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|developer=Amusement Vision
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|publisher=Nintendo
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|series=''F-Zero''
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|release=JP: July 25, 2003
   
''F-Zero GX'' is a futuristic racing video game for the Nintendo Gamecube console. Developed by Sega's Amusement Vision department, it was released in Japan, Europe and North America, in 2003. Its arcade counterpart, F-Zero AX, utilizes hardware conceived from a business alliance between Nintendo, Namco and Sega. ''F-Zero GX'' runs on an enhanced version of the engine that powered ''Super Monkey Ball''. The game is considered and ranked as one of the best racers of its time and the greatest racer on the GameCube platform.
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NA: August 23, 2003
   
''F-Zero GX'' is the fifth / sixth installment in the ''F-Zero'' series and the successor to ''F-Zero X''. The game continues the series' difficult, high-speed racing style, retaining the basic gameplay and control system from the Nintendo 64 title. A heavy emphasis is placed on track memorization and reflexes, which aids in completing the title. ''GX'' introduces a "story mode" element, where the player walks in the footsteps of Captain Falcon through nine chapters while completing various missions.
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PAL: October 31, 2003
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|genre=Racing
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|modes=Single-player, Multiplayer
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|platform=Nintendo Gamecube
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|pregame=[[F-Zero AX]]
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|nxtgame=[[F-Zero GP Legend]]
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'''F-Zero GX''' is a futuristic racing video game for the [[Wikipedia:Nintendo GameCube|Nintendo GameCube]] console. Developed by Sega's Amusement Vision department, it was released in Japan, Europe, and North America, in 2003. Its arcade counterpart, ''[[F-Zero AX]]'', utilizes hardware conceived from a business alliance between Nintendo, Namco, and Sega. ''F-Zero GX'' runs on an enhanced version of the engine that powered ''[[Wikipedia:Super Monkey Ball|Super Monkey Ball]]''. The game is widely considered one of the best racers on the GameCube platform.
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''F-Zero GX'' is the fourth installment in the ''F-Zero'' series and the successor to ''F-Zero X''. The game continues the series' difficult, high-speed racing style, retaining the basic gameplay and control system from the [[Wikipedia:Nintendo 64|Nintendo 64]] title. A heavy emphasis is placed on track memorization and reflexes, which aids in completing the title. ''GX'' introduces a "Story Mode" element, where the player walks in the footsteps of [[Captain Falcon]] through nine chapters, completing various missions.
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==Plot==
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After the [[F-Zero X]] Grand Prix where [[Captain Falcon]] took the grand prize, the F-Zero Committee developed two more F-Zero Grands Prix to be held simultaneously, the F-Zero GX and F-Zero AX. The contestants that participated in the previous Grand Prix were selected to race in the GX, while newcomers and former champions were selected for the AX. After completing all of the preliminary races, the qualifying pilots from both tournaments would compete in the combined finale race.
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===Story Mode===
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====[[Prologue: Black Shadow's Disgrace]]====
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[[Black Shadow]] flees [[Lightning]] in the [[Black Bull]], whilst being pursued by [[Deathborn]] piloting the [[Dark Schneider]]. Deathborn manages to catch up to Shadow and forces him to wreck. An injured Black Shadow crawls out of his disabled machine and is grabbed by the neck. Pleading for mercy, Shadow is informed by Deathborn that he will have one final chance to win the F-Zero Grand Prix and is warned of the price of failure. Deathborn promptly departs, leaving Black Shadow alone on the road.
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====[[Captain Falcon Trains|Chapter 1 - Captain Falcon Trains]]====
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Sometime later, [[Captain Falcon]] is roaming the streets of [[Port Town]] when he notices a group of racers watching a news broadcast of Black Shadow wreaking havoc. He continues to his hideout, where he hones his driving skills in the [[Blue Falcon|Blue Falcon’s]] simulation mode. After completing his training, Falcon tunes into a news broadcast and witnesses Black Shadow declaring his intent to win the upcoming Grand Prix.
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====[[Goroh: The Vengeful Samurai|Chapter 2 - Goroh: The Vengeful Samurai]]====
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On his way through [[Red Canyon]] in search of a bounty, Falcon encounters [[Samurai Goroh]] and his gang. Angered by Falcon's victory in the previous Grand Prix, Goroh challenges Falcon to a race, which the Captain obliges. The two race around the canyon until Goroh eventually wipes out. As Falcon departs, a belligerent Goroh vows revenge before being blown back by the exploding [[Fire Stingray]].
