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How Star Fox Guard blends Night Trap, tower defense and robot frogs

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Star Fox Guard is certainly the lesser-known of the two Star Fox games launching this Friday, but it's worth paying attention to. It is, at its core, a tower defense game charging you with protecting a mining facility using gun-toting CCTV cameras, which you'll use to keep an eye on your perimeter and blast any encroaching robots therein. Some of those robots are real jerks, though, using shields to block your shots or smoke bombs to conceal their entry into your base. Some of those robots are tanks that want to shoot down your cameras, which is just rude.

You can watch me and Justin play through a few levels — and create our own robot army — in Star Fox Guard in the video posted above. The game drops this Friday on eShop for $14.99, but it will also come bundled with Star Fox Zero at retail.