- Also Known As
- The Best F-Zero
- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 6th Nov 1998
- 14th Jul 1998
- 27th Oct 1998
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 25th Jun 2007, 1,000 points
- 15th Jun 2007, 1,000 points
- 29th May 2007, 1,000 points
Wii U eShop
- 3rd Nov 2016, £8.99
- 12th Jan 2017, $9.99
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- Available Now
- Controller Support
X gonna give it to ya
This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the release of F-Zero X on Switch, available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack N64 library. The original F-Zero on the Super Nintendo really blew gamers away with its stunning use of Mode 7 visuals, colourful graphics,...
You got boost power!
F-Zero X launched on 14th July 1998 in Japan, meaning the N64 entry in this dormant Nintendo racing series is, somehow, inexplicably, 25 years old now. A quarter-century! Blimey. As such, we're republishing this article from 2019 penned by Nintendo Life founder and CEO Ant Dickens to curry favour with top brass celebrate an...
We did it, everyone! We made it through the opening week of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and still live to tell the tale. Yes, this week finally saw the release of the hotly anticipated Nintendo and Illumination co-production and was it worth the wait? Well, sort of. While we certainly had mixed feelings in our review, the stellar box...
Wow. This week has been so full of news, we would be hesitant to add any more for fear of bursting. After long anticipating the releases of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Persona 5 Royal on the Switch, who would have thought that Bayonetta 3 drama would overshadow it all? Hey, welcome to the world of Nintendo! Aside from...
"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...
"Maybe manage your expectations a little"
With a summertime Nintendo Direct seemingly sidelined this year (well, the first weeks of September would technically still be summer, but you know what we mean!), various leaks and rumours have been one of the main sources of conversation to keep the online Nintendo community excited. One such rumour that's...
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...
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...
This is just what I wanted to see!
Inspiration can come from all sorts of places, and that's certainly the case for part of F-Zero X. Former associate producer at Nintendo of America, Jim Wornell, has revealed the inspiration for the game's announcer's voice. And it came from certain other popular racing game from the '90s — Ridge Racer. In an...
Fancy a trip to Coconut Mall?
We've needed a calm week here at Nintendo Life, and it sure seemed that way until the release of Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass. If you're not a Mario Kart Tour fan, then this DLC is for you! Plus you can check out what
And why is it F-Zero X?
The dust has settled a bit this week at Nintendo Life, but we've still had plenty of bits and bobs to talk about! The big releases this week include the delightful Chocobo GP, which we rather enjoyed, and the N64 classic F-Zero X via Nintendo Switch Online, which is also ruddy good. In other news, we received a lovely...
A scintillating successor to a Super Nintendo classic, F-Zero X is one of the fastest racers you'll ever clap eyes on.
If you were one of the wimps who got queasy from playing the original F-Zero, wait until you play F-Zero X! Part of the reason F-Zero X plays so well is the game's consistently fast frame rate. Even with 30 hover cars jostling for pole position on-screen, there's never a hint of slow-down.