as they battle, bringing a new level of fun and personalization to the multiplayer experience.
Announced along with the 3DS itself, Star Fox 64 3D has been one of the most widely publicized of the 3DS's early titles. While Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D was a welcome adventure for the 3DS, has Star Fox 64 aged as gracefully?
The story in SF643D is exactly the same as it was...read full review