Nintendo Nostalgic: How ‘Starfox’ Brought 3D To Console Gaming

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In 1993, a game landed on the Super Nintendo that finally brought full 3D to the console world. It was Starfox, and it rocked. It was also a godsend for anyone desperate for cutting-edge graphics in their games. Things were way tougher in the ’80s and early ’90s, and getting a real 3D experience meant spending cash on dumb things, like the Virtual Boy or 3D glasses that were bigger than your head. The sad truth is until Starfox happened, the only way most of us would ever see a “polygon” is by introducing the cat to our neighbor’s parrot.

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In this Nintendo Nostalgic, we give thanks to a raucous, balls-to-the-wall shoot ’em up that kickstarted console gaming’s graphics revolution.

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