Star Fox was a groundbreaking game for the SNES for it’s time, using the Super FX Chip it to
simulate 3D graphics when the SNES was dominated by 2D games.
After being banished to the planet Venom for his evil experiments, the scientist Andross
declared war on the entire Lylat System. General Pepper of Corneria sent three of his top
pilots, James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar to investigate the strange activities on
Venom. When they arrived, Pigma betrays his teammates, captures James and Peppy, and allies
with Andross. Peppy managed to escape but James McCloud was presumed to have died.
Peppy returns to Corneria to tell James’s son Fox about what had happened. A few years pass
and General Pepper has assembled a new team consisting of Peppy Hare, Falco Lombardi,
Slippy Toad, and Fox McCloud. The team’s name, Star Fox.
Star Fox is an on-rail space shooter, It starts out as most rail shooters do, but it picks up fast as
find out the various things you can do with your Arwing, which is the ship you pilot in the game.
You can barrel roll to deflect incoming projectiles, collect rings to recover health, Brake and
Boost to get through opening doors, you can also launch Smart Bombs to destroy multiple
enemies. You can also get a Double Laser power up to increase damage. You’re to choose the
course you want to travel, Level 1 being the easiest, Level 2 being moderate difficulty, and Level
3 being the Hardest. If you want to most of the game, hope you’re skilled enough. Levels vary
from either fighting on a planet’s surface, flying through asteroids, or fighting an armada of
ships from the inside. After making your way through, you finally get to Venom and have to
fight through Andross’s forces and it’s guardian, after that you’ll face off against Andross.
Andross himself can be challenging. He launches panels from his eyes that will rotate towards
you, you’ll attempt to suck you in then spit out a lot of panels at you. Once you shoot out both
of his eyes, his true face will be revealed and you’ll have to shoot it quickly before it reforms.
After defeating him, you escape and save the day.
I didn’t start playing this until 2004, 2005ish. I found it at my local game store at the time and
figured it was time to start building my collection. I still enjoy it even though it’s aged.
Personally I like the next game better.