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''Star Fox Adventures'' is a {{video game}} produced by {{Rare}} (the last on a Nintendo home console before leaving for Microsoft) for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, and the [[OddballInTheSeries oddball in the]] ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] an unrelated {{Nintendo 64}} title called ''Dinosaur Planet'', the game contains very little of the [[{{Shmup}} shooting]] and spaceship-piloting that the series was known for, relegating these aspects to mini-games between large chunks of [[ActionAdventure action-filled adventuring]] gameplay.

The Star Fox crew (this time consisting of Fox [=McCloud=], Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and ROB The {{Robot}}) intercepts a distress call from the mysterious Dinosaur Planet (later renamed Sauria) and set out to investigate (in hopes of ''finally'' getting enough income to pay for the sorry state of the ship [[LaserGuidedKarma thanks to Fox having declined working for the Cornerian Army years ago]]). There, they discover a world inhabited by sentient [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] and other strange creatures, and learn that the planet is suffering under the tyrannical rule of the villainous General Scales. Under the prospect of a hefty pay [[CrackIsCheaper needed for the maintenance of their ship]] ([[ContinuityNod the effects of which are seen in]] ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' [[ContinuityNod with the newer, sleek designs]]) offered by General Pepper, Fox accepts the mission to explore the planet and save it from [[EarthShatteringKaboom destruction.]] This is the game that introduced [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY5jWRHWUek Krystal]] to the series.

For those who are curious about the game's original incarnation as ''Dinosaur Planet'', a text file has been ripped from the game and can be found [[http://kcat.strangesoft.net/texts.txt here,]] and contains a decent amount of original content before becoming ''Star Fox Adventures''. Be warned as it contains spoilers both major and minor for the game. A decent amount of content from ''Dinosaur Planet'' itself can be found [[http://www.rareminion.com/dp.html here.]]
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!!This game contains examples of:
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Tricky plays fetch, responds to "Heel" and "Stay" commands, and spins around a few times before nodding off when idle.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Tricky has some [[PaletteSwap alternate color schemes]] that are pretty loud.
* ArtificialStupidity: Because you can't hurt the Red Eyes when you first meet them, they are made extra stupid and will only attack you if they see you in their patrol paths.
* BadBoss: At one point, General Scales uses one of his own troops as a shield for blasters.
* BagOfSharing: What little you can collect as Krystal (such as a Bafomdad) will be passed onto Fox.
* BareYourMidriff: Krystal.
* BigBad: General Scales, [[spoiler:before [[HijackedByGanon he was thrown aside in favor of Andross]].]]
* BigDamnHeroes: In the FinalBoss fight, [[spoiler:Falco saves Fox as he's seconds from being eaten]].
* BigFancyCastle: [=CloudRunner=] Fortress.
* BleakLevel: Dragon Rock is a large, open wasteland with relatively few enemies, but still has an eerie, oppresing atmosphere. To a lesser extent, Moon Mountain Pass
* BonusFeatureFailure: The Cheat Tokens are used to buy such awe-inspiring rewards as an unmarked {{sound test}} and the option to play the game in monochrome.
* ChekhovsGunman: You know that one grumbling [=ThornTail=] in [=ThornTail=] Hollow who doesn't want to talk to Fox? [[spoiler:Yeah, he's Dragon Rock's gatekeeper and he's feeling down because his friends were sent there as prisoners.]]
* CardboardPrison: At one point in the game Fox gets captured by the [=SharpClaws=] and is thrown in a dungeon. To escape all he has to do is push a stone block in the wall out of the way and sneak past the sleeping guard.
* CoversAlwaysLie: In no moment in the game, Peppy and Slippy fight alongside Fox against the enemies, and Krystal never gets to meet Fox until the final moments.
* CrystalPrison: [[spoiler:After Krystal finally discovers the evil force behind the distress signal, Andross imprisons her within a crystalline prison suspended in the air.]]
* CutsceneBoss: [[spoiler:General Scales.]]
* CypherLanguage: Dino language, which only requires substituting one letter for another except for names of people or locations.
* DecoyProtagonist: Krystal is playable for a brief period at the beginning. She gets captured afterward.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: One of the Cheat Token prizes. See above.
* DinosaursAreDragons: One of the bosses you face is a dinosaur mutated into a flying, armored dragon, a fair bit of the scenery and Scales' weaponry have draconic motifs, and at least three tribes are capable of breathing fire.
* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The second visit to Ocean Force Point. The [=SpellStones=] are all retrieved by the time that visit ends but [[spoiler:the planet still needs the Krazoa Spirits]] to assemble its satellite parts together again.
* DistressCall: Krystal reaches Dinosaur Planet by following this.
* DistressedDamsel: Krystal.
