History Videogame / FZero

15th Sep '16 9:14:21 PM MaliciousIllusion
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** For some reason, there are cars in the original that are not in the race; they're just there to get [[TooDumbToLive blown up]]. Judging from the sequels, the Grand Prix is not an underground racing league at all (in fact, it's a direct descendant of F-1 Racing, [[AllThereInTheManual according to F-Zero X's manual]]). Was it also mentioned that the opponents [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard slip right through them]]?

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** For some reason, there There are generic cars in the original that are not in below the race; top four 'unique' racers; they're just there to get [[TooDumbToLive blown up]]. Judging from the sequels, the Grand Prix is not an underground racing league at all (in fact, it's a direct descendant of F-1 Racing, [[AllThereInTheManual according They do have positions (4-30), but unless you're aiming to F-Zero X's manual]]).lose, you only see them when you're far enough ahead to start lapping them. Was it also mentioned that the opponents [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard slip right through them]]?
15th Sep '16 3:20:59 PM Sammettik
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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: All planets in the setting--presumably belonging to the Galactic Federation--use space credits as currency.

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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: All planets in the setting--presumably belonging to the Galactic Federation--use and Milky Way Federations--use space credits as currency.
3rd Aug '16 6:53:30 PM slvstrChung
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** ''GX'' is mostly fair in GP Mode, at least on the lower three difficulties, and even at the hardest level, it's still beatable if you know what you're doing. Story Mode, on the other hand, is an experiment in ultimate insanity. The computer opponents go faster than a mass-accelerator round, turn on a dime, and never crash, unless you force them, which sometimes doesn't work. Couple that with unlimited boosting, and ganging up on the human, and the end result is your house having been demolished, every window reduced to sand, and leaving you panting and dribbling like a drunken angry rhino. And then [[HarderThanHard there's]] [[ThatOneLevel Chapter 7...]]

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** ''GX'' is mostly fair in GP Mode, at least on the lower three difficulties, and even at the hardest level, it's still beatable if you know what you're doing. Story Mode, on the other hand, is an experiment in ultimate insanity. The computer opponents go faster than a mass-accelerator round, turn on a dime, have extra HitPoints (which translates to extra speed, since your speed boost is CastFromHitPoints) and never crash, unless you force them, which sometimes doesn't work. Couple that with unlimited boosting, and ganging up on Because it's a story mode, you're required to play Captain Falcon, the human, and the end result is your house having been demolished, every window reduced to sand, and leaving you panting and dribbling MasterOfNone whose handling characteristics may or may not be anything like a drunken angry rhino.those of the vehicles you're good at. And then [[HarderThanHard there's]] [[ThatOneLevel Chapter 7...]]
30th Jul '16 7:26:34 PM WillKeaton
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* DeadlyDelivery: In an episode of the anime Pico was hired to assassinate Tanka, so he tries delivering a bomb to the director.
15th Jul '16 1:22:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Ryu Suzaku/Rick Wheeler. He also happens to be a bit of a FieryRedhead who takes a few pages from LeeroyJenkins. [[spoiler:He seems to have mellowed out as the new Captain Falcon, though.]]
7th Jul '16 12:47:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* BigBrotherMentor: Bart Lemming, in regards to several characters, Ryu being the most prominent. [[spoiler:He's also Captain Falcon, TheObiWan to Ryu.]] Jack also takes up this role to Ryu, in addition to being VitriolicBestBuds with him.

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* BigBrotherMentor: Bart Lemming, in regards to several characters, Ryu being the most prominent. [[spoiler:He's also Captain Falcon, TheObiWan teacher to Ryu.]] Jack also takes up this role to Ryu, in addition to being VitriolicBestBuds with him.



* TheObiWan: [[spoiler:Good ol' Falcon himself]], despite being more heroic than [[LeeroyJenkins Ryu]] and more directly involved in the battle against Dark Million. [[spoiler:Falcon]] even pulls a ObiWanMoment in front of Ryu in the anime ([[spoiler:which doubles as PassingTheTorch]]), right before their [[MemeticMutation most]] [[HeroicSacrifice famous]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome moment]].
3rd Jul '16 4:29:14 PM X2X
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The English version of the anime used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0MLCKqoUb8 an instrumental for its opening,]] as opposed to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQ4xSPX-aU Hiro-x's "The Meaning of Truth"]] in the original Japanese version.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The English version of the anime used [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0MLCKqoUb8 an instrumental for its opening,]] as opposed to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdQ4xSPX-aU Hiro-x's "The Meaning of Truth"]] in the original Japanese version.



--> '''Deathborn''': "Falcon, shall I tell you something before you die? [[spoiler:Dark and Light -- the two great forces which make up our universe. These two forces are condensed in each of our belts. [[AsYouKnow Didn't you know?]] At the moment when [[YinYangBomb these forces become one]] -- [[AGodAmI it is possible to seize that power]]. [[OmnicidalManiac Then, I can turn this whole galaxy into a pile of ashes in an INSTANT!]] How I've waited for this moment! [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The world will fall into total darkness]]."]]

