What? Hit the brakes! Hit the brakes! NO! Not the S button!

User Rating: 9.5 | F-Zero SNES
F-Zero is another famous title that has went from console to console. Starting from the SNES to the Gamecube, F-Zero is a futuristic racing game set far in the future as part of a galactic grand prix. Storyline? No, not really. But in fairness, back then how many racing games really had a storyline?

You can select up to four different vehicles, each with different positives and negatives.

So, variety? Not really, even Super Mario Kart has more than that.

You might be wondering.. "Gee, with what he's saying so far, why on Earth did he give this game a 9.5?

The answer? We were going fast in this game. It wasn't like pole position, it wasn't like Rad Racer, it wasn't like GP-1, or F1 World Championship. This game, whether it be the frame rate, or the perception of increased frame rate, pulls it off that you are on the edge of your seat, eyes unblinking. You ARE going fast. It was an entry title for the SNES, and is highly regarded as one of the best racing games of the SNES. There was even perception of dynamic effects, such as on Death Wind, an extremely strong wind tries to push you off course, as such a strong inertia do in real life.

"...Faster, gotta get above the required rank at the end of this lap... hit the boost, allllllright, just barely made it! Gotta go in the pits and recharge my energy..."

The best feature of this game is it's audio. Watching your engines start from fiery orange to white hot as the screeching of SNES audio combined with futuristic, excellent Techno provides a theatric performance.

9.5 out of 10. A personal favorite of mine.