* DolledUpInstallment: It was originally ''Dinosaur Planet'', starring a younger-looking Krystal and a wolf named Sabre. Creator/{{Nintendo}} noticed some similarities to their ''VideoGame/StarFox'' franchise, and ordered {{Rare}} to turn their game into a part of that series (possibly to keep Rare, who were being bought out by Microsoft, from porting the game). Sabre was replaced with Fox and Krystal was given a maturity lift to match.
* DownTheDrain: Ocean Force Point Temple.
* DugTooDeep: Portions of [=DarkIce=] Mines.
* DummiedOut: A lot of things were dummied out both as ''Dinosaur Planet'' and during its transition as ''Star Fox Adventures''.
** Parts of the story are vastly changed too, including how Tricky had [[{{Expy}} a twin named Rocky]] who joined Krystal in the first boss fight before she gets Kyte, [[spoiler:how the Queen [=CloudRunner=] is killed in her encounter with Scales (that Fox witnesses in ''Adventures'') and Kyte would've [[PassingTheTorch taken her place end-game]]]], how Sabre would've been trapped with Galdon with a choice between freedom or the [=SpellStone=] before Galdon is killed, many dropped characters (such as Sabre's brother, father, and Randorn), [[spoiler:an actual fight with Scales, Andross and the Arwing segments being nowhere in sight]], and it being Fox's choice to save Krystal (complete with extra dialogue for her) rather than needing all the Krazoa Spirits to save the planet in addition to the [=SpellStones=] (also, Krystal may have been released much earlier).
** A boss fight for [[spoiler:General Scales]] was also originally planned for the game. However, the impending Microsoft acquisition of Rare forced them to rush development and replace this battle with the cutscene we got in the final product. Unused audio also implies that [[spoiler:''Falco'' would help Fox take down Scales.]]
* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap: The gas chamber in [[spoiler:Cape Claw]]. Made worse by Fox audibly choking.
* ExactWords: Scales threatens Garunda Te and Belina Te with genocide against the [=SnowHorns=] if they don't allow him to return the [=SpellStone=] to [=DarkIce=] mines. He kept his word when he spared the race from extinction. However, he never said that he'd let them go free, either, and thus forced them to work at the mines.
* {{Expy}}:
** Tricky shares the name of a triceratops that appeared in another rare game, ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''. Both species of dinosaurs are of the same suborder but Tricky is a Monoclonius, as he only has one horn.
** Rocky, Tricky's [[DummiedOut non-existent twin]] also would've looked and acted exactly like Tricky.
* ExplodingBarrels: The fuel barrels, which detonate upon heavy impact or come into contact with open flame.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* FantasticRacism: [=EarthWalkers=] and [=CloudRunners=] don't get along too well. That's why Tricky won't go to their fortress. (Or, more precisely, won't leave the Arwing when you go there; why he boarded when there was an explicit option to stay home is a mystery.)
* FantasyGunControl: General Pepper forbids Fox taking a Blaster or any other kind of advanced weaponry to Dinosaur Planet since he is (originally) on a peaceful mission.
* {{Fictionary}}: The Dino language, which is just simple letter substitutions. See [[http://starfox.wikia.com/wiki/Dino here.]]
* FloatingContinent: Dinosaur Planet's parts you have to put back together like gargantuan puzzle pieces.
* FreeSamplePlotCoupon: When the [=EarthWalker=] tells Krystal about the importance of retrieving the Krazoa Spirits, the Krazoa Shrine that guards the first of them is opened, and is only a few steps away from them.
* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Andross calls himself "the mighty Krazoa God"]] after he gains the power of all Krazoa Spirits.
* GreenHillZone: [=ThornTail=] Hollow.
* HailfirePeaks: [=DarkIce=] Mines, which has a snowy exterior hiding a lava-filled mine.
* HammerSpace: All the items Fox carries are almost entirely unseen on his person until he uses them. Even the ones shown to be far bigger than him (just they somehow shrink in size until he uses them, like the cog). Krystal's staff is a subversion because it is visible that the staff can shrink down in size and is seen sticking out of Fox's pack.
* HeWasRightThereAllAlong:
** General Scales' cloaking device serves this purpose three times: [[spoiler:once during the [[PressXToNotDie Krazoa Test of Fear]] and twice in [[WhereItAllBegan Krazoa Palace]]]].
** The final boss of the game is hiding [[spoiler:behind the big Krazoa statue on the roof of Krazoa Palace]].
* HiddenElfVillage: [=LightFoot=] Village.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler:Andross turns out to be the final boss.]]
* HotBlooded: Fox wanted to go all in with guns blazing but was denied the chance by General Pepper. Later, he thinks the planet is saved by simply rescuing a prince and demands the success of the mission.
* IGotYouCovered: [[spoiler:Falco]] eventually comes around and does this while Fox is fighting the BigBad.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Players can will quickly spot that you'll eventually come back to [[spoiler:the Walled City]] later, because when there the first time you can clearly see two areas you can't actually get in to.
