Star Fox 2 was going to be the sequel to Star Fox for the SNES, but was cancelled before release. ROM dumps of prototype builds have been released, shedding some light on what the game could have been. It is generally believed that it was cancelled due to the upcoming debut of the Nintendo 64, and the coming end of the SNES.
The game was to have some features that were never implemented, such as two new characters (A lynx named Miyu and a poodle named Fay), and different types of Arwing to control. These Arwing models had different strengths and weaknesses, some being balanced, while the other two were fast but weak, or slow but tough. Each model also had different special attack, instead of everyone having the same Bomb.
Relationship with Star Fox 64
Much of what was to be in Star Fox 2 ended up in Star Fox 64, such as all-range mode, which takes the game off-rails. Some speculate that one of the new wingmen, Miyu, was replaced by Bill Grey, Fox's friend and fellow pilot from Katina. Star Fox 2 was also going to have a multiplayer mode, which was also included in Star Fox 64.
|Star Fox series|
|Star Fox | Star Fox 2 (cancelled) | Star Fox 64 | Star Fox Adventures | Star Fox: Assault | Star Fox Command|
|Star Fox | Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Peppy Hare | James McCloud | Krystal | ROB 64|
|Star Wolf| Wolf O'Donnell | Leon Powalski | Panther Caroso|
|Andross | Pigma Dengar | Andrew Oikonny | Aparoids|
|General Pepper | Prince Tricky | Arwing | Wolfen | Great Fox | Landmaster | Blue-Marine | Lylat | Corneria | Venom | Sauria|