Feb 20th, 2013


For those of you following Nintendo’s 30 cent promotion, today is the day that F-Zero is now available. F-Zero takes the place of Balloon Fight as the Virtual Console game of the month and it will be available for 30 days at this promotional pricing.

If you’re interested in completing your collection, head on over to the Wii U Virtual Console and grab it and let us know how you enjoy it.

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  • Buying this game as soon as I get home.

    Enter the trolls calling this a kiddie game in 3…2…1…

    • Zelly Jeffers

      They shouldn’t matter enough to even be mentioned.

      •  You’re right… my bad..  I shouldn’t give them any reason to comment. 

        • Zelly Jeffers

          I’ve learned to stop even trying to reason with trolls. Because trolls, by their very definition, are unreasonable. They don’t WANT to have a nice, calm, mature discussion about anything. They want to stir up trouble, they want to know it’s working and that they’re getting a response… any kind of response.

          People like that drain energy and offer nothing at all positive. I, and I hope you as well, have better things I’d rather do with my time than deal with people like that. 🙂

  • Zombie_Andrew

    Not available on my Wii U in the UK yet

    • D Moness

       EU eshop usually updates on a thursday. so highly probably tomorrow afternoon

  • jobyh

    cant wait til super metroid!

    • MetroidZero

      Amen to that.

    • ditto

      • RoadyMike

        Magikarp :I

        • Guhtere

          used Splash! But nothing happened…

    • Kirzan

      I would go back in time. Be born Japanese. Grow up to be the guy that made the list. Switch out F-Zero with Metroid. Smile and grin in my evil plan’s success.

  • HSN1

    Ok, seriously, I bought a SNES last year, and still have no games for it: I already have many titles on the Wii’s Virtual Console, I discovered that no Final Fantasy games was ever released in Europe before 7, and now the other games I wanted to buy (mainly Super Metroid and F-Zero) will be available for 30 CENTS.

    Anyone, please tell me some other good SNES game I could buy in the future… please…

    • Laud

      There’s a ton of them.

      Super Mario RPG
      Chrono Trigger
      Secret of Mana
      Super Mario Kart
      Super Mario All Stars
      Killer Instinct
      Star Fox
      Mega Man X
      Street Fighter

      Just to name a few…

      • HSN1

        Mario RPG wasn’t released in Europe
        Same for Chrono Trigger
        Same for Earthbound
        Really want to get Mega Man X, thanks for reminding me of that.

        Damn, these are a lot of answers. The SNES was a really awesome console, wasn’t it?

        • Laud

          Hell yeah 😛

    • RonaldRayguns

      Zombies Ate My Neighbors 
      Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
      Secret of Evermore 
      TMNT: Turtles in Time
      Battle Toads and Double Dragon

    • Final Fantasy IV: the afteryears. (Japan only later releases on mobile phones and virtual console)

      Then there are games like:
      Zelda: a link to the past.
      Super Castlevania IV
      Castlevania V: Vampire’s Kiss

      And many more some sadly are not available on the virtual console (see below)
      Mystic Quest
      Illusion of Time
      Illusion of Time II: Terranigma
      Breath of Fire (not a great game but worthwhile)
      Breath of Fire II which is a great game.

    • Mr. Nick

      Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
      NHL 94
      Ken Griffey Jr’s Major League Baseball
      Top Gear

    • Sydney Ultrasyd

      Kiki Kaikai 2
      Secret of Evermore
      Super Bomberman 5
      Flashback …

    • JVAN63

      I tend to like adventure games and FPS mostly, so the top of my list was Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with another* title also getting a lot of replay.
      Other titles I enjoyed (this does not mean they were great, they just appealed to me):

      Beavis and Butt-Head
      F-Zero (accomplishing a cross track jump is so rewarding)
      Mr. Do!
      Out of this World (Another World – EU title)
      Secret of Mana
      Super Castlevania IV
      *Super Mario World
      Wolfenstein 3D

  • Fred

    I’m hoping that these 30 cent games will sell way more than Nintendo expects to show them that less expensive games will make them money. Another example I saw Gunman Clive on the 3DS for $2. I wasn’t sure that I’d like it, but I figured for $2 it was worth the gamble. Turned out it was a very fun game (a little short but very fun) I have no regrets buying it.

  • uPadWatcher

    I had finished 2nd place in the first race… but crashed and burned in the second one.  It’s all good.  I’m glad that I’ve purchased F-Zero!

  • savisn

    Looking forward to downloading this.  This game has me wondering if a new Wii U F-Zero could be in the works.   By releasing this and including F-Zero in the Nintendoland game they are ensuring a huge population of WiiU owners will experience some sort of F-Zero game.  Considering it’s been a long time since any F-Zero release this would seem to be a good way to build up hype about the series.

    It would be smart of them to do this. For instance I had never played Pikmin before Nintendoland, having only seen Captain Olimar in SSBB and wondering who he was.  But I like that game so now Pikmin 3 is auto purchase and I’d like to pick up Pikmin 1 and 2.

    Similarly I think having the Fire Emblem characters in Smash Bros. games has given that series more hype and fans and it seems to be paying off with FE doing amazing on the 3DS.  Kid Icarus is similarly doing well on 3DS – another Smash Bros. character.

    Let’s hope Nintendo is getting better at nurturing some of these loved but less used IPs


  • DemonRoach

    3 months out, and Nintendo reveals 8 bit fzero.  Shame.

  • Justin Grandon

    anyone notice that picture of the game is wrong…
    I believe it’s from F-Zero 2 that was never released

  • audi lover

    Bought today for 30p bargin, takes me back to being 10 with my snes, first racing game that id ever owned, great fun

  • john madsen

    this was not worth the 30 cents i spent on it i would expect tilt sensing functionality on this game no matter how old it is controlling it in the current manner is awful

    • killercorgi

       I changed the controls so I could use the z buttons instead of a and b