Released in 2004 on Gameboy Advance, F-Zero Climax was the last F-Zero game. Since then, the franchise has remained dormant, meaning we haven't had a new F-Zero game in nearly 20 years. Sadly, Nintendo seemingly isn't interested in making a new F-Zero game.
Fortunately, F-Zero fans can get their fix later this week because F-Zero X is coming to Nintendo Switch this week via the Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
F-Zero X modernised with online multiplayer
A sequel to the original F-Zero on SNES, F-Zero X was originally released on the N64 back in 1998. While the first game's Mode 7 graphics created a pseudo-3D effect, F-Zero X made the jump to 3D with polygonal graphics.
Like the original release, the Switch version of F-Zero X features 30 different hover-car racers, including an updated version of the Blue Falcon from the original game. You race against 29 other hover-cars on tight twisty tracks at supersonic speeds of over 1,000 km/h.
All original game modes from the original release carry over to the Switch version, including Grand Prix Cup, Time Trial, and Death Race.
Unlike the original release, however, F-Zero X has online multiplayer for up to four players on the Switch. This will be the first time an F-Zero has had online multiplayer.
F-Zero X will be available on Switch later this week on 11 March, but you’ll need a Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. A 12-month subscription costs £34.99. This will allow you to access a library of classic Nintendo 64 including Mario Kart 64.
Next week, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is launching at no extra cost for Switch Online + Expansion Pack members, adding 40 classic tracks released in four waves until 2023. Available on 18 March, Wave 1 will add eight classic tracks including Choco Mountain, Paris Promenade, Sky Garden.
If you don’t have an Expansion Pack subscription, Switch Online members can also play the original F-Zero in the SNES library.
Can we get Diddy Kong Racing next please, Nintendo?