F-Zero GX News
Poll What Other GameCube Title Deserves A '10/10' Remake Or Remaster?
F-Zero? Eternal Darkness? Rogue Leader?
You might have seen by now, but the reviews for Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake have been published, signaling yet another modern survival horror classic that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the original. Our own pals over at Push Square and Pure Xbox gave the remake a score of 10/10 each, with the former...
News Dev Of Incredible F-Zero-Inspired 'Aero GPX' Wants To Bring Racer To Switch
"Aero GPX belongs on the Switch"
We desperately want to see Captain Falcon and the F-Zero franchise return to our screens — the game's appearance in Smash Bros. just isn't enough! Luckily, there are some fantastic indie games out there that look to recapture the spirit of the anti-gravity racing series. And Aero GPX might just be the best example...
Feature SEGA's Astonishing GameCube Rebound Following Defeat In The Console Wars
How SEGA turned its fortunes around and made friends with Nintendo
For gamers old enough to remember the turn of the century, the console landscape looked very different from how it does today. Everyone was excited for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo was getting the GameCube ready to succeed the Nintendo 64. Microsoft's Xbox was also in development...
Random "Die-Hard Nintendo Fan" Reportedly Forked Out Over $40K To Ask For A New F-Zero
Nintendo says it's "always" open to new titles & remakes
Update [Fri 1st Jul, 2022 05:45]: Yesterday, VGC had a story about a Nintendo shareholder who asked the company if they had any plans to revive past IPs such as the futuristic racing series F-Zero, the RPG Baten Kaitos, and various other titles like Wario Land. It turns out this question...
News Reggie Doesn't Seem To Think Nintendo Has "Abandoned" F-Zero, Says There's Still Hope
Some dev could still be "playing around with an idea"
One series we're sure many Nintendo fans would love to see make a return is the F-Zero. Although the Nintendo 64 version got a re-release in March via the Switch Online service, there hasn't been a new entry in the futuristic racing series since the 2004 Game Boy Advance title, F-Zero Climax...
News Monkey Ball And Yakuza Creator Is In Talks To Leave Sega For NetEase
Founder of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios reportedly poached
It seems as though veteran Sega developer Toshihori Nagoshi is about to be snatched up by Chinese video game giant NetEase in the company's latest effort to stay competitive with their biggest rival, Tencent. Nagoshi, who's been at Sega since 1989 and has worked on everything from Sega Rally to...
News F-Zero Isn't Dead - It's Just Sleeping, Says Nintendo Legend Takaya Imamura
"Without a grand new idea, it’s hard to bring it back"
If you ask any Nintendo fan what series they'd like to see resurrected today, there's a fair chance that F-Zero will be mentioned at some point. The futuristic racing series made its debut on the SNES at the start of the '90s, and although it has seen several sequels since then, it's been...
News F-Zero GX Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi "Wouldn't Mind" Working On Nintendo's Futuristic Racing Series Again
But it would have to be a challenging game
Last November, Nintendo's F-Zero series turned 30 years old. While there are no signs of it making a comeback anytime soon, if it was to happen, one guy who would be happy to help out is Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi. Nagoshi is known for producing the Yakuza series nowadays, but back in 2003, he worked on...
News The F-Zero Series Is Now 30 Years Old
The Super Famicom this week celebrates its 30th anniversary and you know what that means, right? The F-Zero series is now also 30 years old. The first game was released in Japan on 21st November 1990 and followed with a North American release in 1991 and a European release in 1992. Since the original game's arrival, Nintendo has...
Talking Point What's Your Comfort Food Game?
When you find yourself in times of trouble
What with one thing and another, it's fair to say that 2020's been a challenging year, and many of us have been retreating into digital spaces for comfort and escape in our off-hours. Whether you find comfort in an old familiar favourite, or prefer to lose yourself in something unknown, the ability to...
News Move Aside Mario, A New F-Zero Twitter Account Has Been Discovered
Second time's a charm
Following on from the discovery of a private Super Mario Twitter account earlier this week, there are now reports that another account - with a recovery email potentially linked to Nintendo - has been discovered. Yep, this time it's for Nintendo's dormant F-Zero franchise which hasn't received a new entry in about 16 years...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 1st)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Well, with one thing and another it's been a busy ol' week. We had some Pokémon announcements early on followed by some hands-on time with the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 (plus some disappointing details, too), and not to forget the
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 20th)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Sitting at the end of a week which has seen two particularly high profile Switch releases, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many members of the NL team are getting stuck into Ubisoft's space extravaganza and FromSoftware's exploration of hellish landscapes. As always, you can check out all of the games...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 23rd)
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
The weekend has arrived once more, and with E3 now a mere memory, we can return to grabbing a few quiet moments with our Nintendo Switches. Team Nintendo Life has many a game on the go between them this week, so read on to hear which titles have grabbed our attention. And we want to hear from you too, so feel...
