Retro Games- F-Zero GX: (2003)

If you were a fan of racing games in the early 2000’s then there is a good chance that F-Zero GX is one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind from that time period.  F-Zero GX was a futuristic racing game developed by Amusement Vision and released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2003.   There were various aspects about F-Zero GX that was impressive especially the gameplay along with the graphic for this game.  To many people one of the things that stands out the most about F-Zero GX was the story mode.  The cutscenes in this game were amazing because a great job at telling a decent story involving Captain Falcon and the main villain Deathborn.  Besides arcade other game modes including Grand Prix, Versus Battle, and  Time Attack were also very exciting because they all contributed to the replay value of this game.  When it came down to racing titles within the F-Zero series this game felt like the total package because it included more than what many people would generally expect.

F-Zero also included a Pilot Profile mode which gave people insight into the playable characters in F-Zero GX.  The Grand Prix mode allowed players to race up to 29 other competitors along with the opportunity to win various prizes including the Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond cup.  While F-Zero GX is a very fun game to play for those who are into racing titles the game is actually a bit harder than it looks.  If one is a beginner in F-Zero GX then  trying to control your vehicle can prove to be a challenge at first along with traveling at an incredible speed throughout each race course.  When it comes down some of the stages in the game some people were probably excited to see remakes of Mute City and Big Blue from the original F-Zero.  Even though, the music for both Mute City and Big Blue was different from classic 16 bit tunes we loved on the SNES they were still good soundtracks like many others feature in F-Zero GX.  The techno music in F-Zero GX did a great job in capturing the vibe of this game.   The soundtracks in a racing title like F-Zero GX will truly make a person feel like they are in the early 00’s playing a game that is set in 26th century.  As amazing as F-Zero GX was for the Nintendo Gamecube many people believe that this game does not get the type or recognition that it deserves.  Also, many people are still anxious about whether or not there will be a big sequel for F-Zero GX in the near future.  It’s been roughly over thirteen years since the release of F-Zero GX for Gamecube since then there have been no sequel made for either the Nintendo Wii or the Wii-U.  While many people have completely given up on the idea of a new F-Zero game others are better off enjoying the classics from the 90’s and the 00’s.

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