Full F-Zero AX Arcade Game Discovered On F-Zero GX Disc

By Ishaan . March 9, 2013 . 12:00pm


In 2003, Nintendo and Sega released a futuristic racing game titled F-Zero GX for the Gamecube, co-developed by the two companies in collaboration and CO-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi.


This game had an arcade counterpart called F-Zero AX, which shared tracks and features with the Gamecube version, and also had a few tracks that could be accessed on the Gamecube, but only with significant difficulty.


Last November, a group of F-Zero enthusiasts discovered that the Gamecube optical disc for F-Zero GX not only has the entire F-Zero AX game on it as well, but that it’s fully playable. The game can be accessed using Action Replay codes, which allow you to boot it up and play the arcade version.


While the discovery was made in November, it was only widely-publicized earlier this week by a site named RetroCollect. You can watch a video of the hidden F-Zero AX content in the video above.

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  • Jrocy247

    uuuuuuuh, This was suppose to be recently discovered? People are not just now finding out about this? You know you CAN try playing all the cups and just unlock them right?

    • Justin Graham

      It’s not that AX tracks are unlockable in GX. The discovery is the fact that the entire AX ROM is included on the GX disc.

      • Indeed Yes the characters and tracks from AX were in GX but not the arcade rules that in the AX machines which now have come to light and heck it even shows you a picture with info of the AX arcade machine.

  • Edzo

    thats really cool. for some reason that game disappeared recently and i have no idea where it is. kinda sucks cuz i have a gc action replay :/

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    And I just lost the game >:| great!

    • Edzo

      you too!? its an epidemic

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        yeah!!! >:{

  • Tom_Phoenix

    It’s kind of amazing that, in this day and age, something like this can go unnoticed for so long.

  • Kaihedgie

    The Cutting Room Floor wiki already discovered this a long while back :V

  • MikeTxn

    Is not surprising since you could unlock the AX cup and AX racers by connecting a memory card to the F-Zero cabinet, and back to the Gamecube.

    PD: I spent MONTHS trying to unlock everything in this game, it was worthy.

  • Kotarou Tennouji

    This kinda reminds me of that easter egg of Wave Race Blue Storm that took like 8 years to find. Pretty cool.

    • Non-Specific Action Figure

      Your comment sent me to many amazing places.

      Thank you.

  • Eliézer Dos Santos

    I see that some people didn’t understand the news.

  • Brion Valkerion

    awesome, got the game and an action replay!

  • pho_Enix

    Oh wow, mindblown.

  • It’s NOT all content. Where’s the AX title screen, for one.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Hm.. not sure if it got stole with most my other games, or in that box with the few I still have.


  • Find it funny the game is so old it’s tagged for Wii haha. But this is a really cool discovery! I’ll have to try it on my copy.

  • Gholizadeh

    60 fps goodness Kreygasm

  • isfuturebright

    How do they discover this stuff? They keep trying random cheat codes? :P

  • ddh819

    i have the gc disc and a wii, but i heard the gc action replay wont work on a wii. is there another way to enable this on a wii?

  • Guest

    It’s always cool when things are found in games years after their initial release! It really makes you want to play older games again!

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