11/04/2010

SNES: F-Zero (1990)

It is time for some Super Nintendo action! In my first post about this classic console, I present you one of my personal favorites:


F-Zero


F-Zero was one of the launch titles for the SNES and hit the shelves in Japan almost a year before you could even buy a SNES in the USA or Europe. For me it has always been a unique title, not least because of the futuristic story line and highspeed races.




At the beginning you chose one out of four vehicles and select a "league", which are basically different courses, each representing different level of difficulty.




So once you have started the race, you will notice that it can be quite a challenge to master the controls. Especially steering your racer is not so easy at speeds around 500 km/h with opponents crashing into you and sharp turns. If you crash into a bend or run over the curbs, it will cause damage to your vehicle. Fortunately you can heal your shield once you have finished the round.



Something I have always liked about F-Zero is the fact, that weapons are not included. This means you will have to win by only your driving skills and the AI seems always fair, even though it can be hard to defeat them and they are definitely guilty of reckless driving!


If you are a fan of classic console games, I can most warmly recommend you F-Zero. You will be impressed by the variety of level design, its fantastic music and excellent Mode-7 gfx. Your only aim will be to win the races.

44 comments:

  1. I was being born when this was released.. haha

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  2. I remember this game. NOSTALGIA!

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  3. Whoa what, I think I played this when I was young! great post!

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  4. Thats such an awesome game

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  5. that's cool
    another retro games reviewer ;)
    definitely supporting you

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  6. interesting post man...

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  7. i fucking loved this game! used to play it for hours back in the day

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  8. This is like old school racing games. I've never played it but from the looks of the video it must be really fun.

    Great post

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  9. I think Ive played this game a long time ago

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  10. I used to love this game! Played it on my GBA when I was little.

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  11. F-Zero is where it's at. I just wish they'd make a newer one.

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  12. awww NOSTALGIA HARD! the only thing I have left for my snes is Nba jam =(

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  13. old school!!! haha i love it!!

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  14. Definitely one of my favorite games mate!

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  15. remember great moments, thanks bro.

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  16. FAAAAAAAAAAAAALCCCCCCCCCON punch lol

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  17. I like what you did with your blog.
    Followin !

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  18. this shit was awesome!

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  19. I used to have this game

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  20. I'll have to try this game out

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  21. I LOVE THIS GAME URAWAAAAAGH

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  22. Hell yeah, Captain Falcon is my man.

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  23. this and a link to the past , best SNES ever.....F-zero fuking rules for the SNES....

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  24. Woww, I can't believe I forgot about this awesome classic game.

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  25. F-Zero is F'n amazing. Still one of the best racing games of all time. I can't wait until I get to the F's just so I can review this fantastic game.

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  26. Love F-zero, they need to do a new one, but not like the gamecube one - it sucked.

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  27. Dude, fuck yes, I'm feeling the Nostalgia !! Absolutely loved the Gamecube one as well !!

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  28. Classic old Nintendos' muzek, I love them.
    Pretty nice game.

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  29. This is the game my favorite SSBN64 character, Captain Falcon, came from!

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