There was a time when Mario Kart wasn’t the only racing title Nintendo had on the market. F-Zero was a fast-paced, action-packed alternative. Captain Falcon and his fellow racers inhabited an edgy world filled with attitude, but the Big N clearly didn’t see the merit in having two racing series.
The release of Fast RMX on Switch, which is essentially F-Zero in everything but name, is a sign that Nintendo isn’t too interested in bringing back the fan favorite franchise. The next time we see Captain Falcon will likely be in the next Smash Bros. game, throwing punches instead of taking boost pads.