Star Fox Adventures (スターフォックスアドベンチャー, Sutā Fokkusu Adobenchā?, Star Fox Adventure) is an action-adventure video game developed by Rareware and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube as part of the Star Fox series. It was released in North America on 23 September 2002, Japan on 27 September 2002, Australia on 15 November 2002 and Europe on 22 November 2002. It was the final game developed by Rare for a Nintendo home video game system, as well as Rare's only Nintendo GameCube title, before the company was acquired as a first-party developer for Microsoft's Xbox division. It is the third game in the series, succeeding Star Fox 64.
The plot centers on the remote Dinosaur Planet (named "Sauria" in later games) of the Lylat System, where Fox McCloud is dispatched by General Pepper to restore the planet after pieces of it have broken off and pose a risk to the system. After arriving, Fox discovers a mystical staff from Krystal (whom Fox does not know yet, at the time) and sets off to save the planet, with the assistance of it. Fox later finds out from a Krazoa that Krystal needs Krazoa spirits to be saved.
The response to the game was positive, with review scores ranging from 7.0 out of 10 to 9.0 out of 10. The visuals, including Fox's new character design, gained much praise. The Zelda-like gameplay was also considered one of the game's strengths, but some argued that it was too much of a departure from previous Star Fox games.
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