Chattycast Episode 90: The Slippiest Toad

The Chattycast talks about Star Fox and whether a modern shoot-em-up is still relevant today. 


Star Fox Zero is out this week, marking the latest chapter in one of Nintendo's lesser but still undeniably identifiable franchises. It started out as a 3D homage to classic shoot-em-ups, but as the shmup genre has passed into obscurity, the Star Fox series has experimented with different gameplay styles. But are Fox and crew fighting a losing battle?

This week, the Chattycast puts on its flight suits and talks about Star Fox. Is the series still relevant in an era when arcade-style shooters are no longer popular? Where does Nintendo take the series from here? Does Star Fox Zero serve as a proper series revival? What's the deal with Uncle Grippy?

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