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With the widespread excitement that surrounds the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition, many are looking forward to seizing the chance to play Star Fox 2 for the first time.

The intergalactic adventure had used a newer version of the Super FX chip to increase memory and processing speed, allowing the development team to expand on what they had achieved in the original Star Fox game.

They experimented with allowing players to freely fly in a full 360-degree and added a new tank vehicle, but, even though the game was completed, Nintendo worried that it would look unfavourably against more modern-looking games that were being released on the PlayStation and SEGA Saturn.

That, therefore, led to a tough decision, resulting in Star Fox 2 being cancelled and shelved. But now, it will make an anticipated debut on the SNES Classic Edition.

Nintendo wants you to earn the right to play it, however. It’s a simple requirement, though, simply challenging you with proving your piloting skill in Star Fox – or Starwing, as it is known in Europe – to complete the first level.

We know that the SNES Classic Edition production is “significantly” higher than the NES Classic Edition, meaning that it should be far easier for everyone to get hold of one.

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition will release across Europe and North America on September 29th priced at £69.99 ($79.99).

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.