Miyamoto Wants More Star Fox Love

By Jorge Ba-oh 28.10.2009 27

Miyamoto Wants More Star Fox Love on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The brain behind many of Nintendo's characters, Shigeru Miyamoto, wishes Japan would love Fox McCloud and chums that little bit more.

Speaking to MTV Multiplayer, Miyamoto revealed that the Star Fox series has declined in popularity, especially in Japan, in recent years. It might be the lack of dedicated space battles, last seen in Star Fox 64/Lylat Wars back in 1997. Since then there have been 3 Star Fox titles that although had some space combat, deviated quite considerably from what made fans love the series in the first place.

I'm a big fan of the 'Star Fox' games. Every time we make a 'Star Fox' game I'm hoping people will enjoy it as much as I do. Of course the goal every time is to try and make it more and more fun but, at least in Japan, the people that purchase the 'Star Fox' games has decreased over the years. But we still try to make them more fun and hopefully people will see the appeal in those games.

With that in mind, it could be likely that Nintendo are at least considering how to improve Star Fox, and bring the space team back to their finest adventure over a decade ago.

Thanks to Kotaku.

Box art for Star Fox Assault
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Namco

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Nintendo

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Shooter

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4

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I said this before, but if Miyamoto really cared about StarFox he would stop making Wii Fit/Music for just one second and make a new StarFox himself instead of giving development to whichever non-Nintendo company asks first.

Also appealing to furries by making Krystal can't have helped. Except with... furries.

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Simple, put the original team back on it.

This can't be anything other than good news, at least Miyamoto is looking to do something positive with the franchise.

And what Shigsy wants, Shigsy gets.

May you be in heaven for half an hour before the devil knows you are dead.

The last two Starfox games on the GC where probably the weekest in nintendo's history of sound video games. I enjoyed assult the first time round, but there wasn't enough to keep me playing.
The DS one was pretty shoddy.

That said, Definately need more Starfox, but Nintendo seem pretty heavily focused on Metroid and Mario this generation more than ever.

I played the DS one, didn't like it. Sold it with my DS Phat last year.

Guest 28.10.2009#6

Just play the SNES one. It's still great after all those years.

Bart.... said:
Just play the SNES one. It's still great after all those years.
Yeah, even if the graphics cut your eyes, it is still more playable than most modern games.

Bart.... said:
Just play the SNES one. It\'s still great after all those years.

It\'s still my favourite. I prefer it to Starfox 64. I thought the music in the SNES one was excellent too. I still secretly pine for Starfox 2 to be released. It looked like it would have been good.

( Edited 28.10.2009 20:31 by Trepe )

Guest 28.10.2009#9

If it came out today, people would just complain that it's on rails/too lineair, that it's got no voice acting(except for...yeah I know) and the music is midi.

Bloody great game.

Bart.... said:
If it came out today, people would just complain that it's on rails/too lineair, that it's got no voice acting(except for...yeah I know) and the music is midi.

Bloody great game.

When The 64 game came out it was among mario 64 and mario kart. The focus from nintendo was entirely different. No one would complain because like sin and punishment it would be keeping its original format. Its not like dead space or RE.

Guest 28.10.2009#11

That's probably because the orginal Sin & Punishment was played by about 5 people, though. And there are ALWAYS pricks complaining about linearity and lack of voice acting.

It requires great courage to look at oneself honestly, and forge one's own path.


I really enjoyed Star Fox Adventures. It was nothing like the other games but was a great adventure spin-off.

I wonder is the original Star Fox will ever get a Virtual Console release.

SuperLink said:
I said this before, but if Miyamoto really cared about StarFox he would stop making Wii Fit/Music for just one second and make a new StarFox himself instead of giving development to whichever non-Nintendo company asks first.

Also appealing to furries by making Krystal can't have helped. Except with... furries.

Yeah he's gonna make it for who? No one buys it... plus wiifit/wiimusic only have what, 1-2 games? I for one hated Lylat wars but loved Starfox Adventures and assault, they were awesome gameplay wise.

There's only so much you can do with a franchise and they've already tried to take it to a different path. Still it didn't improve sales, so where's the incentive to make more?

I loved Star Fox Adventures.
And I love Fox in Melee.
Bring on a new high budget AA Star Fox game Smilie

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I\'ve been wondering where the heck our StarFox Wii game is. Smilie I LOVE the StarFox series and have been slobbering over the possibilities of what a Wii version could be like.

Wii MotionPlus support is a must (I\'d use the flight mechanics from Wii Sports Resort). There needs to be a much greater sense of speed, refined on foot controls (yes I enjoyed them lol), multiple vehicles & weapons, co-op and vs. modes, classic corridor missions as well as open world ones, return of the multiple mission path hub, and NWFC & WC24 support. Smilie

Although Adventures was an obvious departure from the StarFox formula, it was a great game none the less and I loved every bit of it.

Also, I found Assault to be an absolute blast to play. Especially the multi-player modes. I really enjoyed the whole \"open-world-on-foot-use-any-vehicle-or-weapon\" formula Ninty & Namco-Bandai went with. lol I sincerely hope they include those elements in the next StarFox title.

Likewise, I really enjoyed the strategic gameplay elements that were added to Command, the ability to choose the path of the story, play as various characters and ships, and the many endings you could get depending on the decisions you made. Awesome.

