F-Zero (エフゼロ, Efu Zero?) is a series of futuristic racing video games originally created by Nintendo EAD with multiple games developed by outside companies. The first game appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1990 and was very successful, prompting Nintendo to create multiple sequels on succeeding gaming consoles.
The series has been known for its high-speed racing, unique characters and settings, difficult gameplay, stirring original music and pushing the limits of its technology to be one of the fastest racing games ever. The franchise has been recognized for having the first racing game to be developed this realistically which also offered an original scenario and style of gameplay. It is regarded as an influential video game franchise for its genre inspiring the creation of titles such as Daytona USA and the Wipeout series.