YMMV / Starfox Adventures

  • Anticlimax Boss: General Scales, whose fight against Fox only lasts for a few seconds until the True Final Boss shows up.
  • Ass Pull: Andross was thrown in at the last second, even though an entire fight sequence between the Fox character and Scales had been programmed, complete with dialogue already recorded. This is why his addition feels so out of place and tacked on.
  • Base Breaker: Tricky and Krystal, the former because of his annoying personality, and the latter because of her potentially high Fanservice traits.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Krystal seems to be the one thing in this game most people talk about.
  • Broken Base: Star Fox fans are still debating on the game or of Krystal being responsible for Star Fox's decline in games that followed after this.
  • Contested Sequel: It is generally agreed that it isn't quite like Star Fox 64. Whether or not it's good in its own right is another matter.
  • Continuity Lock-Out: The game is a stand alone that never refers to the previous games until Andross suddenly shows with no explanation of who he is.
  • Disappointing Last Level: The final portion of the game, with General Scales being a Cutscene Boss and Andross showing up out of nowhere for an unexpectedly hard boss fight using a mechanic you haven't had much time to get used to is generally agreeded to be a major low point of the game.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Krystal, sort of. She definitely has a pretty solid fandom, and is even one of the more requested characters for the Super Smash Bros. series. Her Hatedom dying down quite a bit over the years has probably helped.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: While Starfox Adventures is often compared to The Legend of Zelda, the later-released The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has some amusing similarities to it, including:
    • Both games being on the GameCube and the first Teen-rated entries in their respective franchises.
    • A plot twist that involves the respective overarching Big Bad of the series revealed to be The Man Behind the Man, posing as a god to manipulate the apparent main villain to help him return.
    • Link can turn into a wolf, which is a canine like Fox, and is the same species as scrapped protagonist Sabre.
    • The protagonists of both series being playable in all four Super Smash Bros. games while the newly-introduced female leads of both games (Midna and Krystal) make cameo appearances (Midna as an Assist Trophy, and Krystal as one of the special speaking characters on Lylat Cruise).
    • Even more amusingly, both games are regarded exactly the opposite way by their respective series' fanbases: Twilight Princess is sometimes criticized for being too formulaic for a Zelda game, while Starfox Adventures is criticized for being too much of a departure from the rest of the Star Fox series.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • Most of Tricky's soundbites. "A bad guy!" "Look at this!" "I'm hungry!" "There's something near!" "Let's Play!"
    • The screeching laughter of those swooping enemies.
    • According to reviewers such as JonTron, anytime a character speaks in Dinosaur Planet's native language only for them to suddenly delve into perfect English.
  • Narm Charm:
    • "Nobodeh ever brings me gifts anymore!"
    • "You pay THIS much!"
    • Fox's rapid expression changes, when he gets an item.
    • Everything the Lightfoot dinosaurs say.
    "Mah baybehs are sooooooo naughteh! Huh! They like to play underground."
    "Look out for my three babies! I think they're in the foh-rest!"
  • Nightmare Fuel: The RedEye Tribe, especially the RedEye King.
  • That One Boss: Drakor is going to give a bad time to those who aren't used to Button Mashing, especially since he and Fox are moving very fast through the battlefield during the fight.
  • That One Level: There's the Krazoa Test of Fear which will make even the most patient gamers toss their controllers in a fit of rage, then the Lightfoot Test of Strength which only the most button-mashing-happy will have some chance of beating it the first time off (which ironically the reward of beating this will give you access to aforementioned Krazoa test), or the egg thieves (until you learn that the easy way to beat it is to use your Groundquake, which miraculously doesn't crush the very eggs you're supposed to protect).
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Krystal was originally meant to be the Deuteragonist but was reduced to being a Damsel in Distress, General Scales could have been a threatening villain but ends up being The Unfought, and this game's version of the Andross fight probably would have been considered a Best Boss Ever in a more traditional Star Fox game... too bad this isn't.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: It's not uncommon to hear fans refer to the Shopkeeper as a "she". The character is actually male, but he has a voice that makes him sound like an old woman (which is actually provided by a man).
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