Flashback: Twenty Years Ago, F-Zero Imitates Irene

This past weekend, the east coast was battered by Hurricane Irene, causing millions to lose power, billions of dollars in property damage and proving fatal in at least two dozen cases.

Last week also marked the twentieth anniversary of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System’s launch in North America. F-Zero was one of the first games out of the gate. To help get your mind off the brutality of nature, spend a moment and watch this more whimsical approach to high-speed winds.

(Unnecessary Disclaimer: Commercial is from Australia, where SNES didn’t launch until July 1992.)

-Jon Irwin