Star Fox was merely a taste of what 3D could bring. But it wasn't until the N64 that showed us how 3D games should control and play.
And they're somehow any different from the Wii Balance board or Nintendo Labo?
Someone had to take that step towards an evolution of 3D games. It’s like taking that first step onto the Moon and discovering/hypothesizing possibilities of worlds outside of our own.
I don’t think the Wii Balance Board and Nintendo Labo were that much different compared to the Zapper and ROB. They were just marketed differently for their respective time. Video games had a bad rap post-U.S. video game crash so ROB was an entry point for kids/parents.