Review by Mike_

Reviewed: 11/01/99 | Updated: 11/01/99

The fastest racing game ever hits the N64!!!

Graphics – 5

This is the only category which hurts this great game. In most of the courses you see nothing more than the sky, the track, and the ground. Some of the courses have some cool visuals in the background, which impress, like the rainbow road course. But, with this game playing so fast you don’t need to have breathtaking graphics, they would just blaze right by. Still this game would have received a perfect ten if the graphics were just a little better.

Sound – 9

The music in this game rocks!! Instead of using techno beats like the other futuristic racers out, F-Zero X have an awesome sound track of heavy metal music. This goes perfect with the incredible pace of this game, it actually makes you want to go faster. Play this game with the volume up LOUD!!

Play Control- 10

Wonderful. One of my favorite things about this game is the perfect play control. It has the smoothest control out of all the other racing games out there. The controls aren’t complicated at all A= go, B= boost, that’s all you need but, make sure you use the Z button to make a power turn to the left and the R button to make a turn to the right. You can race the whole race without hitting into any walls, you can never do that in the Extreme – G series. In a matter of minutes you will get used to the controls.

Gameplay 9

Have you ever played Mario Kart? Well this game is very similar. There are 3 cups, each cup has 6 courses. There are 3 levels of difficulty, each time you beat all 3 cups on 1 difficulty setting you get another row of cars to choose from. To win a cup, you have to have the most points out of the other 29 racers. The challenge in this game picks up considerably when you get to the expert difficulty. You’ll be at it for a while. The framerate in this game never slows down, it runs at a steady 60 per second. That is amazing with 30 racers on the screen at the same time all doing different things. Also, the multiplayer mode is great, is has the smoothest 4 player mode in any game yet – no slowdown!

Replayability 8

With 24 courses and a track generator, you get an unlimited amount of courses. Also there are 30 cars, that exceeds all other racing games. Plus, a great multiplayer mode, you be playing this for a while.

Overall – 9

If you like racing very fast get this game now. The only problem with this game are the graphics, everything else is done very well. It is fun for players of all ages and will only disappoint gamers who are obsessed with graphics, but gameplay is more important than graphics, so get this game now!!

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

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