Nintendo Switch Online features supported

F-ZERO 99

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 14/09/2023

HIGH-SPEED RACING MEETS BATTLE ROYALE!

F-ZERO 99 on Nintendo Switch delivers all the action of the original Super NES game, with the added twist of online play. Take on 98 other players from around the world and race for first place!

This game is available as an exclusive offer to Nintendo Switch Online members.

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F-ZERO pilots battle it out in anti-gravity racing machines that can reach blistering speeds.

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Races are frantic and collisions are always rife as the pack hurtles down the track.


Choose from four different machines, each with their own unique handling. Balanced, heavy, high-speed or enhanced acceleration – pick the one best suited to your racing style!

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MAKE MACHINES YOUR OWN!

Complete goals to unlock customisation options, such as Decals or new colours for your favourite machine and its Boost.

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MAKE MACHINES YOUR OWN!

Complete goals to unlock customisation options, such as Decals or new colours for your favourite machine and its Boost.

PILOT CARD

You can also customise your Pilot Card with your favourite machine and use it to show off your accomplishments to rival players!

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PILOT CARD

You can also customise your Pilot Card with your favourite machine and use it to show off your accomplishments to rival players!

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Each track in F-ZERO 99 offers a high-speed test of skill and courage. Tight turns, rough patches which slow your machine to a crawl, jump plates, mines, laser barriers and more. To emerge victorious, you’ll need to pilot like a pro and take risks without crashing out!

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The key to victory is your machine’s Power Meter. Colliding with other machines, obstacles or the barriers empties your meter, and you can also spend Power to get a temporary Boost. However, if your Power Meter hits empty, you'll be in danger of crashing out!

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If your machine explodes, the race is over immediately regardless of your current position. Balance keeping your Power Meter charged with spending Power to Boost past opponents and aim for first place!

TIME FOR A PIT STOP!

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Race over glowing Pit Areas found around each track to recharge your Power Meter. You can also restore Power by using the Spin Attack or Boost to smash through smoking opponents, knocking them out of the race.

TURN THE TIDE ON THE SKYWAY!

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As machines collide on the track, Super Sparks will appear. Collect these to fill your Super Meter, then Super Boost up to ride the Skyway – a special raised track that’ll help you get ahead of the competition in no time!


PREPARE TO RACE!

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Dive into multiple modes against online opponents, with race types rotating throughout the day to keep the action fresh. You can also hone your skills on any track you’ve already experienced in the Practice area.

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F-ZERO 99

The main mode, available at any time. Race on the available tracks to achieve goals for your Pilot Card and earn Tickets to gain access to other modes!

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Earn Tickets in this mode!

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F-ZERO 99

The main mode, available at any time. Race on the available tracks to achieve goals for your Pilot Card and earn Tickets to gain access to other modes!

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Earn Tickets in this mode!

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GRAND PRIX / MINI-PRIX

Spend Tickets earned in F-ZERO 99 mode to enter five- or three-track tournaments, where stragglers are eliminated after each race. Compete and try to finish on the weekly leaderboard!

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GRAND PRIX / MINI-PRIX

Spend Tickets earned in F-ZERO 99 mode to enter five- or three-track tournaments, where stragglers are eliminated after each race. Compete and try to finish on the weekly leaderboard!

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Spend Tickets to enter!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

When no Grand Prix is happening, you can race in special time-limited events with unique rules, such as Pro Tracks with increased difficulty or even team battle races!

Time-limited events!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

When no Grand Prix is happening, you can race in special time-limited events with unique rules, such as Pro Tracks with increased difficulty or even team battle races!

Time-limited events!


And that's not all!

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Discover more content in F-ZERO 99 with free updates! Download the latest version of the game and enjoy extras including:

  • Lucky Ranks: Place in five separate races, then check against the Lucky Rank number to see if you've won a prize.
  • Classic races: Play with rules from the original Super NES game.
  • Private Lobby: Create a lobby and share the code with friends, then race together to see who's the best.

Super NES Controller support

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F-ZERO 99 also supports the Super NES Controller for Nintendo Switch, available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members. Bring back the feeling of the original Super NES action!

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Super NES Controller
Control Pad Left/Right – Steer X Button – Change map view
Control Pad Up/Down (in air) – Raise/lower nose of machine L Button – Shift weight (Left)
B Button – Accelerate R Button – Shift weight (Right)
A Button – Boost L Button + R Button – Spin Attack
Y Button – Brake START Button – Pause / Quit Race
ZL Button – Capture ZR Button – Home

This description was provided by the publisher.


What you need to know

This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe AG. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

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After your payment has been processed, the content will be downloaded to the applicable system linked to your Nintendo Account, or your Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. This system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. Depending on the system/console/hardware model you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop. Please visit our Support section for more information.

In the case of games that use cloud streaming technology, only the free launcher application can be downloaded.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

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Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

What is F-ZERO?

In the latter half of the 20th century, mankind was gripped by the fear of being invaded by extra-terrestrials. They referred to extra-terrestrial spacecraft as UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects. Of course, to those of us in this day and age, such fears sound like a fairy tale… 

It is now the year 2560. Due to the human race’s countless encounters with alien life forms throughout the Universe, Earth’s social framework has expanded to cosmic proportions, with trade, technology transfer and cultural interchange all carried out on an interplanetary basis.

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The multi-billionaires who earned their enormous wealth through intergalactic trade, while satisfied with their rich lifestyles, also yearned for new entertainment to stimulate their lazy lives. Their wishes were met by a call for a new project based upon a simple premise: why not hold a competition like the high-speed car races that once happened on Earth centuries ago, but on a galactic scale?

At once, everyone jumped at this idea. Rich merchants from cities in the clouds or asteroids with almost uninhabitable environments invested their wealth in the construction of racing circuits.

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These racing circuits were located as high up as 300 feet above ground and held in place by anti-gravitational guide beams on both sides of the track. The racing machines developed for these tracks used the very latest in super-magnetic technology and were designed to travel without wheels, hovering just above the course track.

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When the first Grand Prix race was held, people were angered at the brutality of the competition. During construction, the organisers had placed various obstacles and traps along the raceway. But as time passed and people grew used to these dangers, they soon demanded even more excitement in the race. In time, winning this race meant earning the highest honour that could be bestowed on anyone in the Universe.

In a very short time, people came to call this Grand Prix simply…F-ZERO. 

Categories

Racing

Players

Single System (1), Online (1-99)

Publisher

Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online features

Play online, enjoy a growing library of classic NES & Super NES games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Find out more.

Online play, Save Data Cloud

Age rating

Nintendo Switch download software

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

14/09/2023

Age rating

7

Compatible controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese

Download size

1271,00 MB