Video Sit Back And Enjoy The Complete History Of F-Zero
A deep look back through the series
F-Zero is one of those poor franchises that can sometimes feel forgotten about; alongside the likes of Star Fox, Wave Race, and Earthbound, fans are left desperately screaming for a return to the series every time a new console is announced. Sometimes dreams are answered - her
News Former Nintendo Staffer Giles Goddard Would Love To Make A New F-Zero
"Expectations for these old-school games are so high now"
Giles Goddard is a name that will be instantly familiar to anyone who followed the development of titles like Star Fox and 1080 Snowboarding. The British developer started his career with Argonaut and along with Dylan Cuthbert would go on to join Nintendo's ranks - making them two of the...
Weirdness F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads
YOU'VE GOT BOOST POWER
The battery life of electric cars could be increased by the use of special recharging strips on roads which use electromagnetic fields to transfer energy to the vehicle while it's in motion. UK-based Highways England is currently testing the technology and will soon begin an 18-month trial to ascertain the viability of the...
Feature Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chaos Of F-Zero
Gonçalo Lopes explains why he will be hoping for a new F-Zero at E3 2015
Colours. Music. The Captain. Speed. Very, very fast speed. Those are the things that race to my mind when anyone mentions "F-Zero". I am also quite certain my eyes widen and sparkle a bit. Is it just a series of games? Not to me. Off to the starting grid… Knight League:...
Feature Five Remastered Games We'd Love to Play on the New Nintendo 3DS and XL
GameCube and Wii titles that could make the cut
Just recently we published a list of five Nintendo 64 games we'd love to play on 3DS, inspired by the recent arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and its remastered predecessors, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Star Fox 64 3D
News Developers Reflect on F-Zero As It Passes Ten Years in the Wilderness
"F-Zero is really something special to me"
Barely an E3 or Nintendo Direct goes by without someone in the Nintendo Life team muttering that maybe, against all odds, F-Zero will return. It's now been over ten years since F-Zero Climax, a thoroughly disappointing Game Boy Advance entry that's ignored by many, arrived in stores. It was an inglorious...
Feature HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U
Easy wins and fan favourites
In a turn of events that shouldn't surprise any followers of Nintendo, an anonymous source of reasonable repute has recently been quoted as stating that a big-name HD remaster is on the way to Wii U in 2015. We'd suggest this isn't too far off from saying something rather obvious such as "Nintendo is making games that...
Feature Let's Take A Look At The Crazy Supporting Cast Of The F-Zero Universe
Checking out the rest of the grid
Everybody loves Captain Falcon, and it's not hard to see why — he's an interplanetary bounty hunter and racing champion with Judge Dredd's fashion sense and a punch so powerful people know it by name. There's very little not to love. However, if you can tear your eyes away from Falcon's radiant brilliance for a...
Video F-Zero Gets the "Did You Know Gaming?" Treatment
Japan had so much more F-Zero than the West...
While the size of the prospective audience is debatable and no-doubt informing Nintendo's decision-making, there's undoubtedly a vocal group of gamers rather desperate for new F-Zero titles. With no sign of that happening as yet, our only option is to look back and reminisce on the high-tempo, thrilling...
Talking Point F-Zero GX HD Could Boost the Franchise onto Wii U
While Nintendo makes great efforts to release high quality Mario, Zelda and Kirby games on a regular basis, the development of games in the Metroid, Star Fox and F-Zero franchises, for example, is approached more cautiously. In the case of F-Zero, Nintendo's reluctance to create further sequels seems to stem from fears that the series...
News F-Zero Go Fast! Celebrates The Music Of Nintendo's Futuristic Racing Series
Shiryu's latest 4 EP series is racing to your ears this month
We're massive fans of Shiryu's music here at Nintendo Life, and his latest project has us very excited indeed, as it focuses on one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises. F-Zero Go Fast is a 4 EP series which covers the entire history of the F-Zero lineage, from the SNES days right up to...
Round Table Let's Talk About the F-Zero Franchise
With SNES classic F-Zero coming to the end of its spell as the 30 cent/30 pence Famicom Anniversary promotion on the Wii U eShop, some of us in the Nintendo Life team thought that it was the perfect time to talk about the franchise. With just four main releases — include the GBA title but discounting the arcade unit — it's not been...
News F-Zero AX Found Hidden In GameCube F-Zero GX
Arcade version discovered by hackers
If you're one of the thousands of people that still despairs that the arcade version of F-Zero GX — cunningly titled F-Zero AX — was really hard to find in its heyday, and has since all but died out, we've got some good news for you. The intrepid folks over at The Cutting Room Floor have found that the...
News Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A New F-Zero
"I thought people had grown weary of it"
If you ask any self-respecting Nintendo fan which series they'd like to see come out of hibernation, many will say F-Zero. Aside from the themed mini-game in the forthcoming Wii U launch title Nintendo Land, we haven't seen an F-Zero title since 2004's F-Zero: Climax on the Game Boy Advance - which never made...
News Five GameCube Games That Should Come To Wii
Given the GameCube's wonderful back-catalogue, here are five games we'd love to see come to the Wii. The PlayStation 2 had already run away with the “console war crown" a good year or so before the GameCube's launch and Nintendo's box never really packed any kind of punch worthy enough of denting Sony's dominance. With Microsoft...