The year was 1993 when a cartridge has been able to give one of the best experiences that the SNES era had to offer. We speak precisely of Star Fox, which was released in Europe under the name of Starwing. At that time it in no time reached the top of the charts of each magazine including Mickey, who had the hottest titles of the moment. In the early 90s, it managed to stand up even to that great collection called Super Mario All-Stars and Street Fighter II′ Turbo: Hyper Fighting by Capcom.
Starwing was one of the most spectacular of Super Nintendo games through new graphics and three-dimensional effects, synthesized voices and real sounds, all thanks to the famous chip by Super FX. Maybe some of you remember, but in the first level, after the asteroid belt, you had to face the space army and then reach the Slot Machine space on the third level. Although to get there you had to fly through the bird's head space and enter the secret area.
Star Fox 2: The unexpected arrival of an adventure never forgotten
Starwing left this and other indelible memories within us. It certainly will help us to appreciate that second chapter, developed by Nintendo and Argonaut Games, but that was never published at least until now. And to think that in 2015, when Star Fox Zero was introduced on Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the title would not be either distributed as a bonus. Evidently, the company wanted to distribute the new incarnation of the SNES that is smaller, more ergonomic and above all more appealing.
If you too are big fans of the anthropomorphic fox adventures Fox McCloud and his mercenary team of Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Falco Lombardi then know that from September 29 on SNES Mini you can finally play Star Fox 2, one of the most anticipated titles of the past 20 years.
On the other hand, its path was more than troubled, because it was canceled in 1995. Star Fox 2 was in the final stages of its development and its debut would come in, in a sense, in conflict with powerful new consoles like the Nintendo 64. In the summer of 1995, the first PlayStation and Sega Saturn were doing very well, so the company was focused on debuting the new generation.
The second official game of the saga was Star Fox 64 (1997), which also arrived on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. As the saying goes, it is never too late. The long awaited moment is coming. Star Fox 2 is finally completed and this when nothing can stop the vehicle piloted by Fox McCloud. Buckle up, the wait is almost over!