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Entertaining way to kill an hour Knyght (703) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Great for a boring morning or afternoon. Asinine (1006) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Good game but easy and short darthsith19 (70) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Fun game but it seems too short. Attila (582) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (92 votes) 4.0


Critic Reviews

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100
The levels are bright and varied and there are an absolute ton of secrets to find. I want to buy a Nintendo 64 after playing this and I don't think you can pay any higher compliment than that. Quite simply, awesome.
100
This is the second 'must have' game for the N64 after Mario. Superb visuals coupled with absorbing gameplay make this a winner. Buy it!
100
Total! (Germany) (Sep, 1997)
Mit LyatWars hat Miyamoto wieder einmal den Vogel abgeschossen. Er gab sich nicht damit zufrieden, „nur“ ein tolles Ballerspiel zu entwickeln. Er gab dem Spiel durch unzählige Features und Gimmicks (nicht zuletzt dem Rumble Pak) seine ganz persönliche Note. Dadurch macht LyatWars seinem Vater alle Ehre und ist schon jetzt ein revolutionierender Klassiker.
100
The Video Game Critic (Dec 30, 2006)
If I had to complain about anything, it might be the drawn-out intermissions that I couldn't skip. It's interesting to note that this game was initially packaged with a "rumble pack", which was a pretty novel concept for its time. The effect is barely even noticeable now, although the throttle still feels pretty good. The Star Fox series really came into its own with this well-executed sequel. And when it comes to pure fun, few N64 games can match Star Fox 64.
100
GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Furious flying, controller-melting action, gorgeous graphics, and weird adversaries launch StarFox 64 into the stratosphere. This game kick asteroids!
96
Super Power (Jul, 1997)
Nul doute que voilà un foutu hit joliment foutu. Un shoot'm up aux paysages variés dans leur inhospitalité, qui happe le joueur de plein fouet et lui livre sans relâche un bon paquet d'émotions techno-guerrières. Une bataille dans les étoiles et pas que dans les étoiles qui recycle tout un pan de la culture space-opératoire. Du Galactica, du Robotech, du Star Wars, du San Ku Kaï... j'en passe et de bien pires. Un jubilé réjouissant de shoot-em-up, certainement trop bref, mais que l'option multijoueurs viendra avantageusement relayer.
96
Game Play 64 (Oct, 1997)
Alors arrêtons de sous estimer Lylat Wars 64, qui reste l'un des titres indispensables de la Nintendo 64 après Mario 64 et Mario Kart 64.
96
Attention jeu culte : LylatWars est original, spectaculaire, intuitif, en un mot : grandiose !
95
64 Extreme (Jul, 1997)
Star Fox 64 is a very impressive space shoot-'em-up and the first N64 game to utilise Nintendo's Rumble Pak. The game itself consists of fifteen various battle zones all of which are defined by how well you performed on the previous level. The gameplay is adrenaline pumping and additive, the graphics are flawless with imaginative designs giving each battle zone its own unique feel, the sound effects are top rate and fit the game perfectly and the speech samples clear.
95
Wir haben es ohne Zweifel mit dem besten Spiel seit der Veröffentlichung von Mario 64 zu tun. Seine abwechslungsreichen Levels und die kompromißlose Action lassen alte älteren Shoot‘em-Ups im Schatten stehen. Zulange waren Prügelspiele und Autorennen an der Spitze der Verkaufscharts. Es wird mal wieder Zeit, daß ein Ballergame der ganz anderen Art frischen Wind auf den Konsolenmarkt bringt. Nintendo hat es mit Starfox 64 sicherlich geschafft!
94
Nintendojo (Mar 07, 2004)
But to say that Star Fox 64 is simply an update to the SNES version (like Mario Kart 64) is not right either: It's true to the original, and I'd probably be disappointed if it wasn't. The game takes the best elements of Star Fox (SNES) and adds full-3D levels, more objective-based missions (protect, rescue as well as destroy), loops and turns, lock-on lasers, the ability to deflect lasers, land-missions in a tank (excellent fun), a submarine level, fantastic graphics, a full voice track, a changing story-line, a multi-player battle-mode and even force feedback. As far as gameplay goes, this is as good as on-rails shooting gets. Even if you're not a friend of shooters, at least rent this game -- everyone else: Don't even think twice about it. Preorder and blast away! This game easily beats the original to form one of the best shooting games of recent times.
94
Star Fox 64 is, quite simply, an excellent game, and one you should definitely own. Buy it, play it, love it.
92
Mygamer.com (Oct 07, 2004)
Not only are Star Fox 64's cut scenes impressively rendered, but the game is alive with constant voice support from teammates, which helps accentuate the action and develops character relationships - especially between Fox and Falco. Even the enemies have voices and, on more than one occasion, the Star Fox and Star Wolf teams square off verbally as they battle for control of Lylat. The frenetic action and adjustable gameplay course of Star Fox 64 will keep you coming back for more. A foxy, star studded, 64-carat class act.
