F-Zero X

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 64
86
...
Wii
...
...
Not an American user?

Description

Famed SNES racer F-Zero gets a 64-bit update. Gameplay remains essentially unchanged, race in a futuristic racing tournament on tracks levitated miles up in the air, against a selection of devious opponents.

While the original had 4 cars to choose from and race against, F-Zero X has no fewer than 30 vehicles all with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, a choice of colours, and customisable power/acceleration ratios for each track. At the beginning you are limited to choosing from 6 cars and 3 tournaments (each featuring 6 tracks each), but in true Nintendo fashion, more cars and tracks are unlocked as you progress through the game. As well as the cups, you can also race in time trial mode, against a 'ghost car' recording of your best previous lap, a lá Mario Kart 64.

Gone are the entirely flat tracks of the original, having been replaced with tracks that twist, turn, loop, rotate and basically contort into the most crazy shapes you could imagine. One unique feature amongst almost all other racing games is the "X" tournament, where courses are totally randomly generated each time you start.

One of the most important changes to the format is the inclusion of multiplayer support for up to 4 players. The various combat moves are especially important against aggressive human play.


Screenshots

F-Zero X Nintendo 64 Baba and his rolling tiger prevail.
F-Zero X Nintendo 64 The winner's podium. Thats me up there. I'm the winner.
F-Zero X Nintendo 64 I think the text in the image says it all.....
F-Zero X Nintendo 64 One of the unique pipe levels where you can steer right underneath.

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Aug, 1998 1 out of 6 100
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Aug, 1998 92 out of 100 92
IGN Nintendo 64 Oct 27, 1998 9.1 out of 10 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Gamestyle Wii Aug 07, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Nintendo 64 Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 13, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Oct, 1998 5.9 out of 10 59

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

1001 Video Games

The N64 version of F-Zero X appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Add-on

An expansion pack was made available in Japan for the 64DD add-on which features 12 more tracks (divided in two tournaments) a car and track editor and additional features like an extended soundtrack.

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by gamewarrior (5062) and DaMaul (96)