1993 was a bumper year for gamers, and Nintendo's groundbreaking Star Fox was possibly the cream of the crop. Powered by the Super FX chip and offering intense 3D graphics, it set a new standard for visuals on home consoles and gave its host platform a new lease of life.

Also released in 1993 was the Atari Jaguar, the veteran company's attempt to get back into the console market it had dominated in the '70s and '80s. This 64-bit system launched alongside a title called Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy, a side-scrolling shooter which featured an animal protagonist in a spaceship. Sound familiar?

While Atari may have been a bit cheeky in trying to emulate Fox McCloud with this title, the quality of the product fell well short of the standard seen in Star Fox - as the guys over at iRetrogamer can attest. Their latest video looks at the similarities between these two games, both released in the same year and both offering a very different take on the whole "animals in space" concept.

Did you ever own a Jaguar? If so, what did you make of this rather lackluster launch title? Let us know with a comment.

[source youtube.com]