- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 21st Nov 1990
- Aug 1991
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 19th Nov 2006, 800 points
- 8th Dec 2006, 800 points
- 2nd Dec 2006, 800 points
Wii U (Wii U eShop)
- 21st Feb 2013, £5.49
- 20th Feb 2013, $7.99
- 27th Apr 2013, ¥800
3DS (3DS eShop)
- 17th Mar 2016, £7.19
Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch Online)
- 6th Sep 2019
- Controller Support
What a way to launch a console
At their very core, futuristic racing games should have visual flair, and there was already an early history of this sub-genre before F-Zero released – including Nintendo's Mach Rider on NES in 1985, Powerdrome on 16-bit computers, and Atari's arcade S.T.U.N. Runner in 1989. Following these games, late 1990 became an...
Switch, Pokémon, Star Fox, Smash Bros., Fortnite, and more
The hype is real for this year's E3. We've got a resurgent Nintendo, riding on the crest of Switch's enormous success. As a result, every publisher and their mum is trying to squeeze games onto the hybrid console faster than you can say Call of Duty (apart from, it would seem, Activision)...
Off the start line
Nintendo has today announced that F-Zero will be heading back to the Switch in the form of a 99-player battle royale as F-Zero 99 speeds onto the Nintendo Switch Online library today. This will only be available for owners of an active NSO membership, but it seems like a pretty good reason to get involved if you have yet to...
It’s all lies… until it’s all true
In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have (paper) pages on the internet, but we still...
"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...
Plus Baten Kaitos and Wario Land
Update [Fri 1st Jul, 2022 09:15]: More details have surfaced about Momiji's request at Nintendo's recent shareholder meeting. It turns out, the shareholder spent over $40,000 to attend the meeting: Further reading - Random: "Die-Hard Nintendo Fan" Reportedly Forked Out Over $40K To Ask For A New F-Zero You can...
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...
His post-Nintendo life has been a Ball
What's the best gift you've ever received from an employer? A voucher? A box of chocolates? Maybe a company paperweight? Well, if you worked for Nintendo and your name is Takaya Imamura, then you're definitely the winner of this competition. The legendary designer, famous for the F-Zero car designs, creating...
(That's 30 years in Europe, by the way)
F-Zero burst onto the scene over 30 years ago now as a launch title for the Super Famicom. Since then, Captain Falcon and his pals have enthralled millions of players – but even so, there hasn't been a new entry in the franchise since 2004's F-Zero Climax. For shame, Nintendo. Pop culture publication Cool...
And Slippy Toad
On 20th January 2021, Nintendo artist, designer, producer and director Takaya Imamura posted his first ever tweet announcing that he was leaving the company after 32 years. Imamura isn't retiring — he's only 54 — but his departure signals the end of an impressive Nintendo career spanning the 16-bit era to Switch. While mascots...
500 units only
We're pretty used to seeing retro games getting reprints these days, but if you have a craving for 100% authenticity, then you might be more excited by the news that French publisher PixelHeart has 500 'new' copies of F-Zero on the SNES for sale. While some overly optimistic individuals might assume these are officially sanctioned...
In the year 2560, the greatest racing competition is the F-Zero championship. Pilots from all over the galaxy risk their lives as they battle for first place in their dazzling hovercrafts. The unforgettable racing game of the Super Nintendo.
Taking full advantage of the famous "Mode 7" special effect, F-Zero redefined the notion of speed in racing games. The numerous tracks were filled with deadly traps and some of the best players would always find new techniques to improve their lap records in practice Mode. F-Zero also featured one of the most famous soundtracks in the history of video games.