During the secret "Out of this Dimension" level, listening carefully to the music that plays throughout reveals the level's theme to be a distorted version of Johann Strauss II's "Voices of Spring" waltz. The giant slot machine's battle theme is a mix of several folk songs: the Japanese folk song "Yuki", the American folk song "When the Saints Go Marching In", and the German folk song "HÃ¤nschen Klein". As the fake credits roll after defeating the giant slot machine, a distorted rendition of the credits theme can then be heard.
The PAL release of the game was known as Starwing instead of Star Fox. The reason for this is because of a German company called StarVox, and as F is pronounced liked an V in Germany, it would have caused confusion for German players.
Although this game started the franchise, it's often ignored and is not usually considered canon. The recap present in the Star Fox: Assault instruction manual ignores the original game and begins the series at Star Fox 64. However, the official Star Fox Adventures Japanese site stated that the events of the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games are two sides of the same coin, implying that they could directly co-exist within the same timeline.
The ships the player pilots, the Arwing, got its name due to it being shaped like the letter A.
There is a possibility General Pepper is named from the Beatle's album "Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". He is also wearing an outfit similar to a character on the album cover.
There is a secret level that can be reached from the asteroid field in level 3. Getting there requires destroying the second of two large asteroids and then flying straight into the bird that appears. Doing so results in being transported to "Out of this Dimension" where the background is warped, the enemies appear to be floating pieces of paper, and the boss is a slot machine. Once defeated by getting three 7s, the end credits roll and the player is stuck in this level until the game is reset.