Star Fox Guard
Top Critic Average
Genre: Vehicle Combat
Quick! Tap the corresponding camera on the Wii U™ GamePad controller to see the entrances and shoot those walking and rolling robots down! But just when you think it’s all smooth sailing, look out for robots that carry shields, trigger smoke bombs, or even steal your cameras. Complete missions to level up, unlock more missions, and gain access to special cameras you can use to defend each facility. Then, customize your own waves of attacking robots to challenge (or terrorize) your friends!
Star Fox Guard - Trailer
Star Fox Guard is a fun action-tower defense game about managing different perspectives to put out fires as you use your resources to grow an awesome arsenal of robot-busting turrets. Its graphics are plain considering Nintendo’s artistic pedigree, but it’s still an elegant little game that can get a whole room of friends working together.
Ultimately, Star Fox Guard's relationship to the adventures of Fox McCloud is skin deep. As spin-offs go, it's not a compelling addition to the series, so much as it is a substantially unconnected, but inventive take on the tower defense genre that is lucky to be riding on the coattails of an established franchise.
Smaller and tighter in focus than Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard utilises the Wii U’s abilities in a far more cohesive and enjoyable manner than its bombastic sibling. Fun and frantic, it marks a unique take on a well known genre, which, with typical flair, Nintendo have made their own.