F-Zero GX

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  • Summary: F-Zero GX puts you in a futuristic race where fearless pilots would risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Grand Prix mode lets you face off against 29 opponents in three courses while Vs. Battle mode lets two to four players compete in split-screen races.F-Zero GX puts you in a futuristic race where fearless pilots would risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Grand Prix mode lets you face off against 29 opponents in three courses while Vs. Battle mode lets two to four players compete in split-screen races. In Time Attack mode, you'll try to beat the best times and top speeds for each course. And now, in the new Story mode, you can follow Captain Falcon as he races through missions and completes a wide array of challenges. Expand
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  1. Positive: 49 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. The challenge of this game will bring out the best or the worst in a gamer, a true test of ability and skill. All of this is given to us with a great story, memorable characters, vivid settings, all wrapped up in a presentation that's second to none.
  2. May well be the perfect GameCube title. With its amazingly complex racing model even experienced gamers are in for a substantial learning curve and newcomers to the series will be in for quite a shock. Visually stunning and a total blast to play.
  3. Speaking of unlockables, diehard players will find it near impossible to get everything.
  4. 90
    Filled with some of the most fluid graphics I have ever seen, tons of hidden items, easy to get into controls and a lot of just plain FUN, F-Zero's only real fault lies in its difficulty.
  5. No matter how much is going on at any given time, the frame rate is a rock solid 60, and for a game as fast as this that's a godsend.
  6. The Emblem Editor is also a nifty addition for those who like to be creative. You have the ability to make your own emblem with the use of various art techniques.
  7. What should have been a fast, flashy, light-hearted affair is somehow grim and joyless. There's wonderful content here, but unfortunately most gamers won't ever see most of it because it's locked away behind a series of near-impossible challenges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 70
  2. Negative: 6 out of 70
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    Wipeout? forget about that **** This game right here is perfection when it comes to futuristic racing.
    Fast paced, superb controls, great
    Wipeout? forget about that **** This game right here is perfection when it comes to futuristic racing.
    Fast paced, superb controls, great tracks, awesome music, really great graphics, solid framerate and hard as **** difficulty just make the deal better. One of the best games that the Cube has to offer.
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  2. AzizK.
    Sep 22, 2003
    10
    Brilliant Speed!! Brilliant Game!!!
  3. May 31, 2015
    10
    F-Zero GX is easily one of the best racing games ever made, if not THE best racing game. Everything about this game is so highly polished thatF-Zero GX is easily one of the best racing games ever made, if not THE best racing game. Everything about this game is so highly polished that it's almost impossible not to have fun with it.

    The visuals are some of the best on the GameCube if not the best on it; the game looks better than a lot of Wii titles and even looks better than some of the very early titles on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The details on the machines give an incredibly realistic look to them and the CG cutscenes in the story mode look stunning for the GameCube. The tracks themselves are beautiful to look at, especially Fire Field & Aeropolis.

    Speaking of tracks, F-Zero GX's tracks are beautifully designed. All of them are extremely fun and a challenge to race on. The music is also very good, however it isn't as great as F-Zero X's. That doesn't mean that it has no good songs, because it does (Lightning, Aeropolis, Fire Field and almost all of the Pilot Themes).

    F-Zero GX is notorious for being ridiculously difficult, and it certainly is difficult. The Master difficulty in the Grand Prix is extremely challenging and getting 1st place in all the tracks is a daunting task (Phantom Road i'm looking at you). And of course, there is the Story mode. The Story gets hard in Easy mode in Chapter 6 and the game is near impossible in Very Hard in chapter 1 (yeah.....). However, the difficulty is there to challenge the player into sharpening and perfecting their skills and once you beat the Story Mode and unlock the hidden racers, you feel accomplished.

    F-Zero GX is an underrated masterpiece and is one the best titles Nintendo has ever published/made. While i still prefer F-Zero X just a slight edge, F-Zero GX is a title that should not be overlooked by racing fans. You want the craziest, hardest and one of the most beautiful racing games ever made, F-Zero GX is the one you are looking for.
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  4. Oct 21, 2012
    10
    Will I ever beat this game? Ever? That's what makes F-Zero so great. When you die, and I mean WHEN, it makes you go "Let's try again, I'll doWill I ever beat this game? Ever? That's what makes F-Zero so great. When you die, and I mean WHEN, it makes you go "Let's try again, I'll do it this time!", but of course you die again. And again. And again. **** Here's what you'll get out of this game: Gameplay so hard it puts Battletoads to shame, magnificent visuals, a kickass soundtrack, and the chance to play as the spawn of Chuck Norris himself, Captain Falcon. If you only enjoy a game when you're constantly winning, you'll never enjoy this game because you will DIE, with nobody to blame but yourself and your need for speed. That's it, though. The gameplay works so well that you can't fault anyone but yourself. This game has no luck involved. It's just you racing 29 other contestants in a brutal death match of who can be faster. Expand
  5. RobW.
    Jul 9, 2005
    9
    Dan, I think Gamer fo life was JOKING. Anyway, as much as I really like this game, the prohibitive difficulty and poor sense of speed drag it Dan, I think Gamer fo life was JOKING. Anyway, as much as I really like this game, the prohibitive difficulty and poor sense of speed drag it down a tad. Expand
  6. BrendanO.
    Mar 24, 2006
    9
    As a racing game, this one is unbelievable!! You'll be on the edge of your couch (or whatever you sit on) while you play F-zero GX As a racing game, this one is unbelievable!! You'll be on the edge of your couch (or whatever you sit on) while you play F-zero GX because it's incrediblly FAST! It's really exciting. Some of the racing levels are really awesome looking too. My only problem with the game is how hard the story mode is! I actually made it pretty far but it is seriously one of the hardest challenges on the Cube. Still a great game though! Expand
  7. BenT.
    Oct 17, 2003
    1
    This game is SO HARD!!!!! Especially the Time Attack. I MEAN IT!!!!!! Try it and you can see.

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