Granga Fighters are a class of starfighter, manufactured in the weapons labs on Macbeth and utilised by Andross' Empire during the Lylat Wars.
Granga Fighters are double finned, polygonal ships. They are very fast flying fighters, able to keep up the pace when tailing an Arwing, evident when tailing Falco's Arwing until his shield gauge depletes and forces him to retreat if he isn't rescued in time.
- “In the All-Range Mode when you face the boss, Granga, you'll also encounter these swift, highly mobile fighters. They follow your team members closely and can be a nuisance, but if you concentrate your attack on Granga and destroy him quickly, you'll never even notice these gnats.”
- —Official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, pg 27
After the checkpoint, three Granga Fighters will chase Falco. Destroy these three ships, and then fly through all of the arches ahead. Falco will lead you to an alternate path through the mission which will take you to a different lieutenant, and to Sector Y.
In the games
Appearing instantly on the seas of Corneria, Granga Fighters were the first Venomian Starfighters faced by the Star Fox team. Slippy Toad broke formation and was chased by one. Falco Lombardi was chased by three Granga Fighters but was saved by Fox McCloud, which enabled the avian ace pilot to remain on the battlefield and spot the Attack Carrier, which was accompanied by an assortment of Granga Fighters that launched out of the open hatch when commanded by the Androssian lieutenant. Granga Fighters were present afterwards at the battles on Macbeth and Titania. They were in large supply on Macbeth since they were manufactured on the planet.
Granga Fighters reappear in Star Fox Zero under the name: Dragon II.
In the comic
Granga Fighters make an appearance in the Lylat Wars Comic, appearing briefly on Corneria along with Tripods and Scout Pods, filling the similar role held in the games.
- It is impossible to reach Sector Y from Corneria if the three Granga Fighters chasing Falco were not shot down, as they will continue to chase him until he retreats, and his absence will cause the Attack Carrier to go unnoticed.
- Contrary to the strategy guide's description, Granga fighters are not actually present during Granga's boss battle.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.