F-Zero X, considered by some fans to be the best entry in Nintendo's futuristic racing franchise, turns 25 today.
Released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan on July 14th 1998, F-Zero X was the first game in the series to enter the world of 3D visuals, following on from the 1990 SNES original, which used Mode 7 graphics.
Directed by Tadashi Sugiyama and produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, F-Zero X would feature the art of Takaya Imamura, who has taken to Twitter today to celebrate the game's birthday.
F-Zero X would be followed by F-Zero GX/AX on the GameCube, which is the last home console entry in the series to date. F-Zero would continue on the Game Boy Advance with three entries (F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, F-Zero GP Legend and F-Zero Climax).
Imamura recently claimed that Nintendo has avoided reviving F-Zero because Mario Kart is already so established.