X / NesGlider (SNES)

Discussion in 'Unreleased Games Discussion' started by Celine, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    Many years ago, time sure flies, drx at hidden-palace released the prototype by Argonaut Software of X (aka Lunar Chase or Eclipse) for SNES which I believe is the NesGlider ported to SNES Jez San often talks about (the demos are dated back to May 1991).

    3D performances weren't good enough on a stock SNES so Nintendo accepted to invest a million into the creation of the Super FX chip.
    Star Fox was then developed and became the first polygonal-based console game to sell many million units.
    The rest is history.

    For those that never seen it in motion I made a video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCNt8EAIWGM

    EDIT:
    Argh forgot the SNES icon.
     
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  2. pichichi010

    pichichi010 Rising Member

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    Is the binary available for this?

    You got contact with the original devs?
     
  3. stranno

    stranno Enthusiastic Member

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    Lunar Chase was the name choosed by Dylan Cuthbert from Argonaut to X, Game Boy, on the development stage.

    Quite fun game, i played a lot. Dont know about this SNES port.
     
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  4. xdaniel

    xdaniel Robust Member

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    As Celine said, drx did release this on Hidden Palace years ago - http://www.hidden-palace.org/?releases/console/3 - but the downloads on the site are dead. It's probably found its way into ROM sets by this point, tho, or that's what I'm guessing...
     
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    badinsults Peppy Member

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  6. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    BTW I can't find anymore on YT the very brief footage of FX Fighter running on SNES at a Shoshinkai show (was it 94 or 95?).

    Did someone save it?

    EDIT:
    Of course, as I've said in the OP, drx released the demos many years ago.
    Basically I started the thread just to show the video I did to those that never had the chance to see it.
     
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  7. HyperGHZ

    HyperGHZ Rising Member

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    To me, it seems like only yesterday this was released...

    After seeing this, I wanted 2 play it again also,

    Here's the pack of all 3 for anyone who can't find it...
    https://mega.co.nz/#!WIg3CIIY!HCK1dnjxcc1aQaLcDAQBoQTwMKNnGNKWQE3mVxJe-xU
     
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  8. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!! I have seen FX Fighter actually running on the SFC / SNES at one ETC show in London back in '95. It was at the Electro Brain booth so I guess they were the ones who were going to release it in the UK. I've said a million times that I saw it running on a SNES but everyone always said I was mistaken. So many people that I started to believe them. Now I finally know I was not and did see it.
     
  9. Celine

    Celine Gutsy Member

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    Next time show them this pic (it's from the video I mentioned):

    2fightpoli.jpg

    Mind you it was very brief footage.
     
  10. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Yep, that's what I saw :)
     
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    syntax error Spirited Member

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    In the beginning they wanted a port of Starglider or Starglider 2.
     
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    badinsults Peppy Member

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    Since this forum doesn't have a "code" tag.

    starglider.png
     
  13. Taucias

    Taucias Site Supporter 2014,2015

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    A Eurogamer article talks about that, and about a VR system they were working on with Nintendo that I had not heard of before:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-04-born-slippy-the-making-of-star-fox
     

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