FAQ by N64 Master

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 12/20/98 | Printable Version

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      Revision 1.0      |     Starfox 64 FAQ      |      By N64Master
    December 20,1998    |                         | n64player_@hotmail.com
Here is another FAQ from N64 Master.The latest revision of this FAQ will be
available first at my homepage and http://www.gamefaqs.com/.The address is 
"http://www.angelfire.com/tn/n64playerhut" just look for "FAQs".If the "FAQs"
link is not there yet,then go into "Help and Strategy Guides".If you have 
anything that is not in this FAQ,and would like to contribute to it,then
E-Mail me the info and I will make sure to give you the credit.

What's Changed
Revision 1.0-This is my first revision of the Starfox 64 FAQ.I should have a                      
             new revision up soon!!!All the new revisions will have the same      
             layout,so look in the Revision box up top to see if you have  
             the newest version.
1)Introduction to the Game
2)Characters and Vehicles
5)Secrets and Codes
6)Extra Help
7)Wish List
8)Future Updates
10)Legal Stuff(Disclaimer)

1)Introduction to the Game
What It Is
Starfox 64 is developed and published by Nintendo.It has amazing graphics.The
vehicles are very detailed,as well as the backgrounds and scenery.The 
controls are easy to learn and use.The analog stick gives you more control
over your vehicle.The sounds are good too.The character's voices sound great!
It has a high replay value because of all the different ways to go.
Game Modes
1)Main Game
  -The main game
  -You get to shoot down enmy planes and other things to get you ready for
   the main game
  -You get to fight your friends
  -Top ten
  -Change the sound configuration
  -Erase the game data(top-ten scores)
General Information
Starfox 64 supports Rumble Pak,but not Controller Pak(memory card).It 
supports four players at a time.It is Player's Choice,so it is only $39.95!!
A good price for a game this good!!!It has fifteen levels,and they are all
fairly big,some being bigger than others.I would recommend this game for a 
gift.It is fun and cheap!!!!!

2)Characters and Vehicles
1)Fox McCloud
  -The leader of the Starfox Team
2)Peppy Hare
  -The senior member of the team,and a long time friend of Fox's father
3)Slippy Toad
  -The most enerjetic member of the team,good at mechanical skills
4)Falco Lombardi
  -A member of the avian race,this member is a natural pilot
  -Rob operates the Great Fox and lends support when the team needs it
  -The primary fighting machine of the team
  -This tank is equipped with a laser cannon and can accomplish temporary 
3)Blue Marine
  -You will use this marine vehicle in the water level Aquas.It is designed 
   by Slippy himself
4)Great Fox
  -This is the flying headquarters of the team.It carries everything they

Basic Controls
A:Fire Laser
B:Smart Bomb
C-Up:Change Camera Angle
C-Right:Respond To A Message From Rob64
L Button:Not Used
R Button:Tilt to the Right
Z Button:Tilt to the Left
Analog Stick:Move Vehicle
D-Pad:Not Used
Start Button:Pause the Game
Screen Display

           Shield Guage
 Shield | ___________              x 6 -------No. of Lives left
 Guage---|___________|            ________   |
        |     _                  |________|---Boost Guage
        | 49 |_|                   /\ /\      |
        |  |    |                  \/ \/ ------No. of smart bombs left     
 No. of |  |    |                            |
  hits ____|    |                            |
        |       |                            |
Shield _________|                            |
Rings   |               _____                |
        |              |     |________________Aiming Cursor
        |              |_____|               |
        |     ___________                    |
        |    |  Vehicle  |                   |
        |    |___________|                   |
        |                                    |
         ------------------------------------ **************KEY****
                                              * _____             * 
                                              *|_____|:Guage      *
                                              *    __             *
                                              *   |__|:Ring       *
                                              *                   *
                                              *     /\            * 
                                              *     \/:Smart Bomb *
I hope the Screen Display section has helped you,because it was hard to make.

