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Survival is a game mode introduced in F-Zero Climax. It consists of three different modes that the player can take on with the game's 36 different racers.

Survival is designed to provide a challenge to players, and as a result, the courses featured generally have sharp turns, frequent jumps, and similar obstacles; furthermore, the AI of racers is generally of a higher-level. In order to further challenge players, a number of unique goals are present in Survival mode beyond simply racing to finish a course.

Survival is divided into three modes: Tour, Challenge, and Battle. In all three modes, scores are kept via time, with the fastest time recorded for each

Tour[edit]

Tour is the first of the three modes, and also the easiest. Players have five lives to get through Tour's five challenges.

Completing Tour will unlock a random Story Line.

Challenge[edit]

Challenge is the second of the Survival modes, featuring an intermediate difficulty. Players have five lives like before, but now have to get through 8 courses instead.

Completing Challenge will unlock a Character Profile for the pilot used.

Battle[edit]

Battle is the third and toughest of the Survival modes. Players have only 3 lives to navigate through 9 courses. Unlike the other modes, Battle features randomised races, ensuring that no two runthroughs are the same.

Completing Battle will unlock a random Story Line.

List of modes[edit]

  • 1 Lap Race: The player must come in first on a race with only one lap. Boosts are available from the start of the race.
  • 3 Lap Race: Similar to the above, though the player must instead come in first after three laps. Boosts are available after the first lap is completed.
  • Straight Link, where the course is a straight track that the player must race to the end of before their opponents, akin to a drag race.
  • Brake Link, where the player has to stop as close as possible to the end of a straight track without actually touching it.
  • Slalom Link, where the player has to finish first after navigating a course with frequent sharp turns, akin to slalom skiing.
  • Death Race, where the player has to retire the indicated racer before finishing a lap.
  • Top Keep, where the player has to stay in first place for the entirety of the race.