Star Fox: Guard – A Culmination of Tower Defense and Cute Robots

The Fox McCloud gang is back in the new title, Star Fox: Guard. This time around, your primary aim is to protect the riches of Slippy Toad’s rich uncle (Uncle Scrooge?). This game was teased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo back in 2014. It was Nintendo’s first tower defense game and it uses the Wii U GamePad’s touch controls that are responsive. It takes an innovative spin to the classic game category as you are going to stop wave after wave of loot-stealing robots. Defend the wealth of rich Uncle Grippy and you can have “a successful business,” as what Nintendo Treehouse’s JC Rodrigo had stated.

Star Fox: Guard - A Culmination of Tower Defense and Cute Robots

Star Fox: Guard is Nintendo’s First Tower Defense Game

You can get Star Fox: Guard either in the Nintendo eShop or you can acquire the game in retail when you purchase Star Fox: Zero. Going for the latter option lets you enjoy the game via a separate disc.

In this Nintendo tower defense game, Andross’ robots are invading Uncle Grippy’s loads of minerals. If there is someone after your riches then you can bet your boots that Uncle is some pretty rich dude. The invading robots (which literally look like really cute invaders), all come down from different paths. They will try and storm into the structure to which you have the job of protecting it.

Once you start the game, you will start out with a set number of cameras. You will then fire beams from each one of said cameras to reduce those cute robots to scrap metal. As you progress further into the game, you will then get the chance to earn rare metals. You can use these to open up more mazes and even more firepower.

It should also be noted that you can move the cameras around. This will assist you in letting you find better viewing angles to watch and blast through enemy waves. Do note that there are some walls that are taller than others, but you can still move the cameras once the wave starts and not just within a momentary calm.

Even though the game is pretty much like any other tower defense game (with some neat extras to fit into the modern-generation console), Star Fox: Guard is surprisingly fun. It takes on some unique innovations that gives this game some replay value. It takes advantage of the Wii U GamePad’s touch controls and dual-screen capabilities really well.


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