Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Zero is a 3D scrolling shooter video game developed by Nintendo and PlatinumGames for the Wii U.
Star Fox Zero largely follows the gameplay of its predecessors, predominantly Star Fox 64, in which players control Fox McCloud as he pilots his Arwing craft through various levels. The game is controlled using the Wii U GamePad, with the left control stick used to maneuver the craft while gyroscopic controls can be used to aim weapons. A cockpit view is displayed on the GamePad’s screen to assist with aiming.
Some of the game’s vehicles can transform in certain situations. For example, the Arwing can transform into the Walker which was first seen in the unreleased Super NES video game Star Fox 2, which lets the player freely walk around on platforms. The Landmaster can transform into the Gravmaster, which can perform extended aerial maneuvers. A new vehicle introduced to the series is the Gyrowing, a drone-like helicopter which can lower a small robot that can enter small spaces and hack into computers. Players can also add laser upgrade and smart bombs to their ships. Special techniques, such as charge shot, barrel roll, Somersaults, U-Turns and rapid turn, can be performed. Two gameplay modes are featured in the game. The Scroll Mode puts the player in a predetermined path, while the All-Range Mode allows the player to move freely in a mission. If players lose all their ships in a mission, they must restart the entire mission in order to proceed.
Various elements return from previous games, including Fox’s teammates, Falco, Peppy, and Slippy, who can assist the player if they protect them from enemy attacks, as well as Star Wolf team rivals Wolf O’Donnell, Leon Powalski, Pigma Dengar, and Andrew Oikonny. Several level locations have also returned, including Corneria, Zoness, and Titania, while two new locations, Sector Alpha and Area 3, have been added. Gameplay footage suggests that the snowy planet Fichina (known as Fortuna in Star Fox 64), the asteroid belt Meteo, and the missile-wrought Sector Z may also appear, while a mystical Fortuna returns completely revamped from Star Fox: Assault. Players can scan the Fox and Falco amiibo figurines to unlock the Retro Arwing, which is based on the model used in the original Star Fox game, and the Black Arwing, which sports a black and red color scheme, is stronger and faster but takes more damage, respectively.
- Platform : Wii U
- Genre : Action
- Editors : Nintendo
- Developer : Platinum Games
- Players : 1-2
- Release Date : 2016