Aug 06 2009
F-Zero was one of the first games out on the Nintendo’s new mean machine and it certainly showed what Mode 7 was capable of. Mode 7 was a way of displaying 2D pictures as pseudo-3D and was also used to great effect in Mario Kart.
One of the fastest, smoothest racing games so far, F-Zero had enormous jumps, turbos, car combat, damage, split tracks, the lot.
Sound was also catered well for, with the high pitched squeal of the engines reaching ear-splitting proportions as you approached the upper end of the speed limit.
Getting stupidly difficult in the later stages, with the tracks going absolutely berzerk with convoluted twists and turns as well as other cars which you just couldn’t seem to catch, it drove me mad!