Game Trivia

  • If you notice, every character who pilots a ship in the Star Fox universe has some type of boots on. As referenced by the game developers, they are not really boots but robotic legs: the amputation of their real legs was a necessity such that their blood would not drain all into their feet when under the intense G-forces of flight and consequentially kill them.

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  • The choice to use an anthropomorphized fox as the main character - as well as the goal of flying through rings - in Star Fox was inspired by a trip Shigeru Miyamoto took to the Fushimi Inari Taishi shrine in Japan. The deity presented in the shrine takes the form of a fox, and the shrine has many arches leading up to it that the visitor must walk through,

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  • The inspirations for Star Fox were largely derived from the prototype game "NES Glider", which was developed between the NES and later the SNES, and was the best 3D graphics supported by the consoles at the time without a custom chip set. Nintendo gave the developer (Argonaut) the go-ahead to make a custom ship set for the game to improve it, which would become the Super FX chip used in a few SNES titles. The prototype would ultimately then evolve into Star Fox.

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  • In Japan, the character most known as ROB 64 is known as NUS 64. This is in reference to the codename of the Nintendo 64 during its development, "Nintendo Ultra System".

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  • During development, the personalities of the characters were based on several Nintendo developers - Shigeru Miyamoto is the basis for Fox, Tsuyoshi Watanabe is the basis for Falco, Yoichi Yamade is the basis for Slippy, and Katsuya Eguchi is the basis for Peppy.

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  • In Europe, Star Fox was localized as Starwing, to prevent association - for unknown reasons - with the German company Star Vox, whose name is noticeably similar to Star Fox.

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  • Argonaut games developed the Super fx chip used in Star fox and Super Mario 2:Yoshi's Island.

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Connection to Other Media

  • The inspiration for the design and name of General Pepper is derived from the Beatles' album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely House Club Band". On the cover of the album is George Harrison, as Sergeant Pepper, wearing a military-style uniform that General Pepper is seen wearing in the series.

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