Vortex (video game)

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North American cover art
Developer(s) Argonaut Software
Platform(s) Super NES
Release date(s)
  • NA 1994-09
Genre(s) 3D shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 4-megabit Super FX cartridge

Vortex (formerly known as Citadel) is a 3D shooter game developed by Argonaut Software and released by Electro Brain for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in September 1994.[1] It is one of a few titles designed to use the enhanced graphics of the Super FX powered GSU-1.


The player pilots an experimental mech called the Morphing Battle System against the seven worlds of the Aki-Do Forces.[2] The MBS can transform between four different modes, fueling unconfirmed speculation that the concept may have been derived from an unreleased game based on Transformers: Generation 2.[3]


Electronic Gaming Monthly scored the game a 6 out of 10. They remarked that the pace is slow, but complimented the unique concept and high challenge.[4]


  1. ^ "Super NES Games" (PDF). Nintendo of America. Archived from the original on 2004-06-19. Retrieved 2004-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Vortex". SNES Central. 
  3. ^ Oxford, Nadia (July 3, 2007). "Transformers: Robots in Disgust". 1UP.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Review Crew: Vortex". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (63): 32. October 1994. 

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