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ONM Remembered – #166

“with over 600 SOUNDBYTES of REAL DIALOGUE”


from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 61 (October 1997)

Wasn’t Lylat Wars just the hypest thing ever? RUMBLE PAKS! HEAPS OF DIALOGUE! A SPACE OPERA WITH FUZZY FOXIE-WOXIES!
I never got behind the name, though. Despite Nintendo stumbling around the Star Fox copyright in Europe for a number of years (or whatever their lousy excuse was), I still only knew it as Star Fox. These magazines had a knack for getting you more acquainted with games and titles seen only across the pond, so when someone in school ever wanted to talk to me about Lylat Wars, I had to ask them if they meant Star Fox.
Every time.
No, I’m serious. Every single time.
THE SECRET ORIGIN OF WHY RAGEY HAD NO FRIENDS?!

Conversational incompetence aside, it’s a neat ad! The movie poster stylings were really unique at the time, and played in nicely with the then-relevant Star Wars: Special Edition posters. Back when pretending a video game was a movie was a cute idea and not the sign that video game development is a consolation prize for uninspired wannabe film directors.