* ItemGet: Though it's longer and more awkward than many of those in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Spoofed by [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=39 VG Cats.]]
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Many of the "rewards" you get for heroing may as well have been some random trinket the NPC found lying on the ground, and in several cases that's ''exactly'' what it was. They are, of course, all immensely and immediately vital to your progress.
* JustAKid: Tricky.
* JustEatHim: Galdon. Doesn't end well for him.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Andross apparently dies in this installment.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Volcano Force Point Temple, and portions of [=DarkIce=] Mines.
* LiveItem: And ''how''. Let's see, there were the [[OneUp Bafomdads]], the blue and white [=GrubTubs=] you feed to [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly Tricky]] and his mom respectively, the [=FireFly=] Lantern, the Krazoa Spirits, Scarabs…
* LizardFolk: Some of the inhabitants, to an extent.
* LoveAtFirstSight: What happens to Fox when he first sees Krystal. And judging by the way she looks into his eyes when he saves her from falling to her death at the end of the game, it's implied the same is true for her.
* MaleGaze: When Fox sees Krystal for the first time.
* MarathonLevel: [=DarkIce=] Mines.
* MeaninglessLives: You're bound to find far more Bafomdads than you will need (assuming you need any ever), and besides that you'll find far more of the little gerbils than you can ''carry''.
* MiniDungeon: As far as the order of exploration of places goes, the game inverts this trope as the main dungeons (the satellite regions of Dinosaur Planet, as well as the Force Point Temples) are always accessed and completed before the mini-dungeons (the Krazoa Shrines). The reason is because, during his quest, Fox alternates between looking for the [=SpellStones=] and looking for the Krazoa Spirits; so whenever he finds a [=SpellStone=] and puts it where it belongs, his next objective is to find a Krazoa Spirit and take it back to Krazoa Palace, so proceed then to the next [=SpellStone=] and repeating the process. This is the reason why the last thing pending before facing the final boss is to retrieve the remaining Krazoa Spirits.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Some have misheard a particular line from Peppy. Instead of "Oh, Fox! I almost forgot!," some hear "Oh, [[PrecisionFStrike fucks!]]" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXnDt5eN0yo Watch here.]]
* MoneyForNothing: Aside from a few plot-important items and a BrokenBridge or two, scarabs are pretty meaningless. About the only item for sale that's not easy to come by on its own are [=FireFlies=], but you rarely need those and they're not technically necessary anyway.
* MsFanservice: Krystal.
* MookChivalry: [=SharpClaw=] soldiers will, regardless of number or strength, engage you one at a time.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Variant said about Fox by ROB when Krystal shows up to say thank you at the end of the game.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The [=SharpClaw=] Tribe, right down to the concentration camps for all of Scales' enemies as well as the implied threat of genocide and various war technologies the [=SharpClaws=] had that were implied to be extremely advanced for the dinosaur's time. Considering who [[spoiler:Scales is being manipulated by]], it's not really much of a surprise.
* NonstandardGameOver: Quite a few for failing certain missions. While most are simply "oh well" alternate scenes, some of them can be pretty mean to Fox. One of the later ones (namely the result of failing to defend a [=HighTop=] from enemy attacks at one point in Dragon Rock) consists of Tricky whimpering and nuzzling up to Fox's lifeless body. The game resets to an earlier point after such cutscenes and does not take away a Bafomdad, however.
* NoobCave: The bottom of the [=ThornTail=] well.
* NubileSavage: Krystal.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Andross seems to really have lost it by the time he's revived, seeing how he mentions that he intends to destroy the Lylat System shortly after revealing himself to Fox. Originally, he was simply content with ruling the Lylat System. It's also implied that he's the reason why Krystal is the last Cerinian left.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Throughout the game, Fox constantly whines that he's not being paid enough to save the planet.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Fox, though he keeps his American accent pretty straight most of the time, has a tendency to lapse into British pronunciations.
* PaletteSwap: By playing fetch with Tricky, you can change his color scheme around. They all look the same, they're just different colors, ranging from the muted to the garish.
* PalmtreePanic: Cape Claw.
* PettingZooPeople
* PlotCoupon: The [=SpellStones=] and Krazoa Spirits.
* PointOfNoReturn: Collecting the fifth Krazoa Spirit in the Walled City shrine. Going back to the planet will instantly drop you off at the Krazoa Palace and final boss. [[GuideDangIt The game doesn't even give you any warning]].
* {{Precursors}}: It's implied that the Krazoa Spirits are these. Considering it's set in a science fiction universe and ClarkesThirdLaw it's quite plausible they are.
* RecordNeedleScratch: Happens when Fox first sees Krystal. After a little while gawking at her beauty and thinking what an idiot he'd been, he is snapped out of it by Peppy, reminding him he still has a job to do. When it happens, the {{Sexophone}} music playing in the background cuts out with a scratch.