Laser Upgrade:It makes the laser more powerful
Smart Bomb:You get one smart bomb
Supply Ring(silver ring):Shield Guage will increase slightly
Middle Supply:Shield Guage will increase more
Shield Ring(gold ring):Get three to make your shield guage increase to max.
Wing Repair:Get to replace broken wings
Container:Include various items,shoot to open

The level strategies are divided into subsections so that if you don't want 
the medal,you don't get it,but you are going to need the boss part cause you
fight them on each level!!
                          ****Regular Strategy****
This one's pretty easy.Just make sure not to get close to the ground.After
the checkpoint,there are three guys right behind Falco.Shoot them down,then 
fly under all the stone arches in the water,and when you get out,Falco will
say "Follow Me!!".If you follow him under the waterfall,you fight a different
boss.If you're a beginner,I would suggest just going straight and not take 
the waterfall path described above.
                            ****Boss Strategy****
There are two bosses on this level,I will cover both.
Regular Boss:This boss is easy.All you have to do is shoot the green pack on
             his back a couple of times to kill him.You could shoot off a leg
             so that he won't move while you're trying to shoot him. 
Second Boss:This is the one under the waterfall.When he opens up his little
            "arm" things,shoot inside of them,and eventually they will blow 
            off.Repeat process to all of the "arms" and then he will be 
            beat!!!If you are low on life,then shoot his missles for silver
                            ****Medal Strategy****
You need to know the lock-on attack(hold A and let an enemy fly within your
cursors)well to get 150 hits on this small level.Basically,just shoot 
everything in sight!!!The big red robot guys are worth 5 hits,so make sure to
hit all these!!When you kill the regular boss,you get 10 hits.It will take 
time but you will probably get the medal.
Meteo(Easy Way)
                         ****Regular Strategy****
You will end up here if you fought the easy boss on Corneria.If anything gets
in your way,shoot it!!!!Sometimes you will see 5 asteroids connected together
with a hole in the middle,fly between them to get the laser upgrade described
in the item section of this FAQ..If you fly through the all of the
bluish-purple rings.Each one will send you spinning even faster,so watch out
and try to stay on course.If you manage to get through all of them,then you
will warp to Katina.
                          ****Boss Strategy****
There is only one boss on Meteo.
The only boss:Shoot the little yellow parts that light up on his ship until
              they turn black.Repeat the process on the other yellow parts
              to beat the boss.When he flips over,watch out for his purple
                          ****Medal Strategy****
You have to get 200 hits on Meteo to achieve the medal.One major way to get
hits is to blow up asteroids.Blow up as many as you can while making your way
through the level.Be sure to blow up the long,worm looking guys,too.Shoot any
and every thing you see!!!!When you kill the boss,you get extra hits added to
your amount.
Sector Y(Hard Way)
                        ****Regular Strategy****
You will got here if you fought the boss under the waterfall in Corneria.This 
is a fairly hard level.Make sure to shoot down as many of those green robots
as you can at the beginning,because they will scratch you up bad.If a big 
fleet of ships come flying toward you,just shoot a bunch and duck out of the
                          ****Boss Strategy****
First two bosses:There should be two GIANT robots come out.They aren't hard 
to beat,if you can catch them.Just shoot a bomb at them and keep shooting 
them.Most of the time,while you are fighting one,your teammates will destroy
the other,but not always.
The third boss:He is harder than the last two bosses.He flies everywhere,but
it shouldn't be too hard to catch up.Just shoot him with bombs if you have
any left.When he says "I'll take you guys out from the ship!",or something
like that,he will fly over and stand on the ship.Just get in front of him,
and fly toward him shooting like you've never shot before,and he will most
likely die.If that doesn't work,then do it again!!!
                          ****Medal Strategy****
You need 100 hits to go to Aquas.This can be hard at some points.At the 
beginning,shoot down as many of the robots as you can.Shoot the big fleets
of ships that zoom by also.Just like on all levels before,if you are running
short on hits,shoot everything you see!!The bosses give you about 20 hits or
so,so that will help.
Fortuna(easy way)
                         ****Regular Strategy****
You are here if you were playing the Meteo level last.There is basically no
strategy to discuss except the Medal and Boss strategy that follows.Basically
you just keep shooting the ships already there,and helping your teammates 
when they ask you until the Starwolf Team comes.
                          ****Boss Strategy****
StarWolf Team:These guys are kind of hard.One easy way to beat them is to let
them get behind you,do a somersault thing to get behind them,and fire away.
I will in clude more easy ways to beat them as I find them.
                          ****Medal Strategy****
You only have to get 50 hits to get the medal!!!!All you have to do is defeat
the StarWolf team,and shoot as many other ships at the very beginning to get
the medal on this level!!I think this is the easiest level to get the medal
Katina(Medium way)
                         ****Regular Strategy****
You got here if you didn't get 100 hits at Sector Y.You have to blow up the 
Mother-Ship to win this level.You need to lock on to enemies,because there
are good guys flying ships that look very similar to the enemy,and if you 
shoot them then Bill will get mad.Just shoot down ships until the Mother-Ship
arrives,and Bill will tell you what to do to the Mother-Ship.
                          ****Boss Strategy****
The Mother-Ship:Bill will tell you what to do,but I thought I might should 
