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A fox mccloud

Fox Mccloud, the main character of the series

Star Fox is a series of sci-fi video games by Nintendo. All games in the series are space flying simultaors, with the only exception of Star Fox Adventures, that's an action-adventure game, but still featuring flying sections. A distinctive feature of the series is its characters being anthropomorphic animals, with the main character being a fox called Fox McCloud and leader of the Star Fox team.

Video games

Original games

  • Star Fox (February 21, 1993), Super Famicom, SNES. Released as Starwing in Europe. Re-released in 2017 within Super NES Classic Edition, and in 2019 for Nintendo Switch Online.
  • Star Fox 64 (April 27, 1997), Nintendo 64. Titled Lylat Wars in Europe. It was released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console. Rebooting the series, it's sometimes considered a remake of the first game.
  • Star Fox Adventures (September 23, 2002), GameCube.
  • Star Fox: Assault (February 14, 2005), GameCube.
  • Star Fox Command (August 3, 2006), Nintendo DS.
  • Star Fox Zero (April 21, 2016), Wii U. A boundle also including Star Fox Guard was also released.
  • Star Fox Guard (April 21, 2016), Wii U.
  • Star Fox 2 (September 29, 2017), Super NES Classic Edition. A sequel to the first game, originally created for the Super Famicom, but cancelled at a near-finished state.


  • Star Fox Game Watch (June 1993), Game Watch.
  • Star Fox 64 3D (July 14, 2011), Nintendo 3DS.

Other media

Three comics were published in the series:

  • Star Fox (February-December 1993), a comic based on the original game published on the Nintendo Power magazine for 11 issues.
  • Lylat Wars Comic (1997), comic based on Star Fox 64, only released in Europe.
  • Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco (2002), comic telling the events between Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures, only distributed on the Japanese website for Adventures.

An animated short based on Star Fox Zero, titled Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, was released online on April 20, 2016 to promote the game.

Links to other series

Commercial link: Fox McCloud appears in the Hyundai Super Comboy commercial

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R Mario199303 March 1993Fox from Star Fox is featured in the comics Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland and, with other Star Fox characters in Part 3 of Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit; he also makes a cameo in Super Mario-Kun #7.
5Arrow R Stunt Race FX19940604 June 04, 1994An Arwing from Star Fox makes an appearance in Stunt Race FX.
5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Characters and places from the Star Fox series are featured in all Super Smash Bros. games.
5Arrow R N-Gang199906 June 1999Fox McCloud appears in the N-Gang episode "Freeze Frame".1
5Arrow R Picross19991001 October 01, 1999Picross NP Vol. 4 and Vol. 6 include images from the Star Fox series.2
5Arrow R Zelda20000427 April 27, 2000Five masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask seem to reference the Star Fox team.
5Arrow R Pokémon20001214 December 14, 2000In Pokémon Stadium 2, connecting video game consoles to a TV can show an image from Star Fox 64.2
5Arrow R Animal Crossing20010414 April 14, 2001An Arwing from the Star Fox series appears as an item in all Animal Crossing games.
4Arrow L Banjo-Kazooie20020923 September 23, 2002Star Fox Adventures features a character possibly based on Kazooie.3
4Arrow L Rally-X20050214 February 14, 2005The Special Flag from Rally-X makes an appearance in Star Fox: Assault.1
5Arrow R Donkey Kong20050317 March 17, 2005A song from Star Fox: Assault is featured in Donkey Konga 3.
5Arrow R Asterix20051016 October 16, 2005In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there's a reference to the Star Fox series.
4Arrow L F-Zero20060803 August 03, 2006James McCloud from F-Zero X is based on Fox and James McCloud from the StarFox series; Leon from F-Zero GX may be a reference to Wolf O'Donnell; Octoman from the F-Zero series makes an appearance in Star Fox Command; there also are other references between the two series.1
5Arrow R Wario20061202 December 02, 2006Microgame versions of Star Fox are featured in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and WarioWare: D.I.Y.2
4Arrow L Famicom Robot20061202 December 02, 2006Some robot characters in the Star Fox series may be based on R.O.B.; UNDIRECT: R.O.B. appears as a boss in the microgame version of Star Fox in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.
5Arrow R Aoi Sekai no Chushin de20070730 July 30, 2007Foster in Aoi Sekai no Chushin de is based on Fox from Star Fox.3
5Arrow R Futurama20090729 July 29, 2009Characters resembling Fox, Peppy and Slippy make a cameo in the issue "The Fry and the Furious!" of the Futurama Comic.
5Arrow R Mii Plaza20110226 February 26, 2011Mii Plaza features four unlockable hats based on Star Fox and includes a Puzzle Swap puzzle based on Star Fox 64 3D.2
5Arrow R Smosh20110902 September 02, 2011Star Fox characters appear in Star Fox TV Show!.2
5Arrow R Tekken20121118 November 18, 2012Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features a Fox McCloud outfit for the characters.
5Arrow R Death Battle!20131108 November 08, 2013Fox McCloud has been a subject for Death Battle!2
5Arrow R Steel Diver20140213 February 13, 2014Peppy Hare makes a cameo in Steel Diver: Sub Wars; The Blue Marine submarine from Star Fox 64 was also added to the game in an update.1
5Arrow R Tomodachi Collection201466 June 6, 2014A sleeping Mii in Tomodachi Life will sometimes say "Do a barrel roll!", a reference to Star Fox.3
5Arrow R Bayonetta20140920 September 20, 2014Bayonetta 2 features a costume based on Fox McCloud with Arwing-shaped guns and an Arwing actually appearing in the game.1
5Arrow R Ace Combat20150129 January 29, 2015Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + features unlockable aircraft themed after Fox from Star Fox 64 3D.
4Arrow L Kirby20160420 April 20, 2016Four planets from Kirby Super Star, Floria, Aqualiss, Mecheye, and Halfmoon, are mentioned on the cover of a travel magazine in Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins.1
5Arrow R Nintendo Badge Arcade2016725 July 25, 2016Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges from the Star Fox series.2
5Arrow R Monster Hunter2016 2016Monster Hunter X features a downloadable costume from Star Fox.2
5Arrow R Starlink20181016 October 16, 2018Fox, Falco, Slippy, Peppy, and Wolf appear in the Switch version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas.1
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