Nintendo have released a new update for F-ZERO 99 on Nintendo Switch with a new Classic Mode. This new mode brings players back to the rules of the original F-ZERO game with up to 20 players in a single race.
Just one month ago, the second free update for F-ZERO 99 brought three new courses, including the iconic Fire Field. Players were also introduced to the King League in Grand Prix Mode. Today’s update introduces a Classic Mode for fans of the original F-ZERO game on SNES.
Classic Mode in F-ZERO 99
Those wanting a more traditional F-ZERO experience may do so in Classic Mode. In F-ZERO 99, only 20 players are matched together for a race instead of 99. This mode follows rules that are inspired by the original F-ZERO, so players must race to the very end. Once more, F-ZERO 99 is free to all Nintendo Switch Online members.
Additional content for F-ZERO 99 is now available for #NintendoSwitchOnline members!
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 29, 2023
Here’s an overview of F-ZERO 99, via the Nintendo eShop:
Line up with 98 other F-ZERO machines and race to the finish in this thrilling take on the original Super NES game. Keep an eye on your power meter as you boost and bash, because speed is just as important as survival. Defend yourself with a Spin Attack and collect Super Sparks to breeze past the competition on the elevated Skyway. The F-ZERO 99 game is available only to active Nintendo Switch Online members.
Outpace and outlive your opponents in rotating modes
The core F-ZERO 99 mode is just one way to race at breakneck speeds. Mini Prix and Grand Prix modes appear on a set schedule and challenge you to compete and qualify in a series of races. Team Battle and the extra-tough Pro Tracks mode rotate throughout the day. Prepare yourself in Practice Mode and race against your ghost.
Complete challenges for even more customization
Boost your Skill Rating by excelling in races and take on challenges to unlock customization options. Make your F-ZERO machine your own with alternate colors, decals, and boost effects. Complete achievements in your Pilot Card and receive different unlockable backdrops and display badges.