If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing one of the greatest video games ever created, now is your chance to live some of its glory.
Star Fox 64 is a legend on so many levels. The invention of the rumble pack was the beginning of the institution of vibration-based immersion in video games. Shooters would be lost without it.
Not only was Star Fox 64 a revolutionary game in terms of graphics and gameplay, but it also redefined the awesome world of video game voice acting. It still remains one of the most often quoted games in history, and it deserves any bit of praise that comes its way.
Wanting to give the voice acting the credit that it deserves, I decided to pick out my top 10 favorite quotes as an homage to one of my favorite games of all time. Here they are:
10. “Never give up! Trust your instincts!”
Peppy’s words of encouragement, however empty, were a welcome change from Slippy’s inane rambling and whining. I just don’t see how it’s possible NOT to trust your instincts. Isn’t that what “instincts” are?
9. “Here come the little hyenas now!”
What game couldn’t use a southern-fried villain to spice up the scenery? I, for one, take being called a hyena as a compliment.
8. “Sorry to jet, but I’m in a hurry!”
Nothing like shit-talking your enemies after you watch their bloated corpses explode into infinite space.
7. “Are you gonna listen to that monkey?”
Falco’s arrogance makes boss fights even funnier.
6. “I can’t believe I lost to this scum!”
If we’re such scum, how come we just blasted in your butt doors?
5. “Can’t let you do that, Star Fox.”
One of the best entrances in video game history. Star Wolf deserves his own game.
4. “Cocky little freaks!”
I happen to think Fox is pretty humble. This guy is making some pretty wild assumptions.
3. “I’m no match for you. I admit defeat, IF THIS DOES NOT WORK!!!”
This spaceship is seriously a Rubix cube of different things to shoot at. He’s probably one of my favorite bosses.
2. “Don’t party just yet!”
There is nothing to say about this quote that hasn’t already been said. Just thinking about it makes me laugh.
1. “Do a barrel roll!”
The internet sensation and penultimate piece of Peppy’s precious advice. Probably the most useless tactic in the game.
In the end, the Lylat system wouldn’t be the same without these talking animal goofballs.
There is something to be said for a video game company that takes the time to forge so many quotable moments in a relatively short game.
Rare, you outdid yourselves with this one and it will reign forever as one of the most hilarious and satisfying gaming experiences ever to hit a home console.