Hands On Star Fox 64 3D

By Spencer . June 18, 2010 . 3:18pm


Star Fox 64 3D is like holographic Star Fox. The E3 demo of took the first stage of Star Fox 64 and made Fox’s ship hover on top of the background. The level and enemies, in full 3D, scrolled toward me while I was playing firing lasers and flying between stone rings. The slide pad worked well, but having the d-pad for somersaults and u-turns felt a bit cumbersome. I had to stop flying for a split second to execute those maneuvers.


When I used boost Fox’s ship dived into the distance. Barrel rolls had an interesting effect. When I tapped R to do one, white gusts of wind surrounded the ship. Like Fox’s ship, the bursts of air were in front of the level, which made the air blast appear like sprites.


Star Fox 64 3D looks even better than the Nintendo 64 version. The textures are richer and the water looks fantastic. The demo ended right before the tank boss battle and didn’t have windows with Slippy begging you for help.


Yes, Star Fox 64 3D is a port, but the 3D effect fits perfectly.

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  • Saunds gut.

  • trickylove

    I can’t wait to try it. Star Fox 64 was probably my favorite 64 game.

  • EvilAkito

    SF64 is easily the highlight of the Star Fox series, and it will most certainly be a no-brainer 3DS purchase.

  • maxchain

    I’m worried about how many of these games are gonna have vital tasks shoehorned onto the D-pad in all its “you’ll have to relinquish control for juuuuust a second” glory.

    • 3DS has an analog you know.

      • maxchain

        Yeah, but the C-Buttons were never fighting with the N64’s Control Stick for your thumb’s attention.

        • jarrodand

          Well, N64 also didn’t have XY buttons or a touchpad. There’s more options for stuff than just using Dpad prompts.

  • NeoTechni

    This is the game that sold me on the 3DS

  • We need a (new) Smash Bros. on 3DS. I have a feeling if it is on a portable it’d be more like Melee than Brawl.

    edit: I simply liked Melee more is all : )

  • What now, no Slippy dialogue? C’mon, I want him to beg only to shoot him down! :P

    Would be awesome if the multiplayer was still kept in tact.

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