Star Fox 64 3D sees the triumphant return of Fox McCloud, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad and Falco Lombardi who are all set on saving the Lylat System from the evil Andross. The game originally came out on the Nintendo 64 in 1997 and has retained everything that made it such a great game back then, with the added bonus of revamped visuals and spectacular 3D effects.
How does the game look now?
The first thing you’ll notice when you play Star Fox 64 3D is just how beautifully sharp and crisp everything looks now. Gone is the traditional blur of the Nintendo 64 version and in its place is a game that really shows off the 3DS’ visuals. Laser blasts fly past in 3D and considering how much content can be on the screen at the same time the frame rate holds up well.
Does the game perform well by today’s standards?
Yes, it most definitely does. This game still feels as fresh as it did back in 1997 which is a sterling testament to how well crafted Star Fox 64 3D actually is. Obviously the pin sharp visuals really help to bring this franchise to 2011. There are a few people moaning about remakes coming to the Nintendo 3DS but if they’re of this calibre then I think it’s perfectly fine.
Star Fox 64 isn’t known to be the longest game ever created. One route from start to finish could be done within an hour but this doesn’t matter. The reason it doesn’t matter is because you’ll have so much fun playing through the stages that you’ll neglect to notice. Another small gripe would be the size of enemy ships on the Nintendo 3DS’ screen but it’s something you’ll eventually become accustomed to.
If you’ve never played Star Fox 64 on the Nintendo 64 then you owe it to yourself to play this classic. If you have played it then you’ll know just how good this game is. As I’ve mentioned already it isn’t the longest game ever but it’s perfectly suited to the Nintendo 3DS. This game proudly stands alongside Ocarina of Time 3D as one of the best games on the system. Buy it!