You will never play the first console/Nintendo polygonal 3D game for the first time ever again
You will never fly with your pet bros and save Slippy's stupid ass for the first time again
You will never destroy the multi-layered boss's ass and then shoot the credits up for the first time ever again
I don't even get how anyone could live with themselves if they didn't live through the experience of playing this as their first 3D game, it was one of the real few milestones in vidya
I was playing X-Wing on PC long before Starfox came out. While I acknowledged it was an impressive showcase of the Super NES's capabilities, I never got that WOW-factor from it because I had already seen plenty of low-polygonal starfighters.
Really OP, you're slightly overselling the whole "IT WERE TEH REVOLUSHUNZ!!!!11" angle a bit. It was a first for the SNES, not the industry as a whole.
All of these anons are bringing up valid points in their own way.
To whatever degree, the SFX chip was still doing most of the heavy lifting, not the SNES. So you really can't say it showcased the abilities of the console; it's a cartridge add-on chip. Been done since the earliest days of vidya. Then of course there's the fact that the SFX I (ironically almost the only version used) had a hardware bug that underclocked it, meaning it wasn't even performing up to its own potential, never mind showing up other platforms. Finally, there's the fact that I personally never found Starfox to be much fun. The N64 version was better, sorry to rain on your parade.
But you were asking for a first, not a first good one. When you're dealing with primitive tecnology 3 years can be a really long time.
Also maybe it's the nostalgia talking but I don't think it was even that bad, just boring because it tried to be a legit driving simulator way too hard.
Ahem. Not even sure if this was the first 3d console game, but definitely predates Starwing by a year on much less beefy hardware. Granted it's wireframe and not filled polygons, but that's somewhat minor.
Plus there's already a thread on it.
Anyway, I remember Starfox back when it was in every single demo station of every video game store back in 93. Pants were indeed pooped, although I never owned it.
Oh, I didn't mean "dealing with" in the "Imma skool u, bitch!" way. I just meant that sometimes it's hard to tell "nutty /vr/" from "normal /vr/" from "/v/ troll starting topic disguised as nutty /vr/". Difficult to know when to lower your defenses and give people the benefit of the doubt.
OP, my best friend and I would read this issue of GamePro at elementary school recess. Ah, memories.
>Starfox was fun as hell, but Silpheed for Sega CD blew it the fuck out
They're not even alike, retard. Silpheed is more of a top-down shooter with some stupid 3D background crap going on