Super Nintendo's Super FX Star Fox Overclocked to Run Smoother

Super-Nintendos-Super-FX-Star-Fox-Overclocked-to-Run-SmootherThe Super FX chip hidden away in the likes of Super Nintendo games Star Fox and Stunt Race FX was an incredible leap forward, yet was rather limited at the same time. Being fed up of the sluggish framerate, one enthusiast has taken it upon himself to overclock the original Star Fox to make it run at a more impressive speed.

To get round this hardware limitation with Star Fox, RetroCollect user Drakon has replaced the original Super FX chip inside the cartridge with the much more powerful Super FX 2 chip (more commonly seen in Doom, Winter Gold and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island).

With the added strength inside the Star Fox cartridge, the results are more than visible once displayed side by side with the original. Running at an incredibly smooth framerate and slightly faster than the original, you'll never be able to play Star Fox in the same light again.

Although the Nintendo 3DS remake of Star Fox 64 (Star Fox 64 3D) is coming out this Friday, were more than tempted to hold back our funds and take Drakon up on his offer of building one of these overclocked cartridges instead.

Link: Overclocked Star Fox Super Nintendo Cartridge at the RetroCollect Forums

Last Updated ( 04 September 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) Drakon 2011-09-04 18:20
I think you should get both the 3ds remake of starfox 64 and one of my carts! It's win win!
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-09-05 00:00
(Link to this comment) Walshs 2011-09-06 20:09
Not sure I like the idea of mutilating working game carts in order to do this though, not that my opinion matters but I highly disapprove of this.
(Link to this comment) Drakon 2012-01-30 01:43
New video: 42 mhz starfox (2x speed)


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