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Records are a collection of various types of data found in the various F-Zero games. To date, all games in the series have featured a records submenu of some sort, recording various data relating to the player's performance in races.
Records debuted in F-Zero, with the game recording the top ten fastest finishes a player had accomplished for every track in the game, alongside what vehicle had been used to record such a time. The single fastest lap is also separately listed for each course, along with what vehicle had accomplished this feat.
In F-Zero X
In F-Zero X, records were slightly scaled back, only recording times for the new Time Attack mode. Furthermore, only the top 5 fastest times were recorded. Like in F-Zero, the top records are sorted by the quickest runthrough of the track, alongside which vehicle accomplished each feat. The fastest single lap is also listed, though the game does not list which vehicle accomplished this. F-Zero X, however, did include a record for what the highest velocity on the track was, alongside which vehicle accomplished it; furthermore, with the addition of Engine Settings, each recorded time features what the selected engine settings were for each run.
As to reference the addition of ghosts to F-Zero X, a record that has a saved ghost will be highlighted as such.
Records were referred to as "Rankings" in Maximum Velocity. Records featured the top 5 times for each unlocked track, calculated from both Grand Prix and Training modes, as well as the individual racers for each playthrough. The single fastest lap is also recorded, alongside which vehicle had accomplished this feat.
In addition to the standard series featured in Maximum Velocity, a separate ranking is also available for the Championship mode.
Maximum Velocity notably divides records between the player's records and records from mixed play; the former only lists the player's best performances on that save file, while mixed rankings includes records from any other players that the player has linked their Game Boy Advance to via a Link Cable.
In F-Zero GX
F-Zero GX's records again solely focused on Time Attack mode, though more data has been included compared to previous games. The number of top records has been increased to 10, and the player can select between seeing the top ten fastest times, top ten fastest laps, and top ten fastest speeds, alongside either the name of the pilot or vehicle and the engine setting for each record.
A dedicated records menu was not featured in F-Zero: GP Legend, and instead, records are accessed in the game's Time Attack mode. Like Maximum Velocity, the top five overall fastest times are recorded, as are the racers used to accomplish the feat; the single fastest lap is also recorded, but not the vehicle used.
Like GP Legend, records were again rolled into the Time Attack mode. Climax features the most concise records in the series, recording only the top three fastest times for each track and the respective vehicles used, alongside the fastest lap attained.
|Pilots||Captain Falcon • Dr. Stewart • Pico • Samurai Goroh|
|Machines||Blue Falcon • Fire Stingray • Golden Fox • Wild Goose|
|Venues||Mute City • Big Blue • Sand Ocean • Death Wind • Silence • Port Town • Red Canyon • White Land • Fire Field|
|Track Features||Dash Zone • Pit • Jump Plate • Anti-Gravity Guide Beam • Mine • Magnetic Field Block Coat • Rough • Left-Pull and Right-Pull Magnet • Down-Pull Magnet|
|Modes||Grand Prix • Practice • Records|
|Other||Rocket Start • Short Cut Foul • Official Recorder • Drift • Drift Turn • Energy • Boost • Mr. Zero • Album • F-Zero: The Story of Captain Falcon|
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
|Pilots||Alexander O'Neil • Blitz Wagner • Jane B. Christie • Kent Akechi • Kumiko • Lord Cyber • Megan • Mickey Marcus • Nichi • Professor Yazoo Jr.|
|Machines||Falcon MK-2 • Fighting Comet • Fire Ball • Hot Violet • J. B. Crystal • Jet Vermilion • Silver Thunder • Sly Joker • The Stingray • Wind Walker|
|Venues||Ancient Mesa • Beacon Port • Bianca City • Cloud Carpet • Crater Land • Empyrean Colony • Fire Field • Stark Farm • Silence • Synobazz • Tenth Zone East|
|Track Features||Dash Zone • Pit • Jump Plate • Anti-Gravity Guide Beam • Mine • Magnetic Field Block Coat • Rough • Down-Pull Magnet • Motion Strip • Crater • Twist Plate|
|Modes||Grand Prix • Championship • Training • Records • Replay* • Password • Demonstration|
|Other||Drift • Drift Turn • Blast Turn • Energy • Boost|
|*Only in Championship mode|