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F-Zero GX (GameCube)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (51 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
Gaming since 198x
Que dire donc sur F-Zero GX ? Il est beau, rapide, difficile, et met vos nerfs à rude épreuve, vous donnant un sentiment de jouissance à chaque checkpoint passé. Mais n’a-t-il pas de défauts ? Ben là tout de suite j’en vois pas, en fait. Les fillettes diront qu’il est un poil trop dur, mais il n’arrivent pas à tirer la substantifique moelle d’un gameplay simple et complexe à la fois.
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Game Freaks 365
F-Zero GX is one of the most unconventional console racing titles in existence. It is a perfect blend between arcade racing and Gran Turismo-like racing. GX is not for wimps, but rather for people with fast reflexes, good memory, control, and patience. Video game die-hards will find GX as one of the most challenging racing games ever, yes, even harder than Midnight Club 2 (although they have two different racing concepts). While some racers force you to find short cuts to defeat your opponents, GX forces you to use unsurpassable speed and finesse.
98
Game Chronicles
Amusement Vision has created what may well be the perfect GameCube title. With its amazingly complex racing model even experienced gamers are in for a substantial learning curve and newcomers to the series will be in for quite a shock. Visually stunning and a total blast to play, F-Zero GX is a racing game that no GameCube owner should be without.
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GameZone
I know it's impossible for everyone to have every great game that's released. However, there are a few games in this world that go beyond everything else and thus should not be missed, even if it means sacrificing some of the other games that are being released in between these masterpieces. Do whatever you can to get it. Beg your parents for an early Christmas present. Ask your boss to be paid early. Tell the utility companies you'll send them a check next time. Crazy or not, anything is worth trying, so do yourself a favor and come up with a way to put F-Zero GX in your 'Cube.
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Fragland.net
For those who have never heard of F-Zero, here’s a little explanation: In F-Zero’s almost 14 year old existance, hardly anything has changed to the concept; You race on a track in futuristic cars at incredible high speed, while trying to evade mud spots, bombs, lava and more. Also try to take as many boosts as possible, jump through the air, and knock your enemies off the track. Does it sound a little complicated to you?
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Jeuxpo.com
Une surprise?? Pas vraiment. Le "changement" de développeur s'est fait pour prendre le meilleur. On y retrouve un gameplay Nintendo avec une touche Sega , un cocktail très vigoureux. Ceux qui n'y voyait là qu'un F-Zero X remixé avec des graphismes plus beaux peuvent aller se rhabiller. F-Zero GX transcende la série pour l'amener à son plus haut niveau. Un seul petit reproche cependant, l'absence de X Cup qui permettait de générer des circuits aléatoirement dans F-Zero X. Espérons que l'association Nintendo/Sega continue avec d'autres jeux dans le futur.
93
Netjak
So how does the new F-Zero game hold up to expectations? In all, it stands on its own pretty well. I must admit that few games leave my hands sweaty and clenched around the controller like F-Zero GX does. The difficulty level may scare away some new players (and maybe even some old ones), but it’s a fun ride even when you’re not winning. While Story Mode is a bit disappointing, and the frustration level might cut the replay value a bit short, everything else about this game is pure gold and completely true to the F-Zero name. If you’re a fan of racing games, or even if you’re not, F-Zero GX should be in your GameCube collection. After all, if it wasn’t hard, it wouldn’t be worth playing.
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IGN
There are a couple miniscule issues to speak of here (a few less than spectacular tracks, a daunting difficulty), but those noted F-Zero GX is still my favorite racer this generation, by far. Its sense of speed is unparalleled, its control mechanics unmatched, its level design mesmerizing, and its graphics and audio presentations superb. Meanwhile, its exclusive new Story Mode -- full of great FMV cut-scenes and very difficult courses -- is wholly entertaining from beginning to end. And that's to say nothing of the Garage Mode and multiplayer modes, which will extend replay value for weeks if not months.
