Goomba Stomp
Blog

Video of the Day: The History of ‘F-Zero’

F-Zero_HD
F-Zero was one of the original North American launch titles for the SNES. Set in the year 2560, the game revolves around a racing circuit known as F-Zero, which is financed by multi-billionaires who profit from human civilization’s expansion into the cosmos. Even after all these years, it remains remarkably impressive from a purely visual standpoint. Critics lauded F-Zero for its fast and challenging gameplay, a variety of tracks, and the Mode 7 rotational and scaling effects — which were relatively new back in 1990. Although the N64 sequel would add more racers and the ability to use a spin attack on your rivals, the SNES original set a standard for the racing genre and lay down the blueprint for Super Mario Kart, which would emerge from Nintendo’s labs not too long after. From the tight controls, perfect sound effects, fantastic music and the impeccable course design, F-Zero reinvigorated the genre and inspired the future creation of numerous racing games – not to mention, the game also introduced Captain Falcon/The Blue Falcon, Dr. Stuart/The Golden Fox, Pico/Wild Goose, and Samurai Goroh/Fire Stingray. With the recent release of Fast Racing NEO, a game that clearly takes inspiration from the F-Zero franchise, I thought it would be fun to share the following video featuring Smooth McGroove detailing the history behind Nintendo’s futuristic racing series. Enjoy!

In Case You Missed It

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: RE Creeps its Way to Switch

Brandon McIntyre

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: Built for Success

Brandon McIntyre

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Staff

Sony PlayStation Roundup – State of Play: Volume 2

Antonia Haynes

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: It’s A Date!

Brandon McIntyre

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: Lay Down Your Load (Times)

Brandon McIntyre

Nintendo’s New Pokemon Pass App: Everything You Need to Know

Ty Davidson

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: To Switch or Not to Switch

Brandon McIntyre

Nintendo Weekly Roundup: Cost Efficiency is Key

Brandon McIntyre
Share
Tweet
Reddit
Share
Email
Pin
Pocket