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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
This game is fuckin' nuts.

How the hell did a game like this run at 60FPS on the Nintendo 64?


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No disintegrations!
"F-ZEROOOOOOOOOOOO!"


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you got BOOST POWER


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
you got BOOST POWER
YEAH! THE FINAL LAP!


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
You know I've played tons of racing games over the years but this one especially is tough as balls, and I'm playing on Standard


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You know I've played tons of racing games over the years but this one especially is tough as balls, and I'm playing on Standard

ive never been good at racing games in general

i only played f zero as a kid, and i always remember falling off a lot of the time


 
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definitely on the hunt for this game


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
definitely on the hunt for this game
It’s $10 on the Wii U LOL


 
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cool, i need a cart for the collection though


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
Look at the thighs on this woman. Absolute unit.


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The angel agreed to trade a set of white wings for the head of another demon. Overjoyed, the demon killed one of his own and plucked the head right off its still-warm body.

The angel then led the demon to heaven, where he underwent centuries of the cruelest tortures imaginable. Finally, the pain was so great that he lost consciousness - at which point his dark wings turned the promised shade of white.
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
Okay seriously, Nintendo didn't have to go this hard for the soundtrack but they did anyways.
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
Holy shit I won the first GP by 4 points. This game never gives you a chance to breathe.


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The sacrifice of polygons and rendered items was worth the frames, the game does so well aesthetically for what it is, and the gameplay is fantastic. Fckn love it.


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Expert difficulty is balanced super well but I can’t see myself beating Master difficulty without learning railsliding and other speedrun strats.


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Holy shit I won the first GP by 4 points. This game never gives you a chance to breathe.
How hype are the close wins tho


 
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Holy shit I won the first GP by 4 points. This game never gives you a chance to breathe.
How hype are the close wins tho
When the results screen was scrolling up, I was scared to see that I dropped to 2nd place and lost.

Once I saw that I was still in 1st place I fuckin yelled lmao.

I played the next GP and I won every single race in 1st place and unlocked the second row of vehicles.


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!
Holy shit this game, I won this race by a pixel. I won the King Cup and now another one called Joker unlocked and it has Rainbow Road and a track that's modeled after a hand WTF


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DUDE HOW LIT IS IT, the game never stops giving.

Like, I unlocked Joker and X cups when I was in Primary School and a Master difficulty win still eludes me. I really wanna buy a N64DD Just to get the expansion because those tracks and the track editor look amazing.

I forgot how much I loved this game, though. That 90’s synth/electric guitar really brings out the atmosphere of the soundtrack, and even little details like the sound the purple strips make as well as the art design all really come together to make you feel like you’re racing in the distant future.


 
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DUDE HOW LIT IS IT, the game never stops giving.

Like, I unlocked Joker and X cups when I was in Primary School and a Master difficulty win still eludes me. I really wanna buy a N64DD Just to get the expansion because those tracks and the track editor look amazing.

I forgot how much I loved this game, though. That 90’s synth/electric guitar really brings out the atmosphere of the soundtrack, and even little details like the sound the purple strips make as well as the art design all really come together to make you feel like you’re racing in the distant future.
Jody Summer is BAE for life. I've won every single GP with her because her car feels the most balanced and performs the best when tuned. I couldn't win anything with Captain Falcon or Red Gazelle but Jody Summer I win 1st place in every race.


 
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just eyeballed a copy of this at my local retro game vendor, so i'll be able to add this to my collection very soon

he also had pilotwings 64 and gauntlet legends and shit, so i'm pretty excited


 
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Goodness gracious, great balls of lightning!


 
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You been playing it?
yeah, it's pretty awesome

given the overabundance of racing games available on n64, they did such a good job of making this one stand out from the rest with its incredible music and silky smooth gameplay

it's actually very surprising that the n64 would be able to run a game like this in the first place, given how fast and intense it is (and at 60fps, like you noted)

and even though i'm absolutely terrible at it, it's rare for a game to be THIS fucking difficult and still manage to be satisfying to play
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yeah, it's pretty awesome

given the overabundance of racing games available on n64, they did such a good job of making this one stand out from the rest with its incredible music and silky smooth gameplay

it's actually very surprising that the n64 would be able to run a game like this in the first place, given how fast and intense it is (and at 60fps, like you noted)

and even though i'm absolutely terrible at it, it's rare for a game to be THIS fucking difficult and still manage to be satisfying to play
Yeah, F-Zero X is one of the toughest racing games that I've played. I play on Standard and still struggle to get to 1st place and maintain the lead. That picture I put above of my standings and how close I was to losing made me nearly go crazy. It's been a while since a game like this made me scream and yell because of how satisfying it was to complete that race and win the GP.

One thing I noticed too when playing is that there isn't a character with a dominant car that overpowers the rest and makes them obsolete like most racing games. Every race there's always different cars in the lead and that makes the game more exciting and I also feel like they all have different racing styles too.

For instance, those bastards Blood Falcon and Red Gazelle would always be on my tail or in the lead but in another GP I play they'll be in the back struggling to keep up or fly off the track while others are way ahead of them.


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Yeah, F-Zero X is one of the toughest racing games that I've played. I play on Standard and still struggle to get to 1st place and maintain the lead. That picture I put above of my standings and how close I was to losing made me nearly go crazy. It's been a while since a game like this made me scream and yell because of how satisfying it was to complete that race and win the GP.

One thing I noticed too when playing is that there isn't a character with a dominant car that overpowers the rest and makes them obsolete like most racing games. Every race there's always different cars in the lead and that makes the game more exciting and I also feel like they all have different racing styles too.

For instance, those bastards Blood Falcon and Red Gazelle would always be on my tail or in the lead but in another GP I play they'll be in the back struggling to keep up or fly off the track while others are way ahead of them.
I find the Rivals are always a mixed bag as opposed to other racing games where it's nearly universally 1 cunt of a character annoying you for the overall win. But traditionally The Blood Falcon and Black Bull are considered the best machines to drive due to their characteristics. BF's good stats and poor grip make it exceptional at executing speedrun strats where you slide off the wall to gain ridiculous speed, but I've never been able to do it myself.