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====[[High Stakes in Mute City|Chapter 3 - High Stakes in Mute City]]====
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Falcon arrives at a pub in [[Mute City]], a popular watering hole for F-Zero racers. Upon entering the establishment, he is recognized by a fellow pilot, [[Silver Neelson]], who convinces Falcon to disguise himself and participate in a BET race. Posing as a pilot named [[Wikipedia:Famicon|"Famicom"]], Falcon is victorious and is awarded half of the winnings by Neelson. Suddenly, a news bulletin in the pub reports that Black Shadow is attacking the Lightning area, and the Captain abruptly departs.
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====[[Challenge of the Bloody Chain|Chapter 4 - Challenge of the Bloody Chain]]====
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On his way to Lightning, Falcon is waylaid by the [[Bloody Chain]] and is challenged by their leader, [[Michael Chain|Michael]]. Not wanting to waste time with the gang, Falcon outraces them and causes several members to wipe out. Michael orders his remaining men to go after the Captain, but they instead fall back and flee, much to Michael's chagrin.
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====[[Save Jody!|Chapter 5 - Save Jody Summer!]]====
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Falcon arrives at Lightning to find the city in peril. He encounters [[John Tanaka]] who informs him that [[Jody Summer]] was inside the power plant and may be trapped. Falcon drives to the plant, finds Jody, and escorts her out just before the core reactor overloads. After reuniting Jody and John, Falcon spots Black Shadow and moves to confront him.
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====[[Black Shadow's Trap|Chapter 6 - Black Shadow's Trap]]====
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Shadow threatens Falcon, but the Captain refuses to fight, resolving to settle their dispute at the Grand Prix. The devious Shadow uses his dark powers to bind Falcon; [[Blood Falcon]] arrives and forces the Captain into the [[Blue Falcon]], on which he has placed an explosive set to detonate if the machine slowed past a certain speed. Falcon manages to break free of his restraints and is able to maneuver the Blue Falcon off an unfinished track where the bomb is knocked off by a [[Wikipedia:crane (machine)|construction crane]]. Falcon retreats to prepare for the Grand Prix.
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====[[The F-Zero Grand Prix|Chapter 7 - The F-Zero Grand Prix]]====
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At the Grand Prix finale, Black Shadow is surprised to discover that the Captain is still alive. The two exchange “pleasantries” before the race begins. After three intense laps, Shadow wipes out and Falcon is again triumphant. Before the F-Zero Committee can present the Captain with the Champions’ Belt, [[Deathborn]] appears from a dimensional portal and kills Black Shadow for his failure. Introducing himself as “The Grand Prix Champion of the Underworld”, Deathborn challenges Falcon to a 1-on-1 race for both the F-Zero and Underworld belts.
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====[[Secrets of the Champion Belt|Chapter 8 - Secrets of the Champion Belt]]====
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Upon arriving at the Underworld track, Deathborn explains to Falcon that each of their championship belts are condensed forms of Dark and Light, the great forces that make up the universe. With the combined powers of both belts, Deathborn intends to destroy the galaxy. Not willing to surrender such great power to Deathborn’s evil whims, Falcon outraces him. Distracted by his utter disbelief, Deathborn loses control of [[Dark Schneider]] and runs off the track into a river of lava, and perishes in an explosion. Falcon is awarded an extravagant gold belt (formed from the combining of the F-Zero and Underworld belts), and vows to continue winning and protect the galaxy.
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====[[Finale: Enter the Creators]]====
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Sometime later, back at his hideout, Captain Falcon witnesses three disembodied entities speaking through the belt. Calling themselves [[The Creator|"The Creator"]], the voices explain that they had created the World, and that Deathborn was of their own design as well, their “best creation”. The beings further reveal that the universal forces of Dark and Light do not exist, and that they had been manipulating events via Deathborn towards their ultimate goal of bending the universe to their will. Now that the Captain had defeated their puppet, The Creator intended to seize Falcon’s soul, and forge him into their new creation so their plan could come to fruition.
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The Creator teleports Falcon to an inter-dimensional race track where they challenge him for his soul. After an arduous race, Falcon is once again victorious and, the three entities are expelled from the universe. The Captain finds himself back in his hideout, and with his ordeal finally over, he removes his helmet and rests before his next bounty.
   
