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Parents' Guide to

Star Fox: Assault

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

A kid-friendlier shooter.

Game Nintendo GameCube 2005
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Star Fox for the GameCube

Ignore the T rating, this game is perfectly fine. It's also the GameCube's true StarFox game after the spinoff that was Star Fox Adventures. Assault was criticized for being short, but it's not bad.
age 2+

Very childish and for babies

Are you kidding me common sense! 12 and up! Thats a joke. My kids are 13 and 11 and I let them play this when they were 6 and I would have let them play it even younger. You shoot robots from a 3rd person veiw.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Several factors make the game more kid-friendly than typical first-person shooters. Star Fox: Assault has a lot of violence and impressive explosions, but it is relatively free of blood and gore. It also helps that all of the characters are portrayed as animals, which allows some additional distancing between the violence of the game and reality. Finally, the game rewards friendship and loyalty -- players often are called upon to help other team members.

But parents should remember that the game's main goal is still to kill as many enemies as possible in the shortest amount of time. In fact, repetitive motion injury is actually a serious concern, considering how intensely and frequently players need to press the "fire" button. While there isn't any profanity, there's some relatively innocent trash-talking between the good and bad guys. This kiddy-cocktail version of a shooter is successful in its mission and provides an entertaining and action-packed adventure for the pre-teen/teenager crowd, but parents should be cautious before letting their youngest children play.

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