The going gets tough however when the Star Fox team is constantly flanked by Pigma and waves of Aparoids. After destroying Pigma and witnessing what the Aparoid's can do from attacking Sauria and Corneria, it's decided that the team musn't waste time in annihilating the enemy and they head to the Aparoid Homeworld. It's a tough battle, as Fox and the gang are able to get to the core of the planet, aided by the infamous Star Wolf team who show themselves to not be as villanous as they seem. When confronting the Aparoid Queen, Fox is faced with several decisions. When the time comes, he can't hesitate. He must act. Or else all of Lylat will fall into mere drones of the Aparoids.
StarFox Assault has a varied gameplay style. It switches between an on-rails shooter to open field battle (i.e. All-range Mode) via Arwings to tank and foot operations.
-When Beltino makes his first appearance he says "Hello again everybody"; He has never been seen in prior games (only mentioned in StarFox 64's instruction manual) , insinuating that there have been events that have taken place before Starfox Assault where the team needed his help.
-The Aparoid Queen masks itself as Fox's father at some point in the game. This shows that she has had contact with him in ways we do not know, possibly from the first Aparoid attack 17 years ago into the storyline.
-Xevious is an unlockable game in Starfox Assault. This could hint that Xevious was a precursor to what we would later know as Starfox, or perhaps Namco just wanted to include a similar title of theirs into Assault.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2005 (NA)/April 29, 2005 (EU)/Feb 24, 2005 (JP)