 
==Circuits==
 
==Circuits==
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!<nowiki>#</nowiki>
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!Ruby Cup
!''Ruby Cup''
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!Sapphire Cup
!''Sapphire Cup''
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!Emerald Cup
!''Emerald Cup''
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!Diamond Cup
!''Diamond Cup''
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!AX Cup
!''AX Cup''
 
 
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|1
 
|1
|[[Mute City]] - Twist Road
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|'''[[Mute City]]'''
|[[Big Blue]] - Drift Highway
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Twist Road
|[[Fire Field]] - Cylinder Knot
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|'''[[Big Blue]]'''
|[[Cosmo Terminal]] - Trident
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Drift Highway
|[[Aeropolis]] - Screw Drive
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|'''[[Fire Field]]'''
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Cylinder Knot
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|'''[[Cosmo Terminal]]'''
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Trident
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|'''[[Aeropolis]]'''
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Screw Drive
 
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|2
 
|2
|[[Casino Palace]]<sup>1</sup> - Split Oval
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|'''[[Casino Palace]]<sup>1</sup>'''
|[[Port Town]] - Aero Dive
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Split Oval
|[[Green Plant]] - Intersection
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|'''[[Port Town]]'''
|[[Sand Ocean]] - Lateral Shift
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Aero Dive
|[[Outer Space]] - Meteor Storm
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|'''[[Green Plant]]'''
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Intersection
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|'''[[Sand Ocean]]'''
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Lateral Shift
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|'''[[Outer Space]]'''
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Meteor Stream
 
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|3
 
|3
|Sand Ocean - Surface Slide
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|'''Sand Ocean'''
|Green Plant - Mobius Ring
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Surface Slide
|Casino Palace<sup>1</sup> - Double Branches
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|'''Green Plant'''
|Fire Field - Undulation
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Mobius Ring
|Port Town - Cylinder Wave
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|'''Casino Palace<sup>1</sup>'''
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Double Branches
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|'''Fire Field'''
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Undulation
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|'''Port Town'''
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Cylinder Wave
 
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|4
 
|4
|[[Lightning]] - Loop Cross
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|'''[[Lightning]]'''
|Port Town - Long Pipe
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Loop Cross
|Lightning - Half Pipe
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|'''Port Town'''
|Aeropolis - Dragon Slope
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Long Pipe
|Lightning - Thunder Road
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|'''Lightning'''
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Half Pipe
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|'''Aeropolis'''
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Dragon Slope
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|'''Lightning'''
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Thunder Road
 
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|5
 
|5
|Aeropolis - Multiplex
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|'''Aeropolis'''
|Mute City - Serial Gaps
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Multiplex
|Big Blue - Ordeal
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|'''Mute City'''
|[[Phantom Road]] - Slim-Line Slits
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Serial Gaps
|Green Plant - Spiral
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|'''Big Blue'''
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Ordeal
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|'''[[Phantom Road]]'''
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Slim-line Slits
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|'''Green Plant'''
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Spiral
 
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|6
 
|6
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|X
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|X
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|Mute City - Sonic Oval<sup>2</sup>
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|'''Mute City'''
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Sonic Oval<sup>2</sup>
 
