StarFox is the first game in the StarFox series. It included the Super FX chip, a coprocessor used to accelerate graphics display. The display of three-dimensional models with polygons was still new and uncommon in console video games, and the game was much hyped as a result. Star Fox is a rail shooter in a third-person 3D perspective. The player must navigate their spacecraft, an Arwing, through environments while various enemies (spaceships, robots, creatures, etc.) attack. Along the way, power-ups are placed in the stage to help the player. The player receives a score on each level based on how many enemies destroyed and how well the player has defended teammates. At the end of each level there is a boss that the player must defeat before progressing to the next level. There are 3 paths through the game with various difficuly. Each path contains different stages.