When European gamers discuss why the original SNES Star Fox was called Starwing for its EU release or why Star Fox 64 was saddled with the confusing title of Lylat Wars, it is often assumed that it was due to some kind of copyright issue in Europe. 

However, as we discovered many moons ago, the issue was less of a 'Star Fox' problem and more of a 'StarVox' problem.

Still, it is true that there were indeed several other games called Star Fox before Fox McCloud and his gang of anthropomorphic buddies came along and stole our hearts. In the video above our chums over at Eurogamer take a look at three such games from the Atari 2600, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Let us know what you think about these alternate universe editions of Star Fox with a comment below.

[via eurogamer.net]