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Title: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2015, 02:08:28 AM
[align=center:222uopqf]Star Fox - Super Nintendo

Reviewed by [member=4276]nakamura[/member]
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It's time for another review of the week.† Let's move onto the SNES and a classic title for the console.


Review]
Hugely hyped on release and featuring the new Super FX 3D accelerator chip, Star Fox proved to be a massive hit in 1993 and deservedly so. You play as Fox McCloud in this into the screen 3D shooter. The visuals were pretty impressive for the time, the closest the Super Nintendo had produced in comparison to more powerful home computers. The game features 13 totally different areas, 3 difficult routes and overall 15 different levels with a few secret ones. Gameplay is superb with tight control and plenty of customisation to suit each gamer. Your craft is armed with a single laser with two upgrades and multiple smart bombs. The L and R buttons allow you to Ďdo a barrel rollí to deflect certain enemy attacks and manoeuvre out of tight situations. You can also fast turn when using left and L etc. Levels are fantastic with so much variation in design. Some require certain techniques to enable you to continue through the game and expert flying is often needed. Boss designs are even better with many housing clever weak points and dangerous attacks. Audio is suitably impressive with great music and superb FX. Star Fox is an essential game for the SNES.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8dxLr_xVv4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8dxLr_xVv4)

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Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: zapiy on August 25, 2015, 08:54:02 AM
Great review and a great game.

Might have to get it out and have a bash.
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 25, 2015, 14:57:13 PM
I haven't played this in a long time but it is a great game. Nice review, definitely an essential game for the system.
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: Saturn on August 25, 2015, 15:33:13 PM
That's one of my favorite games of all time. Spent so many hours playing to master it. Wow that music is great and brings back a lot of memories. Like zapiy, I may have to pull this out and play for a while. Best on rails shooter I can remember playing, save for Soul Star I guess which would be a tie.
Great post. :)
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2015, 16:54:29 PM
I've been thinking of getting it for my Retron 5.  I'm finding out, however, the most SNES games tend to be quite expensive!  I guess the system's popularity has not dwindled!
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 25, 2015, 17:11:08 PM
Yeah, even common SNES games aren't cheap. Especially if you want the box to go with it! I know some of the older clone systems had a problem with SNES games that had the FX chip in them. I think the Retron 5 is better, but it's probably worth checking around the net to see if there is any compatibility issue before buying any of them :)
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: TrekMD on August 26, 2015, 03:31:06 AM
According to the review from Retro Collect, the N5 has no issues handling the special chips.  They list Star Fox as one game tested that worked fine. :) 
Title: Re: Review of the Week - Star Fox SNES
Post by: ArcadeAction on August 27, 2015, 01:28:42 AM
Great game and review!

I always liked this game and also Stunt Race FX (which I think is fantastic).
Title: Star fox review
Post by: Greyfox on August 27, 2015, 09:59:09 AM
i remember when this first appeared and how powerful the fx chip was delivering great 3D in a 3-4 year old console at the time, and when we rented it out "remember renting games out from your local video store?" And having a go before deciding whether to purchase it or not, as like even back then they were expensive and fx chip game some what more expensive.

It was a great experience to have played Starfox as a thing of things to come (3DO / PS1) comes to mind, the up side was it had great music, great action pieces, the downside was I couldn't back the cart up on my Pro-Fighter Q. Which I still have to this day, but that's another story lol.