Star Fox (1983 video game)

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Star Fox
Developer(s) Mythicon
Publisher(s) Mythicon
Designer(s) Bruce De Graaf
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release 1983 (USA)
Genre(s) Shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Star Fox is a video game for the Atari 2600 console, developed and published by Mythicon in 1983. Although the front cover of the game states "Game 1 in the Star Fox Series," no sequels were ever made.


The game takes place in the year 4024 AD. The story begins as a robot freighter carrying a cargo of extremely valuable trimetalisium energy crystals crash lands on the planetoid Beta-7. An enemy star cruiser, escorted by a squadron of fighter drones, is en route to the planetoid to seize the crystals.

The player's objective is to recover the crystals before the enemy while doing battle with the fighter drones.


In a Digital Press article on the worst games for the Atari 2600, Star Fox was ranked nineteenth:[1]

[...] you control a spaceship on a mission to extract gems beneath the ocean depths. Your ship is defenseless at the bottom of the screen, and amazingly the gems become intelligent and avoid your efforts while taking advantage of the fact that your ship cannot move sideways while at the bottom. Only one enemy and one gem per screen. The playfield and difficulty never change. I give credit to Mythicon for not releasing their second cart in the "Star Fox Series".

— Kevin Oleniacz, Digital Press


  1. ^ Oleniacz, Kevin. "The Worst of the Atari 2600". Digital Press. Retrieved June 29, 2006.