F-Zero to make a return to Switch in F-Zero 99. After 20 years away, you can now play the game F-Zero again but this time with a twist. What is the twist? You can now play the game this time with 98 of your friends.
F-Zero to Make a Return to Switch
Did you know that there was a time in Nintendo when the gaming platform had over one racing game? Yes, this is true. With the Nintendo Direct of today, now you do. After an almost 20-year absence from the platform, F-Zero is now back with a new online multiplayer battle royale game, the F-Zero 99.
F-Zero 99, just like Super Mario Bros. 35, Pac-Man 99, and Tetris 99 before it, as you should know is a battle royale game in which you and up to 98 other players on the other hand all race to be the last Captain Falcon standing. The game F-Zero 99 will reportedly feature all the carts as well as tracks from the original F-Zero game and it is now available for free right about now to those with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
F-Zero Debuted Back in 1990 on the Super Nintendo
F-Zero reportedly debuted back in 1990 on the Super Nintendo. The game in question at the time was a hyper-futuristic racing game that was apparently one of the “fastest” available at the time. And the last time that an F-Zero game graced a Nintendo console was Climax on the Game Boy Advance way back in the year 2004. And ever since then, the titular character of the franchise, Captain Falcon, has kept the series alive (well, sorta) via his appearances in Smash Bros. games.
What Gamers Should Expect With This Game
It is however a shame that just because this is a simple 99 game and not a full F-Zero remake or remaster, we very much likely will not get to see too much of Captain Falcon. I really don’t know about you, but I was really looking forward to a wealth of kids born in the year 2000 seeing this and going, “Wait? The Falcon Punch guy is in a racing game?” just before immediately turning into dust.
Nintendo’s Reviving Franchises
That Nintendo’s reviving franchises that haven’t been seen in close to 20 years surely means that it is thinking about reviving other games that have not been seen in a long time. Maybe the characters in question from those very games have also only been featured in Smash Bros. games since? Hmm. Well, we can only hope.
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