Graphics: Awesome, I'd give this a 9.5 out of 10. Its graphics are very sharp and very detailed, there are stacks of graphics in the background (passing trees, quality details, and all crystal clear)
Sound: Well sound does lack a bit, sometimes you hear some good techno hits and really cool guitar strings strummed, but in story mode, well there's your problem, they have a kinda cheesy boyband ring to it. 7/10
Storyline: Now that there is a story mode, the characters in the race have more well character since F-Zero X making it pretty cool to know about Captain Falcon or the other racers as well. Though it's cheesy (again)
Gameplay: Well then, where should I start? Gameplay plays a lot in this game, you get to do really cool things like bumping other people off the edge which is really fun :). The speed of the game goes up to about 2500 km/h (THAT'S FAST) And now, on the F-Zero website, you can upload your best times to the online rankings, and see if your the best vehicle pilot on earth! 9.7/10
Lasting appeal: This game has quite a bit of lasting appeal, you do tournaments and win tickets to pay for unlocking things (including story chapters), there is also a problem, this game is very hard, sometimes it's impossible to do things without some sort of cheat system and it can make you get angry and wanna throw your controller out the window. 8.5/10
Somehow this game makes you want to play it again and again so I suggest rent first, you don't know what this baby is like until you try it.