So I did this…
[WARNING! THE SOUND IS BROKEN, ESPECIALLY ON THE INTRO! THIS IS THE HACK CAUSING THIS!]
[EPILEPSY WARNING TOO, AS STAR FOX HAS LOADS OF FLASHING]
I managed to pull off a speed hack for the game. As the game is not optimised for this speed, that causes the music to become out-of-sync. As of now, i am still unaware of the cause of the sound distortion, but it’s definitely the hack.
Here is one of my older playthroughs, with stock speed and properly working sound.
I do wish Starfox could get the Christian Whitehead treatment that OG Sonic has (and that Nintendo would allow such a thing to exist), your speed hack shows how much better it is slightly faster in some parts, and too fast in others (at least for me).
Is it still workable when you get to something more intense and time-critical like Space Armada?
Have not tried it yet, just tested corneria, and it was hard to get used to then lol. One noticible improvement is when the boss explodes, on the original speed, you can see the slowdown as it covers more of the screen.
I do wonder if the boss slowdown is completely down to the hardware limitations or if they just wanted to show off a little. Or both.
At least to me, that little bit of slowdown does make the explosion seem much more bigger and cinematic. I might be biased though, I love it too much