91
Only one grumble; after a typically hair-tearing delay, Nintendo released this in Europe under the name of "Lylat Wars". Just because they hate us. But oh well, even with a dodgy-sounding new name, it's still a smashing adrenaline-blast of a game.
90
Player One (Nov, 1997)
Lylat Wars est un shoot'em up aux détails époustouflants. Un peu confus par moments, mais riche et beau. Un bon jeu !
90
Gaming Age (Sep 19, 2004)
Starfox 64, while being a solid title, has one major flaw, length. Although there are separate paths, the game still isn't long enough. Within an hour of booting it, I finished the game, within the next half hour, I completed one of the alternate paths, etc. Either way, I suggest renting before you buy.
90
Game Critics (Feb 12, 1998)
Ultimately, Star Fox 64 is pure harmony. Its minor flaws are more than proportionally corrected by its many great features and almost all of the elements (story, graphics, gameplay) come together to form one of the most artistically cohesive video games in recent times.
90
Nintendojo (1997)
Everything just seems to work in this game, and fantastically at that! Starfox64 is just one of those games you have to enjoy. If you know a Playstation fanatic who despises Nintendo, sit him down, pop him a Rumble Pak, and let him see what a true video game is.
90
Edge (Jun, 1997)
When it appeared back in 1993, Star Fox revolutionised the console world - until then, polygon shoot 'em ups had only been associated with PCs. Given that Nintendo could not hope to cause the same impact with its successor - 3D games now being de rigueur across all platforms - it was faced with the task of producing a game that would not have the luxury of technological originality to fall back on. In the face of this, Nintendo has triumphed - Star Fox 64 is magnificent.
89
Original Gamer (Jun 28, 2009)
Overall, Star Fox 64 is a great action rail shooter hybrid. It really belongs in many different genres, and it succeeds in all of them. It is one of those rare games that not only eclipses the original, but makes you wonder why further games in the series didn't do exactly the same thing. This is especially TRUE with Star Fox 64.
89
Mega Fun (Sep, 1997)
Durch die Wahl der Routen und den Anreiz, durch Abschußvorgaben Medaillen zu erlangen, erhält Lylat Wars auch mittelfristig den nötigen Spielspaß. Hat man die gesteckten Abschußziele erreicht, so wird man mit einer Überraschung belohnt. Der Mehr-Spieler-Modus vermag ebenfalls, den Spieler bei Stange zu hatten, und so lädt Lylat Wars immer wieder zu einem Spielchen unter Freunden ein. Doch man soll den Tag nicht vor dem Abend loben: Grund zum Meckern gibt es dennoch. Ich hätte mir zumindest einen Zwei-Spieler-Modus gewünscht, indem man gemeinsam gegen Andross Armada hätte antreten können. Außerdem tauchen ab und zu plötzlich Polygongebilde aus dem Nichts auf. Ansonsten aber ist Lylat Wars ohne Zweifel das momentan actionreichste Ballerspiel mit den originellsten Endgegnern und den spektakulärsten Effekten.
88
Video Games (Aug, 1997)
Das faszinierende an Lylat Wars ist zunächst einmal die beinahe malerische Grafik, die ruckelfrei durch die Bildröhre fließt. Keine Stage gleicht der anderen, der Detailreichtum im Eisenbahn-Level auf dem Planeten Macbeth übertrifft manch “realistisches“ Spiel. Auf die Feinheiten solltet Ihr zudem sehr genau achten. Meistens sind Hinweise und Gegenstände versteckt die Euch in geheime Level transferieren, mehr Waffen und Schildstärke bescheren oder aber den Weg in den nächsthöheren Level (Verzweigungen) ebnen. Obwohl “nur“ 15 Levels groß, bietet Lylat Wars durch solche versteckten Features einen hinreichend großen Langzeitspielspaß. (…) Das einzige, was mir überhaupt nicht gefällt ist der Multiplayer-Modus. Zwar ist die Grafik immer noch sehr fein, doch ein viergeteilter Spielbildschirm bietet eben nur ein Viertel der Übersicht, die man benötigt; um das Flugzeug (bzw. den Panzer oder die „Kämpfer“) genau genug zu steuern.
87
IGN (May 16, 1997)
The branching system, loads of secret paths, intelligently designed levels, originally designed bosses, and multiplayer gaming all add up to overcome the game's minor weaknesses. If anything can be said, StarFox demonstrates that shooters are more alive now than ever.
