Aileron Roll and Barrel Roll
The Arwing can roll along its longitudinal axis. When it does so, it can deflect most projectile attacks. Rolls can change their actual name depending on whether the aircraft moves on another axis or not. Just rolling creates an Aileron Roll. However, moving while doing so creates the true Barrel Roll. These rolls can work in either mode.
- Star Fox SNES: Press L or R twice on your controller to roll.
- Star Fox 64: Press Z or R twice on your controller to roll.
- Star Fox Adventures: Press L or R on your controller before the button clicks to roll.
- Star Fox: Assault: Press L to roll. Then, move the right control stick to move the ship to perform a Barrel Roll.
- Star Fox: Command: Rub the stylus on the screen horizontally and quickly to roll. Rolling can be used to snag certain items safely.
- Star Fox 64 3D: Press L or R twice on your 3DS to roll.
- Star Fox Zero: Press L or R twice on your Gamepad to roll. Peppy Hare can be heard shouting "Barrel Roll" (even if the player performs a simple Aileron Roll) when the player rolls during the fight versus the Salvadora.
This is a 360 degree loop that can be used to avoid being chased. It returns the ship to the starting position. This move cannot be performed in Star Fox SNES or Star Fox Adventures. Kulbits are incorrectly referred to as "somersaults" in their in-game incarnation. These moves can work in either mode.
- Star Fox 64: Press down on your controller's left control stick and boost at the same time. Braking while pressing the left control stick down causes a U-turn instead.
- Star Fox: Assault: Press the left control stick upwards.
- Star Fox: Command: Press the loop button on the touch-screen.
- Star Fox 64 3D: Press down on your 3DS's circle pad and boost at the same time. Braking and pressing the circle pad down causes a U-turn instead.
- Star Fox Zero: Press down on the left control stick and up on the right one.
This technique only works for All-range mode. When the technique happens, the ship does a half loop, but then performs a 180 degree aileron roll to correct itself. As Yaru de Pon says, these manouvrescan work in All-Range locations only, and thus do not appear in Star Fox SNES or Star Fox Adventures. Their in-game name is U-Turn, which can be somewhat misleading.