F-Zero X Coming To Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

by Robert Workman

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Yes, the big news coming out of Nintendo tomorrow is that we’ll see the Nintendo Switch in all its glory, as well as learn more about its launch line-up, its pricing and when we’ll be able to get our hands on it. But that isn’t stopping the company from providing some love to its Wii U userbase.

The company has confirmed on its website that it’s bringing yet another Nintendo 64 classic to the system, just one week after it released the party favorite Mario Kart 64 for it. But this is no ordinary release – it’s the break-neck futuristic racing game F-Zero X!

Originally released several years ago, F-Zero X is one of the most heralded N64 racing games, due to its immense sense of speed, twisted level design and multiplayer support, with up to four people being able to hop into a race in split-screen.

“Choose from 30 different hover-car racers, including updated versions of the Blue Falcon and other vehicles from the original F-Zero, and get ready to play one of the fastest racers ever! Race to the finish line on tracks that twist and turn through the air. However, you will have to avoid the other 29 cars on the track or else face the consequences! If you're in a competitive mood, try to win a Grand Prix Cup, get the fastest lap time in a Time Trial, or destroy the competition in a Death Race. You can also challenge three friends in the Versus mode. With five separate play modes, hidden vehicles and courses, and an excellent sound track, F-Zero X still represents one of the best racing titles to date!” the company noted on its website.

The game will sell for $9.99, and even though the Switch is just around the corner, it’s highly recommended for those that can’t get enough of retro racing thrills. Check out the gameplay video below!

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.