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After doing a quick search and only finding a single mention of F-Zero GX in this subforum, I figured it was my duty to make this thread.

 

While most people know Mute City and Big Blue, some other songs from the various F-Zero games don't get enough attention at all. Most of it is on Mute city and Big Blue (which I can understand, considering they're great songs), but it feels a little like other songs aren't getting justice.

 

F-Zero: A pretty solid retro soundtrack, Ross has mentioned in a previous video chat he's played a little bit of this game and loved the Mute City track. The Big Blue track is also great. This game has my favorite renditions of Port Town and Fire Field.

Link to full OST playlist:

Links to some of my favorite songs

 

Spoiler

 

 

Port Town (Port Town is notable for being the birthplace of Captain Falcon)

Fire Field

Silence

Mute City

Big Blue

 

 

 

 

F-Zero X: A very rocking soundtrack for a very rocking game. Really, only one track truly speaks to me from F-Zero X, as heretical as that may sound considering I love F-Zero and am rocking a Captain Falcon avatar. That song is Dream Chaser. That being said, the other tracks hold their own and are great.

Link to full OST playlist

Links to some of my favorite songs
 

Spoiler

 

Title Screen (This is the first thing you hear when you launch the game. Really sets a great mood, imo.)

 

Grand Prix Ending

Dream Chaser

 

Mute City

 

Big Blue

 

 

 

 

F-Zero GX: Here we go. While F-Zero X has a great soundtrack, there's not too much variation. F-Zero GX's soundtrack - the way I see it - has a song for everyone. And they're generally damn good. I should mention that the songs for the race tracks in this game have two stages - one for the first two laps and one for the final lap.

Link to full OST playlist

Links to some of my favorite songs
 

Spoiler

 

Captain Falcon's Theme

 

Wings For My Way (This really kicks in at around 1:20 for me)

 

For the Glory (Mute City's default theme. There is an alternate version you can unlock.)

Cover of Mute City (The alternate version of Mute City.)

 

Infinite Blue (Big Blue's default theme. It doesn't sound like a usual Big Blue song, but it's good in its own way.)

 

Cover of Big Blue (Big Blue's alternate theme, and my favorite official version of Big Blue there is.)

 

Dr. Stewart's Theme

 

Mighty Gazelle's Theme

 

Feel Our Pain (Fire Field's theme. Although I don't like this version as much as the SNES version, it still kicks ass.)

 

Planet Colors (I cannot help humming to the guitar in this theme.)

 

Osc-Sync Carnival

 

One Ahead System (I feel it's worth noting the track this plays on is INCREDIBLY dangerous and easy to die on as there are no guard rails for most of it.)

 

8 Guitars

 

Cover of Red Canyon

 

Night of Big Blue (More Big Blue, which is never a bad thing, in my opinion. This song only plays during a single story mode mission unless you somehow mod the game.)

 

 

 

 

 

F-Zero GP Legend: A tie-in to the F-Zero anime of the same title (The F-Zero anime is also referred to as F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu). While I haven't played much of this game, it does have some enjoyable songs. The game utilizes the SNES style of gameplay.

Link to full OST playlist

Links to some of my favorite songs
 

Spoiler

 

Fire Field

 

Port Town

 

Big Blue

 

Mute City

 

 

 

 

F-Zero Climax: Released only in Japan, I haven't even had a chance to play this game. A sort of continuation of GP Legend, I believe this game doesn't have actual story mode missions so it doesn't do much to advance the plot.

Link to full OST playlist

Links to some of my favorite songs


 

Spoiler

 

Dream Chaser (Hell yes!)

Big Blue

Fire Field

Mute City (VERY notable as this sounds closer to the anime's version of Mute City than any other official F-Zero song I've heard. Why this is notable will be explained soon.)

 

Port Town

 

 

 

 

Special Mentions

 

F-Zero Falcon Densetsu/F-Zero: GP Legend aka the F-Zero anime. Tragically, the show's official soundtrack was never released, which is a shame because it has awesome versions of Mute City and Big Blue, plus a few decent original tracks. There are people on YouTube who have attempted to rip them from the show, although those rips contain various sound effects that play during the episode and aren't of the highest quality. The channel "Superdude1306" attempted to rip all of the tracks from the show, so if you're interested, check out that channel. You CAN find the opening and ending songs easily enough, though - however, I will refrain from linking them as they contain lyrics, which I believe Ross has said he has to be really into it for lyrics to work with him. The lyrics are in Japanese at that.

 

F-Zero Fan Arrangements: With how good the quality is of the original songs, it'd be almost criminal to not mention fan covers. I don't have much to say on these, so I'll just post a few I like.

Links
 

Spoiler

 

F-Zero Climax - Mute City (Cover)

F-Zero - Silence (Jazz/Funk Remix)

 

F-Zero - Port Town (F-Zero X Style)

 

F-Zero - Fire Field (F-Zero X Style)

 

"The Meaning of Truth" - F-Zero X Style (The Meaning of Truth is the opening song for the anime. Although I won't link the official one, I feel this arrangement kicks ass enough to warrant a link.)

 

 

 

Other Nintendo Media that includes F-Zero Music: This is where most people will have probably heard a song or two from F-Zero - Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8's F-Zero DLC tracks

Links
 

Spoiler

 

Mario Kart 8 - Big Blue

 

Mario Kart 8 - Mute City

Super Smash Bros. Melee - Mute City

 

Super Smash Bros. Melee - Big Blue

 

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Mute City

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Big Blue Remix

 

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Sand Ocean Remix

 

 

 

I really hope I'm not breaking any rules because this thread was a little time consuming to make. If I DID break any, let me know what I can do to fix that so that hopefully this thread isn't deleted.

 

Edit: Added information regarding song "stages" for F-Zero GX, added new section of F-Zero music from other Nintendo media, added links to full OST playlists, added warning in thread title

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I friggin love F-Zero and the soundtrack is EPIC if you like Metal. I have only played most of the N64 version and the early missions of GX because it is so GODDAMN hard. Like seriously I don't have the best track record with hard games but it's tough as nails. I have nothing but respect for people who have completed it. For some reason the N64 one remains the most enjoyable for me and my favorite entry in the franchise. It is PURE JOY to play emulated ay 1080p with a crapton of Anti Aliasing. 

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13 minutes ago, Luis said:

I friggin love F-Zero and the soundtrack is EPIC if you like Metal. I have only played most of the N64 version and the early missions of GX because it is so GODDAMN hard. Like seriously I don't have the best track record with hard games but it's tough as nails. I have nothing but respect for people who have completed it. For some reason the N64 one remains the most enjoyable for me and my favorite entry in the franchise. It is PURE JOY to play emulated ay 1080p with a crapton of Anti Aliasing. 

I've played SNES F-Zero, F-Zero X (The N64 title), F-Zero GX and F-Zero: GP Legend. F-Zero GX is by far my favorite game out of all I've played, but the other games are still really solid.

 

I haven't even started the campaign in F-Zero GX. I've been trying to complete the GP Races on Expert before I even start with that monster. I've managed the first two, am having some trouble on the third and haven't even started the fourth.

 

Regarding F-Zero X, although I love it, I feel like the machines slip out of grip state a little more easily than in GX. The reason I love GX above other titles is because machines like the Blue Falcon and those with a similar grip rating are very precise - the controls are great and responsive, your machine goes where you want it to but you still have to be at least a little careful or you'll fling yourself around the track like a doofus. There are other machines I like to use every now and then that slide around like wet soap (Blood Hawk, Night Thunder) but in general machines like Blue Falcon are my favorite.

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