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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 Krystal Becomes Imprisoned
Star Fox Adventures GameCube General Scales
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Inside the Krazoa Palace
Star Fox Adventures GameCube Queen Earthwalker

Promo Images

Star Fox Adventures Screenshot
Star Fox Adventures Screenshot
Star Fox Adventures Screenshot
Star Fox Adventures Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet" -- working title
  • "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 (20994) 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 (452) unrated
Starfox meets Zelda, but not quite so epic. EddyB43 (3538) 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
Game Freaks 365 2002 9.3 out of 10 93 Dec 17, 2002 91 out of 100 91
64 Power / big.N / N Games Oct, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Quebec Gamers Oct 28, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Sep 25, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Insert Credit Nov 05, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
GamePro (US) Sep 27, 2002 4 out of 5 80
The Game Hoard Jul 30, 2018 5 out of 7 71
Deaf Gamers 2002 7 out of 10 70


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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 (9534) added Star Fox Adventures (GameCube) on Sep 26, 2002