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Some new details have emerged regarding Star Fox Guard, the spin-off title starring everyone’s favorite amphibian Slippy Toad. 

The details, translated from the official Japanese site via Nintendo Life, goes through more or less what you would expect from the game. The biggest details go through the games 100+ missions being split into two distinct categories, main story missions, and extra missions. 

The main missions will have you play a nameless employee at Corneria Special Metals Ltd., a company owned by Slippy’s uncle, the mustached-orange toad Grippy. The goal is to defend several outposts owned by the toads throughout the Star Fox universe from invading robots who come in two major classes, attackers and jammers.

Star Fox Guard also mixes the gameplay up with extra missions, containing new restrictions and goals outside of the standard story-based missions. These extra missions come in different types as well; Sniper missions, for example, give you limited ammunition to fight off the robots, relying on precise shooting to take them out. Airborne missions will have robots dropping down on your facilities, with focus on taking out as many as possible before they hit the ground. The last mission type revealed was Tottori Tour, which has the camera placed on top of a bird flying through the stage, offering what implies to be a rail-shooter style game.

The robots themselves also come in different forms, as well. Attacker robots are either shield forms, which are defensive robots from the front, or attacker forms, which move faster when damaged. Jammer robots come in four major forms, the Hi-Ho, which is a suicide bomber, the Jack, which prevents the player from seeing out of specific cameras, the Smog bot, which emits gas when defeated, and the Green Tank, which fires directly into the cameras when provoked. 

Star Fox Guard was first introduced at E3 in 2014 as Project Guard, then a prototype game being developed by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. The game was a mix of tower defense with direct vision controls, similar to the gameplay found in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series. The concept has turned into a Star Fox spinoff title, that will be bundled with the upcoming Star Fox Zero for the Wii U this April.

So what do you think about Star Fox: Guard? Leave your comments below.  


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.