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Captain Falcon's Twister Race

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Captain Falcon's Twister Race is a single-player minigame within Wii U game Nintendo Land. It is based upon the racing aspect of the F-Zero series.



The player's Mii controls a clockwork version of the Blue Falcon through a typical F-Zero course. The goal of the game is to reach the end of the course, hitting checkpoints along the way to ensure time does not run out.[1] There are other machines racing, though these do not move particularly quickly, and it would not matter if one of these machines crossed the finish line before the Blue Falcon, as the only objective of the game is to reach the end of the course. The player can guide the Blue Falcon over boost pads and ramps, and the courses have Mario-style invincibility stars scattered throughout, which temporarily allow the player to safely drive through any obstacle. As the name of the game would imply, there are also twisters on the course, which slow down the Blue Falcon. Later sections of the track feature bombs, which cause an instant Game Over if hit, and pillars which stop the Blue Falcon dead if not negotiated.

After the player successfully completes all 12 areas of the course for the first time, they will be rewarded with a star above the attraction's entrance. The next time the player clears all 12 areas, they can continue playing to face a subsequent 12 Extra Areas.


The player must hold the GamePad controller vertically, and turn the GamePad to steer the Blue Falcon through the course. The GamePad's screen displays an overhead view of the track.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Thrills, Twists and Turns

Language Name Meaning
Japanese C・ファルコンのツイスターレース
C farukon no tsuisutārēsu
C(aptain) Falcon's Twister Race
Dutch Captain Falcons wervelende race Captain Falcon's swirling race
French La course sinueuse de Captain Falcon Captain Falcon's winding race
German Captain Falcons rasantes Rennen Captain Falcon's raging Race
Italian Il circuito mozzafiato di Captain Falcon Captain Falcon's breathtaking course
Portuguese Corrida Estonteante do Captain Falcon Captain Falcon's Stunning race
Russian Гонки капитана Фэлкона
Gonki kapitana Felkona
Captain Falcon's race
Spanish La vertiginosa carrera de Captain Falcon Captain Falcon's vertiginous race


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nintendo of Europe GmbH (29 October 2012). New Nintendo Land details released as Wii U launch approaches. Retrieved on 30 October 2012.