It seems that the commonly accepted vision of the future tends to carry with it ideas of technology advancing far beyond our current standards. Medical services will be able to tackle virtually any illness, laser guns will be the new choice of weapon for the armed forces and the Internet will be so heavily integrated into society that it will be impossible to escape from it.
Another common view of the future is that we will leave our ground-bound cars behind and start zooming around in flying, or at least hovering, vehicles of varying designs. It is this that forms the basic concept of F-Zero. It is a race to the finish in vehicles that float just above the track surface at speeds that would tear any lesser craft to pieces from the sheer forces.
The goal of this game is no different than most racing titles, as you race to beat the opposition to the finish line across 5 frantic laps. Along with the standard accelerate and brake buttons there are a few extra features for your chosen cra...
THE GOOD: -Excellent smooth graphics -Very good music and sound -Menus are easy to navigate -Great multiplayer -Unrivalled gameplay
THE BAD: -Nothing
SUMMARY: F-Zero Maximum Velocity is without doubt the finest racing game on the GBA. It is far superior to games like Mario Kart Super Circuit. The reason for this is that it is so much faster and smoother. Mario Kart feels really slow after you have been playing F-Zero. The gameplay is fantastic and is excellently designed. For example, the last car is the car that will get all the fastest times, however this will only happen if you are good enough to control it. The music is good and adds to an alround excellent gaming experience.
In Summary: Get this game if you don't have it because it is so good.
Note: This review was written by the 4th ranked player in GBR, so there is some bias.
THE GOOD: - Great sound
- Good graphics
- Gameplay keeps you hooked
THE BAD: - Gets a bit repetetive
SUMMARY: I bought this game about 6 months ago or so - I saw it on the shelf on sale and since the FZero games on SNES were great I figured buy it. This was no disappointment.
I still play this game by myself when boredom takes over - it never gets old to me. My friends notice that it's a bit repetetive though.
Muliplayer is what you'd expect - nothing special, though the single-pak link is a great feature.
Music in this game rocks, especially in a fast-paced game like this. Other sounds are pretty good too.
Graphics are great except for the enemy cars - I wish they could be rendered like the one you're driving for even more 'realism'...
Difficulty levels are well set - but newbies to the series will probably be discouraged after failing to place in Beginner Pawn courses a few times.
I give this s 4.7 - it's very similar but the new courses and cars keep it interesting, and the Ma...
THE GOOD: Very fast and smooth Great track-design and control Addictive time-trail-mode
THE BAD: Takes some time getting used to The opponents ships look quite pixled
SUMMARY: Graphics: Sharp and clear, good variation in backrounds and the shere look of the tracks, very smooth and fast, the other ships looks quite pixeled, though.
Sound: Nice and loud sound-effects, a good number of different tunes, none of them that memmorable, but certainly not bad, and the overall impression of the sound-track is good.
Gameplay: Control takes some time getting used to, but is really very good. Great design of the different tracks, four difficulty-levels, with the opponent ships getting quite brutal in the end. Very, very fast, an enjoyable multiplayer as well.
Lifespan: Mastering all difficulty-levels takes some time, a good number of ships and tracks, excellent time-trail-mode that keeps you playing, the multiplayer is also a boast to the lifespan. Time-trail will also keep you hooked.
THE GOOD: Very fast if a litle too fast at times, the graphics look great and it generally plays quite well.
THE BAD: Not as good as some magasines made it out to be, I read one that gave it 92% yet gave castlevania in my eyes a superior game a lower score.
SUMMARY: This is a good racing game but it is too linear and repetitive at times and thew multiplayer is very limited. It may be worth buying if your a fan of the series but if you are not there are far better gba games out there.
THE GOOD: Fun, nice music, good graphics for a gameboy, you don't need a memory card to save data.
THE BAD: Too hard, not alot of charactors/cars.
SUMMARY: Well its graphics are ok, the music is cool, its a bit too hard for me, not as much cars as the 2nd one, but over all its pretty fun!! Buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's a few hints to get you started to get a starting boost hold L,R, and A for the first two beeps, let go on the third and hold L,R and A for the fourth beep and you should get rocket start. When you jump of a ramp hold down and it wont damage you when you land. For sharp turning hold L for left and R right a press tap A and thats how you do the rocket turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE GOOD: its graphics are better than F-Zero X on the N64 It is fun and challenging
THE BAD: it can be a bit hard if you are knew to it
SUMMARY: This was my sixth gameboy advance game. I was after a racing game and looked around on the internet and this one sounded good so did Mario Kart Super Circuit I was looking more towards F-Zero because one of my best friends has Mario Kart for GBA anyway and has more or less clocked it so he would lend it to me whenever I ask. I got my F-Zero on special for $20Au off for a clearence of shelf space. I played it all day the day I got it the in all my spare time since. I only got this 2 days ago so I don't know everything about it but so far I like the tutorial thing that you can see if you press select while on the star screen and most of the tracks are pretty easy once you master the controls. The racers in this have better looking cars than in F-Zero X which is good but the amount of laps that you have to do on each track can make the levels seem t...
THE GOOD: High speed racing made by the masters, need we say more?
THE BAD: Very linear. Single player can get very frustrating and the multiplayer (especially single-catridge multiplayer) has limited appeal.
SUMMARY: It was a while ago that I bought my game Boy Advance. I realised then that I had enough money for one game for it. So I went home and studied a game boy advance magasine reviewing all the GBA launch games. However. What I didn't know is that it was a very corrupt magasine that were sucking up to Nintendo.
I ignored the 93% score for Mario Advance. I knew that all magasines would try to please Nintendo, and to me Mario is fun, but not 93% fun. No. So I looked on to F-Zero. Now that looked promising. The screenshots were great, and the way the review went on about it (quote: "The gameplay's so addictive that you may need to go on a set of f-zero patches, available at all good chemists and pharmicies") And ended the review saying that it was a classic game and duly gave it 92%....