F-Zero GP Legend Preview - The Next Level

Game Profile

System:
Gameboy Advance
Release date:
September 20, 2004
Publisher:
Nintendo
Developer:
Nintendo
Players:
1-4
Genre:
Racing
ESRB:
E

F-Zero GP Legend

It's still got zip!

Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
September 17th 2004
 

Game Description: The F-Zero legend grows with intense new racing circuits and a gripping storyline that unfolds through the eyes of Captain Falcon, Samurai Goroh and six other characters!

Features:

  • Speed into adventure! Take control of eight different characters -- including new racing star Rick Wheeler and evil lord Black Shadow -- as you race through an action-packed story that spans multiple planets.
  • Defeat all comers! Compete in the four Grand Prix cups, set records in time trials, master specific challenges in Zero Test mode or take on up to three friends as you battle and race to be first!

Game Storyline: The year is 2201. The human race has ventured out into the universe, and the development of a civilization based on science is flourishing. However, the gap between the rich and the poor is larger than ever before, and evil -- as well as corruption -- is ever present. Amidst all of this, one thing still has the power to excite one and all: the ultra-high-speed F-Zero Grand Prix races, which take place on specially constructed circuit tracks located all over the universe.

Pilots manning the futuristic race machines -- which sprint at mind-numbing speeds -- come from all over the universe hoping to claim honor and gigantic sums of prize money. Among these pilots, there are two that have recently been gaining in popularity. They are Rick Wheeler, a new face on the F-Zero circuit, and Captain Falcon, the man behind the mysterious mask. Many have heard of Falcon's exploits, but few know Rick Wheeler's background. Soon, on the racetracks of the F-Zero circuit, these two will become embroiled in a sinister plot...

Characters: Captain Falcon, Rick Wheeler, Black Shadow, Zoda, Jody Summer, Samurai Goroh, Dr. Stewart, Jack Levin and many others.

How to progress through the game: Defeat increasingly difficult Grand Prix circuits to open others, or play through Story mode to watch the plot unfold. As you overcome the racing challenges of each character in Story mode, other characters' plot lines will become available.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: As with all F-Zero games, you can use a speed boost after the first lap of a race at the expense of your Energy Meter, which you can replenish by driving over Pit Areas. You can also ride over Jump Plates to launch into the air and double-tap the L or R Button to bash into opposing racers.


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