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<sup>1</sup>Called "Vegas Palace" in the Japanese version.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://f-zero.jp/f-zero_gx/planet_course/vegaspalace.html|title=Planet & Course|accessdate= 2007-12-25|publisher=F-Zero GX/AX official site|work= F-Zero.com}}</ref> <sup>2</sup>Not available in the Grand Prix mode.
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# Called "Vegas Palace" in the Japanese version.<ref>{{cite web| url=http://f-zero.jp/f-zero_gx/planet_course/vegaspalace.html|title=Planet & Course|accessdate= 2007-12-25|publisher=F-Zero GX/AX official site|work= F-Zero.com}}</ref>
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# Not available in the Grand Prix mode.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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[[File:Wiki-background|thumb|right|300px|F-Zero GX characters]]
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[[File:F-Zero_GX_machines.png|thumb|right|300px|F-Zero GX machines]]
|'''<nowiki>#</nowiki>'''
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{| class="article-table"
|'''NAME'''
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!#
|'''VEHICLE'''
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!Pilots
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!Machine
 
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|01
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|[[Mighty Gazelle]]
Mighty Gazelle
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|[[Red Gazelle]]
|Red Gazelle
 
 
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|02
|Jody Summer
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|[[Jody Summer]]
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|[[White Cat]]
White Cat
 
 
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|03
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|[[Dr. Stewart]]
Dr. Stewart
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|[[Golden Fox]]
|Golden Fox
 
 
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|04
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|[[Baba]]
Baba
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|[[Iron Tiger]]
|Iron Tiger
 
 
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|5
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|05
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|[[Samurai Goroh]]
Samurai Goroh
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|[[Fire Stingray]]
|Fire Stingray
 
 
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|6
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|06
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|[[Pico]]
Pico
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|[[Wild Goose]]
|Wild Goose
 
 
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|7
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|07
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|[[Captain Falcon]]
Captain Falcon
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|[[Blue Falcon]]
|Blue Falcon
 
 
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|8
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|08
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|[[Octoman]]
Octoman
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|[[Deep Claw]]
|Deep Claw
 
 
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|9
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|09
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|[[Mr. EAD]]
Mr. EAD
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|[[Great Star]]
|Great Star
 
 
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|10
 
|10
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|[[James McCloud]]
James McCloud
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|[[Little Wyvern]]
|Little Wyvern
 
 
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|11
 
|11
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|[[Billy]]
Billy
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|[[Mad Wolf]]
|Mad Wolf
 
 
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|12
 
|12
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|[[Kate Alen]]
Kate Alen
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|[[Super Piranha]]
|Super Piranha
 
 
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|13
 
|13
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|[[Zoda]]
Zoda
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|[[Death Anchor]]
|Death Anchor
 
 
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|14
 
|14
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|[[Jack Levin]]
Jack Levin
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|[[Astro Robin]]
|Astro Robin
 
 
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|15
 
|15
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|[[Bio Rex]]
Bio Rex
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|[[Big Fang]]
|Big Fang
 
 
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|16
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|[[The Skull]]
The Skull
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|[[Sonic Phantom]]
|Sonic Phantom
 
 
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|17
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|[[Antonio Guster]]
Antonio Guster
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|[[Green Panther]]
|Green Panther
 
 
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|18
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|[[Beastman]]
Beastman
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|[[Hyper Speeder]]
|Hyper Speeder
 
 
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|19
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|[[Leon]]
Leon
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|[[Space Angler]]
|Space Angler
 
 
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|20
 
|20
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|[[Super Arrow]]
Super Arrow
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|[[King Meteor]]
|King Meteor
 
 
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|21
 
|21
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|[[Mrs. Arrow]]
Mrs. Arrow
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|[[Queen Meteor]]
|Queen Meteor
 
 
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|[[Gomar & Shioh]]
Gomar and Shioh
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|[[Twin Noritta]]
|Twin Noritta
 
 
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|23
 
|23
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|[[Silver Neelsen]]
Silver Neelsen
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|[[Night Thunder]]
|Night Thunder
 
 
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|24
 
|24
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|[[Michael Chain]]
Michael Chain
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|[[Wild Boar]]
|Wild Boar
 
