The Great Fox II is a mothership used by Fox McCloud and the Star Fox Team during the events of Star Fox Command. It serves as the replacement for the ill-fated Great Fox. It is piloted by ROB 64, as was the original.
Faced with the loss of their mothership during their invasion of the Aparoid Homeworld, the Star Fox Team had to purchase a new one. This new ship, christened the "Great Fox II", was a decommissioned Cornerian Assault Carrier, which, as a result, had all of its weapons and military grade hardware pulled, leaving just a basic hull. As a result, the ship is taxed in terms of defense, and is significantly weaker than the original Great Fox, to the point it can't withstand an assault by even the weakest of enemies for a prolonged period of time. However, this makes it more cost-effective and much less expensive than its predecessors. The ship was restored, somewhat, upon purchase, as it was able to use up to three missile strikes on clusters of attacking enemies, which proved useful, as attacking and defeating enemies from afar rather than attack them directly with a pilot was far safer.
The new ship looks completely different from the past models of the Great Fox, resembling more of a space-faring aircraft carrier than a battle-cruiser.
Role on the BattlefieldEdit
The gameplay of every mission revolves around the player's strategy on using the available starfighters to protect the Great Fox II. The Great Fox cannot move, but can repair up to four starfighters and launch up to three Missiles to strike distant Anglar fleets. The player controls the missiles path with the stylus by drawing a path and releasing to fire. If Anglar fighters reach the Great Fox II before the force is exterminated, the mothership will be shot down, resulting in an instant game over.
- Although not playable, the Great Fox II is the only ship to appear in every single misson.
- The style of the gameplay of Star Fox Commands missions is very similar to the battle of Sector Z during the Lylat Wars.
- Unused prototype sprites show that the original Lylat Wars design of the Great Fox was going to return, but Nintendo changed to to the Great Fox II instead.