85
(Budget re-release)
Technisch sorgte Lylat Wars bei seinem Erscheinen gleich in mehrfacher Hinsicht für Furore, Ganze drei Megabyte der 8 MB-Cartridge wurden mit Sprachsamples belegt, so daß wirklich jede der 23 Figuren im Spiel etwas zu sagen oder zu schreien hat. So etwas gab es damals höchstens auf CD. Und auch die Rumble Pak-Unterstützung, mit der Du jeden Treffer in den Fingern spürst, gehörte zu den echten Knallern. Auch wenn beides heute Standard ist, zählt doch die Grafik noch immer zum besten, was man bislang in einem Weltraum-Shooter zu sehen bekam. Nur bei wenigen Levels macht sich zuviel Dithering negativ bemerkbar. Alles in allem sorgen Gameplay, Grafik und Sound aber auch heute noch für ein beinahe kinoreifes Game-Spektakel, das sich niemand, der auf Shooter steht, entgehen lassen sollte. Und zum Preis der der Player‘s Choice-Reihe schon mal gar nicht.
85
GamesCollection (Jun 04, 2008)
Lylat Wars è un ottimo gioco, il primo a sfruttare le potenzialità del Rumble Pak su Nintendo64. Sulla lunga distanza forse si rivela un po' fiacco data la scarsa quantità di opzioni, ma vi assicuro che pochi riusciranno a completare la campagna al livello di difficoltà più alto.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 13, 2009)
Grâce à ses nouveaux environnements en full 3D, à ses compositions musicales réussies, à ses nouveaux challenges, boss et ennemis, Lylat Wars n'est pas qu'un simple remake de Starfox. Sa durée de vie faiblarde n'entache en rien les qualités d'un jeu que l'on a grand plaisir à parcourir et qui fait partie des meilleurs épisodes de la série. Un des grands hits de la Nintendo 64, à n’en pas douter.
84
With the extra feedback from the Rumble Pak, Star Fox 64 has the immersive, in-the-cockpit feel that want in a flier, comparable to the flight stages in Shadows of the Empire. Some players blow through the easiest paths quickly and think they've seen it all. But there are hidden depths, particularly for players who take on the challenge of collecting all the medals.
84
Gamezilla (1997)
You've just got to try the Rumble Pak. Think of it as more icing on an already delicious cake. It's great, and a great value too (free with this game!), but too bad it doesn't work with any other game -- yet. (Look for lots of new games plus the re-releases of Mario and WaveRace to have "RumbleAbility.") If you like space ships, flight simulators, and fast-paced shootouts, StarFox 64 is your bread and butter. Unless you're afraid of flying, hate cartoons, or don't like anything that might be (gasp!) FUN, you should find lots of entertaining hours playing this game that's destined for classic status. Once you complete the main game (1-player) and earn big medals, be ready for lots of cool surprises, especially in the multi-player mode.
83
Quebec Gamers (May 09, 2002)
En Gros, c'est un jeu sans trop de défaut... Il en a seulement un, il est facile, et court! Mais j'y rejoue volontiers car il est tellement plaisant! Bien sûr vous pouvez jouer pour tenter de battre vos records de % d'ennemis tués par stages si vous voulez un bon défi! Car le jeu compile cette statistique. Si vous aviez aimé la version du Snes, vous devriez aimer encore plus celle-ci!
83
Game Revolution (Jun 06, 2004)
Overall, I have to say that I'm impressed with Star Fox 64. It looks great and plays well, more than I can say for many N64 titles thus far. Though the cost of these games is still just too high for the average gamer, this is a title that is worth the price of admission.
83
GameSpot (May 01, 1997)
Star Fox 64 is the kind of game you will spend many sleepless nights with - even after you finish. The replay value will bring you back again and again. N64 owners who have been waiting to embark on their next great gaming adventure should run out immediately and buy Star Fox 64 - the graphics, sound, and gameplay all combine to create an instant N64 classic.
80
GameTrip.net (Jul 22, 2009)
Lylat Wars c’est du shoot'em up à la sauce Nintendo, donc du shoot'em up avec une certaine profondeur, un gros potentiel d'éclate et de re-jouabilité. Si par contre vous êtes allergique aux textures simplistes et floues typiques de la Nintendo 64, passez votre chemin.
66
GameCola.net (Feb, 2003)
Star Fox 64 is an all around good game. Easy to learn, master, and complete, and it's enough fun that you'll want to do so. The title also sports a spiffy multiplayer mode, in which you can either compete with a friend to see who can kill the most NPC's, or just shoot the hell outta each other. The game's only downfall is that it's just too easy, and doesn't have much in the way of varied gameplay. And what it does have in the way of varied gameplay (sub, tank) is pretty crappy. But Star Fox 64 is a fun game, no question -- just don't get too excited about it.


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