Argonaut Software

After Burner

After Burner

Atari ST - Released - 1988

The game allows the player to control a F-14 Tomcat jet, which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. At the start of the game, the player takes off from an aircraft carrier called the SEGA Enterprise, which shares a similar name to the one used in the 1986 film Top Gun.

Space Football: One on One

Space Football: One on One

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

These Armchair Quarterbacks Go 400 Miles Per Hour! Travel to exotic arenas throughout the galaxy and thrill to the cheers of millions! jump into the cockpit of your RetroGrav and get ready for the fastest most dangerous sport this side of the Milky Way! In Space Football, the object is to snare the roving hoverball and take it to your goal. But there are plenty of hazards to stop you from scoring! Magnetic flux fields that drain your energy, spincycles that twist you out of control and, of course, your well-armed opponent is waiting to slam your ship into permanent retirement! Play against...

Star Fox

Star Fox

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - February 21, 1993

In the distant Lylat star system, imagine yourself at the controls of a futuristic, heavily armed, space fighter - Arwing. Lead the counter-attack on an invasion force of hundreds of alien tanks, fighter ships, laser gun emplacements and super battleships. Maneuver at warp speed through fog-enshrouded canyons, dense asteroid belts and waves of the enemy's best defense. You must use skill and cunning to fight to the enemy's home planet Venom and smash the Core Brain for victory! The Super FX micro chip is on-board for fluid game control and special effects previously unavailable in home...

Star Fox 2

Star Fox 2

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 29, 2017

A New Adventure into the Unknown. Andross survived the destruction of the core brain on Venom, and has been biding his time in seclusion until his armies are once again at full strength. It is up to the now official Starfox team to vanquish Andross once and for all, and to finally bring peace to the war-torn Lylat System. Two new members have been added to the Starfox Team to help in the war against Andross; Miya and Fey. With these new recruits and access to a greater arsenal, it's up to YOU to free the Lylat System and defeat Andross.

Star Fox: Super Weekend

Star Fox: Super Weekend

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 31, 1993

A promotional cartridge, Super Star Fox Weekend (Official Competition) (titled Star Wing: Official Competition in Europe), was released as part of the game's marketing campaign in Europe and the U.S. It featured time-limited single-player mode on modified stages, as well as an exclusive bonus level. The altered start-up screen displays 'Official Competition Cartridge'. Depending on the points scored, players could win a t-shirt, a jacket, or trips to international destinations. An estimated 2000 cartridges were made. In the United States, the Super Star Fox Weekend was played by tens of...

Starglider

Starglider

Apple II - September 11, 1986

The Planet Novenia has been attacked by the Egrons, who snuck in by disguising their craft as the protected Starglider species, which Novenia's automated defenses were programmed not to shoot. Your task is to fight them off using only an obsolete Airborne Ground Attack Vehicle. This was designed as the ultimate combat machine, with sophisticated hardware up to Draziw Yarg's high standards. It has a fully-rechargeable shield, plasma drive unit, an inbuilt scanner and 10,000-sector map, a top speed of 2550 Urads and two homing missiles. The game is viewed from within AGAV's cockpit, with control...

Starglider

Starglider

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Starglider is a 3D video game published in 1986 by Rainbird. It was developed by Jez San under his company name Argonaut Software. The game is a fast-moving, first-person combat flight simulator, rendered with colourful wireframe vector graphics inspired by San's love of the 1983 Atari coin-op Star Wars. Starglider was originally developed for the 16-bit Amiga and Atari ST. The game takes over the surface of the occupied planet Novenia, and it is the player's goal to rid the world of the mechanised Egron invaders. Starglider was packaged with a sci-fi novella by James Follett,...

Starglider 2

Starglider 2

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Starglider 2 is a 3D space combat simulator published in 1988 by Rainbird as the sequel to 1986's Starglider. It was released for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Macintosh, and ZX Spectrum. Instead of the wireframe graphics of the original, Starglider 2 uses flat shaded polygons. The game features open, continuous gameplay without levels or loading screens after the game had started, despite taking place across an entire planetary system. The player can fly through space, enter a planet's atmosphere, explore the surface, and penetrate subterranean tunnels in one seamless movement. The goal...

X

X

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - May 29, 1992

X (エックス Ekkusu?) is a three-dimensional first-person shooter video game released for the Game Boy only in Japan on May 29, 1992. The game was developed and published by Nintendo, with assistance from Argonaut Software. X was followed by an internationally released DSiWare exclusive sequel, X-Scape, in 2010. The game was influenced by the Starglider series, and was originally slated to be published by Mindscape as Eclipse or Lunar Chase, but Nintendo took over the project after becoming interested in the concept of having three-dimensional graphics on the Game Boy. Then Nintendo president...

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