F-Zero (エフゼロ Efu Zero?, F-ZERO) is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was first released in Japan on November 21, 1990

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and later in North America on August 13, 1991 and in Europe on June 4, 1992. The title was downloadable over the Nintendo Power peripheral in Japan

[1] It was also released onto the Nintendo Super System. The special edition of the game was released on the Super Famicom's Satellaview attachment.[2] In late 2006, F-Zero became available on the Wii's Virtual Console.  Also, for a limited time, the game was released on the Wii U's eShop for 30 cents.[3]


As the first game in the F-Zero series, it was released in Japan as one of the two debut titles for the Super Famicom,[4] However, in the United States, this launch title was accompanied by more games.[5] F-Zero has been praised for its original scenarios and style of gameplay. As a result, the title has influenced numerous other racing games.[6][7][8]


# Knight League (Easy) Queen League (Moderate) King League (Hard)
1 Mute City I Mute City II Mute City III
2 Big Blue Port Town Death Wind II
3 Sand Ocean Red Canyon I Port Town II
4 Death Wind I White Land I Red Canyon II
5 Silence White Land II Fire Field


New Pilots:


Captain Falcon

Dr. Stewart


Samurai Goroh

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  • This game appears as one of the microgames in 9-Volt stage in the game WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania.
  • An F-Zero jazz album was released on March 25, 1992 in Japan and features twelve songs from the game on a single disc composed by Yumiko Kanki and Naoto Ishida, and arranged by Robert Hill and Michiko Hill.
  • This game is also available as one of the playable Masterpieces in Brawl.
  • The name F-Zero is derived from Formula One racing, commonly denoted as F1.


  1. Nintendo Power (Japanese). Nintendo. Archived from the original on 2006-12-15. Retrieved on 2007-08-05.
  2. BS F-Zero 2 Grand Prix. IGN. Retrieved on 2006-06-19.
  3. Vuckovic, Daniel (2006-10-18). First 7 Aussie Virtual Console games revealed. Vooks.net. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  4. Sheff, David [1993]. Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children, First, New York: Random House, Inc., p. 361. ISBN 0-679-40469-4. 
  5. Parish, Jeremy (2006-11-14). Out to Launch: Wii. 1UP.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-03.
  6. IGN Staff (1998-07-14). F-Zero X. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-07-16. “It [F-Zero] was the first of its kind; the only really successful inheritor (or copier, depending on how you look at it) to date are Psygnosis's Wipeout and Wipeout II for Sony's PlayStation.”
  7. Thomas, Lucas (2007-01-26). F-Zero (Virtual Console) review. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  8. Allen, Matt. SNES WEEK: Day 5. NTSC-uk.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-03.

East, Thomas. "F-Zero comes to Wii U this week! Play the SNES classic on the Wii U Virtual Console in 60Hz." Official Nintendo Magazine. 20 Feb 2013: n. page. Web. 6 Mar. 2013. <http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/47035/f-zero-coming-to-the-wii-u-eshop-this-week/>.

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