F-Zero AX © 2003 Nintendo.
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|The development name of this game was 'F-Zero AC' (AC for ArCade).|
F-Zero AX was shown for very first time at the 2003 AOU Amusement Expo show, in Japan. It was then released in June 2003.
On the first Port Town stage, giant robots can be seen unloading cargo in the background. But they're not just any robots - they're based on ROB the Robot, the NES peripheral. It is the colour of the Japanese Famicom version.
One of the drivers, Mr. EAD, is named after Shigeru Miyamoto's development studio at Nintendo (Entertainment Analysis & Development). The character bears an intentional resemblance to Mario, with a bushy moustache and a Starman on his belt.
Another driver, James McCloud, is inspired by the Star Fox series. Despite being human, he wears full Star Fox uniform, shares a name with Fox McCloud's father, and his racer - Little Wyvern - is based on the Arwing fighter craft. His pilot bio says he is leader of the 'Galaxy Dogs'.
The Blue Falcon appears as an unlockable kart in Mario Kart Wii (2008, Nintendo Wii).
Scitron Digital Content released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (F-Zero GX/AX Original Soundtracks - SCDC-00358~359) on 22/07/2004.
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