High Stakes in Mute City is the third chapter of the story mode in F-Zero GX. It is unlocked by spending 25 tickets to purchase it in the F-Zero Shop after completing Goroh: The Vengeful Samurai. In this chapter, Captain Falcon's objective is to simply beat the other eleven racers in a three-lap race around a track consisting of several 90-degree turns.
After his stressful encounter with Samurai Goroh in the previous chapter, Captain Falcon travels to Bet & Race Dollars in Mute City to relax. Inside, a disgruntled Silver Neelsen is complaining about the costs of betting on F-Zero races. While moaning, he is bumped into by Mighty Gazelle, and drops his coin, which is picked up by Falcon.
Neelsen goes to retrieve his money, and recognizes Falcon immediately. He begs Falcon to enter the club's upcoming bet race, calling it "an old man's last request", and drags off the protesting Falcon. Neelsen disguises Falcon, and enters him under the pseudonym "Famicom". The club bookmakers are none the wiser, and make "Famicom" the rank outsider to win the bet race.
"Famicom" then races against eleven other veterans of the F-Zero circuit: Super Arrow, Zoda, Dr. Clash, Bio Rex, Beastman, Jack Levin, James McCloud, Baba, Billy, Mr. EAD, and Antonio Guster. After "Famicom" claims victory, Neelsen earns a fortune in return on his bet. As Neelsen hands Falcon his share of the prize money, a news bulletin reports that Black Shadow is wreaking havoc in the Lightning area. Falcon immediately ditches his prize money and disguise, and runs to the Blue Falcon to pursue Black Shadow.
Difficulty Changes: The other racers are more skilled, just like in a regular Grand Prix.
- Captain Falcon's pseudonym, "Famicom", is a reference to the Family Computer console, the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System, often referred to as Famicom for short.
Goroh: The Vengeful Samurai
High Stakes in Mute City
Challenge of the Bloody Chain