Is Star Fox 2 on Nintendo Switch?


Looking to play the elusive Star Fox 2 on modern consoles? You might be wondering if the game is on Nintendo Switch.

Star Fox 2 had a complicated release. Originally made in 1995, the game actually never saw the light of day until 2017 as part of the the Super NES Classic Edition. With graphics advancing rapidly in the mid-90's, Nintendo sought to prioritize the Nintendo 64 in order to compete with the likes of Sony's PlayStation. Despite being near completion, Nintendo canceled Star Fox 2 and decided to focus instead on a new game for the Nintendo 64. Star Fox 64, released in 1997, incorporated some of Star Fox 2's features.

Cut to 2017 and the release of the emulation console the Super NES Classic. Star Fox 2 was finally offered to the masses, fully completed. Outside of the Super NES Classic, fans might be wondering if there's any other way to play Star Fox 2.

Is Star Fox 2 on Nintendo Switch?

In December 2019, Nintendo brought Star Fox 2 to the Nintendo Switch as part of its Nintendo Switch Online NES and Super NES services. Players with an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription are able to play Star Fox 2, alongside a library of other classic titles.

Also featured in the library is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario World, EarthBound, and more.