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--> '''Deathborn''': '''Deathborn:''' "Falcon, shall I tell you something before you die? [[spoiler:Dark and Light -- the two great forces which make up our universe. These two forces are condensed in each of our belts. [[AsYouKnow Didn't you know?]] At the moment when [[YinYangBomb these forces become one]] -- [[AGodAmI it is possible to seize that power]]. [[OmnicidalManiac Then, I can turn this whole galaxy into a pile of ashes in an INSTANT!]] How I've waited for this moment! [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The world will fall into total darkness]]."]]



* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: This trope is done in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity with the initial four vehicles. The Hot Violet is meant to be the balanced vehicle, but each of its few advantages it has are almost completely outweighed by some significant disadvantage (e.g. its high boost speed is almost always nullified by this vehicle's rotten acceleration for a boost mode except when the boost mode is activated when it has leftover speed from running over a dash plate). This makes this vehicle probably the worst overall vehicle in the game even though other vehicles may be worse than this one in certain situations. The Fire Ball has high top speed, good armor, good traction, a decent boost, and mediocre acceleration, making it the power vehicle of the initial four. The Wind Walker (a.k.a. Crazy Horse) has good acceleration and the best turning speed that can make short work of corners when properly exploited, but this vehicle is the most fragile vehicle in the game and has the worst traction that makes dodging sudden obstacles a real problem. These facts makes this vehicle the one that requires the most skill to drive in the game. The J. B. Crystal is notable for its maximum traction that makes cornering and dodging easy and for its long boost time at decent speeds, but pays for these with a low normal top speed, making it a gimmick vehicle that makes it the best beginner's vehicle of this game. This gimmick must be exploited to shorten the required travel distance in order to place competitively in the higher difficulty modes.

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* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: This trope is done in F-Zero: ''F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Velocity'' with the initial four vehicles. The Hot Violet is meant to be the balanced vehicle, but each of its few advantages it has are almost completely outweighed by some significant disadvantage (e.g. its high boost speed is almost always nullified by this vehicle's rotten acceleration for a boost mode except when the boost mode is activated when it has leftover speed from running over a dash plate). This makes this vehicle probably the worst overall vehicle in the game even though other vehicles may be worse than this one in certain situations. The Fire Ball has high top speed, good armor, good traction, a decent boost, and mediocre acceleration, making it the power vehicle of the initial four. The Wind Walker (a.k.a. Crazy Horse) has good acceleration and the best turning speed that can make short work of corners when properly exploited, but this vehicle is the most fragile vehicle in the game and has the worst traction that makes dodging sudden obstacles a real problem. These facts makes this vehicle the one that requires the most skill to drive in the game. The J. B. Crystal is notable for its maximum traction that makes cornering and dodging easy and for its long boost time at decent speeds, but pays for these with a low normal top speed, making it a gimmick vehicle that makes it the best beginner's vehicle of this game. This gimmick must be exploited to shorten the required travel distance in order to place competitively in the higher difficulty modes.



** And again with Falcon's "Bart Lemming" identity. Falcon may be a paragon of strength and courage, but as Bart he's gentle, soft spoken, and even a bit of a goof.

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** And again with Falcon's "Bart Lemming" identity. Falcon may be a paragon of strength and courage, but as Bart he's gentle, soft spoken, soft-spoken, and even a bit of a goof.



* BlandNameProduct: Captain Falcon's ''GX'' Master Class video features a speeding locomotive belonging to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amtrak Amtrain.]]



* ButtMonkey: Samurai Goroh seems to be one in ''GX''. He's caught in the explosion of his Fire Stingray, is booed by the crowd at the GP, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf1i1DAp0GA few racers appear to like him]] outside of his son and Princia, who has oddly taken a fancy to him.

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* ButtMonkey: Samurai Goroh seems to be one in ''GX''. He's caught in the explosion of his Fire Stingray, is booed by the crowd at the GP, and [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf1i1DAp0GA few racers appear to like him]] outside of his son and Princia, who has oddly taken a fancy to him.



* CompetitiveBalance: There are four cars to play as in the original F-Zero. The Golden Fox has the best acceleration and turning speed but is fragile, has the worst top speed, and has the worst traction, making it a gimmicky vehicle to drive that requires a very skillful pilot to exploit its high turning speed. The Blue Falcon has high acceleration and turning speed; but has bad traction, a mediocre top speed, and is somewhat fragile. The Wild Goose is durable, has mediocre acceleration, has a mediocre turn speed, has a high top speed, and has good traction; making this a balanced vehicle. The Fire Stingray has the maximum top speed, maximum durability, the worst acceleration, the worst turning speed, and maximum traction of the four, with the last attribute making it the best beginner's vehicle in this game. This vehicle is also very powerful, but requires a lot of skill and planning to exploit its maximum normal top speed.

