DescriptionVortex 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.
- "Citadel" -- Working title
- "ヴォルテックス" -- Japanese spelling
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|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|
|Play Time||Dec, 1994||74 out of 100||74|
|GamePro (US)||Oct, 1994||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Nintendo Life||Jul 26, 2010||70|
|Super Power (Sweden)||Dec, 1994||63 out of 100||63|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Oct, 1994||6 out of 10||60|
|All Game Guide||1998||50|
|Total! (Germany)||Nov, 1994||3.75 out of 6||45|
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