Starfox 64

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Disable the Crosshair

When the game is paused, press the R trigger to turn off the crosshairs.


You can view two different pieces of artwork for beating Venom on expert mode. The artwork you see depends whether you beat Venom on the easy path or hard.


To unlock a medal in each level you will need to keep each of your wingmen alive and destroy a set amount of enemies in each level.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
Medal in AquasDestroy 150
Medal in Area 6Destroy 300
Medal in BolseDestroy 150
Medal in CorneriaDestroy 150
Medal in FortunaDestroy 50
Medal in KatinaDestroy 150
Medal in MacbethDestroy 150
Medal in MeteoDestroy 200
Medal in Sector XDestroy 150
Medal in Sector YDestroy 150
Medal in Sector ZDestroy 100
Medal in SolarDestroy 100
Medal in Venom 1 or 2Destroy 200
Medal in ZonesDestroy 250
Titania Medal150 enemies down

Special Level Conditions

In order to reach certain levels, you must complete a few tasks in various levels.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
AquasMore than 100 points in Sector Y
Area 6Destroy all the missiles at Sector Z
Area 6Turn all the switches on Macbeth
KatinaUse the warp at Meteo
Sector XDon’t defeat the boss at Katina
Sector YFly through all the rock arches, then follow Falco through the waterfall, then defeat the boss
Sector ZWarp at Sector X
SolarDefeat the boss at Katina

Sound Test

You can listen to the sound effects of the game under the main menu after unlocking expert mode.

Expert Training/Versus

If you change the setting for the main game to ”Expert”, then go to either Versus or Training modes, you will be using Expert rules (wings fall off after crashing once, etc.)

Play on foot

To play on foot in multi-player mode you must earn a medal in venom on expert mode.

Fight Wolfen in training mode

Destroy 100 enemies.

Play as a tank

To play as a tank in multi-player mode you must earn a medal in venom.

Expert Mode

To unlock expert mode you need to earn all 15 medals in the game.

New Title Screen

Earn all 15 medals in EXPERT mode for a different title screen.

Alternate Mission Paths:

One of the Star Fox 64’s best features is its alternate missions paths.
Here’s how to access them.


Score 100 kills or higher in Sector Y to warp to Aquas, the submarine

Area 6:

When you hit the last leg of the Macbeth stage, shoot the red pillars
with metal direction flags on them so they turn green. Keep a very
careful eye out for them. (If you went to Zoness before Macbeth,
Katt will come and help shoot those hard-to-reach switches.)

At the end, where the switchboard light is, a switch will appear.
Quickly shoot it and the track will move to the right and watch the
boss crash into the supply depot. After a nice 50-point bonus you’re
off to Area 6!

Sector Y:

In Corneria, when Falco is being attacked by three ships, help him by
killing the ships. When you get to the water part with the rock
arches, go under every arch. Then head right into the waterfall.
Falco will guide you to an alternate boss, which, when defeated, leads
you to Sector Y.

Sector Z:

In Sector X, keep left at all times. You will eventually hit an area
where you have to quickly destroy white gates to pass through them.
Destroy the gates and pass through all of them to warp.


When Bill tells you to destroy the 4 hatches, destroy them and then
destroy the enemy core.


Near the end of Meteo you will see rings made of sharp triangles
pointing inward. Go through one and you’ll jet forward in a barrel
roll. Go through all of them (very tough) and it will make you fast
enough to warp.

Avoid Enemy Radar:

As in real life, if you fly close to the ground your opponents won’t
be able to spot you in their radar. Fly as close to the ground as you
can, but watch out for hills and avoid sharp turns (they tend to clip
your wings.)

Different Opening:

Go to Training mode and start playing. Pause the game and push R to
turn off your sights. Now quit training mode. Without reseting, watch
the opening sequence (the part that comes on when you turn on the
N64 — not after you start the game.) What ROB64 and General Pepper
say is not printed and Pepper doesn’t say everything he normally does!

Easy Way to Earn the Meteo Medal:

Shoot everything you see and try to get 100 kills. Take the warp and
while inside shoot everything that you see for an easy 200 kills.

