Containers (also known as Supply Containers and Special Boxes) are special items that contain power-ups like Supply Rings, Smart Bombs, Laser upgrades and Wing Gyro. In order to be able to collect the power-up inside, the Container has to be shot once to reveal the item inside. They are present in both Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures.
Star Fox 64
In Star Fox 64 Containers only appear if Fox McCloud responds to ROB 64's contact attempt by pressing the C-Right button. ROB will then say "Location confirmed. Sending supplies." and drop the Container in the Arwing's path. It has to be shot to reveal the item inside. The possible items are Supply Ring, Shield ring, Middle supply, Smart Bomb, Laser upgrade, and Wing Gyro if Fox has lost either or both of his Arwing's wings. In appearance, they are red cubes with a green "S" on each side.
Instruction booklet references
Container: "Sometimes during the game, a yellow mark will appear at the top of the screen. This means that ROB64 is trying to contact you. Press C-Right to respond. Sometimes ROB64 will give you a container. Shoot the container to receive the helpful item inside."
Star Fox Adventures
In Star Fox Adventures, Containers work just like in Star Fox 64, except they already are floating in the space, without the need to answer to ROB 64's call. Additionally, they are now grey cubes with a red "S" on each side. They tend to mainly contain Smart Bombs and some cases Laser upgrades.
This item also appeared during the boss battle where you fought Drakor, they all only hold Silver Rings that help you recovered at least quarter of heart.
- The official Nintendo Power's Star Fox 64 player's guide
- The official Nintendo Power's Star Fox Adventures player's guide