Star Fox (game)

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This article is about the first game in the Star Fox series. For the article about the series, see Star Fox (series). For the article about the in-game team, see Star Fox (team).
Game: Star Fox (game)
Star Fox.jpg
Box art of Star Fox on the SNES.
Name Star Fox
Consoles SNES
Release Date February 21,1993 (JPN)
March 1, 1993 (USA)[1]
June 3, 1993 (EU)
Developers Argonaut Software
Publisher Nintendo
Game Chronology (by original Release Date)
First game out Star Fox 64 -->
Game not in Main Series Continuity.
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Star Fox, known in the PAL region as Starwing, was a game released on the SNES in 1993. It was remade for the Nintendo 64 in 1997 as Star Fox 64.


Star Fox was an on-rails shooter game, pitting the player, playing as Fox McCloud, traveling around the Lylat System, defeating the forces of Andross and liberating the planets with the help of the rest of the Star Fox team. The game's climax is reached when the player gets to the final planet, Venom, and confronts Andross once and for all. This game marked the first time 3D polygon graphics were used in a video game for a home console.



  • In the PAL regions, this game was released as Starwing. Many fans believe to be because of a game released on the Atari 2600 ten years earlier, also called Star Fox, which bears no relation to this title. While the developers, Mythicon, could not obtain a trademark in the United States for the name 'Star Fox', they were granted one in Europe, despite never using it. It is believed that Nintendo changed the name on the game's box artwork and title screen to Starwing in PAL versions to avoid any possible court cases with the then trademark holders (Mythicon disbanded soon after the US release of their version of Star Fox). It should be noted that no other changes were made in-game, i.e. the phrase 'Star Fox' still appears as is in-game. For similar reasons, Star Fox 64 was renamed Lylat Wars in Europe four years later.
    • However, according to an interview with Dylan Cuthbert in the British Official Nintendo Magazine, the renaming of the game was to avoid confusing the game with an unrelated European company called Star Vox, as the letter "V", in some languages like Dutch and German, is pronounced as the letter "F" [2].

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