Saturday, February 4, 2012

50. Star Fox (SNES)

Okay, the blocky polygons don’t look so amazing today, but in 1993, my four year old self thought he was on mushrooms. You just didn’t see 3d graphics on a console, at all. Well, fast forward almost 20 years later, and what are we left with? Surprisingly, for a game that was made to be a graphical showpiece, the gameplay is what saves it. In one level, you fight an armada in space, then fly inside huge enemy ships to blow up their innards, to finally escaping before they explode. All that happens in real time on a Super Nintendo. All hail the Super FX chip.

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