History VideoGame / StarFox

18th Jan '17 2:57:51 PM Xtifr
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* '''''[[VideoGame/StarFox1 Star Fox]]''''' (PAL: '''''Starwing'''''), for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Technologically advanced for the time - Nintendo worked with Creator/ArgonautSoftware to manufacture a million-dollar co-processor chip in the game cartridge to handle the 3D rendering.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFox2''''', for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Infamously, this [[VideoGame/StarFox2 direct sequel]] was worked on from the end of the first game's development until mid-1995. It [[AvertedTrope averted]] Star Fox's typical RailShooter mechanics, introduced WalkingTank forms for the Arwing, and focused on strategic gameplay. Despite being fully complete, it was never released. (At least, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes not officially]]) However, concepts such as all-range mode, an overworld map and [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[ChickenWalker walkers]] were revisited and incorporated in subsequent games.

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* '''''[[VideoGame/StarFox1 ''[[VideoGame/StarFox1 Star Fox]]''''' Fox]]'' (PAL: '''''Starwing'''''), ''Starwing''), for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Technologically advanced for the time - Nintendo worked with Creator/ArgonautSoftware to manufacture a million-dollar co-processor chip in the game cartridge to handle the 3D rendering.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFox2''''', ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Infamously, this [[VideoGame/StarFox2 direct sequel]] was worked on from the end of the first game's development until mid-1995. It [[AvertedTrope averted]] Star Fox's typical RailShooter mechanics, introduced WalkingTank forms for the Arwing, and focused on strategic gameplay. Despite being fully complete, it was never released. (At least, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes not officially]]) However, concepts such as all-range mode, an overworld map and [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[ChickenWalker walkers]] were revisited and incorporated in subsequent games.



* '''''VideoGame/StarFox64''''' (PAL: '''''Lylat Wars'''''), a KillerApp for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64, was the first [[ContinuityReboot reboot]], and was developed entirely in-house by Nintendo EAD. Notable as the first game to support the console's Rumble Pak (the first mainstream vibrating controller accessory, coming out before the UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=DualShock=]), which came bundled with it. An [[VideoGameRemake enhanced port]] called ''Star Fox 64 3D'' was released for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS in 2011, which mainly added a graphical update.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''''' is the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep of the series]] as it originally wasn't a ''Star Fox'' game at all. Instead, its origins lie in an unrelated [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 N64]] adventure game known as ''[[DolledUpInstallment Dinosaur Planet]]'', which shifted development to the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and inserted Fox [=McCloud=] at the eleventh hour by Nintendo's request. The game introduced Fox's on-again-off-again love interest, Krystal. It was also the last Creator/Rare game developed for a Nintendo console before they were immediately bought out by Microsoft.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''''', developed by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}} for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. It returned to ''Star Fox 64'''s linear ShootEmUp style of gameplay and mixed it with ThirdPersonShooter segments.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand''''', co-developed by Nintendo EAD and Creator/QGames for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS; the series' first portable installment. Featuring mostly free-roaming combat, the game introduced Touch Screen controls, a strategic map, multiple playable characters with unique aircraft, and MultipleEndings.

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* '''''VideoGame/StarFox64''''' ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (PAL: '''''Lylat Wars'''''), ''Lylat Wars''), a KillerApp for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64, was the first [[ContinuityReboot reboot]], and was developed entirely in-house by Nintendo EAD. Notable as the first game to support the console's Rumble Pak (the first mainstream vibrating controller accessory, coming out before the UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=DualShock=]), which came bundled with it. An [[VideoGameRemake enhanced port]] called ''Star Fox 64 3D'' was released for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS in 2011, which mainly added a graphical update.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''''' ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' is the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep of the series]] as it originally wasn't a ''Star Fox'' game at all. Instead, its origins lie in an unrelated [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 N64]] adventure game known as ''[[DolledUpInstallment Dinosaur Planet]]'', which shifted development to the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and inserted Fox [=McCloud=] at the eleventh hour by Nintendo's request. The game introduced Fox's on-again-off-again love interest, Krystal. It was also the last Creator/Rare game developed for a Nintendo console before they were immediately bought out by Microsoft.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''''', ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', developed by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}} for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. It returned to ''Star Fox 64'''s linear ShootEmUp style of gameplay and mixed it with ThirdPersonShooter segments.
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand''''', ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'', co-developed by Nintendo EAD and Creator/QGames for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS; the series' first portable installment. Featuring mostly free-roaming combat, the game introduced Touch Screen controls, a strategic map, multiple playable characters with unique aircraft, and MultipleEndings.



* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxZero''''', co-developed by Nintendo EPD and Creator/PlatinumGames for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, was a second [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] that followed similar story beats as the previous [[VideoGame/StarFox1 Lylat]] [[VideoGame/StarFox64 Wars]] titles. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto himself headed the project (as he had personally wanted to revive the series since the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} generation).
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxGuard''''', a TowerDefense spin-off released alongside ''Zero'', actually serves as a prologue to the Lylat Wars. Beginning as another pet project of Miyamoto's and adapted for the ''Star Fox'' universe, ''Guard'' sees a VideoGame/{{Mii}} using armed security cameras to defend the precious metals of a mining company owned by Slippy's uncle Grippy from raiding robots.

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* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxZero''''', ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'', co-developed by Nintendo EPD and Creator/PlatinumGames for the UsefulNotes/WiiU, was a second [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] that followed similar story beats as the previous [[VideoGame/StarFox1 Lylat]] [[VideoGame/StarFox64 Wars]] titles. Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto himself headed the project (as he had personally wanted to revive the series since the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} generation).
* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxGuard''''', ''VideoGame/StarFoxGuard'', a TowerDefense spin-off released alongside ''Zero'', actually serves as a prologue to the Lylat Wars. Beginning as another pet project of Miyamoto's and adapted for the ''Star Fox'' universe, ''Guard'' sees a VideoGame/{{Mii}} using armed security cameras to defend the precious metals of a mining company owned by Slippy's uncle Grippy from raiding robots.



** And then there are some real names with no relation to the characters species like James McCloud the Fox. In addition, some characters have animal themed surnames like Hare and Toad, while others have distinctly European surnames, McCloud, Lombardi, Caruso, O'Donnel etc.

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** And then there are some real names with no relation to the characters species like James McCloud [=McCloud=] the Fox. In addition, some characters have animal themed surnames like Hare and Toad, while others have distinctly European surnames, McCloud, [=McCloud=], Lombardi, Caruso, O'Donnel etc.
2nd Jan '17 6:56:36 PM wolftickets1969
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** In the first game, the team's hyperspace jump between the Asteroid Field and the Space Armada is clearly ripped from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.



** Fox's [[OutrunTheFireball escape from Andross' lair]] is reminiscent of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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** The [[ReactorBoss Atomic Base bosses]] and Fox's [[OutrunTheFireball escape from Andross' lair]] is are reminiscent of the Death Star II assault in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
8th Nov '16 7:07:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* TookALevelInBadass: While technically {{Badass}} already, Star Wolf as a whole has become better in ''Assault'', and has been like that since. It was also the first game where Wolf gained personality (not counting the ''Lylat Wars Comic'' adaptation).

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* TookALevelInBadass: While technically {{Badass}} badass already, Star Wolf as a whole has become better in ''Assault'', and has been like that since. It was also the first game where Wolf gained personality (not counting the ''Lylat Wars Comic'' adaptation).
30th Oct '16 1:45:45 AM system
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29th Oct '16 8:28:03 PM testro
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[[caption-width-right:270:From left to right: Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, Falco Lombardi and Fox [=McCloud=].]]

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[[caption-width-right:270:From left to right: Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, Falco Lombardi and Fox [=McCloud=].[=McButt=].]]



''Star Fox'' is a long-running Creator/{{Nintendo}} [[ShootEmUp space shooter]] franchise starring the Star Fox mercenary team and their leader, Fox [=McCloud=]. Set in the Lylat system, they battle MadScientist Andross, their rival counterpart Star Wolf, and other threats.

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''Star Fox'' is a long-running Creator/{{Nintendo}} [[ShootEmUp space shooter]] franchise starring the Star Fox mercenary team and their leader, Fox [=McCloud=].[=McButt=]. Set in the Lylat system, they battle MadScientist Andross, their rival counterpart Star Wolf, and other threats.



* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''''' is the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep of the series]] as it originally wasn't a ''Star Fox'' game at all. Instead, its origins lie in an unrelated [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 N64]] adventure game known as ''[[DolledUpInstallment Dinosaur Planet]]'', which shifted development to the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and inserted Fox [=McCloud=] at the eleventh hour by Nintendo's request. The game introduced Fox's on-again-off-again love interest, Krystal. It was also the last Creator/Rare game developed for a Nintendo console before they were immediately bought out by Microsoft.

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* '''''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''''' is the [[OddballInTheSeries black sheep of the series]] as it originally wasn't a ''Star Fox'' game at all. Instead, its origins lie in an unrelated [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 N64]] adventure game known as ''[[DolledUpInstallment Dinosaur Planet]]'', which shifted development to the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and inserted Fox [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] at the eleventh hour by Nintendo's request. The game introduced Fox's on-again-off-again love interest, Krystal. It was also the last Creator/Rare game developed for a Nintendo console before they were immediately bought out by Microsoft.



* ArtShift: Does Fox [=McCloud=] have blue or green eyes? That depends on what game you're looking at. They appear to have settled on green, but interestingly, in an early promo art for ''Assault'', they appeared to be ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/0/0c/Foxblaster.jpg both]]''.

