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Are you a bad enough dude to
Star Fox is a game where you control an anthropomorphic fox realizing his dream of traveling into unknown space to shoot paper airplanes and a giant one-armed bandit.
Verify that "I can't tell which is real" doesn't occur in the game, as opposed to accidentally being left out of Matheson's script.
All of these are in-game dialogue. The lines were identified as unused by their absence (or dummied out status) in William Matheson's game script.
Hidden inside the game at 0x1099(US) is a 2BPP font that does not get used by the game, but was likely used for the debug menus.
At the beginning of the ROM is some unused code likely used early in development. This code loops through what appears to be debugging code and loads some otherwise unused models, graphics, and color tables. However, the code itself is effectively non-functioning. This is likely a leftover from when the game was a tech demo from Argonaut called X.
A couple texts for debug menus can be seen inside the US ROM at the following addresses. This notably mentions several features and weapons not in the final game.
HOVER 1 TANK WALKER 1 REL AXIS 1 REL AXIS 2 DEMO GAME PAUSED REL AXIS
LOADING BAY EMPTY NULL MISSILE1 MISSILE2 TLASER HMISSILE TM GUN MACH GUN LASER TRILASER SHOT GUN
There's a few more differences that can be found from this webpage: http://rq87.flyingomelette.com/RQ/R/SNES/SF/1.html Apparently, at least the earlier North American version has a scoring bug on one or two stages.
|Japan||US||US Rev. A||Europe|
For whatever reason, nearly every version of the game has a different color on the title screen logo — the original Japanese release has grayish blue, the first North American release instead has bright red, and the North American revision changed it to a more dull red. In both instances, the North American versions also have a more subtle gradient. Also note that the Japanese logo has larger letters than the North American versions. Effectively, the US logo is styled as "Star Fox" or "StarFox", while the Japanese logo is styled as "Starfox".
The European version features the unique Starwing title with relatively bright coloring. Jez San, one on the game's developers, sheds some light on the name change:
[Nintendo] said there was a German company called StarVox and that in a thick German accent, Star Fox sounded too much like StarVox. So to avoid a court case that might risk delaying the launch of the game, they changed the name.
Personally, I think both companies overreacted and there was no chance that Star Fox and StarVox would have created confusion between the two brands.
|Japan & Europe||US|
The SNES controller seen on the controls screen was changed between regions in order to match each region's respective controllers. The Japanese & European controller has colored buttons, while the US controller had purple buttons. The controller itself was also recolored to be more purple in the US version.
|The Star Fox series|
|SNES||Star Fox • Star Fox 2 (Prototypes)|
|Nintendo 64||Star Fox 64|
|GameCube||Star Fox Adventures (Prototype) • Star Fox: Assault|
|Nintendo DS||Star Fox Command|
|Nintendo 3DS||Star Fox 64 3D|