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N-Zone
Auch die deutsche Version kann technisch voll überzeugen. Extrem schnelles Scrolling und unglaubliche Effekte ziehen den Spieler unweigerlich in ihren Bann. Der Mehrspielermodus läuft ebenfalls sehr flüssig, auch wenn hier die Details enorm heruntergeschraubt wurden. Alle Fans von futuristischen Rennspielen kommen an diesem Titel einfach nicht vorbei.
90
SegaFan.com
Podemos afirmar a las claras que el primer desarrollo de Sega para una franquicia de Nintendo ha superado su prueba con un sobresaliente, ojalá se repita en los tiempos por venir.
90
SEGA-Portal.de
Insgesamt ist F-Zero jedoch ein großartiges Rennspiel und steckt seine Vorgänger locker in die Tasche. Spielerisch wie optisch ein Hochgenuss ist es sowieso. Wer einen Gamecube hat, sollte sich dieses Spiel zulegen.
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GamesCollection
Come prima opera, l'accoppiata Nintendo/Sega non poteva fare di meglio. F-Zero GX è davvero un capolavoro che non deve mancare nella vostra collezione Gamecube, ma sappiate solo che va affrontato con un certo spirito. E' difficile, ma regala immense soddisfazioni.
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Nintendo Difference
Un jeu parfait… difficile d’imaginer mieux et le futur F-Zero aura bien du mal à se hisser au-dessus de celui-ci !
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SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Pour ne rien gâcher, le jeu a droit à son mode 60 Hertz, au cas vous trouveriez que le jeu ne va pas assez vite. La persévérance vous offrira en bonus les circuits les plus incroyables du jeu, ceux tirés de la version Arcade, et qui sont une leçon de Game Design. Que dire de plus ? C'est évidemment un Must Have du Cube et pour moi le meilleur jeu de course arcade de cette génération. Premier jeu fruit de la collaboration entre Sega et Nintendo, on se demande encore pourquoi ils ne remettent pas ça à nouveau. F-Zero GX n'a pas eut le succès escompté, car sans doute trop élitiste et ardu. On se croirait revenu à l'époque de la Dreamcast, tiens. En tout cas, si l'envie les reprenait de collaborer, je serai bien partant pour un nouveau voyage dans l'univers, ô combien kitsch mais ébouriffant, de ce cher Captain Falcon.
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NintendoWorldReport
F-Zero GX is a deep game with several gameplay modes and a trove of unlockables. Adding in the level of difficulty, you can expect to be playing this one for a long time. It’s a wild ride that lives up to the series in every way and manages to add a few new ideas to the F-Zero playbook. It also happens to be the best racer on GameCube, a title not to be ignored for the lack of strong competitors. As long as you’re willing to invest some effort into developing your skills, F-Zero GX is worth buying even if you don’t normally get into racing games.
90
Factornews
Un gameplay aux petits oignons, une difficulté élevée mais pas insurmontable avec de la pratique, une durée de vie faramineuse, une réalisation hors pair... N'en jetez plus. F-Zero GX est un chef-d’œuvre, un vrai, une nouvelle référence en la matière. Avec ce jeu, Nintendo et Sega vous permettent de retrouver directement dans votre salon des sensations que l'on croyait réservées aux meilleurs bornes d'arcades.
90
Nintendo Life
With an unparalleled sense of speed, rewarding progression and addictive gameplay, F-Zero GX is by far and away the number one racer for the GameCube. Sega’s Amusement Vision studio really pushed the boat out in terms of crafting a finely tuned experience; the brutal difficulty may put off more casual players, but those with the skill and the stones to stick with it will find a deceptively deep game with near endless replay value. F-Zero has come a long way since its Mode 7-powered inception on the SNES and F-Zero GX is the pinnacle of the series. When it was released back in 2003 it was the fastest game around and all these years later other racing games are still playing catch up.
