Star Fox Adventures

aka: Dinosaur Planet, SFA, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet
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Fox McCloud returns and is given a different mission than he is normally used to. At the far edge of the Lylat system, an evil army, led by General Scales, is destroying the world of Dinosaur Planet, rendering all its inhabitants helpless. It is now up to Fox McCloud and his team to save the planet and destroy the evil army.

Star Fox Adventures breaks away from the previous games in the series, being an action game with light puzzle-solving elements, similar to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You control Fox McCloud as he adventures through Dinosaur Planet, but at the beginning, you control the female fox Krystal, whom McCloud must later rescue. There are missions where you use your trusty Arwing craft, but the majority of the game takes place on foot.

Helping you throughout your adventure are your trusty sidekicks; Peppy, Slippy, and ROB the Robot, who guide and give you mission briefings. To aid Fox throughout the game, a variety of weapons and magical items are available from blasters to grenades to magic staffs. You may also purchase items with "scarabs", the game's currency. Throughout the game you may partake in various mini-games, which are found at different stores.


  • スターフォックスアドベンチャー - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 80% (based on 41 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 63 ratings with 7 reviews)

Starfox meets Zelda, but not quite so epic.

The Good
This most certainly is an adventure. You have a large world to explore, with items to collect, puzzles to solve and (of course) bad guys to defeat.

The plotline is interesting. The world itself has been torn into pieces, and you must put it back together. General Scales has caused this in his quest for power, and won't just let you save the world. He sends his loyal Sharpclaw tribe dinosaurs to stop you, and they provide an enjoyable combat experience.

The graphics are outstanding and they show off what the GameCube is capable of. Water reflects, everything has a realistic shadow, and the characters even show emotions through facial expressions.

The audio department is no slouch either - memorable music is played through the game, and most characters have full speech. You'll note some strong British accents among the cast, which are far from common in games these days.

The Bad
Even though it has taken all of Zelda - Ocarina of Time's style, it's never quite as deep or engrossing a game as that. This game is very linear, and unfortunately pretty short - it took me less than 20 hours to complete which included a lot of exploring and extra object collection.

And since this is a Star Fox game, why haven't I mentioned the space combat sections yet? That's because there is very little space combat in the game at all! The space flying sections consist of landing on the planet or orbiting lands which require you to fly through up to 10 (of 10) gold rings. There is a boss fight at the end, but it's pretty easy - Star Fox veterans will be disappointed.

The Bottom Line
As an adventure, this game is wonderful - a fun story, lots of action and a lot to see. But for fans of the series, they'll be saddened to know that there is very little space combat action to be had. And as much fun as this game is, you won't be replaying this in a hurry.

GameCube · by EddyB43 (3538) · 2003

What do you get if you add Banjo-Kazooie, Legend Of Zelda and Lylat Wars? The answer, Star Fox Adventures

The Good
I got this game thinking that this was gonna be another Rareware game with cute character and trees having eyes. But I was wrong. I got Zelda and Banjo-kazooie into one which is great because I love Banjo and I absolutely love Zelda. Its got the feel like Zelda and the characters like Banjo. Good gameplay, GREAT graphics, good sound. You control Fox Mcloud who gets hints from Slippy, maps from Peppy and totals from general Pepper

The Bad
Nothing except if you save at the final boss fight, you are stuck there forever.

The Bottom Line
Do you love Zelda, Banjo-Kazooie and Lylat Wars then get this. All three into one.

GameCube · by knuckles-rox (8) · 2005

What do you get if you add starfox, Zelda, starwars, and talking dinosaurs, this load of stinking tripe.

The Good
The graphics are some of the best I have ever seen, rare have really milked the gamecube’s capabilities and have packed a lot graphical treats in to it as well as it being technically masterful and skilfully coded. And a few of the little minigames are sort of fun.

The Bad
Where’s the gameplay eh rare? If the developers spent as much time on the game’s structure and puzzles it would be amazing, but they err, haven’t, they have simply put there effort on the good graphics and forgot about the rest of the game sadly. Its structure is very linear and the puzzles are laughably easy, if you’re a Zelda fan you will stroll through it very quickly. Speaking of Zelda, this Starfox has a nasty habit of simply aping everything that oricania of time does, making it strangely familiar… though obviously not as good since it doesn’t have half the excellence or fun or the genius of any Zelda title. The plot is quite frankly a load of stinking rubbish; I haven’t herd such rubbish since sonic adventure, some of the cut scenes are funny as they try to be emotional, exciting or epic and end up being silly. Another thing sonic adventure has in common with Starfox is the horrible voice acting it’s terrible, window smashingly bad. Oh it’s also far too easy and lacks in after game fun. It really should be better since to all to development time and hype surrounding it.

The Bottom Line
All graphics, no substance

GameCube · by Garland (12) · 2004

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Star Fox Adventures started as a non-Star Fox game for Nintendo 64 called Dinosaur Planet. It had apparently got pretty far in development with gameplay clips released to the press. Shigeru Miyamoto notice the similarity between the anthropomorphic animal designs being used for the main characters and the Star Fox Characters and decided the game should be retooled as a Star Fox game and moved to Nintendo's new system: the GameCube. The game was retitled Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, but before release, it was changed to merely Star Fox Adventures.


The last game developed by Rare Ltd. for the Nintendo GameCube. On the day of the game's release, it was announced that Nintendo sold its stock in the company back to Rare, which was immediately sold back out to Microsoft. Several games previously under development for the Nintendo GameCube, including Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo: Elements of Power were redeveloped as Xbox 360 titles.


  • 4Players
    • 2002– Biggest Console Disappointment of the Year
    • 2002 – #3 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Good Hair Day Award (GameCube)

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Game added September 26th, 2002. Last modified June 18th, 2023.