 
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|25
 
|25
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|[[Blood Falcon]]
Blood Falcon
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|[[Blood Hawk]]
|Pink Bunny
 
 
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|26
 
|26
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|[[John Tanaka]]
John Tanaka
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|[[Wonder Wasp]]
|Wonder Wasp
 
 
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|27
 
|27
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|[[Draq]]
Draq
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|[[Mighty Typhoon]]
|Mighty Typhoon
 
 
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|-
 
|28
 
|28
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|[[Roger Buster]]
Roger Buster
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|[[Mighty Hurricane]]
|Mighty Hurricane
 
 
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|-
 
|29
 
|29
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|[[Dr. Clash]]
Dr. Clash
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|[[Crazy Bear]]
|Crazy Bear
 
 
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|-
 
|30
 
|30
|Black Shadow
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|[[Black Shadow]]
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|[[Black Bull]]
Black Bull
 
 
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Note: When first starting the game you will start with the Blue Falcon, Golden Fox, Wild Goose and Fire Stingray. The rest of the machines must be purchased at the F-Zero shop.
   
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===Unlockable ''GX'' characters===
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{| class="article-table"
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!#
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!New Pilots
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!Machine
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!Unlock Criteria
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|00
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|[[Deathborn]]
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|[[Dark Schneider]]
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|Complete Story Mode on Normal Difficulty
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|31
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|[[Don Genie]]
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|[[Fat Shark]]
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|Complete Chapter #4 on Very Hard
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|32
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|[[Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter]]
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|[[Cosmic Dolphin]]
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|Complete Chapter #5 on Very Hard
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|33
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|[[Dai San Gen]]
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|[[Pink Spider]]
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|Complete Chapter #7 on Very Hard
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|34
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|[[Spade]]
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|[[Magic Seagull]]
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|Complete Story on Hard
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|35
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|[[Dai Goroh]]
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|[[Silver Rat]]
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|Complete Chapter #6 on Very Hard
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|36
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|[[Princia Ramode]]
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|[[Spark Moon]]
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|Complete Chapter #2 on Very Hard
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|37
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|[[Lily Flyer]]
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|[[Bunny Flash]]
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|Complete Chapter #8 on Very Hard
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|38
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|[[PJ]]
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|[[Groovy Taxi]]
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|Complete Chapter #9 on Very Hard
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|-
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|39
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|[[QQQ]]
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|[[Rolling Turtle]]
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|Complete Chapter #3 on Very Hard
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|-
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|40
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|[[Phoenix]]
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|[[Rainbow Phoenix]]
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|Complete Chapter #1 on Very Hard
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Note: It is also possible to unlock these pilots by playing as the desired pilot in ''[[F-Zero AX]]'' with a GameCube memory card containing an ''F-Zero GX'' save file inserted into the console.
   
===Unlockable AX Pilots===
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Outerspace01 l.jpg|Outer Space
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Phantomroad01 l.jpg|Phantom Road
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Cosmoterminal01 l.jpg|Cosmo Terminal
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Greenplant01 l.jpg|Green Plant
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Sandocean01 l.jpg|Sand Ocean
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Lightning01 l.jpg|Lightning
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Firefield01 l.jpg|Fire Field
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Aeropolis01 l.jpg|Aeropolis
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Vegaspalas01 l.jpg|Casino Palace
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Porttown01 l.jpg|Port Town
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Bigblue01 l.jpg|Big Blue
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Mutecity01 l.jpg|Mute City
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Wikia-Visualization-Main.png
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</gallery>
   
[[Phoenix]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #1 on Very Hard
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==Videos==
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<gallery>
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File:F-Zero GX Story Cutscenes
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File:F-Zero GX Story Cutscenes Part 2
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File:F-Zero GX- Snaking
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File:F-Zero GX Gameplay
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File:F-Zero GX Port Town Gameplay
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</gallery>
   
[[Princia Ramode]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #2 on Very Hard
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==Trivia==
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*''GX'' was the first game in the ''F-Zero'' franchise to be developed by a third party (Sega), the first to include 'Story' and 'Garage' modes, and the first outside of Japan that features custom-built racing machines.
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*The four Grand Prix names match the concurrently released titles in the ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon|Pokémon]]'' franchise of video games, ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|Ruby and Sapphire]]'', and then the next Pokèmon games, ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon Emerald|Pokémon Emerald]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon Diamond|Pokémon Diamond]]''. Also, AX Pearl represents Pokėmon Pearl.
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*''F-Zero GX'' not only contains all the exclusive material from its counterpart, ''F-Zero AX'', as unlockable content - the full ''F-Zero AX'' game itself is buried in the game disc and fully playable with a cheat device.
   
