Excerpt: If you owned an SNES and were into space combat games, I'm sure you owned one called Star Fox. Or at least played it once or twice. I remember renting it and borrowing a friend's copy repeatedly, trying to make it to the final level endlessly. I actually made it at some point, but my wingmen had been killed and I was down to like one life... needless to say I never made it to Andross.
Excerpt: One of the best methods of cementing a new system's popularity is by introducing sequels to long-established classics. Nintendo does this quite successfully with Star Fox 64, for the Nintendo 64.