F-Zero is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Nintendo for SNES. The game was first released in Japan in 1990 and North America in 1991. F-Zero was downloadable over the Nintendo Power peripheral in Japan and was also released onto the SNES. In late 2006, F-Zero became available for the Virtual Console service for the Wii.
As the inaugural game of the F-Zero series of video games, it was first released in Japan as one of the two debut titles for the Super NES but in the U.S. this launch title was accompanied by more games. With its original scenario and style of gameplay, F-Zero was the first of its kind and also featured a groundbreaking technological achievement at that time. Its success led to a series of games across multiple gaming platforms. The special edition of this game is called BS F-Zero 2 Grand Prix, which was released for the Sattellaview attachment of the Super Famicom in Japan, contained new tracks and vehicles.