Argonaut Games Archive


Video Game Ad of the Day: Alien Resurrection

Alien Resurrection was a shit movie, and surprise – a shit game too.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Star Fox (Starwing)

Star Fox (or Starwing for us PAL types) was the poster child for Argonaut’s Super FX chip, which boosted the 3D graphics capabilities of the SNES significantly. Argonaut developed Star Fox in conjunction with Nintendo – the British studio worked on the tech, while the Japanese company handled much of the game design and planning. A special competition version of the game is one of the most sought after SNES carts.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge

Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge is another tag team effort between Disney and Sony, timed to release with the second direct-to-video Aladdin feature, although the game itself is set between the second film and the start of the TV series. Aladdin battles Nasira, Jafar’s sister who seeks revenge for the death of her brother.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Croc 2

Croc 2 is the second and seemingly final instalment of the popular 3D platforming series developed by Argonaut. We can assume that the second game did not achieve the success of the first, and that combined with Fox’s game division shutting down sealed the character’s fate.


Video Game Ad of the Day: I-Ninja

I-Ninja is one of those B grade action-platformers that they just don’t make anymore. It was developed by Argonaut, who were arguably the kings of this sort of middling quality 3D platformer.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos was a 3D platformer that drew heavy influence from the likes of Super Mario 64. While not particularly remarkable compared to what was being offered on the Nintendo 64, Croc struck a cord with the PlayStation audience, selling more than 4 million copies.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Buck Bumble

One of those games where the advertising budget must have been double that of the development budget, based on the sheer number of ads in magazines.

Buck Bumble put players in control of the titular character, a cyborg bee fighting in some resistance movement. It’s all highly derivative and technically unpolished – kind of like everything Argonaut produced after Nintendo poached their best talent.