Review by Ofisil
Big, three dimensional deal...
I never did understand what was so damn good about this game that it created such a strong fan base. Okay, Ive seen a lot of cult classics in my time, but even when I didnt like a game I would be able to understand why some people like it
at least to a certain extent. Star Fox though
I dont FREAKING know!
Replay Value: 1/10
Star Fox is by all means just a simple shooter, where you shoot your bullets towards your enemies while avoiding theirs and that is it. There is no innovation here, nothing special or worthy of mention, this is just a plain flight simulator where you shoot stuff its just 3D. While you would thing that a 3D game in our humble SNES would be marvelous it isnt, because not only it doesnt introduce anything knew but its also quite flawed. First as levels go by you wont be able to make out whats going on in the screen. Everything apart from the background is polygonal but extremely simplistic making it hard at times to understand who is your enemy and who is your ally, its hard to avoid bullets and its hard to see what you are hitting with your weapon. Another problem with the game lies in the controls. While they are easy, they are a tad slippery and nonresponsive, making it extremely hard to keep your spaceship steady or control it with absolute precision. The thing about Star Fox though is that even without these problems its just a boring game. You just shoot stuff and I can guarantee that its no fun at all. Furthermore while we have 3 paths with different levels to choose from nothing really changes or adds to the replay value.
Does the score trouble you? Well, no matter what people have told you, or what YOU might think the graphics of the game are somewhere between average and good. They are certainly not bad, but they also arent the BEST GRAPHIKS EVAAAR!!! like most people think. The game uses the famous Super FX chip in order to create real 3D models, but no matter how excited does the idea of three dimensions in a SNES make you, it doesnt mean that it exactly looks good The 3D models are VERY simple objects, usually with less than 15 polygons, resulting in some average looking and devoid of any personality scenes, where distant enemies are just a bunch of ugly pixels and buildings just a bunch of large boxes that look out of place since, the otherwise nice background is a good ol 2D image. Furthermore, there will be many times where you wont be able to tell what is what or where your bullets land. The sound effects are pretty stock, but fortunately the music is a lot better although, like the rest of the game, nothing really special.
-3D + SNES dont mix
Ace Combat 2 (Playstation)
Star Fox 64 (N64)
By all means a very boring game of no importance other than the 3D in SNES gimmick. Just leave this game to collect dust and put your good ol Super Mario World or Legend Of Zelda cartridge in to have fun.
Rating: 2.5 - Playable
Product Release: Star Fox (US, 03/31/93)
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