F-Zero series on GBA...

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May 7, 2007

F-Zero series on GBA... by 4ppleseed at 11:51 PM (2,105 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. 4ppleseed
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    0001 - F-Zero for Game Boy Advance (J)
    0041 - F-Zero - Maximum Velocity (UE)
    1292 - F-Zero - Falcon Densetsu (J)
    1508 - F-Zero - GP Legend (E) (M5)
    1661 - F-Zero - GP Legend (U)
    1718 - F-Zero - Climax (J)

    0001 and 0041 are the same right?
    1292 is 1508 and 1661

    Does that mean 1718 was only released in Japan?

    Ta!
     
  2. Darkforce

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    Yes, Yes and Yes.

    Definately check out F-Zero Climax if you havn't already, it's absolutely brill - there's even a track editor!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, Climax is AWESOME! I consider it better than Max Velocity and WAY better than GP Legend.

    If you try to play it on a Supercard, turn off the background music to get it to play without stuttering.
     
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    Whhaatt!!! track editor??? Oh man I need to get on that!
     
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    yes climax is the best handheld f zero yet
    everything unlocked save file, anybody?
     
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    Well well well! I'm glad I asked. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes there are just 3 F-Zero titles on the GBA and you paired them correctly. They got better with each release, but Climax if you just had to get one would be it. That one has the best tracks, handling, a/v package, and the already mentioned track maker. If I remember right you can make/store in sram like 20 courses.

    I actually imported that sucker about a year or two ago and was worth it (mind you I didn't get gouged as play-asia had it on a rotation sale for like $20 +5ship hehehe.)
     
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    How hard is Climax to play without japanese understnading?
     
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    It's very easy. Even the track editor is simple.
     
  10. TanookiSuit

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    Well the title screen, main menu, nearly all submenus, titles to courses, info on the pick your car screen...basically 95% english.

    THe screen you pick which control setting you want is in Japanese, and non-important text in the track editor (such as 1 word over the top of the tile selector) are in Japanese...that's it.

    It might as well be an english title in all honesty.
     
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    0_0 coolness. thx.

    i'll check it out!
     
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    Always thought F-Zero on GBA was a bit underrated, not many people talked about those games like they did Zelda, Castlevania and Golden Sun.

    I personally find Climax to be the best racer on GBA which is saying something with excellent games likes Mario Kart, Racing Gears, Rock n' Roll Racing and V-Rally.
     
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    true... i think most people just don't mention it. Climax definately always has a slot on my EZ3 8Gb.
     
  14. TanookiSuit

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    Damn shame stupid NOA decided to shelve bringing it out due to the anime tanking (likely) thinking it would harm sales.

    F-Zero sold damn fine without the cartoon and this one probably wouldn't have been the exception against the other 2 on GBA already stateside.
     
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    I remember F-Zero Maximum Velocity was the first game I bought myself for the GBA.
     
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    Yeah same. So many good memories. I still give it a go every now and then. I absolutely love it, although Climax is a close second.
     
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    I imported my original 'glacier' GBA from Japan about a month after it came out from a friend (got a deal) who ran the site upstategames.com. It came with 2 games as well which was the first F-Zero and Mario. I also on the side bagged Chu Chu Rocket as well which really kicked the DC versions ass with the amazingly larger pile of puzzles to do and the rest.

    I did to a degree like F-Zero but found some of the later courses fairly aggravating in design, wasn't so much a challenge as just wonky courses to me. I really did prefer #2 until I ended up getting Climax which is just fan f'n tastic. [​IMG] Regardless I did play the hell out of that and SMA(SMB2) a lot...and I know I hadn't bothered by far that much with SMB2 in years but I did everything it had to offer. Was fun going to E3 that year and taking it along, got quite a few looks from people on the train ride up/back and there...then the wow value wore off a bit when Nintendo was giving away GBA's+Mario for free every 5minutes of the show on that big wheel they spun. Seriously, best promotional giveway of all time at E3 was that.
     

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