Europe Grateful For Faster, Less Authentic Version Of F-Zero

So, remember that at the end of last month, European and Australian Wii U gamers were hopping mad because their Virtual Console re-release of Balloon Fight ran slower — at 50 frames per second — and smaller, reflecting the lower refresh rate of PAL tubes from the 1980s.

Now, I myself admired Nintendo's commitment to authenticity, but then, I don't live in Europe, and I'm able to play video games as God intended for them to be played. Some folks across the pond were displeased, seeing no need to get a slower game with compressed graphics with PAL refresh rates no longer relevant to its performance.

Nintendo has heard their cries and will release F-Zero on the Wii U eShop at 60 fps this week, and it still will only cost 30p. So if you look at that video above, it means everyone will be playing the F-Zero on the left. The F-Zero that's better, faster and 'merican.

Nintendo releasing US 60Hz version of F-Zero on Wii U Virtual Console [Eurogamer — h/t @VOOK64]


Comments

    Really? The one on the left? Because, I was under the impression it was the Snes Fzero we were getting - not the N64's?

    That being said I get the point, its slightly faster.

    I still hate that Mario sounds wrong and moves too fast when at "proper" speed.

    Not everyone's happy with it

    http://morebees.tumblr.com/post/43568509594/noe-releases-f-zero-at-60hz-in-europe

    wasn't Aus promised this today in the e-shop? along with the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo?

    the e-shop still hasn't been updated :(

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