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How a tiny company broke Nintendo’s copy protection, created Star Fox, and changed Nintendo forever

How a tiny company broke Nintendo’s copy protection, created Star Fox, and changed Nintendo forever

Star Fox was magical to anyone who had grown up with console games. We were used to a certain standard of 2D graphics, and suddenly here was this 3D, action, flying game that looked and felt amazing. You could fly from inside the cockpit! There were so many secrets! You could do a barrel roll!

This story is an amazing look at what it took to make that game happen, and it does a beautiful job of talking about the good and bad aspects of working with Nintendo. The games that were released were amazing, but it's some of the stuff that never saw that light of day that sound like such wasted opportunities.

I'm glad that the story is now out there, but I can see why certain members of the time seem slightly bitter about how things went down. Give this story a read, it's a fascinating look about how a small group of kids pushed Nintendo into the world of 3D.