Star Fox Origins
Star Fox Origins Box
Developer(s) Ghostrealm Studios
Publisher(s) Ghostrealm Studios
Platform(s) Wii U
Release Date(s)
Main Game, Battle, Score Attack.
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Action
Series Star Fox
Media Included Wii U disc and a digital download.

Star Fox Origins is a prequel to Star Fox 64/Star Fox 64 3D for the Wii U. It shows what the Star Fox team was doing prior to the Lylat Wars.


Five years after Andross's banishment, the Star Fox team made up of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar, are returning home after eliminating space pirates that were attacking the Cornerian base on Katina. They then find themselves doing work for different employers, running into Star Wolf several times. Eventually, the team is sent to Venom by General Pepper, and Pigma Dengar betrays the team, leaving James and Peppy captured by Andross. James is tortured by Andorss, adn Peppy is merely placed in a cell. Peppy manages to escape, and assumes that James is dead. Venomian fighters attempt to kill James, but Falco Lombardi swoops in and saves him.


Major Characters

Character Name Picture Desciption
James McCloud
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The leader of the Star Fox team, and an ace pilot.
Peppy Hare
Another member of the Star Fox team, who can be found either inside the Great Fox, or in an Arwing.
Pigma Dengar

Another member of the Star Fox team. He later betrays the team and attempts to kill James and Peppy, and eventually joins Star Wolf.

Wolf O'Donnell
The leader of the Star Wolf team, a rival group of the Star Fox team. Throughout the game, Wolf and James run into each other.
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A Cornerian scientist that was banished to Venom for going too far in his research.

Minor Characters

Character Name Picture Description
General Pepper
The leader of the Cornerian Army. Throughout the game, he hires Star Fox to do various missions for him.
Fox McCloud
The son of James McCloud. He isn't part of the team yet, but provides information to his father and his team about where they should head next.
Slippy Toad
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A good friend of Fox McCloud. He was hired by James to design the Arwing, Landmaster, and Blue Marine. When any of the Star Fox team's vehicles are damaged, Slippy will repair them for a price.
Falco Lombardi
A lone mercenary. At the end of the game, he saves Peppy as he is escaping from Venom, helps him get back to Corneria, and joins the Star Fox team.


Unlike most Star Fox games, Star Fox Origins is an open-world game. You are on the Great Fox most of the time, as it serves as the main hub of the game. You recieve missions from random individuals who need Star Fox to do some work for them. Once you have finished a mission, you must contact the individual who gave you it to recieve your payment. There are several types of missions:

  • Collection missions involve you heading down to a planet, or the space above a planet, and retrieving one or more objects.
  • Combat missions involve destroying certain individuals in the air or on the ground.

You go through the game doing these missions. You can do whichever ones you want, but there are a few that you cannot decline. These missions are important to the storyline and, unlike the others, can be replayed at the Great Fox's Virtual Reality area.

To travel around, you use the Great Fox to go from planet to planet. Arwings may be used above and on the surface of these planets, and Landmasters can be used on the surface, along with travelling on foot, if the Great Fox has landed on the planet, along with Blue Marines on planets with water. Here is a list of which vehicles can be used on each planet in the game:

  • Corneria: Arwings, Landmasters, Blue Marines, and on-foot travelling.
  • Meteo: Arwings only.
  • Fichina: Arwings, Landmasters, and on-foot travelling.
  • Sector X: Arwings only.
  • Titania: Arwings, Landmasters, and on-foot travelling.
  • Katina: Arwings, Landmasters, and on-foot travelling.
  • Solar: Arwings only.
  • Macbeth: Arwings, Landmasters, and on-foot travelling.
  • Sector Y: Arwings only.
  • Aquas: Arwings above the water, and Blue Marines on and below the water.
  • Zoness: Arwings and Blue Marines.
  • Sector Z: Arwings only.
  • Venom: Arwings, Landmasters, and on-foot travelling.


The main game can be played with up to 2 other players, who take control of Peppy and Pigma. There are a few parts of the game that can only be played with one player, however. After completing the main story, 4-player multiplayer is unlocked, and you play as Fox, Falco, Slippy, or Peppy, respectively. In addition, there is a battle mode where players play as either James, Peppy, Pigma, Wolf, Leon, Fox, Falco, or Slippy. The battle mode can be played online as well.

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