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- 15 Courses
- 4 Vehicles to choose from
- 1 Player
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Original game in the ongoing F-Zero racing series, for the Super Nintendo console.
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F-Zero delivers the excellent play control you've come to expect in a game from Mr. Miyamoto and his team at Nintendo. You can bank with the R Button and tip down your nose while making jumps. You'll need all the control you can get, too, as you roar through the twists and turns of F-Zero's 15 deviously difficult courses. There are four hover cars to choose from, each with its own strong points and weak points. Most beginners find the durability and handling of the Fire Stingray easiest to use (despite poor acceleration), but veteran players will often choose the more-balanced Blue Falcon.
Strategy plays a big part in this speedfest. In this one-player racing game you will need to find shortcuts, elude hazards and snag power-ups if you want to beat your savvy competition. Keep an eye out for sand, land mines, magnets and other trouble spots, but always be ready to get a boost from a speed or jump plate. You'll earn one Super Turbo per lap, and part of the strategy is knowing when to use it.
When originally released in 1991, F-Zero's graphics were light years ahead of most of the competition. It still impresses mightily, thanks to innovative use of Mode 7 scrolling that immerses you in the adrenalin-pumping action.
Sonically, F-Zero is one of the best SNES titles. Driving techno music and top-notch sound effects, including the hum of your car's turbines unwinding, relentlessly propel the action. The aggressive artificial intelligence of your rivals never allows you to ease up.
Top customer reviews
I play this on a Retron system rather than the original SNES.
About old games:
Old Nintendo cartridges held the save games in the cartridge themselves. There is a standard watch battery that holds power for the memory. Those have about a 10 year life. Most that you see for sale today have had the battery replaced by a vendor. If not, you'll find it pretty easy to do yourself. Plenty of how-to-videos out there.
But F-ZERO is one of the half a dozen or so games that I really love, and definitely my favorite for the Super Nintendo. I'll admit that I never got really good at it, most of the tracks where you race the computer I am terrible at, but sitting around with a few buddies having a few beers and getting a little racing done is a hell of an evening even for me, and I'm pushing 30.
Here's something interesting. I live in China now, and on my first trip here (Feb. 2007), I lugged over my original NES, which I got for Christmas in 1985, along with about 20 games. Most frivolous item ever brought on an international trip! Then I lived here for a year, went home to visit for Christmas 2007, and on my return about a week ago, I brought along my Super Nintendo with F-ZERO, Mario Kart, Mario World, and Super Mario All Stars. These Chinese people aren't going to know what hit them.....