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|Released on February 21, 1993 in Japan for 9800 Yen.|
Star Fox was the first game to use the Super FX chip. The coprocessor was directly included with each game cartridge and gave the original Super Famicom hardware an extra power boost. This graphics accelerator chip allowed games to generate smooth and realtime 3D graphics for home consoles. The console market was under increasing pressure to create the same 3D graphics already offered by home computers and the Super FX chip was a natural step forward. It was created by the talented people at Argonaut Games (England), who also co-developed Star Fox. Interestingly, it wasn't the first time the company had made such a '3-D move'. They developed the first-person 3D shooter Starglider in 1986 for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST (the game was later ported to other systems). The shooter was rendered with wireframe vector graphics but its sequel released in 1988, Starglider 2, used solid shaded polygonal graphics.
[FR] April 1993 - Consoles + No. 18: 96/100
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