Friday, October 8, 2010

Early Memories of Gaming pt. 5

Another favorite Nintendo 64 game of mine...Starfox 64! I absolutely loved this game! It combined a cool story with great graphics, controls, and the addictive properties of a "high score" game. You played as the hero Fox McCloud along with friends Falco, Slippy, and Peppy. The goal was to progress through different planets in the galaxy that are covered with baddies sent by the evil Andross! The game was essentially a 3d version of the 2d side-scrolling aerial combat games like Galaga.

(Their heads would follow your cursor if you moved it)

This game actually took a good amount of skill and effort to 100% complete because a lot of the levels were only unlocked through gaining a really high amount of kills. I did love that you had the choice to play through different planets throughout the galaxy and could take many different paths to get to the final boss. AND there was even a hard mode version of the boss if you took a harder path (BRAINS).

(The complete planet map)
 
I loved the asteroid field! It had so many targets to get really high scores and I LOVED the feeling when you managed to navigate through the warp circles and unlocked the secret zone. Each planet had a unique boss fight that challenged a player's reaction time and their ability to read "tells." The hardest boss fight for me was fighting the hard mode version of Wolf's team. This was right before you fought hard mode Andross. You basically had to do it alone because they would wipe out your friend within the first 20 seconds of the fight.
(Hard Mode Wolf)

This game was incredibly fun and challenging at the same time. Getting a medal for every level was a true accomplishment for any Starfox fan. If you haven't gotten a chance to try it, you can always get it on Wii Virtual console and get addicted to this amazing game!

33 comments:

  1. Damn I love coming here and reading your stuff. So nostalgic.

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  2. Is it bad that I've only played Starfox for SNES and Starfox Adventures?

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  3. @Geographer
    YES. Go play Starfox 64 right now! It is so worth it. :)

    @Namja!
    Thanks! I love writing about all this stuff.

    @Paper
    Yeah I didn't enjoy the tank much. The submarine was the BOMB though.

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  4. omg. i remember playing this game. it was one of my all time favs on the n64. good post

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  5. Yeah, I remeber this game. The split screen multiplayer sucked ass.

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  6. haha oh nostalgia, in retrospect if i hadnt played so many games when i was little i might have been more active today

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  7. Ya know, I've never played this. Ever.

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  8. Oh God no, not Starfox 64.
    Queue the obligatory Do a Barrel Roll posts.

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  9. I think I'm gonna have to get myself an old N64 off of ebay, I miss these games!

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  10. lol barrel roll? I miss the simpler times.

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  11. Everyone hated me because I never liked that game, lol. But he was the best character in super smash bros.

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  12. God damn you and that picture of the galaxy map.

    ULTRA NOSTALGIA

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  13. Remember this, what a great game.

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  14. Oh yes, Starfox 64 was the best game ever back in the day.

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  15. Can't let you do that, Star Fox.

    such an awesome game. i just recently played it on the "classics" part of Super Smash Bros Brawl. I want it.

    good post man

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  16. Love your post dude keep it up

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  17. This game brings back some fond childhood memories, thanks Brunix.

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  18. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

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  19. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  20. I wasted so much time trying to get the ground mode unlocked in multiplayer. I wanted to shoot rockets!

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  21. I like your post and I would really like to see more of them

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  22. This post made me go play some mariocart, hehea! :D looking foreward to more of u! :D

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