Expert Mode:

To unlock the Expert Mode and the sound test Graphic Equalizer, you
must achieve medals on all 15 levels. In order to get a medal on a
level, you must beat the stage with a specific number of hits (or
more) and all of your wingmen alive. See “How to Earn Medals” for

Expert Versus and Training Modes:

After you’ve activated expert mode, move the cursor on the main screen
to “Main Game” then pust left or right to select “Expert.” Next choose
either Versus or Training mode. Now, all the expert rules apply – you
take damage easier and one hit will make you lose a wing! This is
handy if are on the ground fighting Arwings in versus!

Extra Lives on Zoness:

If you kill 200 or more enemies on Zoneth you’ll gain two lives. To
turn this windfall into nearly unlimited lives, retry the level and
kill 200 enemies again. You can repeat this as often as needed.

Hidden 1-Ups:

There are at least three hidden 1-ups in this game.


Follow the normal path to the boss. If you perform a loop around the
boss, you’ll get a 1-up.

Sector Y:

Near the end, your team will gather into a triangle. If you speed up
and make it a diamond shape you will get a 1-up.

Venom 2:

When you’re about to face Andross and you have a choice to go left or
right on the different forks. On the first fork, turn right (most turn
left), then turn left, you’ll see a one up icon spinning around.

Homing Bombs:

To fire a homing bomb, hold the A button to lock-on to an enemy, then
press B.

How to Earn Medals:

In all the stages there are medals that you can earn if you shoot down
enough enemies. If you’re trying to earn a medal, kill all your
wingmen 2 levels ahead so when it comes time for that level, they will
be at full health.

Easy Paths

Corneria: 150
Meteo: 200
Fortuna: 50
Sector X: 150
Titania: 150
Boluse: 150
Venom: 200


Katina: 150
Solar: 100
Macbeth: 150


Sector Y: 150
Aquas: 150
Zoneth: 250
Sector Z: 100
Area 6: 300
Venom 2: 200

Moving Heads:

At the title screen move the analog stick around. The N64 logo will
move around the screen while the characters watch.

New Title Screen:

For a different title screen, earn all the medals in EXPERT mode.

Play on Foot in Vs. Mode:

To play on foot in Vs. mode, earn a medal on Venom in Expert mode.

Play with Tanks in Vs. Mode:

To get Tanks in Vs. Mode, earn a medal on Venom.

Playing Tip:

When you fight Star Wolf for the second time on Venom, keep going in
circles by staying low and left or low and right. When you see an
enemy blast him. When Star Wolf is shooting you, do a somersault and
bank left or right.

Refuel in Sector Z:

When you arrive at Sector Z and find out that you are low on energy,
you can fly into the rear hanger of your mothership (the Great Fox.)
You will be treated to a mini cut-scene of your Arwing diving into the
ship and popping out the other side with your energy bar replenished.

Remove Crosshairs:

Pause the game and press the right shoulder button (R) to remove your
crosshairs. Repeat this trick to restore them.

Secret Star Fox Art:

Complete the game in Expert Mode and wait for the end of the credits.
Depending on whether you went through Venom 1 or 2, you will get two
different pieces of art. One is a picture of all the characters in
the game’s heads, the other is a cool portrait shot of the Star Fox
team with the word “Great!”

Shieldless Barrel Roll:

To execute a shieldless barrel roll, quickly do three rolls in the
same direction, then immediately roll the other way.

If you hold Z while executing the final roll you can change your
rotation speed and make the roll last a little longer.

Sideways Loop

In all-range mode, if an enemy is chasing you, push and hold Z or R
while pulling the big loop trick after you see the enemy pull in front
of you. This works very well against the Star Wolf team.

Train Against Star Wolf

If you kill 100 ships in training mode, a Star Wolf ship will appear
and try to shoot you down. This ship will reappear after you kill it,
so you’ll be sure to get plenty of practice.

Venom 2 Tip

In Venom 2 when you reach the tunnel of power go right at the 1st fork
then left at the 2nd fork. Once you follow this road you along the way
you will receive an extra life. If you die while facing Andross go
through this way again and you will get another one. If you keep dying
keep going this way and you will eventually beat him.