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Super Play
F-Zero GX är faktiskt snudd på perfekt. Gillade man F-Zero X och Game Boy Advance-konverteringen av originalet är risken för besvikelse lika med noll. Själv väljer jag det framför vilket Wipeout som helst. Och även om det emellanåt är omedgörligt och frustrerande, stannar jag kvar framför TV:n med förevändningen "bara en gång till." Det om något är väl ett bevis på spelets storhet.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un mythe du jeu de courses futuriste fait son retour sur le Cube et Dieu quel retour ! F-Zero GX est assurément un des meilleurs titres, de la console de Nintendo tous styles confondus. On aurait juste aimé des modes de jeux un brin plus ambitieux et une difficulté bien moins présente. Mais pour un premier épisode 128 bits, la série de Nintendo fait très fort. On attend impatiemment le prochain épisode et pour l’heure on adressera nos remerciements les plus sincères à Sega pour ce pur bijou où les seules limites seront votre dextérité et vos réflexes.
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Video Game Talk
Although some of the races are frustratingly difficult, it's usually the good kind of difficult -- the kind that will have you try a particular race "just one more time" over and over until you finally get it. F-Zero GX is a fantastic game and a worthy successor to the F-Zero series. Highly recommended.
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GamePro (US)
Captain Falcon enlists help from Sega, returns to the racing circuit, and wins back his laurels. If Wipeout was the last eXtreme fUture rAcing game you actually cared about, you’re not alone it was a trendsetting classic that left a million forgettable clones in its wake clones that quickly and efficiently killed any interest you might have had in any future eXtreme future racing game. Prepare to have your interest revived and renewed.
86
Gamesmania
Eines ist sicher. Die Hardcore-Fans der F-Zero-Serie dürfen sich die Hände reiben und den Geschwindigkeits-Rausch voll genießen. Sie bekommen nämlich ihr Lieblings-Spiel so serviert, dass es einer "Next-Generation"-Konsole auch wirklich gerecht wird. Allerdings stört uns, dass so viele (Gelegenheits-)Spieler praktisch außen vor gelassen werden. Für Sie wird F-Zero GX nämlich schlichtweg zu schwer sein. In welches Lager der Fahrer ihr gehört, müsst ihr trotzdem selber austesten. Selbst wenn ihr euch das Spiel erst mal nur ausleiht. Denn wer einen GameCube besitzt und Geschwindigkeit etwas abgewinnen kann, sollte F-Zero auf jeden Fall eine Chance geben.
86
GameSpot
If you want a light-speed racer that looks and plays sharply while simultaneously offering some dramatic challenges, F-Zero GX is exactly what you're looking for.
85
Gamezine
Bref, F-Zero GX tutoie la perfection, qu’on se le dise. La vitesse de jeu est tout simplement époustouflante sans pour autant desservir un gameplay presque parfait (on a l’habitude avec Nintendo). L’esthétique est réussie et la fluidité impressionne. La durée de vie est sûrement une des meilleures dans la catégorie et la difficulté élevée proposera un vrai challenge aux joueurs. Nintendo a donc eu du flair en confiant sa licence à Amusement Vision, et n’aurait sans doute pas fait mieux.
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4Players.de
Auch wenn die auf dem Tacho angegebenen Geschwindigkeiten von über 2000 km/h subjektiv nicht annähernd erreicht werden, ist F-Zero GX ziemlich schnell und vor allem super flüssig. Gut, bei der Strecken- und Gleitergrafik muss man Abstriche machen, aber die Texturen sind gestochen scharf, die Animationen butterweich und die Effekte sehenswert. Weitaus wichtiger ist jedoch die bis auf das umständliche Attackieren perfekte Handhabung und das gelungene Streckendesign. In späteren Levels wird man manche Kurven, Rampen und Abgründe zwar verfluchen, aber ohne genaue Streckenkenntnis kommt man in F-Zero GX ohnehin nicht weit. Zudem zieht der Schwierigkeitsgrad relativ schnell und gnadenlos an, wodurch viele Spieler vorzeitig und frustriert zur Aufgabe gezwungen werden. Schade nur, dass der Mehrspielermodus vergleichsweise unspektakulär ausgefallen ist und weder Link- noch Online-Duelle erlaubt.
