F-Zero X Nintendo 64

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  • Summary: It's you against 29 other machines competing for the title of F-Zero X Champion. You're racing at speeds of over 1,000 km/h high above the atmosphere. Your competition comes from every corner of the galaxy and won't shed a tear at the thought of smashing you off the track. With four-playerIt's you against 29 other machines competing for the title of F-Zero X Champion. You're racing at speeds of over 1,000 km/h high above the atmosphere. Your competition comes from every corner of the galaxy and won't shed a tear at the thought of smashing you off the track. With four-player simultaneous gameplay and the Rumble Pak accessory, you have the fastest racing game on the N64 system! Expand
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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. F-Zero X is a terrific update of a classic game that deserves the attention of anyone who owns an N64.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Practically flawless from a technical standpoint, the biggest thing missing from F-Zero X is that it lacks a soul.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. EduardoM.
    Dec 13, 2005
    10
    The fastest racing game in the N64. The multiplayer is very fun (and fast).
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    10
    My all time favorite racer. Even though i love F-Zero GX, F-Zero X holds a special place for being the first video game i have ever played.My all time favorite racer. Even though i love F-Zero GX, F-Zero X holds a special place for being the first video game i have ever played. This game is a high-octane racer and has one of the best multiplayer offerings on the N64. The soundtrack is one of my all time favorites and the course design still holds up to day. The best racer on the N64. Expand
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    The best racing game ever made!
    I'm one of a handful professionals in this games worldwide. I play this game for 14 years now and for 8
    The best racing game ever made!
    I'm one of a handful professionals in this games worldwide. I play this game for 14 years now and for 8 active and so i might have enough experience with this masterpiece to write a review.The Game comes with an enormous mass of content. You get more than in most of today's racing games and there also was no similar game back in the time. This game comes with 24 Tracks + Random Tracks, packed in 4 (5) cups, playable with 30 different vehicles, who all differ a lot. They only got 3 Attributes (Body, Boost, Grip), a weight and you also can change the gear ratio, which gives u a large number of completely different vehicles. This makes up to 600 cups you can earn overall... 150 for each difficulty (Novice, Standard, Expert, Master) which makes the game really challenging, since the CPU's don't give a **** about you and are sometimes actually a bit unfair. The Input of this game is incredible, and if you fail, it's just you and not the game. The graphics is also pretty good for the time and may better than graphics of racing games which were released in the same time. If this wasn't enough, there is a lot of techniques to discover to improve your skill in this game, which also make you go for better and better times in the Time Trial mode. As well there is a Death Race mode and a multiplayer besides this and Grand Prix mode. So you can spend hundreds of hours playing this game, without it getting boring. A masterpiece in video game history and by now without any equals...
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  4. Feb 28, 2013
    9
    Best racing game. Fast and smooth. You can play it 4players and its still smooth. At such hi speed the controls are perfect. Has also niceBest racing game. Fast and smooth. You can play it 4players and its still smooth. At such hi speed the controls are perfect. Has also nice music. Easily on of the best N64 games. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2015
    9
    Great Racing Game! It's a sequal to the Super Nintendo's Classic F-Zero. The graphics are absolutely amazing for the Nintendo 64. The controlsGreat Racing Game! It's a sequal to the Super Nintendo's Classic F-Zero. The graphics are absolutely amazing for the Nintendo 64. The controls are good. The course design is great. The music is awesome. Captain Falcon is amazing. F-Zero X is a great racing game and also the fastest Racing Game and you should buy this and Mario Kart 64 together if you haven't already and if you hate F-Zero X, you're BEYOND silly as JB. Expand
  6. 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). Expand
  7. Caleb
    Mar 12, 2005
    1
    I despised F-Zero X. One of the worst games I've ever played. Very repetitive, terrible graphics and just plain boring. The whole game I despised F-Zero X. One of the worst games I've ever played. Very repetitive, terrible graphics and just plain boring. The whole game was bland and I can't stress how repetitive it was. I do give it a one though, because it does give me some enjoyment, though very little. I would never recommend this game in a million years. Expand

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