F-Zero

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F-Zero
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Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Kazunobu Shimizu (director/designer)

Shigeru Miyamoto (producer)

Released Japan November 21, 1990
NA August 13, 1991
Europe June 4, 1992
Genre(s) Futuristic racing game
Mode(s) Single player
Ratings ESRB: E (Everyone)
Platform(s) SNES
Media 4 Megabit cartridge
Article on F-Zero Wiki F-Zero
This article is about the first game in the F-Zero series. For the universe known as F-Zero, see F-Zero (universe).

F-Zero (エフゼロ, F-Zero) is a futuristic racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was the first game in the F-Zero series.

This game appears as a Masterpiece in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In Brawl, it can be played for 40 seconds and starts in the Mute City track with the Blue Falcon. It must be unlocked by having Captain Falcon join the party in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, or in other words, beating the "Outside the Ancient Ruins" level. In Smash Wii U, it can be played for 180 seconds and starts the same way as in Brawl. However, it is available from the start.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The appearances of Mute City and the Blue Falcon in F-Zero.

Characters[edit]

Captain Falcon debuted in this game as one of the four playable characters. While he isn't fully seen in-game, the Blue Falcon is piloted by him. However, he is seen in the game's artwork.

Moves[edit]

Captain Falcon's Final Smash is the Blue Falcon. The Blue Falcon is Captain Falcon's vehicle and debuted in this game alongside him.

Stages[edit]

Mute City (SSBM), Big Blue and Mute City (SSB4) come from this game. Both versions of the Mute City stage are based on the track of the same name, which is the first track in this game. The SSB4 version looks like the actual game, using the original sprites. Big Blue is the second track.

Assist Trophies[edit]

Samurai Goroh debuted in this game. He isn't seen in-game, though he pilots the Fire Stingray.

Music[edit]

"Mute City (Melee)", "Big Blue", "Mute City Ver. 2", "Fire Field", "White Land", "Mute City Ver. 3", "Mute City (3DS)" and "Red Canyon" come from this game. All of the tracks with "Mute City" in their titles are remixes of the song that plays on the similarly-named stage, except for "Mute City 3DS)", which is taken directly from the game. "Big Blue" is a remix of the song that plays on the Big Blue track. "Fire Field" is a remix of the song that plays on the Fire Field track. "White Land" is a remix of the song that plays on the White Land track. "Red Canyon" is the song that plays on the Red Canyon track, taken directly from this game.

Trophies[edit]

In Melee[edit]

Name Image Description
Capt. Falcon Captain Falcon Trophy Melee.png Usually a relentless bounty hunter, Captain Falcon shifts gears to become a race pilot once the F-Zero Grand Prix begins. His beloved racer, the Blue Falcon, can exceed the speed of sound, and he knows how to drive it; he'll go down as one of the all time-greats. Now 36 years old, Captain Falcon wears his F-Zero X visor.
Falcon Flyer Falcon Flyer Trophy Melee.png Captain Falcon's speedy midsize star cruiser boasts an on-board computer that allows Falcon to control it remotely ... perhaps that's why it's never appeared on-screen in an F-Zero game. Without this ship, Falcon couldn't prowl the galaxy like a lone wolf: the Blue Falcon is a state-of-the-art machine, but it's only used for F-Zero races.
Mute City Mute City Trophy Melee.png F-Zero courses are set hundreds of feet above ground and kept afloat by opposing-gravity guard beams on both sides of the tracks. Mute City, which grew from an intergalactic trading post to a city with a population of over two billion, is the most famous stop on the F-Zero Grand Prix. This course layout is from the F-Zero X era.
Samurai Goroh Samurai Goroh Trophy Melee.png A rival bounty hunter, Samurai Goroh has crossed paths with Captain Falcon in many a dark corner of the universe. He also goes head-to-head with Falcon in F-Zero races, so the threads of their fates seem to be deeply intertwined. Samurai Goroh is famous for his katana, and his signature T-shirt is instantly recognizable.
Dr. Stewart Dr. Stewart Trophy Melee.png Dr. Stewart inherited the Golden Fox upon the death of his father and soon became an F-Zero pacesetter. The Fox, which bears the lucky number 3, doesn't have the highest of traction ratings, but a skilled pilot will thrill at the sensation of drifting through corners. This machine requires a high degree of technical ability.

