According to the ESRB, this game contains: Fantasy Violence

Parents: Star Fox: Assault is about as violent as a 1980s Saturday morning cartoon. There are spaceships and lasers and explosions. but nothing gory or graphics. this game has no bad language whatsoever. There's some romantic content, but it's not sexual. A friend asks Fox and Krystal if they'll return to his planet on their honeymoon, and Krystal gets hit on by a guy she doesn't like. Still, there's no sexual innuendo. ("How'd you like to be on the wing of my plane, Krystal?" is as tasteless as Star Fox: Assault gets).

Fans of the Star Fox series, rejoice: Assault is a return to old-school Arwing flyin', alien blastin' goodness.

But gamers looking to spend 30 to 70 hours on a game will be disappointed. Star Fox: Assault's story mode is awfully short. Still, there are plenty of opportunities for bragging rights: players can snag trophies, flags, best times…even an extra "bonus" game.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers should have very few problems playing this game. There are no significant auditory cues, and all speech is subtitled.

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk

Tera Kirk grew up in a small Nebraska town called Papillion. Although she has a nonverbal learning disability that affects her visual-spatial skills (among other things), she's always loved video games. Her first game system was a Commodore Vic-20, which her mom bought at a garage sale for $20. With this little computer Tera learned to write Mad Libs in BASIC, to play chess and to steal gold from Fort Knox.

But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).

Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at
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