Retro Game Friday: F-Zero GX

This week for Retro Game Friday I’m back with the last entry in a series that is long overdue for another game. It’s F-Zero GX!

Plot: This had a story mode, but I honestly don’t remember it at all, which isn’t a good sign.

Gameplay: The gameplay of GX is okay, but it honestly felt more like Wipeout than F-Zero did with it’s past entry F-Zero X, which is a pity as that game was all about tight curves and high speed. This game felt more linear, and the times it wasn’t were awkward or downright frustrating for anyone with less than stellar reflexes. That said it was still a fun game, but if you didn’t have those reflexes playing this game is more an exercise in frustration than anything else.

Art: The art is okay, but it’s aged poorly, not as bad as an N64 game, but still poorly.

Music: I don’t remember a whit of it, sorry.

Overall: An okay sequel, but not a perfect sequel.

Retro Game Friday: Wipeout 64


This week on Retro Game Friday I’m covering a game I enjoyed despite some difficulties. It’s Wipeout 64!

Plot Synopsis: This game had no plot, not really.

Gameplay: The gameplay was quite good, fulfilling the speed demon inside of me quite well. That being said I did have some trouble controlling it when I was a kid, though if I played it now I could probably get over any difficulties given about half an hour. It was quite fun to blast along the racecourses at max speed with the fastest vehicle.

Art: The art doesn’t hold up well to time, but that’s to be expected most games on the Nintendo 64 don’t age well.

Music: I didn’t enjoy the music at the time I was playing it, but I might it enjoy it now. It was supposedly quite good, although I haven’t found the soundtrack to listen to verify that claim.

Overall: If you want to be a true speed demon, this game is for you!

For those who like: Racing Games, Sci-Fi Racers, Ridiculously fast games.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.