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* CompetitiveBalance: There are four cars to play as in the original F-Zero.''F-Zero''. The Golden Fox has the best acceleration and turning speed but is fragile, has the worst top speed, and has the worst traction, making it a gimmicky vehicle to drive that requires a very skillful pilot to exploit its high turning speed. The Blue Falcon has high acceleration and turning speed; but has bad traction, a mediocre top speed, and is somewhat fragile. The Wild Goose is durable, has mediocre acceleration, has a mediocre turn speed, has a high top speed, and has good traction; making this a balanced vehicle. The Fire Stingray has the maximum top speed, maximum durability, the worst acceleration, the worst turning speed, and maximum traction of the four, with the last attribute making it the best beginner's vehicle in this game. This vehicle is also very powerful, but requires a lot of skill and planning to exploit its maximum normal top speed.



* ContinuityNod: A sly one. Chapter 3 in the Story Mode of ''GX'' sees Falcon, in a goofy disguise and under the alias of "Famicom", entering a bet race at the behest of Silver. Falcon's odds in that race are 2560:1. 2560 is, canonically speaking, the year that the original ''F-Zero'' took place.
* ContinuityReboot: ''Maximum Velocity'' is a quasi-example. The game uses the same mechanics as the Super NES title (one boost charge per lap rather than boost consuming your machine's energy, finishing below third disqualifies you and so on), and not even the race settings are the same (we have Bianca City standing in for Mute City, for example). The only nod to the original ''F-Zero'' series was Kent Akechi, rumored to be Falcon's son.

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* ContinuityNod: A sly one. Chapter 3 in the Story Mode of ''GX'' sees Falcon, in a goofy disguise and under the alias of "Famicom", "Famicom," entering a bet race at the behest of Silver. Falcon's odds in that race are 2560:1. 2560 is, canonically speaking, the year that the original ''F-Zero'' took place.
* ContinuityReboot: ''Maximum Velocity'' is a quasi-example. The game uses the same mechanics as the Super NES title (one boost Boost charge per lap rather than boost consuming your machine's energy, finishing below third disqualifies you and so on), and not even the race settings are the same (we have Bianca City standing in for Mute City, for example). The only nod to the original ''F-Zero'' series was Kent Akechi, rumored to be Falcon's son.



** Jody Summer has a pair [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T40GqHC0TcI while riding in the Super Cat]] (see WhatCouldHaveBeen in the Trivia tab).

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** Jody Summer has a pair [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T40GqHC0TcI while riding in the Super Cat]] (see WhatCouldHaveBeen in the Trivia tab).



* FormFittingWardrobe: Given all of that [[SensualSpandex spandex]] and [[LatexSpaceSuit latex]], it applies to almost all of the racers. In most cases, it could be seen as {{Fanservice}} given [[HeroicBuild how fit just about everyone is]], but a handful of racers [[FanDisservice go in the]] [[{{Squick}} opposite direction]]. Considering the sort of outfits NASCAR racers wear today, though, this may be justified.

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* FormFittingWardrobe: Given all of that [[SensualSpandex spandex]] and [[LatexSpaceSuit latex]], {{latex|SpaceSuit}}, it applies to almost all of the racers. In most cases, it could be seen as {{Fanservice}} given [[HeroicBuild how fit just about everyone is]], but a handful of racers [[FanDisservice go in the]] [[{{Squick}} opposite direction]]. Considering the sort of outfits NASCAR racers wear today, though, this may be justified.



** Wanna see it? Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJn69FgEko here.]]

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** Wanna see it? Watch it [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJn69FgEko here.]]



*** Or the title could simply mean "'''F'''ormula '''Zero'''".

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*** Or the title could simply mean "'''F'''ormula '''Zero'''".'''Zero'''."



** The Falcon Punch also got a mention in the ''F-Zero GX'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XW1Y1Tu5A credits song.]]

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** The Falcon Punch also got a mention in the ''F-Zero GX'' [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1XW1Y1Tu5A credits song.]]



* ShowsDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle starts smoking and sparking when it has taken enough damage for its top speed to go down. In the original F-Zero, backmarkers that have taken enough damage to[[EveryCarIsAPinto explode if your vehicle touches them]] flash pink. In F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, critically damaged vehicles flash pink.

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* ShowsDamage: In the original F-Zero ''F-Zero'' and in F-Zero: ''F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Velocity'', your vehicle starts smoking and sparking when it has taken enough damage for its top speed to go down. In the original F-Zero, ''F-Zero'', backmarkers that have taken enough damage to[[EveryCarIsAPinto to [[EveryCarIsAPinto explode if your vehicle touches them]] flash pink. In F-Zero X ''F-Zero X'' and F-Zero GX, ''F-Zero GX'', critically damaged vehicles flash pink.



