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Vortex (SNES)

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Description

Vortex was one of the few games designed to use the SNES Super FX 1 chip, a custom-made graphics accelerator RISC processor. The game is a 3D shooter similar to Star Fox by the same development studio, but with some subtle differences. Players can morph their vehicle at any time from the standard walker to a sonic jet, a land burner and a defensive hard shell, each with their own weapons, strengths and weaknesses.

The player is cast as a soldier fighting the Aki-Do Forces, an evil empire bent on taking over the entire universe. To stop them, the player has access to an experimental mech, the Vortex, to travel the seven worlds of the Aki-Do system and destroy the bases.

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Vortex SNES This enemy is shown in a 360° view.
Vortex SNES Driving around on a planet.
Vortex SNES Close up of the Land Burner mode
Vortex SNES As a Hard Shell you are invulnerable.

Alternate Titles

  • "Citadel" -- Working title

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The Press Says

neXGam Dec 27, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Game Players Nov, 1994 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) Oct, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Nintendo Life Jul 26, 2010 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1994 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1994 3.75 out of 6 45
The Video Game Critic Dec 27, 2006 F 0

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Big John WV (25279) added Vortex (SNES) on Feb 04, 2008