Nintendo's Star Fox for the Super NES is fondly remembered today despite aging terribly. It runs at twenty frames per second if you're lucky, its polygons are very basic, and it lacks the refinements found in its sequels. Aiming to make the game a better modern experience without sacrificing what still makes it fun, kandowontu has created a hack of the game called Star Fox EX that adds a ton of improvements and refinements. There's seventeen new levels, a model viewer, support for the Super NES mouse and Super Scope, multiplayer mode for up to five players, wingmen controlled by the player, and much more!
The Mario Bros. have decided that the Star Fox franchise no longer has a place within the grand Nintendo universe, and has set out to destroy the Lylat System forever, with the help of characters from more successful Nintendo IPs! They have also posed as Andross in order to hire the infamous Star Wolf team, a rival band of mercenaries led by Wolf O’Donnell, to distract Star Fox while they pull off their plans! Can Fox and his team put aside their former friendship with the Nintendo All-Stars to save both the Lylat System and everything associated with their franchise?”
I love hacks that build something entirely new out of the original content. Watch for appearances from Mario and Luigi, Metroids, and many other familiar faces from the Nintendo universe. Better yet, if you have the right accessories, you can play this hack on original Super NES hardware. It's exciting stuff.