Star Fox 64 (????????64 ,Suta Fokkusu Rokujuyon?), known in Australia and Europe as Lylat Wars due to trademark issues, is a scrolling shooter video game for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was released on April 27, 1997 in Japan, on July 1, 1997 in North America and on October 20, 1997 in Europe and Australia. It was later ported to the China-only iQue Player on November 21, 2003. It is a remake of the original Star Fox, and the first game in the Star Fox series to be released on the Nintendo 64. It was made available for download on the Wii's Virtual Console on April 2, 2007 in North America, April 17, 2007 in Japan and on April 20, 2007 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The planned second game in the series for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Star Fox 2, was canceled due to the upcoming release of the Nintendo 64, but some of its features were used in Star Fox 64, such as all range mode. It was the first game to introduce support for the Rumble Pak. The game received positive ratings from reviewers and critics who praised its smooth animation, detailed visuals, voice acting, and use of multiple gameplay paths.
The music in Star Fox 64 was composed by Koji Kondo and Hajime Wakai. Some music, most notably Star Fox Theme, was used in the later games of the series.