F-Zero X Nintendo 64

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. The framerate and action more than makes up for the slightly less than average graphics. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since Mario 64.
  2. 91
    In the grand scheme of things, F-Zero X will probably appeal to older gamers more, who want pure racing over arcade frills and still have a soft spot fot the original F-Zero. An excellent update to the grand daddy of cyber racers that only suffers under its generic look.
  3. This is quite possibly the best racing game I've ever played. It doesn't have the glitz of some other racing games, but it has one thing that's been sorely neglected. Speed. Lots of speed.
  4. With the random track generator, the smooth visuals, the awesome multiplayer & the comic-book atmosphere, this game becomes a must-by.
  5. A little more innovation would have been appreciated, but this is one case where a more or less straight update of the SNES original was all that was needed to produce a great game.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    It might not look too hot, but F-Zero X is one hell of a racer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  7. F-Zero X is a terrific update of a classic game that deserves the attention of anyone who owns an N64.
  8. You'll love the speed of the play whether it's four player or single. Also there's plenty of options including an elimination death match, time trial etc. I like the fact that you have to unlock the game. It kind of keeps you interested that way.
  9. Just like all of the best Nintendo games, the more you play F-Zero X, the more you'll appreciate its subtleties. It may not impress you at first glance but I can assure you, this cart is packed with gold.
  10. Combining high speed racing with well designed tracks and tons of competitors, F-Zero X surely does its predecessor proud.All in all, this game is plain fun. Nothing really new, but nothing bad either.
  11. A fantastic racer with great control and a large number of tracks and cars to choose from. Add in the multiplayer mode, and this is a game you really cannot afford to miss.
  12. Comparing F-Zero X with other futuristic racers on the Nintendo 64 is rather difficult, since neither Extreme-G nor AeroGauge are in the same league. In a nutshell, Nintendo has another winner on its hands. One of the finest futuristic racers to grace a console.
  13. Practically flawless from a technical standpoint, the biggest thing missing from F-Zero X is that it lacks a soul.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#8 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. EduardoM.
    Dec 13, 2005
    10
    The fastest racing game in the N64. The multiplayer is very fun (and fast).
  2. May 22, 2012
    8
    Almost unlimited game play. You had to win every cup in every difficulty mode with every ship (and there were many). In addition, the last cupAlmost unlimited game play. You had to win every cup in every difficulty mode with every ship (and there were many). In addition, the last cup always generates random circuits which gives you virtually game play without end. On the other side, the graphics were very plain (below the N64 possibilities). Full Review »
  3. May 10, 2012
    10
    This is my favorite game of all time.

    Maybe it won't be as good for you but this game has it all. Speed, perfect controls, great
    This is my favorite game of all time.

    Maybe it won't be as good for you but this game has it all. Speed, perfect controls, great atmosphere, ultra smooth frame rate and a death metal soundtrack that will make you think how on earth did Nintendo release such a hardcore game? Who cares about the lack of backgrounds? The races are supposed to be high on the sky or the stratosphere. The lack of backgrounds and spectators give this game a nice feel of isolation and danger. Nobody will come to help you if your ship is destroyed and if you get off the track... well... you are dead.

    Amazing game
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