Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64
System Nintendo 64
Developer Nintendo
Genre Shooting
Series Star Fox Series

The brilliant scientist Andross was exiled to the planet Venom for crimes against his home world of Corneria. Now Andross has amassed an army and has spread his tyrannical rule over the Lylat System. Now Corneria is under attack, so Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team are sent to destroy Andross once and for all.

The Arwing has some new moves: It can spin to deflect enemy fire, perform loops and U-turns, lock gun fire onto enemies and enter "All-Range Mode" for arena battles. A number of missions require you to pilot other craft, including the Landmaster tank and the Blue Marine sub.

Missions may have more than one path, leading to different planets on the map. Taking out a lot of enemies rewards you with medals.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan スターフォックス64 Star Fox 64 27 Apr 1997
US Star Fox 64 30 Jun 1997
Europe Lylat Wars 06 Oct 1997


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 17 Apr 2007 02 Apr 2007 20 Apr 2007
Wii U Virtual Console - - 24 Mar 2016

Ports & Remakes

Nintendo 3DS Star Fox 64 3D

Rumble Pak

Star Fox 64 was the first game to use the Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak accessory, and was packaged with it. Plug the Rumble Pak into the Nintendo 64 controller port, and your shots and damage will be fed back as vibrations into the controller. Since then, "force feedback" has been built into most videogame controllers as standard.


Spyborg HVC-09

Cameo Title

The boss of the Sector X stage is a giant, incomplete robot known as "Spyborg" in English versions of the game, and "HVC-09" in the Japanese version.

HVC is the serial code for the Famicom, and all Famicom hardware features the serial code of HVC followed by a number. Some numbers are not used, typically because the hardware was never completed or released. One of these unused numbers is HVC-09. In fact the next used code is HVC-12, R.O.B., the Robotic Operating Buddy.

It is likely, given the resemblance to R.O.B., and Spyborg's cries about searching for its creator so it can be completed, that it is based on a R.O.B. prototype that was never released.

Submitted by Fryguy64

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