* RescueRomance: Fox rescues Krystal. Later games have them as a couple.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Andross has been manipulating General Scales and Fox to run around and obtain the Krazoa Spirits in order to revive himself. In addition, it was Andross who trapped Krystal after she released the first Spirit.]]
* RibcageStomach: Galdon, how he manages to puke Fox out twice with that roomy and rigid a stomach is anyone's guess.
* SceneryPorn: You certainly can't say it's not a ''pretty'' game.
* SchizoTech: Scales and the rest of the [=SharpClaw=] are running around with steel weapons, artillery, and hoverbikes. The [=CloudRunner=] fortress is powered by {{Magitek}}. The [=LightFoot=] tribe seems to thrive on BambooTechnology. And at least one member of the [=ThornTail=] tribe is utterly fascinated by the "metal bird" you fly around in.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Much of the tribes are StockDinosaurs, but the [=ThornTails=] are a tribe of ''Nodosaurus''. Tricky appears to be a ''Centrosaurus''.
* {{Sexophone}}: Features [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wfQ0q5pDPY when Fox first sees Krystal.]]
* ShoutOut: Fox being eaten the first time by Galdon (not to mention Galdon itself) heavily resembles Kay being eaten by the Bug as well as the Bug itself, respectively in the climax of ''Film/MenInBlack''.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: [=SnowHorn=] Wastes and portions of [=DarkIce=] Mines.
* SolveTheSoupCans: Oh yes indeedy.
* StuffBlowingUp: If it's not Bomb Spore Plants, it's cannons. If it's not cannons, it's heavy machinery that explodes when they malfunction. If it's not that, it's the bomb barrels. [[OverlyLongGag If it's not]] ''[[OverlyLongGag that]]'', then it's whatever that gets in the way of the aforementioned hazards. Except [[FriendlyFireproof the dinosaurs]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntY96dvqtnM The music]] that plays when the gas chamber in [[spoiler:Cape Claw]] activates is surprisingly calm and peaceful for the frantic timed block-pushing sequence that it really is.
* TechnicolorEyes: The side effect of having a Krazoa Spirit inside of you gives you a shade of purple constantly twisting. It's kind of creepy on Fox, who's stuck with a serious expression.
* TempleOfDoom: No less than ''four'': Walled City, Volcano Force Point Temple, Ocean Force Point Temple, and Krazoa Palace. The latter three [[HailfirePeaks double up]] with another level type: LethalLavaLand, DownTheDrain, and GustyGlade, respectively.
* TranslationConvention: Both played straight and averted. During Krystal's prologue, everyone was speaking in the Dino language instead of English, with the subtitles translating what they are saying. In Fox's chapter, any attempt to talk to the dinosaurs will have them speaking their native tongue (the translator Slippy invented was not quite ready yet) until Fox met up with Tricky.
* TyrannosaurusRex: The [=SharpClaws=] are anthropomorphic, (relatively) FunSize versions, although curiously enough General Scales appears to be an Allosaurus. The [=RedEye=] tribe, and especially their boss, are more traditional variants.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: Most of Dragon Rock is a series of these, including the boss.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Scales will be whisked away before either of you can really beat down each other.]]
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** You can shoot many of the friendly dinosaurs or otherwise get them caught in cross-fire [[TooDumbToLive or hurt them on purpose because they won't move from the site of a Bomb Spore Plant spot or away from a mook]], but while they'll react they won't actually be harmed and can't die.
** Tricky is also susceptible to this, but if he's harmed enough and knows the Flame command, [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment he can attack back if he's got stamina]].
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: The names of the dinosaur races and, by extension, their places of residence, use CamelCase.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: During Krystal's tutorial stage, she finds a [=CloudRunner=] in a cage on Scale's ship and tries to rescue it. She is tossed overboard and goes directly from there to the distress signal. Neither the ship nor the fate of the caged [=CloudRunner=] is ever mentioned again.
* WhereItAllBegan: The game ends where it begins: Krazoa Palace.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: It takes a beat of silence as Fox tries to process why the hell the prince is called Tricky.
* WolfpackBoss: The second Spellstone, instead of being guarded by a large or powerful creature, is in the hands of a trio of [=SharpClaw=] Riders whom Fox must pursue through the large, underground vault of [=CloudRunner=] Fortress (General Scales gave it to them so he could escape from Fox). Unlike in the standard chase sequences, Fox must hurry in taking them down, because his vehicle's fuel is finite, so it also qualifies as a TimeLimitBoss.
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly: Tricky becomes this if overused and underfed. He'll refuse to do anything if he isn't fed [=GrubTubs=] and his meter drops.
* ZeroEffortBoss: General Scales' galleon. It is impossible to die during this fight, no matter how many times you get hit. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:General Scales himself]] becomes this.
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