Retro Game Friday: Star Fox Assault

Michael Blaker
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I was searching through my old game collection when I stumbled upon this game, having completely forgot it ever existed. It’s Star Fox Assault for this week’s Retro Game Friday!

Plot Synopsis: Star Fox: Assault takes place one year after the events of Star Fox Adventures. Andrew Oikonny, Andross’s nephew, assumes leadership over his dead uncle’s army and starts a rebellion against the Cornerian Army. The Star Fox team, consisting of Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Krystal, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare (who has retired from piloting, and instead stays in the Great Fox with ROB to Guide the Star Fox team through missions), quickly fly in to assist them.

Plot: I honestly didn’t remember the game  at all until I found it in my old game drawer, in fact having read the plot summary online I still can barely remember it. The plot was decent I suppose, nothing great however.

Characters: Yay Krystal, the fox from Star Fox Adventures that Fox rescues is part of the team. Having been a guys only game except for Kat in Star Fox 64, I was excited to have another female in the crew. Slippy is just as annoying as before, and Falco just as snarky.

Gameplay: This returns the series back to it’s roots, with great space flying in an on rail level. The ground levels were extremely frustrating though. The multiplayer was okay, nothing great though. Honestly can’t remember anything else.

Art:  Everything looks fairly nice for a Gamecube game, although it’s not that great now.

Music: I suppose it sounded just like classic Star Fox games, although I honestly can’t remember even the character’s voices.

Overall: If you find this in a bargain bin of games, and have a Gamecube still connected to your TV go ahead and grab this, otherwise move on with your life.

For those who like: Star Fox, On Rail gameplay, Medicore multiplayer.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

 

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