** Taken to the max with [[GratuitousEnglish "BOOSTO FAIYAA!"]], the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment awesomely awesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0SeZtp054 fusion of a boost and a spin.]] Ryu then [[UpToEleven outdoes himself again]] with [[EleventhHourSuperpower a full-powered Boost Fire]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJn69FgEko Words fail us.]]

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** Taken to the max with [[GratuitousEnglish "BOOSTO FAIYAA!"]], the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment awesomely awesome]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0SeZtp054 fusion of a boost and a spin.]] Ryu then [[UpToEleven outdoes himself again]] with [[EleventhHourSuperpower a full-powered Boost Fire]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJn69FgEko Words fail us.]]



* SubsystemDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle's top speed drops significantly if you take enough damage. In this state, your vehicle starts [[ShowsDamage smoking and sparking]], an alarm sounds, and your LifeMeter flashes. You need to get to the pit area quickly in this state in order to get repaired enough to get out of this state.

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* SubsystemDamage: In the original F-Zero ''F-Zero'' and in F-Zero: ''F-Zero'': Maximum Velocity, your vehicle's top speed drops significantly if you take enough damage. In this state, your vehicle starts [[ShowsDamage smoking and sparking]], an alarm sounds, and your LifeMeter flashes. You need to get to the pit area quickly in this state in order to get repaired enough to get out of this state.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: If the [=BGM=]s for Mute City and Big Blue or Hiro-x's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbf0i0iNE3M "The Meaning of Truth"]] plays, you ''know'' that something grand is going to happen in ''Legend of Falcon''.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: If the [=BGM=]s for Mute City and Big Blue or Hiro-x's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbf0i0iNE3M "The Meaning of Truth"]] plays, you ''know'' that something grand is going to happen in ''Legend of Falcon''.


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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: All planets in the setting--presumably belonging to the Galactic Federation--use space credits as currency.
12th Apr '16 8:01:59 AM jnv11
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* SubsystemDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle's top speed drops significantly if you take enough damage. In this state, your vehicle starts [[ShowsDamage smoking and sparking]], an alarm sounds, and your life meter flashes. You need to get to the pit area quickly in this state in order to get repaired enough to get out of this state.

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* SubsystemDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle's top speed drops significantly if you take enough damage. In this state, your vehicle starts [[ShowsDamage smoking and sparking]], an alarm sounds, and your life meter LifeMeter flashes. You need to get to the pit area quickly in this state in order to get repaired enough to get out of this state.
12th Apr '16 7:59:34 AM jnv11
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* ShowsDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle starts smoking and sparking when it has taken enough damage for its top speed to go down. In the original F-Zero, backmarkers that have taken enough damage to[[EveryCarIsAPinto explode if your vehicle touches them]] flash pink. In F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, critically damaged vehicles flash pink.


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* SubsystemDamage: In the original F-Zero and in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, your vehicle's top speed drops significantly if you take enough damage. In this state, your vehicle starts [[ShowsDamage smoking and sparking]], an alarm sounds, and your life meter flashes. You need to get to the pit area quickly in this state in order to get repaired enough to get out of this state.
12th Apr '16 7:42:03 AM jnv11
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* CompetitiveBalance: There are four cars to play as in the original F-Zero. The Golden Fox has the best acceleration and turning speed but is fragile, has the worst top speed, and has the worst traction, making it a gimmicky vehicle to drive that requires a very skillful pilot to exploit its high turning speed. The Blue Falcon has high acceleration and turning speed; but has bad traction, a mediocre top speed, and is somewhat fragile. The Wild Goose is durable, has mediocre acceleration, has a mediocre turn speed, has a high top speed, and has good traction; making this a balanced vehicle. The Fire Stingray has the maximum top speed, maximum durability, the worst acceleration, the worst turning speed, and maximum traction of the four, with the last attribute making it the best beginner's vehicle in this game.

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* CompetitiveBalance: There are four cars to play as in the original F-Zero. The Golden Fox has the best acceleration and turning speed but is fragile, has the worst top speed, and has the worst traction, making it a gimmicky vehicle to drive that requires a very skillful pilot to exploit its high turning speed. The Blue Falcon has high acceleration and turning speed; but has bad traction, a mediocre top speed, and is somewhat fragile. The Wild Goose is durable, has mediocre acceleration, has a mediocre turn speed, has a high top speed, and has good traction; making this a balanced vehicle. The Fire Stingray has the maximum top speed, maximum durability, the worst acceleration, the worst turning speed, and maximum traction of the four, with the last attribute making it the best beginner's vehicle in this game. This vehicle is also very powerful, but requires a lot of skill and planning to exploit its maximum normal top speed.
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