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* ArtShift: Does Fox [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] have blue or green eyes? That depends on what game you're looking at. They appear to have settled on green, but interestingly, in an early promo art for ''Assault'', they appeared to be ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/0/0c/Foxblaster.jpg both]]''.



** James [=McCloud=] may or may not be dead, since they NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler:According to the SNES comic and ''Star Fox Zero'', he is revealed to still be alive, but trapped in an AnotherDimension.]]

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** James [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] may or may not be dead, since they NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler:According to the SNES comic and ''Star Fox Zero'', he is revealed to still be alive, but trapped in an AnotherDimension.]]



* LegacyCharacter: Fox [=McCloud=] is the son of James [=McCloud=]. Both are considered the best pilots of their universe and generation and both leaders of their teams. There's also Marcus, the son of Fox and Krystal and leader of a new Star Fox team, as a possible future opened up by ''Command''.

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* LegacyCharacter: Fox [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] is the son of James [=McCloud=].[=McButt=]. Both are considered the best pilots of their universe and generation and both leaders of their teams. There's also Marcus, the son of Fox and Krystal and leader of a new Star Fox team, as a possible future opened up by ''Command''.



* OneManArmy: Fox [=McCloud=] saves the day single-handedly, often with no noticeable contribution from his teammates or the Cornerians.

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* OneManArmy: Fox [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] saves the day single-handedly, often with no noticeable contribution from his teammates or the Cornerians.



* ShoutOut: The ''Star Fox'' series seems to have a number of reciprocal Shout Outs in relation to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}''. For starters, Fox [=McCloud=] and Falco Lombardi may have ''originally'' been Shout Outs, being an anthropomorphic ''Golden Fox'' and ''Blue Falcon'' respectively. Then, James [=McCloud=] (outfit and all, but in non-anthropomorphic human form) became a character in the ''F-Zero'' series starting with ''F-Zero X''. Then ''Star Fox Command'' references ''F-Zero'' yet again, [[spoiler:where one of its nine possible MultipleEndings has Fox and Falco becoming racers in a high-speed racing league called G-ZERO Grand Prix]].

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* ShoutOut: The ''Star Fox'' series seems to have a number of reciprocal Shout Outs in relation to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}''. For starters, Fox [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] and Falco Lombardi may have ''originally'' been Shout Outs, being an anthropomorphic ''Golden Fox'' and ''Blue Falcon'' respectively. Then, James [=McCloud=] [=McButt=] (outfit and all, but in non-anthropomorphic human form) became a character in the ''F-Zero'' series starting with ''F-Zero X''. Then ''Star Fox Command'' references ''F-Zero'' yet again, [[spoiler:where one of its nine possible MultipleEndings has Fox and Falco becoming racers in a high-speed racing league called G-ZERO Grand Prix]].



* SpaceMines: The first few seconds of Sector X has a cloud of mines that must be navigated through.

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* SpaceMines: The first few seconds of Sector X has a cloud butt of mines that must be navigated through.



** And then there are some real names with no relation to the characters species like James McCloud the Fox. In addition, some characters have animal themed surnames like Hare and Toad, while others have distinctly European surnames, McCloud, Lombardi, Caruso, O'Donnel etc.

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** And then there are some real names with no relation to the characters species like James McCloud McButt the Fox. In addition, some characters have animal themed surnames like Hare and Toad, while others have distinctly European surnames, McCloud, McButt, Lombardi, Caruso, O'Donnel etc.
23rd Oct '16 10:01:46 AM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Krystal and pretty much the entire population of Dinosaur Planet (aka Sauria) besides Tricky. This can be attributed to ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' being created in the United Kingdom.
** Wolf's English dubbing in ''64'' has an aristocratic English accent, but since ''Assault'', he speaks in a gruffer, sometimes southern accent.
9th Sep '16 10:12:10 AM Clifftothemax
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* ArtificialLimbs: The pilots of the ''Star Fox'' universe [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r0oKdhp4ENs/UC6GKyqvpXI/AAAAAAAABK8/uaSpSU2Q58k/s1600/robot+legs.jpg have]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/7/7e/Star_Fox_Nintendo_Power.png/revision/latest?cb=20120211162252 metal]] [[http://amiiboplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ssbm_fox_render_by_machriderz-d56n3ki.png legs]] [[http://geekmelee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Title-Photo.png replacing]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/6/6d/Fox_(SF643D).png/revision/latest?cb=20140912071720 their]] [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/a224d06a8948c45c3dea4973dac2a050/tumblr_nw0f0xF4TS1rkrwaco4_1280.jpg normal]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/44/Andrew.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080227063016 ones]]. For years fans have created theories as to their purpose, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Np3_ZLOH8 augmenting the pilots for field work,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX-pGlStTZw move]] [[https://youtu.be/ncImCSfwZZE?t=34 faster,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk78nrxHqvc helping the pilots deal with extreme G-Forces.]] Years later, [[WordOfGod creator Miyamoto]] finally confirmed why the Star Fox team were depicted with metal legs: it was an attempt to make his PettingZooPeople [[https://youtu.be/1z6a8Oswk1s?t=429 appear more human to the player]] and [[RuleOfCool look cool.]]
21st Aug '16 9:27:38 AM MarkWilder
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Added DiffLines:

