Fast RMX

I can’t for the life of me understand why I don’t see more people talking about Fast RMX. I got this on the Switch about a week after Breath of the Wild, and continue to play it fairly regularly. This is basically the F-Zero game I’ve been hoping to get for years, and to be honest, I can’t see what an actual new F-Zero game would give me that this doesn’t. It may also be heresy to say this, but I love the gameplay in this more than in the Wipeout games. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the Wipeout games, especially for their aesthetic, but I always found the racing itself to be a bit awkward. Not only do I have much more fun racing in this, I think it’s a beautiful game to take in — the only aspects of the game I think look crappy are the crashes — and I really love the Ikaruga-like switching between colors to use the boost pads on the tracks. I never ended up playing the previous game in this series, Fast Racing Neo on Wii U, and although now I sorta regret it, I think Fast RMX is probably a better version of it. If you miss F-Zero and Wipeout, definitely pick this up.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.