Star Fox's only original handheld outting (Star Fox 64 3D was a remake) and the Mario & Luigi sequel are both now available as downloadable titles on the Wii U Virtual Console.
With Star Fox Zero and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam's E3 presence, the release timing of these two games is no accident. We scored Partners in time an 8.25 upon release with Joe Juba writing about the game, "Even though the story itself falls flat (if you’re not Chrono Trigger or Back to the Future, stay an arm’s length from time travel, please), Partners in Time is saved by its colorful cast, addictively simple battle mechanics, and magnetic appeal. It may not be the most emotionally complex RPG on the market, but it’s solid entertainment with a quirky twist."
Star Fox Command is the often forgotten Star Fox title that actually has a tactical angle to it and was directed by Dylan Cuthbert, who was heavily involved in the original Star Fox and its unreleased sequel. Andrew Reiner said of the game at the time, "Star Fox Command isn’t the second coming, but it is a great start to repairing a franchise that had crashed and burned. Let’s hope that Nintendo continues with this formula and adds some length to the wars that unfold in future installments."
We recently spoke with Dylan Cuthbert on an episode of the Game Informer show, which you can watch below. Our conversation with Cuthbert begins at the 1:46:56 mark.
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Really excited to take another look at Star Fox Command. It's a Star Fox game I never completed, and like most, I have a bit of Star Fox fever following E3.