I never knew anything about this until now.
I thought everyone knew about Starfox 2. It is a very fun game to play. Go try it in an emulator.
Miyamoto says, “You should buy Starfox DS because that uses the Starfox 2 mechanics for it.” No. Starfox Command was so awful I returned it very fast. The game uses terrible art too.
Starfox 2 is COOL! I doubt it would have been as popular as Starfox 1 especially with the ‘surprise’ of FX graphics already used. But it is cool!