Retro Wrap-Up: Star Fox Edition

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Given how Fox McCloud has been a bit neglected over the years, alongside Captain Falcon, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Nintendo hardly makes commercials for the Star Fox franchise. However, the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) found that Nintendo has made a commercial for every Star Fox game released to date, including Star Fox 64 3D. So we’ll take a look at the commercials from every Star Fox game up to this point in this week’s Retro Wrap-Up.

Yeah, I know I’m cheating on this last commercial

Here are the highlights from this past week.

Square-Enix continues to tease international audiences about Bravely Default: Flying Fairy through the game’s official Twitter page. Let’s hope this doesn’t result in a terrible iOS game this time, yeah?

Justin Graham reviews Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, Angela Hinck reviews Oozi Earth Adventure, Steve Baltimore reviews Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, David Fernandes reviews Ys I & II Chronicles+, and Phil Schipper reviews Dillon’s Rolling Western in this week’s Game of the Past review.

Ghostlight recently announced the release date and price for the European release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked.

In addition, Atlus announced that will be releasing Devil Survivor 2: Break Code, an upgraded port of Devil Survivor 2, for the 3DS.

Jodie Langford recalls her time spent in Nipponbashi, which might just be a gamer’s version of paradise.

A developer at Irrational Games nearly quits over the way the main villain, Comstock, is portrayed in BioShock Infinite.

David Rawlings takes a look at some pretty sweet boss themes in this week’s Scattered Showers.

Capcom confirmed that cross-region online multiplayer and off-TV play are coming to the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

Jeff Neuenschwander takes a look at Death Inc. and Asylum in this week’s Crowdfunding Spotlight.

Justin Graham takes a look at Legend of Lemnar in this week’s Anime of the Past review.

The team behind Skullgirls started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to get some DLC for the game. They met their first DLC goal in 24 hours.

Tales of Xillia will be coming later this year. Here’s what we know about the game so far.

Jonathan Higgins and Steve Baltimore debate on the importance of backwards compatibility in light of the PS4’s lack of such a function.

Finally, an FBI profiler explains what we already knew; violent video games don’t cause real-world violence. Joel McCabe shares his opinions about this turn of events.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.




  • Vinicius

    How apropriate I just bought a copy of StarFox for the SNES.