Update #3 [Wed 9th Nov, 2022 12:30 GMT]: And it's live! You can download the Star Fox EX Exploration Showcase here.
Here's some more info:
The Star Fox Team is back! But this time, their mission is to fight for their very existence!
The Mario Bros. have decided that the Star Fox franchise no longer has a place within the grand Nintendo universe, and has set out to destroy the Lylat System forever, with the help of characters from more successful Nintendo IPs! They have also posed as Andross in order to hire the infamous Star Wolf team, a rival band of mercenaries led by Wolf O’Donnell, to distract Star Fox while they pull off their plans! Can Fox and his team put aside their former friendship with the Nintendo All-Stars to save both the Lylat System and everything associated with their franchise?”
Experience the amazing power of the Super NES and the SuperFX chip and take full control of Starfox!
This romhack boasts dozens of amazing additions and features, including, but not limited to:
- A brand new map with 17 new levels, new bosses, music, backgrounds, enemies and more!
- A 3+ page pre-game menu to customize your experience!
- Use the SNES Mouse, Super Scope, NTT Data Pad or Multi-Tap for a new way to play!
- Play with 2/3/4/5 people, AI controlled teammates, or ships all controlled by player 1!
- Wireframe mode, grid lines, palette changes and more!
- Customize your player ship and crosshair style with new crosshair functionality!
- A full model test viewer, BGM/SFX test menu and Super Scope Calibration screen!
Update #2 [Fri 4th Nov, 2022 20:00 GMT]: We've got a second trailer, with a release date: November 11th!
Update #1 [Tue 1st Nov, 2022 13:45 GMT]: The Star Fox EX Exploration Showcase now has its first teaser trailer:
Original Story [Thu 11th Aug, 2022 13:00 BST]: In July 2020, the source code for the original Star Fox leaked alongside a number of other Nintendo titles as part of the now infamous 'gigaleak', and it seems like, in the intervening years, modders have been hard at work developing some interesting, new alterations to the game. This includes adding exciting options like multiplayer, new weapons, maps, and even a new game+ feature.
KandoWontu is the leader behind the Star Fox Exploration Showcase, which is the name of this new patch. He tells me that he grew up playing Star Fox, which is one of the reasons why he decided to take a closer look at the source code and see what he could do with it.
"I definitely remember being blown away by the 3D graphics on the SNES, and I don’t think I ever noticed any slowdown at the time," KandoWontu tells us. "Of course in retrospect now playing the original game can be painfully slow at times, but that was the magic of it! That, powered with Nintendo Power issues pumping it up made it a memorable game for sure."