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Star Fox Adventures (GameCube)

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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.


Star Fox Adventures GameCube Combat with the Staff
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Krystal Becomes Imprisoned
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Queen Earthwalker
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Inside the Krazoa Palace

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Alternate Titles

  • "SFA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Dinosaur Planet" -- Working title
  • "スターフォックスアドベンチャー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Zelda in the Star Fox universe Iggi (14743) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Loads of FUN!! Oblio (108) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
A fabulous Zelda-like Star Fox RPG! Dark Cloud (35) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
A beautiful and fun adventure WWWWolf (453) unrated
Starfox meets Zelda, but not quite so epic. EddyB43 (3547) unrated
What do you get if you add Banjo-Kazooie, Legend Of Zelda and Lylat Wars? The answer, Star Fox Adventures knuckles-rox (11) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
What do you get if you add starfox, Zelda, starwars, and talking dinosaurs, this load of stinking tripe. Garland (14) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Play Magazine Nov, 2002 100 out of 100 100
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 91 out of 100 91
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
Nintendo Difference Dec 06, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Quebec Gamers Oct 28, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Sep 25, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Insert Credit Nov 05, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82 Nov 28, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gamezine Nov 29, 2002 16 out of 20 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 10, 2008 F 0


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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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JPaterson (9550) added Star Fox Adventures (GameCube) on Sep 26, 2002