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Thursday, January 25, 2024

F-Zero 99 Update Brings Private Matches, Secret Tracks

A new update is available now for F-Zero 99 today, Thursday, January 25. This brings the game to version 1.2.0 and adds Private Lobbies as well as secret tracks to the game. Additionally, the max level has been increased from 99 to 399 and the skill ratings have went up to S50 (from S20). You can find the details on the update (courtesy of NOA’s F-Zero 99 support page) below.

New Additions
  • Private Lobbies have been added. To utilize them, select a game mode, set a 4-digit passcode, and then join the lobby. Players with matching game modes and passcodes can meet in the same lobby to race.
    • Private Lobby race results are not reflected in leaderboard points, records, or challenge progress. Also, you will receive less EXP and fewer ticket points than in regular races.
  • Secret Tracks have been added. These will occasionally appear in F-ZERO 99.
  • Maximum level and skill rating for players have increased. The maximum level has increased from 99 to 399 and maximum skill rating has increased from S20 to S50.
    • Levels 100 and above are indicated in the game as ☆ = 1. For example, "☆00" for level 100 and "☆☆00" for level 200.
  • Added one badge that can be used to customize Pilot Cards. After meeting the specified conditions, you will be able to use it for customization.
    • You can check the specified conditions and perform customization by selecting WORKSHOP on the main menu, and then selecting PILOT CARDS.
F-Zero 99 is available to Nintendo Switch Online members. The game originally released last September and was the first F-Zero game to be released in the series since F-Zero Climax on the Game Boy Advance in Japan in October 2004. Believe it or not, the product page is still up for the game on Nintendo's website. You can check that out here.

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