Starfox 64 Released onto Wii U eShop

Star Fox 64, otherwise known in Europe as Lylat Wars, has been released onto the Nintendo Wii U eShop as part of the consoles Nintendo 64 Virtual Console range and, ironically enough, just a month a head of Star Fox Zero’s Wii U release in Europe.

The game, which is currently half-price until the release of Star Fox Zero next month, is a sequel to the previously released Super Nintendo game Star Wing and it sees the mercenary group Star Fox attempt to save the Lylat system from the evil Andross and his army.


ersonally Star Fox 64 has always been one of my favourite Nintendo 64 games, and it is also a game that has previously been re-mastered and re-released onto the Nintendo 3DS as Star Fox 64 3D; so its nice to see the game being re-released onto the Wii U just before its next launch of the series.

In any event this new ‘Wii U’ virtual console release of Star Fox 64 remains true to the original Nintendo 64 cartridge, with its multiple routes and boss fights, except tailored to the Wii U console and it’s GamePad. Just like other Nintendo 64 games on the system users can opt to play the game through their TV screen or on the Wii U GamePad itself – something which has prooven to be quite popular amongst Wii U owners.

Curious to what Star Fox 64 is all about? Then check out my complete playthrough of the game via its most difficult route; the red route.

Star Fox 64, along with many other Nintendo 64 games, can be played on the BLAZE TAB, GPD XD, and JXD; all of which are available to purchase at

  • Mark D. Henderson

    This is a super-fun game. I got it via the Wii Shop Channel, but this is still news to me! Thanks for sharing that and the video playthrough of one of the routes.