Released on November 21, 1990 in Japan for 7000 Yen.
F-Zero was one of the first game to use the excellent Mode 7, native hardware feature included with the Super Famicom and allowing incredible real-time sprite deformation effects. When originally released in 1990, F-Zero's graphics were light years ahead of most of the competition.
The game introduced Captain Falcon, it appears later as a playable character in Super Smash Bros (Nintendo 64, 1999), Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo GameCube, 2002), and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo Wii, 2008).
The Blue Falcon appears as an unlockable kart in Mario Kart Wii (2008, Nintendo Wii).
Samurai Goroh appears as an assist trophy character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii (2008).
[FR] 1990 - Consoles + HS N.2: 91/100
The Super Famicom game even comes with a eight pages comic book story included at the end of the game's documentation. The style of the drawing is really unusual for a Japanese game and looks more like an American comic book.
Tokuma Japan Communications released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (F-Zero - TKCA-30516) on 25/03/1992.
[US] "F-Zero [Model SNS-FZ-USA]
[FR] "F-Zero [Model SNSP-FZ-FAH]