[[QQQ]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #3 on Very Hard
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==References==
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<references />
   
[[Don Genie]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #4 on Very Hard
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==Site Navigation==
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{{F-Zero franchise}}
[[Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #5 on Very Hard
 
 
[[Dai Goroh]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #6 on Very Hard
 
 
[[Dai Sen Gen]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #7 on Very Hard
 
 
[[Lily Flyer]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #8 on Very Hard
 
 
[[PJ]] -Beat Story Mode Mission #9 on Very Hard
 
 
[[Spade]] -Beat All Story Mode Missions on Hard
 
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Games]]
 
[[Category:Games]]
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[[Category:Sega]]

Latest revision as of 16:28, May 31, 2020

F-Zero GX is a futuristic racing video game for the Nintendo GameCube console. Developed by Sega's Amusement Vision department, it was released in Japan, Europe, and North America, in 2003. Its arcade counterpart, F-Zero AX, utilizes hardware conceived from a business alliance between Nintendo, Namco, and Sega. F-Zero GX runs on an enhanced version of the engine that powered Super Monkey Ball. The game is widely considered one of the best racers on the GameCube platform.

F-Zero GX is the fourth installment in the F-Zero series and the successor to F-Zero X. The game continues the series' difficult, high-speed racing style, retaining the basic gameplay and control system from the Nintendo 64 title. A heavy emphasis is placed on track memorization and reflexes, which aids in completing the title. GX introduces a "Story Mode" element, where the player walks in the footsteps of Captain Falcon through nine chapters, completing various missions.

PlotEdit

After the F-Zero X Grand Prix where Captain Falcon took the grand prize, the F-Zero Committee developed two more F-Zero Grands Prix to be held simultaneously, the F-Zero GX and F-Zero AX. The contestants that participated in the previous Grand Prix were selected to race in the GX, while newcomers and former champions were selected for the AX. After completing all of the preliminary races, the qualifying pilots from both tournaments would compete in the combined finale race.

Story ModeEdit

Prologue: Black Shadow's DisgraceEdit

Black Shadow flees Lightning in the Black Bull, whilst being pursued by Deathborn piloting the Dark Schneider. Deathborn manages to catch up to Shadow and forces him to wreck. An injured Black Shadow crawls out of his disabled machine and is grabbed by the neck. Pleading for mercy, Shadow is informed by Deathborn that he will have one final chance to win the F-Zero Grand Prix and is warned of the price of failure. Deathborn promptly departs, leaving Black Shadow alone on the road.

Chapter 1 - Captain Falcon TrainsEdit

Sometime later, Captain Falcon is roaming the streets of Port Town when he notices a group of racers watching a news broadcast of Black Shadow wreaking havoc. He continues to his hideout, where he hones his driving skills in the Blue Falcon’s simulation mode. After completing his training, Falcon tunes into a news broadcast and witnesses Black Shadow declaring his intent to win the upcoming Grand Prix.

Chapter 2 - Goroh: The Vengeful SamuraiEdit

On his way through Red Canyon in search of a bounty, Falcon encounters Samurai Goroh and his gang. Angered by Falcon's victory in the previous Grand Prix, Goroh challenges Falcon to a race, which the Captain obliges. The two race around the canyon until Goroh eventually wipes out. As Falcon departs, a belligerent Goroh vows revenge before being blown back by the exploding Fire Stingray.

