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Classic Gaming- Star Fox SNES: (1993)


When you talk about games that includes epic Sci-fi like adventures the original Star Fox title would probably be the first thing to come to mind.  The original Star Fox was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993.   This game centers around Fox McCloud and his allies Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad and Peppy Hare to stop a mad scientist known as Andross  and his army forces from destroying the Lylat system after being banished from Planet Andross.  This popular rail shooter title had included numerous features that made it stand out from other games within the same genre.  Some examples would include spectacular space like effects as players navigated throughout various stages of the game. Sometimes the effects made players feel like they were playing a 3D game on a 2D cartridge which was awesome.   This takes us to the Super FX chip which was utilized during the production of Star Fox which provided advanced graphics during gameplay.


Star Fox had a total of sixteen different levels that would not only provide gamers with hours of excitement but also challenges if one has played it enough times to master each stage.  Even though, many gamers find Star Fox somewhat challenging it would be debate on what stage was the most difficult.  Some people may argue Sector Z & Aqua on Medal difficulty would be considered the most challenging while others would suggest that Macbeth or Titania is better suited for being the hardest stage in the game.  However, this usually depends on the player and how skilled they are on mastering the controls and navigating through each level.  Speaking of levels there many stages in the game that are exciting but the BGM for stage 1 entitled “Corneria” was a soundtrack that many gamers thought was great mainly for an SNES game.


Star Fox had received positive reviews from both critics and gamers alike and had also earned a five star rating from GamePro following it release.  Star Fox had also received a positive reception from numerous other publications including AllGame, EGM and many more for being an iconic rail shooter game that many people like to this day.

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