help you a bit.The mother ship will open what Bill calls hatches to let out
more ships.Shoot the hatches till they blow up.Bill will tell you when the 
hatches are open.After you blow all the hatches,around the 1 minute mark,Bill
will say that the core has appeared.It is underneath the Mother-Ship like the
hatches,and is at the very center.Shoot until you blow this,or you will fail
the mission.But remember that you only have a minute.If you blow it up Bill
will say "Yahoooo!You did it!!",and a movie of the ship crashing will play.
                          ****Medal Strategy****
You have to get 150 hits to get the medal.There are many enemy ships flying
around at the beginning,so tag as many of those as you can.The hatches are 
worth 5 hits apiece,so you are going to have to shoot down a LOT of ships at
the beginning of the level.
Aquas(hard way)
                          ****Regular Strategy****
This is a very hard level.One downside is that you can't see most of the 
time.However,you have UNLIMITED torpedos for the submarine you are driving!!!
You have to make use of those torpedos in this level,because there are many
ships and they are hard to beat.My advice is to just keep shooting.Fire a 
torpedo,then blast away with the laser.I have only beaten this level twice.
                           ****Boss Strategy****
The only boss:This boss is some kind of clam or something.You have to shoot
the three things on top of him.After you blow those,shoot the two things that
hold the clams two shells together until they turn to a neon color,then shoot
them with a torpedo.Next blow his eyes up with torpedos.
                           ****Medal Strategy****
You need 150 hits to achieve the medal.Just keep firing torpedos and shooting
your lasers at everything that moves.That is about the only way to get the
150 hits.By killing the boss,you also get some more hits.
Zoness(hard way)
                          ****Regular Strategy****
This level is very hard.You have to blow up all the lights along the way.This
is hard because there are so many lights.It is very hard to find some of the
lights.At one point in the level,Falco's old girlfriend Katt will come and 
blow up some of the lights for you.Look at which one she blows up,then shoot
the other one.It's going to take alot of looking to spot all the lights.
                            ****Boss Strategy****
Only boss:This is like a boat or something.First,shoot the pipes that are on
both sides of him.When he dives under the water,shoot a bomb at the scope
thing.When he surfaces,shoot bombs at the side things that are firing at you.
When he turns around shoot bombs at the big crane.If you did all this right,
then he will go haywire spinning around everywhere.All you do from there is 
shoot him until he blows up.
                            ****Medal Strategy****
You need 250 hits to get the medal.To get 250 hits,be sure to hit all the 
lights explained above.But you still need to look for other ships and shoot
those down also,or you won't have enough hits.I usually try to hit every ship
I see,but don't do this too often,or you are sure to miss some of the lights.
Solar(medium way)
                           ****Regular Strategy****
In this red-hot level you need to stay as high above the lava as you can.One
of your teammates will remind you of this at the beginning(I think it is 
Slippy).The red flying things in the level can take you down fast because 
they fly in groups and ram you.Take a bomb and blow 'em out of the sky.If you
are running low on health,bombs,ect. then shoot the rocks that pop up out of
the lava.They contain those items.If the rock is flashing,it contains a gold
                            ****Boss Strategy****
Lava Monster:This guy is a gentic freak or something(really!!).First of all,
you have to blow his arms off.Take them one at a time,and blow them off.
After his arms are gone(lava will be flowing out them),you need to shoot his
head.When he raises his head up(it looks like he is screaming),shoot a bomb
in his mouth and then immeadietly start pumping his head full of laser.That
should do the trick.
                           ****Medal Strategy****
To get the medal,you need 100 hits.To get enough hits for the medal you need
to shoot all the red flying things.You get more hits if you find them flying
in a pack,that way you can shoot a bomb into the middle of them and get 
multiple hits!!!
Sector X(easy way)
                          ****Regular Strategy****
This would probably be better grouped as a medium level.This place is some 
kind dump in space.I don't have much regular strategy for this level right
now,but I will play and try to find some good strategy for this level,and it
will probably appear in the next revision of this FAQ.
                            ****Boss Strategy****
Robot:The way to beat this robot is to shoot his eyes.He will seem like he is
about to blow up,but he will come back to life with just a little bit of 
health.You have to beat him before Slippy decides to take things into his own
hands,or the robot will throw Slippy into Titania faster than you can say
                            ****Medal Strategy****
You need 150 hits to recieve the medal for this level.I am sorry that I don't
have much strategy at all for this level,I barely ever play this level.Once
again I will play this level and write some strategy for it in the next 
revision of this FAQ.
Macbeth(medium way)
                           ****Regular Strategy****
I would classify this as a hard level myself.You have to destroy this extra-
long train one piece at a time.Just drive along in your tank and blow up all
the train cars.Watch out for boulders.If you come to something you can't 
drive past,press L and R at the same time to hover over it.
                             ****Boss Strategy****
Train:To avoid fighting the boss face-on,you need to hit all the switches.
Peppy will alert you of this when you get close.If you hit all the switches,
then you have to hit the switchbox.It will pop up and and you have to shoot 
it and if you do a really cool movie of the boss crashing into the weapon
