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Hey guys and welcome to Cool Bits where we point out our favorite moments from popular
and maybe not not so popular games.
These Cool Bits might be a secret, an Easter Egg, or a small detail that really resonated
This time, we'll be taking a look at some cool details scattered around Stunt Race FX
for the Super Nintendo.
Although it may not be hard to believe now, Stunt Race FX was something of a graphical
tour-de-force when it launched on the Super Nintendo back in 1994, offering one of the
first fully 3-Dimensional racing games available for home consoles.
And part of what made it so impressive was the amount of detail that could be found throughout
many of the tracks, whether it's the leaping dolphins of Aqua Tunnel or the deer that dare
to cross the road in Sunset Valley.
And some of these details actually change on a per-lap basis. Take the game's first
level, Easy Rider, for example, where you'll spot a Nintendo truck waiting patiently by
the side of the racetrack on lap one. Well, it's not long after when you'll narrowly dodge
a collision with it on the next lap as it suddenly crosses the track right in front
of you to reach a gas station on the other side. And when you pass through once more
on the third lap, you can see it pull right up to one of the pumps.
It's these small details that really helps add some flavor to the track.
Now that Nintendo-branded truck and similar Nintendo-themed signs aren't the only Nintendo
reference you'll find, as you might just spot a few familiar faces throughout some of the
Specifically, you'll encounter billboards for Mario, Kirby, and Fox McCloud from Star
And that last one is more fitting than it might seem, as Star Fox has a few things in
common with Stunt Race FX. Not only were they both developed by Nintendo EAD & Argonaut
Software, but Star Fox was also the first game to make use of the FX Chip--the same
chip that also powers Stunt Race FX in order to make its 3D World possible.
Which explains why you can see the logo for the FX adorning the finish line on every racetrack.
So it's kind of cool to see Fox McCloud represented here--but that's not the only Star Fox reference
in the game.
If you manage to unlock the Master Class and race on the third track, Sky Ramp, you'll
spot all four of the Star Fox crew flying around in their Arwings and put on an Air
Show during the race
Yeah, it's pretty cool--if a little obvious. But that's actually not the only time--or
even the first time--the Arwing appears
To see what we mean, try heading to the Night Cruise track, where you'll probably notice
the four Star Fox signs throughout the course. But most oft them aren't your typical sign,
as the first three of them hide a secret.
Because can actually knock them down by driving right up beneath them. But that's not all,
because for doing so, you can expect an Arwing to pay you a visit shortly thereafter, on
either side of the stretch just before the first tunnel--and it'll even drop off a Boost
Power-up for you to use. What a guy!
It's partially this attention to detail that akes Stunt Race FX
Who knew the Star Fox team were such huge fans of street racing?
And that wraps up this episode of Cool Bits for Stunt Race FX
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