Arriving on the Wii U eShop on December 10, Fast Racing Neo is a futuristic hovercar racer everyone is comparing to F-Zero, because everyone wants a new F-Zero. It’s not quite that, but it scratches the same itch.
On November 21, 1990, Nintendo Japan released three amazing things—the first F-Zero, Super Mario World and a console to play them on. It was a very good day.
F-Zero was a flagship game for the Nintendo's Mode 7 graphics option for the SNES, a game that should be impossible to replicate on a Genesis. Of course, intrepid fans have found a way.
As part of the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo just announced that Mario Kart 8's world-colliding DLC is coming out next week.
I don't like very many racing games, but Distance's high-flying antics and F-Zero-style looks have got my attention.
GameCube games can run on a PC. The Oculus Rift works for the PC. What comes next? White knuckles and sick bags.
As Nintendo cycles through its back catalogue, we've seen the return of everything from Kid Icarus to Donkey Kong. One series that's remained dormant for a while, though, is F-Zero, and sadly, it seems it's going to stay that way.
Oh Captain Falcon; you know how devoted your fans are, yes? Is it any surprise that they've recreated your likeness again and again online? Are you at all shocked that the F-Zero Miiverse board is one big Captain Falcon love-in?
So, remember that at the end of last month, European (and Australian) Wii U gamers were hopping mad because their Virtual Console re-release of Balloon Fight ran slower—at 50 frames per second—and smaller, reflecting the lower refresh rate of PAL tubes from the 1980s. NTSC TVs had faster refreshes, meaning gamers in…
While Nintendo's making sure to have at least one big first-party title available for the launch of their new console in the form of New Super Mario Bros U, some of the company's other heavy hitters are quite as lucky. Metroid Blast—part of the themed mini-game collection Nintendo Land—isn't quite a full Samus Aran…
And then there's F-Zero GX.
There is some sort of Z-Fero style racing game, Nintendo producer Katsuya Eguchi showed today during an after-hours E3 showcase of the Wii U's launch game.
Sometimes you just need a little jazz.
You may have fond memories of the 1991 launch of Nintendo's SNES, but according to a recently unearthed local news broadcast, some parents were steaming at the notion of the new 16-bit console.
This clip from The Game Station is pretty great. Once it's wearing out its welcome taking the piss out of secret game gender reveals, it turns into a never-ending shampoo commercial and gets funny all over again.
One of the best things about early 20th-century transportaton was the advertising. Cruise ships, airlines and car companies all used bold, iconic ads to sell their vision of the future. It's a vision that transfers easily to classic video games.