supply buiding will play.If you miss the switches,you have to shoot the big
flying things head,and make sure not to get picked up by the tail.Make sure 
to blow up the arrows because they will hurt you bad.
                            ****Medal Strategy****
You need 150 hits to get the medal for this level.Shoot all the ships that 
fly by for some hits.I think blowing up the train cars give you hits too,but
i'm not sure.Shooting all the switches and switchbox,making the boss crash 
into the supply depot gives you 50 hits.Beating him the regular way gives you
hits too.
Titania(hard way)
                           ****Regular Strategy**** 
You are here if Slippy got pounded by the robot on Sector X.This is a pretty
hard level.Just watch out for all the bones and fighter jets and you should
be ok.There is no real strategy for this level,because things are flying
                            ****Boss Strategy****
Sometimes I wish Slippy wasn't on the StarFox Team.This is one of those 
times.Slippy has gotten himself into BIG trouble this time.Just keep 
constantly shooting the boss,but make sure not to hit Slippy.After Slippy is
free,load this sand monster full of bombs and he should be done for.
                            ****Medal Strategy****
You need 150 hits to get the medal on Titania.Like I said in the regular
strategy section for this level,this is a level FULL of ships.Just shoot as
many of them down as you can.Killing that Slippy torturing boss also gives
you some much needed hits.
Bolse(easy way)
                           ****Regular Strategy****
Bolse is an easy level.Shoot the all the rod shaped shield things to power 
down the force field and then some fighter jets will come out of the base.
Just keep them busy until the StarWolf Team arrives.They won't arrive unless
you didn't kill them on Fortuna.Sooon after a big rectangle with little 
blinking lights on it will rise up out of the base.Destroy all the blinking
lights to beat the level.Watch out for the blue lasers that come out of the
                             ****Boss Strategy****
StarFox Team:They won't come unless you didn't kill them in Fortuna.If you
didn't kill them in Fortuna then just follow the Boss Strategy from the 
Fortuna Level.
                             ****Medal Strategy****
You need 150 hits to get the medal on this level.After you destroy the force
field,a lot of ships will fly out.Just gun them down for an easy 150 hits.
Plus you get extra hits for winning the level.Shoudn't be that hard.
Sector Z(hard way)
                            ****Regular Strategy****
Hard just doesn't describe this level,it's IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!At the beginning 
it's easy because you just shoot some ships.But when ROB64 says 6 missles are
coming,you better pay attention!Ypu have to destroy each missle before they
hit the Great Fox.I can't help you much here,I've only beaten it once!This
level is pure luck.
                              ****Boss Strategy****
There isn't really a boss in this level.You could call the missles a boss if
you wanted to.As I expalined above,you have to be a genius or a total idiot
to beat this level.It's all timing and luck.
                             ****Medal Strategy****
You need 100 hits to get the medal on this level.Blowing up all the missles
get you a considerable amount of hits,but you also need to blow up some of
the ships at the beginning also.
Area 6(hard way)
                            ****Regular Strategy****
These guys are determined not to let you enter Venom airspace!!!You need to 
stay focused on the fighter jets on this level,but if you get enough time you
can shoot the space stations for extra hits.As you near Venom,there will be
some missles headed toward you,you have to hit them or you're gone.
                              ****Boss Strategy****
The Only Boss:This boss takes a while to beat.Shoot all three of his "arms" 
off and he will pop open.Shoot the three red orbs and then after they are 
gone,shoot the middle of him.Repeat the process until he dies.
                             ****Medal Strategy****
You need 300 hits to get the medal in this level.This is hard!!!You need to
shoot down all the ships you can,and you need to try to shoot down an
occasional space station.Killing the boss also gives you some well needed
                             ****Regular Strategy****
Easy Way:Venom is hard!!!Just keep cool and shoot down some ships.You will
enter a stone temple soon.There will be a big rock guy running in there.Shoot
the different parts of his body to defeat him.
Hard Way:You will fight the StarWolf team on this path.They are a lot harder
than in the other levels.The somersault behind them trick won't work here so
you will have to experiment.
                              ****Boss Strategy****
Andross on easy way:Shoot his eyes until he starts to rub them.While he is 
rubbing them,shoot his other hand.Repeat process until both his hands are 
blown up.After his hands are gone,shoot his face with everything you got.It 
will look like you blew him up,but a robot face will appear,blow it up to 
win the game!!!!
Andross on hard path:Do what is described above,but here you will have to
fight his brain and eyes.His eyes will fly out,you need to destroy those.
After they are destroyed,you need to shoot the gray part of Andross' brain.
Make sure you don't get stuck in the stringy,tentacle looking things at the
bottom of the brain.If you destroy Andross,you're father will appear and you
will have to follow him out.This is hard,so don't get left behind.If you get
out you will get a sad ending.It is cool though!!
                              ****Medal Strategy****
You need 200 hits to get the medal on this level.There are plenty of ships to
shoot down everywhere in the level.You will get some extra hits for 
destroying Andross.
Congratulations!!!!You have beaten the game!!!!!Here is you're certificate!!!
                              | CONGRATULATIONS!! |
                              |    You Won!!!     |    
                              |                   |
                              | x______   ______  |