In Brawl[edit]

Name Picture Description
Captain Falcon Captain Falcon - Brawl Trophy.png A skilled F-Zero pilot and resourceful bounty hunter. All that's known of his past is that he hails from Port Town. He's won fame and fortune outracing his opponents in his beloved Blue Falcon. His incredible athleticism and never-say-die attitude makes him the pilot to turn to in times of trouble.
SNES: F-Zero
GameCube: F-Zero GX
Samurai Goroh Samurai Goroh - Brawl Trophy.png A man who presents himself as a bounty hunter much like Captain Falcon but is also the boss of a notorious bandit group. He tries to collect criminal bounties but always fails to beat Captain Falcon to the collar. He considers himself Falcon's archrival and always tries to beat him in F-Zero races. His machine, the Fire Stingray (#05), has a high top speed.
SNES: F-Zero
GameCube: F-Zero GX
Dr. Stewart Dr. Stewart - Brawl Trophy.png A charismatic former surgeon of a legendary statue, Dr. Stewart joined the F-Zero circuit after the death of his father. He once put his medical skills to use as a paramedic following an accident during a race. The Golden Fox (#03), passed down by his father, features excellent acceleration but awful grip, perfect for drift racing.
SNES: F-Zero
GameCube: F-Zero GX
Pico Pico - Brawl Trophy.png A war veteran who used to belong to a special-forces unit of the Poripoto army. He runs a small shop, but there's a rumor that he works behind the scenes as an effective assassin. His aggressive personality is also reflected in competition as a reckless pilot. The durable nature of his machine, the Wild Goose (#06), supports this destructive racing style.
SNES: F-Zero
GameCube: F-Zero GX

In Smash 4[edit]

Both Versions[edit]
Name Picture Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Picture Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Description
Captain Falcon
Fighter
CaptainFalconTrophy3DS.png CaptainFalconTrophyWiiU.png NTSC In the F-Zero racing scene, Captain Falcon uses his Blue Falcon to win big. His origin largely a mystery, he's made his way to the Smash Bros. battlefield to prove his worth outside the cockpit. He's got speed and power, and his distinct Falcon Punch leaves a dent. Start it in the air to surprise your foes!

PAL We love it when this F-Zero pilot from Port Town takes a break from racing the Blue Falcon to take on challengers in brawls. His balance of speed, power and weight is spot on, and his slow but mighty Falcon Punch is oh so sweet when it finally connects. Try starting the attack in mid-air and punching your way into a frantic fray!

SNES: F-Zero (08/1991)
GameCube: F-Zero GX (08/2003)
Captain Falcon (Alt.)
Fighter
CaptainFalconAltTrophy3DS.png CaptainFalconAltTrophyWiiU.png NTSC Captain Falcon's default down special, Falcon Kick, is no ordinary kick—it surges forward in a fiery blaze. It's a versatile attack that moves sideways on the ground and diagonally down in the air. His forward air attack, Knee Smash, can send an enemy flying for miles if hit just right.

PAL The captain's Falcon Kick isn't just any old kick - it blazes either to the side or diagonally down to terrorise the enemy. Its speed also makes it top-notch for surprise attacks! Another move to try out is his forward air attack, Knee Smash. If you get as close to someone as you can before using it, it can launch them miles!

SNES: F-Zero (08/1991)
GameCube: F-Zero GX (08/2003)
Samurai Goroh
Assist Trophy
SamuraiGorohTrophy3DS.png SamuraiGorohTrophyWiiU.png NTSC This infamous pilot considers himself to be Captain Falcon's main rival. His racing machine, the Fire Stingray, is incredibly fast. If summoned into battle, he'll head toward the nearest opponent and slash with his katana. He definitely makes a better friend than foe!

PAL An infamous F-Zero pilot who considers himself to be Captain Falcon's main rival. He races as number 5 with his speedy Fire Stingray. When released in this game, he'll head straight for the nearest opponent, swinging his sword with reckless abandon. Try not to get on his bad side.

SNES: F-Zero (08/1991)
GameCube: F-Zero GX (08/2003)
Dr. Stewart
Series Related
DrStewartTrophy3DS.png DrStewartTrophyWiiU.png NTSC Dr. Stewart is a skilled, charismatic surgeon. He became an F-Zero pilot after the sudden, tragic death of his father, who also raced. Using the same machine his father raced with, the Golden Fox, Dr. Stewart employs skill and care to help avoid deadly accidents.

PAL When his father died, this brilliant and charismatic surgeon inherited the racing machine Golden Fox. It was then that he decided to become a pilot. He aspires to be a top racer, but occasionally finds that his other talents are still required. After one racing disaster in particular, his efforts kept the death toll at zero.

