So Nintendo has this habit of re-releasing older games on their new 3D handheld to show off its capabilities. Which would suck, if they didn’t make them better than they’ve ever been, somehow managing to keep everything the same at the same time.
Starfox 64 3D is so much of an exact remake, they kept the 64 in the title. So, I won’t bore you with the storyline (it’s the same), the characters (they’re the same), or the audio (it’s, well, it’s pretty much the same). What I will tell you is that, the game is in 3D (duh), and the graphics have been given more than just a level of polish – they’ve been retextured and remapped a million times over.
One thing that the Starfox 64 never had was save games – Nintendo was thoughtful enough to put them in this time around, which makes things so much easier when you want to pick up seven levels in or when your battery inevitably dies. Which, well, we all know how the 3DS is with battery life. Either way, saving your game is something that is long overdue. Part of me hopes Nintendo only made this to finally add that feature.
So, with that said – read all the other reviews of Star Fox from back in the 90s. It’s the same game, but it looks a hell of a lot better than it did back then, with all the game mechanics that made it fun back then. Nothing like a little renewed nostalgia to get you into that classic childhood mood again. And this time, you can take it with you anywhere.
Slippy, get outta here!