|Star Fox 64|
|Distributor(s)||Wii Virtual Console
|Designer(s)||Shigeru Miyamoto, Takao Shimizu|
|System(s)||Nintendo 64, iQue Player, Wii, Nintendo 3DS|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Website||Star Fox 64 3D site|
|Preceded by||Star Fox 2|
|Followed by||Star Fox Adventures|
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Star Fox 64 (スター フォックス 64, Sutā Fokkusu 64), known as Lylat Wars in Australia and Europe (due to trademark issues), is a video game for the Nintendo 64 console. It was released in Japan on April 27, 1997, in North America on July 1, 1997, and in Europe on October 20, 1997. It was later ported to the China-only iQue Player on November 21, 2003. It is the third game in Nintendo's Star Fox series, and the first to be released on the Nintendo 64. It was later released on the Wii Virtual Console. A 3D-enabled remake for the Nintendo 3DS was announced at E3 2010 and released in July 2011.
The planned second game in the series for the SNES, Star Fox 2, was scrapped due to the upcoming release of the Nintendo 64, but some of its features were used in Star Fox 64, such as all range mode and encounters with Star Wolf. It was the first game to introduce support for the Rumble Pak and was in fact advertised heavily alongside the new device. The game received positive ratings from reviewers who praised its smooth animation, detailed visuals, and use of multiple gameplay paths.
"Corneria, fourth planet of the Lylat system. The evil Andross turned this once-thriving system into a wasteland of near extinction.
General Pepper of the Cornerian army was successful in exiling this maniacal scientist to the barren, deserted planet Venom.
Five years later, General Pepper noticed strange activity coming from Venom. James McCloud, Pigma Dengar, and Peppy Hare of the Star Fox team were sent to investigate. Upon their arrival, Pigma betrayed the team, and James and Peppy were captured by Andross.
Peppy barely escaped Venom and returned home to tell James' son Fox about his father's fate.
A few years have passed. Andross has again invaded the Lylat system. General Pepper has turned to a new Star Fox team headed by Fox McCloud to save Corneria and free the Lylat system once again." -Star Fox 64 3D website