* ArtificialLimbs: The pilots of the ''Star Fox'' universe [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r0oKdhp4ENs/UC6GKyqvpXI/AAAAAAAABK8/uaSpSU2Q58k/s1600/robot+legs.jpg have]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/7/7e/Star_Fox_Nintendo_Power.png/revision/latest?cb=20120211162252 metal]] [[http://amiiboplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ssbm_fox_render_by_machriderz-d56n3ki.png legs]] [[http://geekmelee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Title-Photo.png replacing]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/6/6d/Fox_(SF643D).png/revision/latest?cb=20140912071720 their]] [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/a224d06a8948c45c3dea4973dac2a050/tumblr_nw0f0xF4TS1rkrwaco4_1280.jpg normal]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/44/Andrew.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080227063016 ones]]. For years fans have created theories as to their purpose, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Np3_ZLOH8 augmenting the pilots for field work,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX-pGlStTZw move]] [[https://youtu.be/ncImCSfwZZE?t=34 faster,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk78nrxHqvc helping the pilots deal with extreme G-Forces.]] Years later, [[WordOfGod creator Miyamoto]] finally confirmed why the Star Fox team were depicted with metal legs: it was an attempt to make his PettingZooPeople [[https://youtu.be/1z6a8Oswk1s?t=429 appear more human to the player]] and [[RuleOfCool look cool.]]
20th Aug '16 9:23:03 PM Clifftothemax
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* ArtificialLimbs: The pilots of the ''Star Fox'' universe [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r0oKdhp4ENs/UC6GKyqvpXI/AAAAAAAABK8/uaSpSU2Q58k/s1600/robot+legs.jpg have]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/7/7e/Star_Fox_Nintendo_Power.png/revision/latest?cb=20120211162252 metal]] [[http://amiiboplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ssbm_fox_render_by_machriderz-d56n3ki.png legs]] [[http://geekmelee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Title-Photo.png replacing]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/6/6d/Fox_(SF643D).png/revision/latest?cb=20140912071720 their]] [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/a224d06a8948c45c3dea4973dac2a050/tumblr_nw0f0xF4TS1rkrwaco4_1280.jpg normal]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/44/Andrew.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080227063016 ones]]. For years fans have created theories as to their purpose, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Np3_ZLOH8 augmenting the pilots for field work,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX-pGlStTZw move]] [[https://youtu.be/ncImCSfwZZE?t=34 faster,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk78nrxHqvc helping the pilots deal with extreme G-Forces.]] Years later, [[WordOfGod creator Miyamoto]] finally confirmed why the Star Fox team were depicted with metal legs: it was an attempt to make his PettingZooPeople [[https://youtu.be/1z6a8Oswk1s?t=429 appear more human to the player]] and [[RuleOfCool look cool.]]
19th Aug '16 11:44:13 PM MarkWilder
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Added DiffLines:

* ArtificialLimbs: The pilots of the ''Star Fox'' universe [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r0oKdhp4ENs/UC6GKyqvpXI/AAAAAAAABK8/uaSpSU2Q58k/s1600/robot+legs.jpg have]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/7/7e/Star_Fox_Nintendo_Power.png/revision/latest?cb=20120211162252 metal]] [[http://amiiboplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ssbm_fox_render_by_machriderz-d56n3ki.png legs]] [[http://geekmelee.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Title-Photo.png replacing]] [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/6/6d/Fox_(SF643D).png/revision/latest?cb=20140912071720 their]] [[http://65.media.tumblr.com/a224d06a8948c45c3dea4973dac2a050/tumblr_nw0f0xF4TS1rkrwaco4_1280.jpg normal]] [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/44/Andrew.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080227063016 ones]]. For years fans have created theories as to their purpose, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Np3_ZLOH8 augmenting the pilots for field work,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX-pGlStTZw move]] [[https://youtu.be/ncImCSfwZZE?t=34 faster,]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk78nrxHqvc helping the pilots deal with extreme G-Forces.]] Years later, [[WordOfGod creator Miyamoto]] finally confirmed why the Star Fox team were depicted with metal legs: it was an attempt to make his PettingZooPeople [[https://youtu.be/1z6a8Oswk1s?t=429 appear more human to the player]] and [[RuleOfCool look cool.]]
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