When i was a kid i was allowed to choose one game by my parents.
I took extreme g even though i didnt know it. Played this game really often and love it untild today.
Its really fast has an uncommon soundtrack and a good difficulty level.
Im not really a fan of tron and i neither played f-zero as kid but this was perfect for me.
Did you played it as kid or recently andwhat do you think about it?
I played it as a kid, it rules. All the different bike... vehicle... things were really cool, the soundtrack was good, and you go fast as hell. It got pretty hype too, the stages were neat. My brothers only ever wanted to play the battle mode though, I thought the actual races were way more fun.
Any idea if the sequels were good? Anyone?
i remember seeing this game for the first time at my friend's house, very early in the n64 gen. it was one of those games that made my jaw drop from how great the graphics were. a year or so later i got it as well and loved it, too. the soundtrack was ridiculously good indeed, maps were great and sense of speed was fantastic. was it 60fps? don't recall now... prob not though
It's one of the few combat racers where you can actually destroy the opposition instead of just delaying/immobilizing them so it's worthwhile to just genocide everybody instead of racing at all.
In particular there's a boss battle against a superbike where racing him is almost worthless, but you can just get a good homing missile rack, pick a good spot before a straightaway to camp, then let him get ahead of you by an entire lap and obliterate him when he passes.
i used to play it a lot, fully beat the game and all.
back then i was in civilian service, and after work i used to hang out with this one colleague, we smoked weed and played n64 all evening.
it has a very well designed sci-fi setting, the music, the bikes and weapons, the tracks, everything very coherent.
only problem with the games, it is too fast, several corners can't possibly be taken smoothly.
the later instalments of the game were rather meh and f-zero x is the better game overall but it is very fun none the less.
Didn't play it as a kid, but picked it up about a year ago and loved it. Since then I also got 2 and 3 and loved them as well. The series doesn't have the same depth of control that you can find in F-Zero, but they're simple, fun, and very fast. I'm pretty sure they're still cheap, too.
My step-brother (who is a lot older than me) once lent my dad his n64 for me to play. Goldeneye, starfox, mission impossible, 1080 snowboarding and this guy right here.
Played it. Enjoyed it. Good little racing game, though I remember struggling with the turns a bit? 7/10 worth playing without paying.
i also have strong memories of that game, it was super awesome at the time and i always wondered why it didn't get more praise. Looking at this thread i think the game was underrated!
Agreed definitely underrated. I like it way more than fucking wipeout which I always thought was shit. F zero is still the best by far though, especially gx which is just about the best racer ever made.
I loved the shit out of this game.
The graphics, the soundtrack and the sheer speed blew my mind at the time and it's something I still enjoy today.
The whole game had a slightly dark, lonely atmosphere to it which I liked too, many of the tracks felt like they were based in post apocalyptic worlds.
I also had extreme G 2 but never found it to be quite as good as this one.
Do I slander you for liking F-Zero GX or GX itself?
I haven't said anything explicit about the games in question, save for defending Wipeout by saying Extreme G is the least interesting out of the classic futuristic racing trio. Not calling it shit (like you do), just calling it the weakest out of the bunch. Lay down the hostility, this ain't /v/ man.
I'm the rare minority that prefers the new WP games to the classic ones, and
X to GX.Agree that the old EG games are better than the new ones though.