We’d love to see Captain Falcon and F-Zero the franchise returns to our screens – the arrival of the game in Smash Bros. just not enough! Luckily, there are some great indie games out there that seem to rekindle the spirit of the anti-gravity racing series. And Aero GPX maybe just the best example we’ve ever seen.
Racer attached to this PC Kickstarter launched today and developed by one person – Aaron McDevitt. The game is mainly inspired by F-Zero X and F-Zero GXbut McDevitt also shined to Wave race 64 and Kirby Air Ridecombines the summer vibes of Wave Race and the pick-and-play nature of Kirby in some fast-paced, heavyweight races.
Last November, we interviewed McDevitt about Aero GPX, and at the time he said, “I would love to have Aero GPX one day on consoles starting with the Switch!” And while today’s Kickstarter confirmed the game was only slated for a PC launch initially, McDevitt reiterated the Switch’s importance:
“Aero GPX on Switch just like on PC. It also belongs to other consoles to give all players a chance to experience a different and non-stop anti-gravity racing experience. Aero GPX provided.
Depending on the likelihood of the Kickstarter campaign succeeding against the initial funding goal, many possibilities can be promised. However, a PC release is all that can be committed for now. “
And, as F-Zero fans here, why will not We want to see this on Switch? McDevitt says that Aero GPX – short for Aerodynamic Grand-Prix Experience – takes place in the distant future, with more than 30 pilots of large and varied personalities, and seven distinct planets and locations spread across the galaxy. .
Just from the Kickstarter page, the race looks exhilarating. But the site claims that the game is aiming to be “one of the most responsive racing experiences you’ll ever play”. Our brows are sure to be raised at that prospect. There will be a Career mode, along with Grand Prix mode, local multiplayer, single races, Time Trials, Practice mode, 30+ courses and tons to unlock.
Working on the game’s rock soundtrack is guitarist Myrone, who SoundCloud page shed light on the musician’s ear-splitting summer anthems. Contribution to the game’s art – including character portraits and promotional artwork – is Norriean illustrator and comic book creator who has been heavily inspired by sci-fi and 90s cartoons.
Kickstarter is aiming to raise just over $72,000 USD. At the time of this writing, it is close to $20k already. There are several Stress Objectives for the game, though many of the rewards are stealthily hidden and can be revealed “after a week”. Maybe that Switch port is hiding under there…
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