By: Nintendo EAD Genre: Racing Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Featured Version: Super Famicom Satellaview First Day Score: 23,900
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You know, it can be really frustrating, but Japanese gamers so often seem to get a much better deal than European, or even US gamers, frequently receiving extras that the rest of us have to do without. A good example of this was the Satellaview system for the Super Famicom (SNES). Looking much like the proposed SNES CD-ROM add-on, the Satellaview was a device that allowed Super Famicom owners to download updates for some of their games, or even new games altogether. They were usually released in weekly installments, and one of the highest profile games to receive the Satellaview treatment was the mighty F-Zero. Initially, a limited 'remix' of the original game was released in several installments via the service, but before long a 'proper' sequel became available too.
|New heavy damage areas with mines down the middle...|
|The roadsides here are covered in ramps...|
It's been a pleasant surprise discovering this. I can't help wishing it was available in the West before emulation became widespread but I'm sure glad I can play it now. Admittedly, aside from a few cosmetic changes, it is of course the same game we've known and loved all these years. Only harder! It won't last you as long as F-Zero but it's a thrilling ride while it does last!
RKS Score: 7/10