An F-Zero Racer is a special racing vehicle from the F-Zero series. These hovering vehicles appear as platforms and obstacles in the Big Blue and Mute City stages of Super Smash Bros. Melee. In Mute City, the F-Zero racers will occasionally drive past the battlefield, damaging any players who get hit. However, their knockback is quite weak on high handicapped players, often making it impossible for them to KO anyone. Players are also able to jump on hovering platforms to avoid getting hit. On a side note, players can damage and even destroy the F-Zero vehicles on this stage.
In Big Blue, the players actually fight on the F-Zero Racers, in a side-scrolling level. However, if a player falls off a F-Zero Racer or the platforms hovering above them, they will hit the race track and likely be scrolled offscreen into the blast zone, KOing them.
In the stage, F-Zero Grand Prix, the F-Zero Racers will drive around the stage, and if any players are in their path, they can be heavily damaged and even KO'd.
The F-Zero Racers return in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, appearing in the Port Town Aero Dive stage. They have the exact same role as they did in the Mute City stage from Melee, driving past the stage, ramming into players who are standing on the track. Unlike in Mute City, however, the F-Zero Racers on this stage can't be attacked, and they can KO players at below 100% damage. As a result, they're much more dangerous to players on this stage.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, F-Zero Racers also appear in the games' Mute City stage. The racers in this stage are stylized like their 16-bit sprites in the original F-Zero game, and serve as platforms for the players to stand on. However, when a second racer appears, the one already on the stage eventually has a CHECK warning appear on it. Soon, the racer knocks away the one with the CHECK on it, KOing any players on the one with the CHECK.
The Blue Falcon, has appeared as a cameo in the German Club Nintendo comic, Super Mario: Im Rausch der Geschwindigkeit. Also, during the ending of a chapter in volume 4 of the Super Mario-Kun, Mario and Yoshi are chased by F-Zero racers.
List of racers
These are the 30 basic racers which appear in the Mute City and Big Blue stages - all directly taken from F-Zero X for Nintendo 64.
In addition, the Port Town Aero Dive stage features also the new entrants from F-Zero GX: