F-Zero X Nintendo 64
F-ZERO was a classic on the SNES, and now it makes its
first appearance on the Nintendo 64 with F-ZERO X. As
with the original game, you get behind the controls of
a rocket-powered hover car and race to the finish line
on tracks that twist and turn through the air. However,
you will have to avoid the other 29 cars on the track
or else face the consequences. You can choose from 30
different cars and learn the ins and outs of every one
of the 24 tracks in the Practice mode. When you want
some competition, try to win a Grand Prix Cup, get the
fastest lap time in a Time Trial, or destroy the
competition in a Death Race. You can also challenge
three friends in the Versus mode. Can you survive the
speed and action of F-ZERO X?
You can pick from the following game modes:
* GP Race -- The main Grand Prix mode, consisting of
Jack, Queen and King cup races, (novice, standard
and expert difficulty levels respectively) each with
six courses to complete. There are two hidden cups.
* Time Attack -- Standard time attack fare. You can
also race against a ghost. For that extra challenge,
the game's developers also saved a Staff Ghost to
* VS Battle -- Splits the screen into two, three or
four sections and yell at your mates as you try to
outwit them and accumulate the best points tally.
An amusing extra feature of this mode is the slot
machine, where you can deplete your opponents of
their energy if you're lucky.
* Death Race -- the only mode to have a track designed
exclusively for it, is a grudge match between you
and 29 rivals, where spin and side attacks are
supremely important. You must force the retirement
of all as quickly as possible, so the heavier
vehicles come highly recommended for the task.
* Practice -- Speaks for itself. Valuable for testing
out your revised machine settings.