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Bugs:Star Fox Adventures

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This page details bugs of Star Fox Adventures.

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
To do:
  • Find out what causes missing audio.
  • Figure out when the down button bug actually applies.
  • Get screenshots and details.
  • Check which versions each bug is in.


By carefully moving off the end of a waterfall, it's possible to end up swimming in the air. This can be exploited to get out of bounds and bypass various events.

Save File Transfer

When you respawn (eg from falling into a void or being captured by guards), the game restores not only your position but most saved state, including progress flags, play time, etc. When quitting back to the title screen, this saved state isn't erased, making it possible to restore into a different save slot. (So-called "event storage warp" glitch.)

Missing Cutscene Audio

Occasionally, the audio streams for cutscene dialogue fail to play. This seems to happen at random, even on real hardware.

At 8024f6d4 (US v1.00), the game disables interrupts after reading a shared variable, creating a potential race condition. However, interrupts should already be disabled at this point, rendering this error moot. This function is related to audio, but doesn't appear to be related to streaming.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Typo'd Constant

At 803defd8 in RAM (US v1.00) is the floating point value 325767. This value is used to convert units of rotation when speaking to Tricky, particularly after first finding a GrubTub Fungus. The correct value is 32767. The effect is that Tricky's tail twitches strangely during this scene.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Down Button Not Disabled

In certain situations, the inventory menu is disabled by blocking the Y button and C stick inputs; however, C-down is not blocked.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Ending Scene Oversight

When Fox rescues Krystal at the end of the game, she takes the staff back from him; however, in the ending scene, the staff is still on his back.

Walled City Out of Bounds

In the Walled City, it's possible to hop to a rock in the river, and from there, jump to an out-of-bounds area. The player can then walk behind a structure and fall into a gap in the geometry to skip some of the puzzles.

Dinosaur Translation Missing Letters

One of the "cheats" that can be unlocked translates all dialogue text into Dinosaur Language via simple cipher. However, some letters get dropped entirely. This happens because the game caches the letter graphics needed for the current scene, but doesn't account for the Dino translation.

(Source: Original TCRF research)