Recently, a group of ROM hackers has released a new patch for the original F-Zero on SNES that adds almost all of the tracks from the 2001 Game Boy Advance launch title F-Zero: Maximum Velocity but recreated to fit the SNES palette (thanks Pixel Cherry Ninja!).
The patch was released in beta form earlier this month and features custom track scenery to more closely resemble Maximum Velocity's venues and slightly altered machine physics and performance to be more accurate to the feel of the GBA game. It is nearly complete gameplay-wise, but there are plans to further improve the visuals and sound, with custom music, custom horizons, more track detail, and Maximum Velocity-style down magnets (that don't deal damage to the driver).
Here are the credits for the hack:
- FZEdit/Dev Work: @Catador @gerg
- Track Maps: @Porthor
- Custom Map Scenery: @HammerGuy
- AI Pathing: @Fennor @HammerGuy
- Custom Machine Stats: @Fennor
- Playtesters: @Porthor @ᴀʟᴇᴊᴀɴᴅʀᴏ @Catador @gerg @Nsx Fox/Xlr Jr @ふとったドラゴンロイ/Roy's Gaming Garret @Fennor
You can also check out some footage of it in action in Pixel Cherry Ninja's video below: