How Three Teenagers Helped Nintendo Create Star Fox on the Super Nintendo

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 10:51 am

These teens proved age is only a number.

The original Star Fox was released on the Super Nintendo in 1993. The game was a huge hit for the console, and spawned a larger series of video games that followed a talking fox named Fox McCloud and his team (comprised of other talking animals, like a rabbit and frog) on daring aerial missions. Fox will be making an appearance in an upcoming toys-to-life game called Starlink: Battle For Atlas, due out later this year, too.

Star Fox on the Super Nintendo asks players to defend Fox’s home planet by shooting down enemies forces, like spaceships and robots, in each level. As Game Informer reported, Star Fox was one of the only 3D games for the Super Nintendo, pushing the boundaries of what the console was capable of doing.

Three British teenagers were instrumental in creating Star Fox. Game Informer shared their story in a recent YouTube video, which you can watch below.

If you played Star Fox as a kid, and want to relive this classic, or even share it with your kids, Star Fox (and its previously unreleased sequel) is one of the 20 games included on the Super Nintendo Classic, a smaller version of the original system from the ‘90s. The Super Nintendo Classic can be purchased for $79.99.

Parents, if your kids are interested in creating video games, inspire them by sharing this story, and then check out our guide to learn how you can help them get started.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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