Small Missiles are small, sharp pointed missiles that were manufactured in the weapons labs on Macbeth and utilized by the Venomian fleet massed at Sector Y during the Lylat Wars.
Hence the name, small missiles are small, very fast and very powerful missiles that spearhead in a rotating speed towards Cornerian forces. They are not as powerful as a Copperhead missile or Ninjin Missiles, but they appear in much larger numbers and are fast enough to evade the Reticle, making the missiles impossible to lock on to. A lucky shot with an unguided charge laser bolt may be able to destroy some, though a much more reliable method is to use bombs whenever large swarms of missiles are present.
- “The battleships spray the combat zone with piercing torpedoes that home in on your Arwing. The small missiles usually blaze at you in large clusters, so be ready to dodge their sweeping, explosive swath. You can't lock onto them, but if you're a sharp shooter, you can destroy them with charged laser fire or bombs.”
- —Official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, pg 61
During the battle in Sector Y, the small missiles were launched out of Grazan-class Carriers and dropped onto General Pepper's ships like rocks in a heavy meteor shower.
Despite the description in the strategy guide, these missiles don't lock onto the Arwing but still fly into the flight path and will pose damage upon collisions.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.