F-Zero X, is a futuristic racing video game for the Nintendo 64 console. Developed by Nintendo's EAD division, it was released in Japan, Europe and North America in 1998. The title can be used with a Rumble Pak, which allows for force feedback. F-Zero X has been re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan, in Europe as the 100th VC title, and in North America, in 2007. The F-Zero X Expansion Kit was exclusively released in Japan, in 2000. While the Expansion provided extra features not in the original game, it will only operate in conjunction with the cartridge.
F-Zero X is the third installment in the F-Zero series and the successor to BS F-Zero Grand Prix. It is the first video game in the series to feature 3D graphics. When the game was later developed and released for the iQue Player in China, it became the first and only title of the series to feature online multiplayer, as well as being Nintendo's first racing title with online multiplayer. The game has a steep learning curve and its gameplay experience is similar to that of the original F-Zero title. However, the title does introduce a "death race" mode and a random track generator called the "X Cup". In the death race, the player's objective is to annihilate the 29 other racers as speedily as possible, while the X-Cup "creates" a different set of tracks each time played.