F zero Retro Tuesday
F- Zero was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. The series is known for its high-speed racing, characters and settings, difficult gameplay, and original music.
With many racers on the SNES F-ZERO was
revolutionary with the only 16 bit console at the time to be able to run mode 7 graphics making F Zero a new experience along side Super Mario Kart. Racing around tracks, Mute City, Big Blue, Sand Ocean & Death Wind with different levels of difficulty. The aim of the game was to race around courses with twists and turns while avoiding rubbing against the barriers which would make the futuristic hover cars explode. Also there is more obstacles like bombs randomly placed on certain tracks with magnetic strips that would drag you into the side while at the same time avoiding other racers to ultimately become the victor of a race. Along side that you have a turbo you can use which you gain 1 per lap & health strips to replenish any health lost from previous laps.
I say shuttles because the vehicles were hover type shuttles with no wheels. Been a futuristic racer this fitted in well with some high speed races alongside different classed racers. With the snes controller you used the shoulder buttons to drift around the tight corners while avoiding the barriers were you would lose energy ultimately leading to the shuttles exploding if contacted to much. For a console in the 16 bit era the speed was amazing and smooth for its time.
TRACKS & CHARACTERS
Knight League (Easy) Queen League (Moderate) King League (Hard)
1 Mute City I Mute City II Mute City III
2 Big Blue Port Town Death Wind II
3 Sand Ocean Red Canyon I Port Town II
4 Death Wind I White Land I Red Canyon II
5 Silence White Land II Fire Field
The in game music was awesome and revolutionary that combined with the futuristic sounds of the engine audio was a experience with high speeds up to 100 km/h in Stereo, for a adrenaline feeling .
Thanks for checking out Retro Tuesday & I hope you enjoyed a classic from the SNES days.