It\'s high time they release the original StarFox on VC.

( Edited 28.10.2009 23:27 by MechaG2 )

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Bart.... said:
If it came out today, people would just complain that it's on rails/too lineair, that it's got no voice acting(except for...yeah I know) and the music is midi.
DO A BARREL ROLL!!! Smilie

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Guest 29.10.2009#18

Simon_ said:
Bart.... said:
If it came out today, people would just complain that it's on rails/too lineair, that it's got no voice acting(except for...yeah I know) and the music is midi.
DO A BARREL ROLL!!! Smilie

That wasn't actually in the original I think?
The only English in that game I remember is:

"Emergency, emergency (...) prepare for launch"
"Incoming enemy"
"Good luck"
"Come in corneria. This is corneria, Pepper speaking. Gongratulations on a job well done."

Maybe it was in the training mission though, I don't remember much of that.

The only star fox game ive played is Star Fox Command for DS and I hated it so havnt bothered playing anymore games in the series. And from the two gamecube games Adventure and Assault, only assault is a true starfox game and ive only heard bad things about it, so what does Shigz expect?? You cant make bad games and expect people to care and increase your audience

Star fox adventures on the cube? That was such a boring lifeless game. I was quite young when I played it and I was like meh. I cant believe so many of you like that game. Im all for changing things up but that was the wrong outfit for the franchise.

Starfox is one of my favourite vidogame series. I\'ve been wanting a Wii version since the day the console was released and I\'m still waiting.

They need to take it back to its original format. I remember when playing Starfox Assault for the first time. On the first level, I thought it was really good and it played like a modern Lylatwars. Then the on-foot sections came in and I was disappointed. I did think Assault had a fantastic soundtrack though. Classic Starfox music redone in orchestra and it sounded beautiful. The new music also sounded really good and was fitting to the Starfox games.

Lylatwars is were the series peaked, for me.

- Perfected on-rails gameplay.
- Excellent visuals.
- The best voice acting in any Starfox game.
- One of the best videogame soundtracks ever produced.
- Memorable and a great line up of characters.
- One of the most re-playable games ever made.

I could go on for ages, but I\'ll keep it short. I think it was probably the best we\'ll ever see a Starfox game, in my opinion. I really wish Nintendo would start putting more quality into their videogames, like they used to. Most of their games for Wii haven\'t been to a Nintendo standard, in my opinion. Apart from Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros Brawl and arguably Metroid Prime 3, I don\'t feel that thier other games have that Nintendo spark to them. It\'s as if they\'ve lost their passion for making the highest quality videogames. I find it hard to explain, but they just feel very processed and plastic. They don\'t have a Nintendo charm to them. Some of them seem to be lacking in originality too, like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Sorry, but that\'s my opinion.

( Edited 29.10.2009 12:47 by Marzy )

ahh...Starfox 64

I loved that game and it was one of the few games on the Nintendo 64 where I opened all the extras. I still remember playing and when Slippy said \"How\'s the Landmaster Fox?\" I replied \"pretty fu**in\' awesome\" outloud to the game. Good times!!

( Edited 29.10.2009 12:28 by Robertd1138 )

Pointer based Star Fox, what else could we want?

WiiWare release of a small starfox game would be ace.
Bring in some \"starfox2\" features from the Snes game was wasn\'t released.

WiiWare is a good way to test public reaction without too much risk.

Miyamoto really cared about StarFox he would stop making Wii Fit/Music for just one second

umm, I think he would mostly be working on Galaxy2 and a bit Zelda at the moment.

Apart from Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros Brawl and arguably Metroid Prime 3, I don\'t feel that thier other games have that Nintendo spark to them. It\'s as if they\'ve lost their passion for making the highest quality videogames. I find it hard to explain, but they just feel very processed and plastic. They don\'t have a Nintendo charm to them. Some of them seem to be lacking in originality too, like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Sorry, but that\'s my opinion.

Sure thing, but I sometimes think I played a different Zelda game to everyone else.

I dont get why Twlight Princess is so neglected.
It had every bit the charm Ocarina had, the animations of the townfolk and all the little details with the animals especially. The groupies that followed you about too.

Seemed to me a lot of love went into that game.
Oh, and the fishing hut had those silly little comments when looking at the pictures. And when you went into Town as a wolf...etc. Lots of emotional/fun bits for me.

Sure, the game wasnt as original as Ocarina and didnt have a story as good as Majoras Mask.
But it did have the best directing/storytelling, and far more diverse/interesting gameplay then TWW.

I\'m just baffled why its ignored when people are listing the best of Nintendos work recently.

Its also worth pointing out we have had games like ExcitaBots...getting pretty good reviews, but largely ignored.

Anywho...if you want Nintendo charm in spades, go play the new Mario & Lugia DS game. Smilie


( Edited 29.10.2009 13:01 by Darkflame )

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I agree that Twilight Princess had the Nintendo charm and a lot of quality work put into it and I apologize for not bringing it up. It\'s still one of my least favourite 3D Zelda\'s though.

It\'s a shame about games like Excite Bots, but that game never made it over to Europe, so I can\'t comment on how good it was and if it had that Nintendo quality to it. I did however enjoy Excite Truck a lot.

Thanks for the recommendation, I will think about getting it. It does look very good. Smilie

( Edited 29.10.2009 13:44 by Marzy )

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