You take on the role of Fox McCloud, the leader of the Star Fox team. Star Fox is an elite group of fighter pilots that works as mercenaries for the Cornerian Army. Corneria is the home planet of the team, and also of Dr. Andross, a mad scientist who was responsible for the death of Fox's father five years after General Pepper, the leader of Corneria, exiled him (Andross) to the planet Venom, and the Star Fox team went to investigate the strange activity from the planet. Many years later, Andross arises as the emperor of Venom and the supreme ruler of an almost unstoppable military force and declares war on the entire Lylat System, starting with Corneria. General Pepper calls the team to action. The orders: protect the key planets of the Lylat System, infiltrate Venom, and stop Dr. Andross.
Now you can feel what you see.
Did You Know?
Numerous pieces of art for the game depict Fox holding a small gun, which he never actually uses in the game. However, he does use a weapon like this in the Smash Bros. series. See more
If a wing is lost, the Arwing's shadow still has two wings. See more
Message from General Pepper. Priority one!
We need your help, Star Fox! Andross has declared war! He's invaded the Lylat System and is trying to take over Corneria! Our army alone can't do the job! Hurry, Star Fox!
When you beat the game you'll see a screen with an invoice for General Pepper to pay for all the ships shot down during the game by Star Fox (64 credits for each enemy shot down). See more
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