I am very surprised to find others who enjoyed this game. Too many focus on technical aspects of games that it ruins their experience. If a game dropped a couple frames, its in the deep fryer.
For myself, i see past the technical issues and visuals of games. Golden Eye 64 was considered one of the best multiplayer experiences of its era, and it ran at a sluggish 9fps. Today's gamers wouldn't even consider it playable.. yet ask those who played it in its day and they would say the game was incredibly fun regardless. Star Fox 2 is a quality game bogged down by system limitations however the game is fun and offers everything you stated. I would have loved to see the series spin off into SF2's direction than the direction we ended up getting many years later.
Yeah having grown up in the early years of 3D gaming I can still appreciate games from that era in all their limitations; the original Starfox on SNES remains one of my favourite games of all time.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.