83
Game Revolution
F-Zero GX is truly knuckles-scraping-against-asphalt hard, but not impossible. It’s completely rewarding when you finally overcome the odds. Yet at the same time, it’s a daunting game and is best to take on gradually in small doses.I’ve noticed that if I keep at any one stage for too long, I just won’t get it. But if I try again the next day, it suddenly comes to me.
82
GameSpy
The first thing that struck me about F-Zero GX was how completely gorgeous the game is in terms of visuals and production. AV must have tweaked the final code so much to get the best possible processing grunt from the GameCube. The tracks are really well designed -- offering nail-biting twists, turns, and aerial antics -- and each track has a distinct look based on its location. Some represent simple ovals, while others take you on a rollercoaster ride consisting of tubes, jumps, and inverted stomach-churning loops.
80
Operation Sports
F-Zero GX is by far one of the best looking games for the Gamecube, one of the best playing, and a heck of a lot of fun. There really is not anything to complain about with this game other than the difficulty. If it wasn’t for the difficulty factor, F-Zero GX would be a must buy for anyone who owns a Gamecube, instead it needs to definitely be a game every Gamecube owner at least checks out and rents at the very least, and a must buy for any fan of the F-Zero series.
80
Edge
Those with F-Zero friends will find the multiplayer races enough to sate competitive appetites. While some detail and scenery is removed, especially in the fourplayer variant, it clips along at the same startling speed. No one expected a radical departure from the F-Zero heritage, but the surprise here is that Amusement Vision has bettered the previous Nintendo-developed versions. F-Zero GX represents yet another reason to keep faith in the GameCube.
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Player1
Det var inget direkt riskprojekt när Nintendo lämnade över spakarna till Amusement Vision – snarare säkra kalkylerade kort. För vem kan vara bättre lämpad att rusta upp och göra F-Zero Startklart för såväl arkadhallen som vardagsrummet än Daytona USAs fader Toshihiro Nagoshi? Antagligen ingen om du frågar mig. Summan är en rätt unik upplevelse som känns lika mycket SEGA-arkadigt som Nintendo-genuint.
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UOL Jogos
Não se iluda: esse é o melhor jogo de corrida futurista (e do GameCube) atual, e um dos melhores do gênero no mercado - a dificuldade não compromete a jogabilidade, mas pode deixar muita gente decepcionada.
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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
F-Zero GX is a must have for any racing fan, those looking for a challenge, or those who are fans of Sega. Sega’s Amusement Vision house worked on F-Zero. Furthering Nintendo’s connectivity fetish, F-Zero GX is compatible with the arcade machine (if you’re lucky to find one) where you can unlock new tracks. F-Zero GX definitely will not appeal to casual gamers because of the difficulty level, but those who can overcome the high frustration level, F-Zero is the most enjoyable racer this year and only has Mario Kart: Double Dash for competition later this year. Challenge is good right? By the way, if there is no arcade near you, you can still unlock all the AX goodies through GX. Just beat everything on Master difficulty and you'll unlock the AX unlockables, nothing big...
75
Lawrence
If you look beyond the minor unrefined aspects of F-Zero GX and the insane difficulty later on, you end up with a very enjoyable game, especially if you are a hardcore racing fan dedicated to refining your skills to blaze the tracks with your best time. However, I fear that the casual gamer may be intimidated by its difficulty, alienating a big portion of Nintendo's intended audience. But a fine effort overall.
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Jeuxvideo.fr
F-Zéro est finalement est bon jeu. Il ne plaira cependant pas à tous, seuls les fans de Nintendo seront comblés, les autres passeront leur chemin. Point à ne pas négliger : le jeu est très très dur, donc n´est pas fait pour les plus jeunes d´entre nous. Après, c´est à vous de voir.
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The Video Game Critic
There are a few attack moves (like a sideways spin attack), but these are so weak you'll wonder why Nintendo even bothered. Up to four players can compete via split-screen, but like the single-player mode, it's only mildly amusing. The soundtrack features plenty of up-tempo beats, but nothing particularly memorable. F-Zero GX is a serviceable racer, but it's not a stand out title. It took me a long time to review this game, mainly because I kept hoping it would get better, but it never did.