Chapter 3 - High Stakes in Mute CityEdit

Falcon arrives at a pub in Mute City, a popular watering hole for F-Zero racers. Upon entering the establishment, he is recognized by a fellow pilot, Silver Neelson, who convinces Falcon to disguise himself and participate in a BET race. Posing as a pilot named "Famicom", Falcon is victorious and is awarded half of the winnings by Neelson. Suddenly, a news bulletin in the pub reports that Black Shadow is attacking the Lightning area, and the Captain abruptly departs.

Chapter 4 - Challenge of the Bloody ChainEdit

On his way to Lightning, Falcon is waylaid by the Bloody Chain and is challenged by their leader, Michael. Not wanting to waste time with the gang, Falcon outraces them and causes several members to wipe out. Michael orders his remaining men to go after the Captain, but they instead fall back and flee, much to Michael's chagrin.

Chapter 5 - Save Jody Summer!Edit

Falcon arrives at Lightning to find the city in peril. He encounters John Tanaka who informs him that Jody Summer was inside the power plant and may be trapped. Falcon drives to the plant, finds Jody, and escorts her out just before the core reactor overloads. After reuniting Jody and John, Falcon spots Black Shadow and moves to confront him.

Chapter 6 - Black Shadow's TrapEdit

Shadow threatens Falcon, but the Captain refuses to fight, resolving to settle their dispute at the Grand Prix. The devious Shadow uses his dark powers to bind Falcon; Blood Falcon arrives and forces the Captain into the Blue Falcon, on which he has placed an explosive set to detonate if the machine slowed past a certain speed. Falcon manages to break free of his restraints and is able to maneuver the Blue Falcon off an unfinished track where the bomb is knocked off by a construction crane. Falcon retreats to prepare for the Grand Prix.

Chapter 7 - The F-Zero Grand PrixEdit

At the Grand Prix finale, Black Shadow is surprised to discover that the Captain is still alive. The two exchange “pleasantries” before the race begins. After three intense laps, Shadow wipes out and Falcon is again triumphant. Before the F-Zero Committee can present the Captain with the Champions’ Belt, Deathborn appears from a dimensional portal and kills Black Shadow for his failure. Introducing himself as “The Grand Prix Champion of the Underworld”, Deathborn challenges Falcon to a 1-on-1 race for both the F-Zero and Underworld belts.

Chapter 8 - Secrets of the Champion BeltEdit

Upon arriving at the Underworld track, Deathborn explains to Falcon that each of their championship belts are condensed forms of Dark and Light, the great forces that make up the universe. With the combined powers of both belts, Deathborn intends to destroy the galaxy. Not willing to surrender such great power to Deathborn’s evil whims, Falcon outraces him. Distracted by his utter disbelief, Deathborn loses control of Dark Schneider and runs off the track into a river of lava, and perishes in an explosion. Falcon is awarded an extravagant gold belt (formed from the combining of the F-Zero and Underworld belts), and vows to continue winning and protect the galaxy.

Finale: Enter the CreatorsEdit

Sometime later, back at his hideout, Captain Falcon witnesses three disembodied entities speaking through the belt. Calling themselves "The Creator", the voices explain that they had created the World, and that Deathborn was of their own design as well, their “best creation”. The beings further reveal that the universal forces of Dark and Light do not exist, and that they had been manipulating events via Deathborn towards their ultimate goal of bending the universe to their will. Now that the Captain had defeated their puppet, The Creator intended to seize Falcon’s soul, and forge him into their new creation so their plan could come to fruition.

The Creator teleports Falcon to an inter-dimensional race track where they challenge him for his soul. After an arduous race, Falcon is once again victorious and, the three entities are expelled from the universe. The Captain finds himself back in his hideout, and with his ordeal finally over, he removes his helmet and rests before his next bounty.

