F-Zero X hits Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday

Just hours before the preview event for the Nintendo Switch, the weekly eShop download will hit with a bunch of new games. One of those games is a Virtual Console title from the N64 days – F-Zero X.

Originally released for the Nintendo 64 in North America in October 1998, in this futuristic racer, the key to winning is speed! 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.

The game comes 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.

With virtually no concrete titles announced for Switch other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, could this be a hint that a new F-Zero title could be on the way? It’s not likely that there is any connection, but it would certain be cool. A new game for Switch would be the first F-Zero game since 2004.

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