Star Fox 2 [SNES – Unreleased]

Star Fox 2 [SNES – Unreleased]


StarFox 2 is an unreleased video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was to be a part of the Star Fox series and the direct sequel to Star Fox. The game was never released due to the impending release of the Nintendo 64 and the desire to use the most advanced systems available for the game. There have since been various rumors about a release of the game in various formats.

The game was extensively covered by the various gaming magazines of the time, both at its one E3 appearance as well as in the many screenshots provided by Nintendo to generate interest in the sequel. Since the leaking of the unfinished beta code, some individuals have managed to take and compile a large variety of screengrabs. These were taken using an emulator. Though it’s likely that a promotion video was put together at the time, no copies of it have ever been made public. The lack of media coverage about the compiled beta may be due to a fear of legal action from either NCL or NOA. Early in development, Fara Phoenix from the Star Fox comic (called “Lady” in the alpha) and the Andross look-alike “Saru” were in place of Miyu and Fay. Fay replaced a sheep character (gender unknown) from the game’s early development.

On the Internet, ROM images exist of two very early alpha versions of the game, which were originally shown at trade shows. Another ROM, compiled from the latest known source code before the project was cancelled, can also be found — this version is nearly complete and contains minor bugs, debug code, and unfinished features such as a rudimentary multiplayer mode. These ROMs can be played using a SNES emulator. Additionally, fan-made patch can be added to the near-final ROM — this fixes most of the bugs, removes the debug code and the unfinished features, and translates the game’s dialog into English. – [info from Wikipedia]

For more infos: StarFox 2 – Beta Analysis

Per maggiori informazioni: Analisi StarFox 2 Beta



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7 thoughts on “Star Fox 2 [SNES – Unreleased]

  1. Sam Jones

    Q-Games was founded by Dylan Cuthbert, who previously worked at Argonaut Software and helped create Starglider and Starglider 2 for Argonaut Software, then gave programming assistance to X and the first Star Fox for Nintendo. He also developed Star Fox 2 to completion before heading off to work at Sony America to make Blasto on the PlayStation. After this, Dylan moved back to Japan to work at Sony Japan, where, in early 1999, he developed the Duck in a Bath technical demo (Ducks demo) that showcased the PS2’s power to early developers and publishers. Following that, he developed Pipo Saru 2001 and then left Sony to start Q-Games Ltd. in Kyoto in September 2001..

    The Ducks demo was a tech demo that demonstrated the capabilities of the PlayStation 2 at E3 2000 and the PlayStation 3 at E3 2005. In the PlayStation 2 demo, only one duck is shown interacting with the water in the bathtub. In the PlayStation 3 demo, there are many ducks interacting with each other and their environment. A visual representation of the leap in processing abilities from the PlayStation 2 Sony executives promise the PlayStation 3 will deliver.

    (PS4) (May fake)

    Some rumors said that u will see some concept and dev pics in the book “Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life” (ISBN 0-7440-0424-1)

  2. Z

    Super NES Classic mini/Classic Edition

    NA/EU: September 29, 2017
    AU: September 30, 2017
    JP: October 5, 2017


    1. Nikki Lyn Roessler

      I have played the final version via a ROM that plays exactly like the version seen on the Super NES Classic Edition/Classic Mini and I’m enjoying this game very much!

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