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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, for New 3DS Virtual Console in 2016, and for Nintendo Switch Online in 2019.
  • 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

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Super Smash Bros.19990121 January 21, 1999Captain Falcon is selectable in Super Smash Bros. and its sequels, where stages from the series also appear, with Samurai Goroh appearing as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; Captain Falcon performs a Falcon Punch in the last episode of the anime F-Zero: GP Legend.
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.
5Arrow R Splatoon20180731 July 31, 2018A giant cartridge based on F-Zero appears in Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.2.5
5Arrow R Death Battle!20190703 July 03, 2019Captain Falcon has been a subject for Death Battle!2
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