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Captain Falcon, the main character of the series.

F-Zero is a series of futuristic racing video games created by Nintendo.

Video games

Main games

  • F-Zero (November 21, 1990), Super Famicom/SNES. Released for Wii Virtual Console in 2006, for Wii U Virtual Console in 2013 and for New 3DS Virtual Console in 2016.
  • F-Zero X (July 14, 1998), Nintendo 64. Released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console.
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (March 21, 2001), Game Boy Advance. Released for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2014.
  • F-Zero GX (July 25, 2003), GameCube.
  • F-Zero: GP Legend (November 28, 2003), Game Boy Advance. Game taking elements from the anime, it was released for Wii U Virtual Console in 2014.
  • F-Zero Climax (October 21, 2004), Game Boy Advance. Only released in Japan (the first episode to not be released worldwide other than the ones on Japan-exclusive consoles Satellaview and Nintendo 64DD).

Minor games

  • BS F-Zero Grand Prix (1996), Satellaview.
  • BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2 (January 1, 1997), Satellaview.
  • F-Zero X Expansion Kit (April 21, 2000), Nintendo 64DD. Expansion for F-Zero X.
  • F-Zero AX (July 2003), Arcade. An arcade version of F-Zero GX.


A 51 episode anime based on the series and titled F-Zero GP Legend was released with the original run lasting from October 7, 2003 to September 28, 2004.


A set of toy cars based on the vehicles from the F-Zero GP Legend anime were released in 2003.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Mach Rider19901121 November 21, 1990F-Zero takes some stylistic elements from Mach Rider.3


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Mario199204 April 1992Captain Falcon makes a cameo in the comic Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit and in Volume 4 of Super Mario-kun; One of the tracks in F-Zero X is the "Rainbow Road" from Mario Kart 64; The downloadable content pack The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 for Mario Kart 8 includes a track based on F-Zero.

5Arrow R Kirby19960321 March 21, 1996Captain Falcon's Helmet is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star.1

4Arrow L Metroid19980714 July 14, 1998Jody Summer from F-Zero X is based on Samus from Metroid.3

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Captain Falcon is unlockable in Super Smash Bros. and a starting character in its sequels; Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl also feature stages based on the F-Zero series; Samurai Goroh is an Assist Troophy in Brawl.1

5Arrow R N-Gang199906 June 1999Captain Falcon appears in the N-Gang episode "Freeze Frame".1

5Arrow R Pokémon20001214 December 14, 2000In Pokémon Stadium 2, connecting the SNES to a TV can show an image from F-Zero.2

5Arrow R Wario20030321 March 21, 2003A microgame version of F-Zero is featured in WarioWare, inc.: Minigame Mania.

4Arrow L Famicom Robot20030725 July 25, 2003A R.O.B. shaped crane appears in F-Zero GX.2

4Arrow L Crazy Taxi20030725 July 25, 2003The "Groovy Taxi" vehicle in F-Zero GX is a reference to the Crazy Taxi series.3

4Arrow L Super Monkey Ball20030725 July 25, 2003AiAi from Super Money Ball appears F-Zero GX on Billy's belt and an Emblem in Garage Mode.2

4Arrow L Jet Set Radio20030725 July 25, 2003Digi-Boy in F-Zero GX may be based on Beat from Jet Set Radio.3

4Arrow L Sonic20030725 July 25, 2003One of the emblems in F-Zero GX's Garage Mode represents Sonic the Hedgehog; Aliens looking like Chaos from the Sonic series make an appearance in F-Zero GX.2

4Arrow L Zelda20030725 July 25, 2003A trailer for F-Zero GX is included in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest; One of the emblems in F-Zero GX's Garage Mode represents Tingle from the Zelda series.

5Arrow R Shadow the Hedgehog20051115 November 15, 2005Blue Falcon and Black Bull, the two bosses in the game, are named after the racing cars in F-Zero.3

5Arrow R Star Fox20060803 August 03, 2006James McCloud from F-Zero X is based on Fox and James McCloud from the StarFox series; Leon from F-Zero GX may be a reference to Wolf O'Donnell; Octoman from the F-Zero series makes an appearance in Star Fox Command; there also are other references between the two series.1

5Arrow R Wii games20081016 October 16, 2008The Mute City theme from F-Zero is playable in Wii Music.2

5Arrow R X (Nintendo)20100531 May 31, 2010X-Scape features a reference to the F-Zero series.3

5Arrow R Nintendo Land20121118 November 18, 2012Nintendo Land features a minigame based on the F-Zero series.2

5Arrow R Ace Combat20150129 January 29, 2015Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + features unlockable aircraft themed Captain Falcon from F-Zero X.