    If you got a medal on every level,then you now have expert mode!!!!

5)Secrets and Codes
1)If you get a medal on Venom on the easy way,you get to use the Landmaster
Tank in multiplayer.                    

2)If you get a medal on Venom on the hard way,you get to run on foot in 

3)At the title screen,you can move the 64 logo by moving the analog stick

6)Extra Help
This section is intended for some extra help.
Medal List
This is the number of hits you have to get in each level to recieve the medal

1)Corneria     150
2)Meteo        200
3)Fortuna       50
4)Sector X     150
5)Titania      150
6)Bolse        150
7)Sector Y     150
8)Katina       150
9)Solar        100
10)Macbeth     150
11)Aquas       150
12)Zoness      250
13)Sector Z    100
14)Area 6      300
15)Venom       200

Also,all of you team members have to be alive at the end of the level.

7)Wish List
This is a list of things missing from the FAQ that I need.If you have this 
information and would like to contribute it,then E-Mail it to me and I will
give you the recognition for it.My E-Mail is "n64player_@hotmail.com".Now the

1)The exact location of all the switches on Macbeth.

2)Some more secrets and codes.

3)Some good strategy for Sector X.

8)Future Updates
In the next revision I will maje sure to have some good strategy up for 
Sector X.If no one mails some to me,then I will write it.I will have most
of the things in the Wish List up if someone mails it to me.If they don't 
then I will research it until I find it.If you have anything that is not in
this FAQ and would like top contribute,then E-Mail it to me.My E-Mail is
"n64player_@hotmail.com".I will give you the recognition for the information
if you send it to me.

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