F-Zero Facts Wiki
F-Zero Facts Wiki

F-Zero (stylized as F-ZERO) is a futuristic racing game released on November 21st, 1990 in Japan, as a launch title for the Super Famicom. North America would receive the game a year later on August 23rd, 1991 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), along with a release date of June 4, 1992 for Europe 1990. It was published by Nintendo and developed by the company's EAD Division.

It is the first game in the entire series, featuring four playable characters with their racing machines.


There is no Story Mode for the SNES game, but the manual discloses background information.

The game takes place in the 26th century, (US Manual states 2560, JP Manual states 2560s). The manual discloses the F-ZERO Grand Prix's origins as the result of a group of space merchants who grew bored of their wealthy lifestyles resulting from intergalactic trade and social expansion, after mankind and alien lifeforms had first contact sometime before.

Although people initially opposed the dangers of the first F-Zero Grand Prix, some of the dangers in which were placed by the Grand Prix organizers themselves, the same people grew to enjoy it. Soon enough, the sport became known as F-ZERO.

The Story Of Captain Falcon

The Story Of Captain Falcon is a short comic featured within the SNES game's manual, detailing a small series of events before the game's Grand Prix begins. It primarily stars one of the pilots, Captain Falcon, but the other playable pilots, Samurai Goroh, Dr. Stewart, and Pico, also make appearances towards the end of the comic.


As the game is a futuristic racing game, the player must choose one of the following four selectable machines to enter the Grand Prix with.

As the player enters a Grand Prix, the venues and tracks change depending on which League the player chooses.


  • Due to wording of the manual and comic, it is implied that the game's Grand Prix is not the first ever F-Zero Grand Prix. Some fans assume, however, that they might be the same or take place within the same year.

See Also

Main Universe Content
Mainverse Lore - Mainverse Timeline - F-Zero (SNES) - BS F-Zero Grand Prix - BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2 - F-Zero X (F-Zero X Expansion Kit) - F-Zero GX - F-Zero AX - F-Zero Maximum Velocity
Main Universe Characters
Deathborn - Mighty Gazelle - Jody Summer - Dr. Stewart - Baba - Samurai Goroh - Pico - Captain Falcon - Octoman - Mr. EAD - James McCloud - Billy - Kate Alen - Zoda - Jack Levin - Bio Rex - The Skull - Antonio Guster - Beastman - Leon - Super Arrow - Mrs. Arrow - Gomar & Shioh - Silver Neelsen - Michael Chain - Blood Falcon - John Tanaka - Draq - Roger Buster - Dr. Clash - Black Shadow - Don Genie - Digi-Boy - Dai San Gen - Spade - Daigoroh - Princia Ramode - Lily Flyer - PJ - QQQ - Phoenix - Megan - Jane B. Christie - Alexander O'Neil - Mickey Marcus - Nichi - Lord Cyber - Kent Akechi - Kumiko - Blitz Wagner - Yazoo Jr. - Mr. Zero - Minor Characters
Main Universe Machines
Dark Schneider - Red Gazelle - White Cat - Super Cat - Golden Fox - Iron Tiger - Fire Stingray - Super Stingray - Wild Goose - Blue Falcon - Super Falcon - Deep Claw - Great Star - Little Wyvern - Mad Wolf - Super Piranha - Death Anchor - Astro Robin - Big Fang - Sonic Phantom - Green Panther - Hyper Speeder - Space Angler - King Meteor - Queen Meteor - Twin Noritta - Night Thunder - Wild Boar - Blood Hawk - Wonder Wasp - Mighty Typhoon - Mighty Hurricane - Crazy Bear - Black Bull - Fat Shark - Cosmic Dolphin - Pink Spider - Magic Seagull - Silver Rat - Spark Moon - Bunny Flash - Groovy Taxi - Rolling Turtle - Rainbow Phoenix - Hot Violet - J.B. Crystal - The Stingray - Fire Ball - Wind Walker - Sly Joker - Falcon Mk-II - Fighting Comet - Silver Thunder - Jet Vermillion - Custom Machine (F-Zero X Expansion Kit) - Custom Machine (F-Zero GX) - Blue Thunder - Luna Bomber - Green Amazone - Fire Scorpion
Main Universe F-Zero Locations, Planets, & Venues
List of Main F-Zero Universe Locations - List of Main Universe F-Zero Planets - List of Main Universe F-Zero Venues