Invader II Fighters were a class of star fighter used by the Venomian Army during the Lylat Wars. They were first encountered by the Star Fox Team when the team came to the aid of the beleaguered Cornerian Defense Force at the battle of Katina. Improvements over Invader I fighters include being much faster, smaller targets, and being flown by more intelligent pilots. Despite these improvements, they are still fragile ships, and they were no match for the Cornerian Army and the Star Fox team.
Camouflage and Numbers
- “Hard to tell the good guys from the bad! ”
- —Slippy Toad
In an effort to improve their odds, the Invader II's were painted the same colors as their Cornerian foes, hoping that Star Fox would accidentally target and shoot down their friends in the confusion. Indeed, initially, it had worked, though only one Cornerian Fighter was shot down by friendly fire, coming from Peppy Hare. Later in the battle, though, the Arwing's Targeting Computer was able to tell the difference between friend and foe, though, and despite being deployed in the hundreds the Invader II's were unable to gain air superiority or protect their carrier Saucerer from destruction.
- Should the player clear the Katina stage, shooting down only Invader II Fighters, the conversation between Fox and Bill will become more positive.
- Peppy Hare is the only pilot other than the player to be tricked by the camouflauge strategy and remarks his error by "Enemy down...Wait, that was one of ours!".
NINTENDO POWER Starfox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.