Reviewed by JBon
In a word, I would call F-Zero X pure genius. It's made almost perfect
in every aspect. The game basically rocks and is a must have for people.
Most people won't be able to see how good the game from pictures, but
when somebody actually gets their hand on the game and experiences
the intensity and the speed, they will definitely know what I mean.
Graphics 8.5 out of 10
Graphics wise F-Zero X isn't the best. They are still very good though.
Now I know most people have heard that the graphics are very dumb
because they were emphasizing on 60FPS (I'll talk about that later
for all the people who don't know it) but the graphics still rock. I think
the cars are detailed well. The only thing that could use work are the
backgrounds. Now about the 60FPS. To most people this doesn't mean
much but let me explain because you'll probably care then and actually
consider the game. The fact that they put 60 FPS (Frames Per Second)
really makes the game. The most relevant reason they made the game
sooooo high in this was so the game never slows down just like you
always see in other games, Mario Kart 64 and Goldeneye for example.
Now you might think that they could of worked on something more
relevant. BOY ARE YOU WRONG. The game has 30 cars on the screen with
each going some where around 1000 kilometers an hour which would
probably cause the game to gooo slow and you might not want to look at
it. You had better be thankful they put that in.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The sound and music in the game are awesome. They rock and I do mean
that. Their is a lot of types like Hard Rock, Heave Metal and others. The
only thing wrong is that they basically took the music and remixed it
and added stuff to it to make is sound more like a futuristic hype type.
Other then the variety the music and sound are some of the best I've seen.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
When you play the game (if you play the game, hopefully)and actually get
into the game and challenge it will seem obvious that this game has
more challenge then most games on the system. I guess I will have to
explain it to ya. You start out with 3 Cups, Jack, Queen, and King cup
which have 6 tracks in each, 6 cars, and 3 difficulties, Novice, Standard,
and Expert. When you finish Cups on standard in 1st place you get an X.
When you get 3 X's you get 6 more cars. There is a total of 30 cars in the
game and you need 12 X's to earn them all. More, there is 2 more extra
Cups and 1 more difficulty level. When you get to the Master Difficultly
level not even the most experienced or veteran player will be denied a
challenge. TRUST ME, THIS IS HARD. Now to the 2 extra cups. First their
is the Joker Cup. This includes 6 more tracks, one of which will be familiar
to most Mario Kart 64 fans. Then their is something that will really and
ultimately bring this game up. The X Cup, is a new cup which makes up its
own tracks, yes. It does not pick random tracks from the game, it MAKES
them. This game gives the game almost Infinite Replay Value. Finally,
last but not least, is another challenge. After you open every Machine,
you should try to get trophies for each car. You can earn 3 trophies for
every car. If you actually completer all of these challenges I've told you
then...well frankly you should be exalted. Some will.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
This game really is fun. This game puts the F*U*N in fun. The game has
many ways of playing. First there is the normal GP race which is very
much like the GP race in Mario Kart 64 except that there are 30 cars on
the track at once. Then there is the Time Attack, and Practice which
are pretty self-explanatory. Then their is the Death Race, which is
something totally new. In this you are on a special single track with
all the other racers, 29, and you only got one thing on your mind, KILL.
You have to use you skill and strategy to either 1. Blow up the other
racers or 2. Knock the other racers off the track where their are no
rails on the track
To do this you have 2 special moves that you can use which are:
1. The side attack which is done by either pressing the R button twice,
goes to the right, or the Z button twice, goes to the left.
or you can use
2. The Spin attack. This move is much more efficient but much harder to use
and control. It is done by holding both the Z and R buttons and then pressing
either R twice, spins the right, or Z twice, spins the left. You will find this
move easy to do but hard to master.
Finally, there is the Multiplayer. You can play with 1-3 other people. If
you only use 1 or 2, you can set the computer to use control the other
players. The Multiplayer is a blast especially when you play with 3 other
people, one of the best of its kind. The only problem with Multiplayer is
that you cant play with more then 3 people. It really stinks because you
can only play with a total of 3 people. It is still very fun. A nice feature
about Multiplayer is if... lets say you retire by falling off or blow up on
the track. You can set the game to start up a slot machine on your screen
and if you can manage to stop 3 pictures in a row 1 or all the other
remaining racers will lose life. It really adds to the fun of the game.
Rumble Pak 6.7 out of 10
Out of what I've seen the game uses the Rumble Pak but it doesn't really
use it to its fullest. You don't really feel the shaking and realisticeness.
Although it doesn't matter that much its still hurts the game a little. I
hope they fix this before the game is released.
This game is plenty and loads of frustration, read challenge and you'll see
my point, you'll never finish the game fast or easily. The game is definitely
going to be a challenge for most if not all people. My advice to you is try
to ignore the frustration and try to enjoy the game more
Replayability 10 out of 10
This game is definitely going to have a lot of replayability and satisfaction
to it. Its worth every penny. I can prove this because of 2 things. The
Challenge will definitely bring you back for more for sure. Also, if you
remember I talked about the X-Cup. This Cup never ends so does the
game. VERY GOOD JOB. Another thing that might add to it but is not for
certain is the fact that F-Zero X might utilize the 64DD add-on. With
this you will be able to make your own tracks, cars and other stuff.
REMEMBER, this is not for sure.
Game Value 10 out of 10
This game is definitely a must have. If you miss out on this then you're
missing out period.
Overall 9.8 out of 10
I've said it once and I'll keep on saying it again. GET THIS GAME. if you
were a fan of the original and even if you weren't then you should get
this game. Although I've heard that not all people like this game like it
more then the original most people do. With all the loops, corkscrewes,
pipes and tunnels. I can guarantee most people will be very satisfied
with the game.