CircuitsEdit

# Ruby Cup Sapphire Cup Emerald Cup Diamond Cup AX Cup
1 Mute City

Twist Road

Big Blue

Drift Highway

Fire Field

Cylinder Knot

Cosmo Terminal

Trident

Aeropolis

Screw Drive

2 Casino Palace1

Split Oval

Port Town

Aero Dive

Green Plant

Intersection

Sand Ocean

Lateral Shift

Outer Space

Meteor Stream

3 Sand Ocean

Surface Slide

Green Plant

Mobius Ring

Casino Palace1

Double Branches

Fire Field

Undulation

Port Town

Cylinder Wave

4 Lightning

Loop Cross

Port Town

Long Pipe

Lightning

Half Pipe

Aeropolis

Dragon Slope

Lightning

Thunder Road

5 Aeropolis

Multiplex

Mute City

Serial Gaps

Big Blue

Ordeal

Phantom Road

Slim-line Slits

Green Plant

Spiral

6 X X X X Mute City

Sonic Oval2

  1. Called "Vegas Palace" in the Japanese version.[1]
  2. Not available in the Grand Prix mode.

CharactersEdit

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F-Zero GX characters

F-Zero GX machines

F-Zero GX machines

# Pilots Machine
01 Mighty Gazelle Red Gazelle
02 Jody Summer White Cat
03 Dr. Stewart Golden Fox
04 Baba Iron Tiger
05 Samurai Goroh Fire Stingray
06 Pico Wild Goose
07 Captain Falcon Blue Falcon
08 Octoman Deep Claw
09 Mr. EAD Great Star
10 James McCloud Little Wyvern
11 Billy Mad Wolf
12 Kate Alen Super Piranha
13 Zoda Death Anchor
14 Jack Levin Astro Robin
15 Bio Rex Big Fang
16 The Skull Sonic Phantom
17 Antonio Guster Green Panther
18 Beastman Hyper Speeder
19 Leon Space Angler
20 Super Arrow King Meteor
21 Mrs. Arrow Queen Meteor
22 Gomar & Shioh Twin Noritta
23 Silver Neelsen Night Thunder
24 Michael Chain Wild Boar
25 Blood Falcon Blood Hawk
26 John Tanaka Wonder Wasp
27 Draq Mighty Typhoon
28 Roger Buster Mighty Hurricane
29 Dr. Clash Crazy Bear
30 Black Shadow Black Bull

Note: When first starting the game you will start with the Blue Falcon, Golden Fox, Wild Goose and Fire Stingray. The rest of the machines must be purchased at the F-Zero shop.

Unlockable GX charactersEdit

# New Pilots Machine Unlock Criteria
00 Deathborn Dark Schneider Complete Story Mode on Normal Difficulty
31 Don Genie Fat Shark Complete Chapter #4 on Very Hard
32 Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter Cosmic Dolphin Complete Chapter #5 on Very Hard
33 Dai San Gen Pink Spider Complete Chapter #7 on Very Hard
34 Spade Magic Seagull Complete Story on Hard
35 Dai Goroh Silver Rat Complete Chapter #6 on Very Hard
36 Princia Ramode Spark Moon Complete Chapter #2 on Very Hard
37 Lily Flyer Bunny Flash Complete Chapter #8 on Very Hard
38 PJ Groovy Taxi Complete Chapter #9 on Very Hard
39 QQQ Rolling Turtle Complete Chapter #3 on Very Hard
40 Phoenix Rainbow Phoenix Complete Chapter #1 on Very Hard

Note: It is also possible to unlock these pilots by playing as the desired pilot in F-Zero AX with a GameCube memory card containing an F-Zero GX save file inserted into the console.

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TriviaEdit

  • GX was the first game in the F-Zero franchise to be developed by a third party (Sega), the first to include 'Story' and 'Garage' modes, and the first outside of Japan that features custom-built racing machines.
  • The four Grand Prix names match the concurrently released titles in the Pokémon franchise of video games, Ruby and Sapphire, and then the next Pokèmon games, Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon Diamond. Also, AX Pearl represents Pokėmon Pearl.
  • F-Zero GX not only contains all the exclusive material from its counterpart, F-Zero AX, as unlockable content - the full F-Zero AX game itself is buried in the game disc and fully playable with a cheat device.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Planet & Course. F-Zero.com. F-Zero GX/AX official site. Retrieved on 2007-12-25.

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