SNES: F-Zero (08/1991)
GameCube: F-Zero GX (08/2003)
Pico
Series Related
PicoTrophy3DS.png PicoTrophyWiiU.png NTSC An ex-soldier from the Poripoto army, he hails from the planet Death Wind. He comes off as aggressive in interviews, and his driving is very similar. I always feel bad for the interviewers! Some say his reckless driving caused a major accident in a race...

PAL A former soldier of the Poripoto army from the planet Death Wind. It's not clear if his aggression in interviews is just the way he is or some kind of act. Considering the way he races, it's probably the former. Rumour has it he was the cause of a major accident some time ago.

SNES: F-Zero (08/1991)
GameCube: F-Zero GX (08/2003)
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]
Name Picture Description
Blue Falcon
Stage
BlueFalconTrophy3DS.png NTSC The trademark vehicle of famed bounty hunter Captain Falcon. Both of their names refer to the bird's ability to swoop in and capture its prey—a subtle nod to Captain Falcon's bounty-hunting exploits. The Blue Falcon itself is a well-rounded vehicle, allowing the pilot's talent to really show.

PAL The trademark vehicle of famed bounty hunter Captain Falcon. The "Falcon" in both of their names refers to the bird's ability to swoop in and capture its prey at speed, which, of course, alludes to the Captain's bounty-hunting exploits. The Blue Falcon itself is a well-rounded vehicle, allowing the talents of its pilot to speak for themselves.

Golden Fox
Stage
GoldenFoxTrophy3DS.png NTSC Dr. Stewart's father, a scientist, left him the racing machine Golden Fox as his inheritance. This marked the start of Dr. Stewart's racing career. He hopes that, by dominating the racing circuit, he can show the world the quality of his father's work and make him proud.

PAL Dr. Stewart's father, a scientist, left him the racing machine Golden Fox as his inheritance. This marked the start of Dr. Stewart's racing career and brought years of research to fruition. He hopes that, by dominating the racing circuit, he can show the world the quality of his father's work and make him proud.

Wild Goose
Stage
WildGooseTrophy3DS.png NTSC Pico was given this machine when his commanding officer retired from the military. The Wild Goose trades handling and acceleration for durability— fortunate, since Pico isn't afraid to swap paint with his rivals. Speaking of paint, does it look kinda...duck-like?

PAL This machine was given to hot-headed soldier Pico when he retired from the military. Designed as a war machine, it's too heavy to be quick or good at cornering, but it's perfect for Pico's aggressive driving style...which might explain the name.

Fire Stingray
Stage
FireStingrayTrophy3DS.png NTSC This pink machine isn't quite what you'd expect an intergalactic-bandit gang leader to drive, but Samurai Goroh does it. What a clash of styles. He holds a grudge against Captain Falcon—perhaps he's a bit jealous of the Captain's good looks?

PAL Samurai Goroh leads a group of space bandits, so the fact that his Fire Stingray is hot pink might be a little...unexpected. He also shares a rivalry with bounty hunter Captain Falcon that borders on overzealous. Maybe Goroh doesn't like playing second fiddle to Captain Falcon's leading man? Or maybe he's secretly a fan. Who knows?

Mute City
Stage
MuteCityTrophy3DS.png NTSC F-Zero is an interstellar race spread over nine different planets. The Blue Falcon sprints through Mute City, the first circuit in the Knight League. Fighters must do battle as they move between the various racing machines, being careful not to get knocked off and left behind in this high-speed stage.

PAL A metropolis in the heart of the Space Federation, where all the racing leagues begin in the original F-Zero game. In this tricky stage, you fight on top of the Blue Falcon as it thunders along the track, switching to different vehicles suddenly as the race rages on. Whatever you do, don't fall onto the track. That's sure to hurt!

Stickers[edit]

No. Image Name Effect Characters
376
Brawl Sticker Capt. Falcon (F-Zero).png
Capt. Falcon DefenseSlash+023EffectIcon(Slash).png Resistance +23 CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png
377
Brawl Sticker Samurai Goroh (F-Zero).png
Samurai Goroh SpecialLaunchResistance+021StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +21 CaptainFalconHeadSSBB.png

Spirits[edit]

Primary[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability
593
Pico.png
Pico
Shield
★★ Speed ↑
594
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Samurai Goroh
Attack
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ Speed ↑

Master[edit]

No. Image Name Facility Location Music
592
Dr. Stewart Spirit.png
Dr. Stewart Dojo (Runner Style)

Majorly increases move speed, but majorly decreases jump height.

In the Dark Realm (top branch on the left) Mute City (for 3DS / Wii U)

Fighter[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name
591
Captain Falcon Spirit.png
Captain Falcon SSBU.png
Captain Falcon