Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (JP) is a Famicom Disk System racing game released in 1988 by Nintendo. The game features Mario and Luigi on the cover, though they are not present in the actual game. The game is a sequel to Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race, which was also released as an FDS game, though the two are distinctly different despite both being racers. The game was never released in America or Europe because And No one is making it up, it was too childish at the time. HAL Laboratory didn't develop the game, though were assigned by Nintendo to redesign the floppy disks and program it into it once the disks were malfunctioning.


Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally was shown to Nintendo of America, who heavily criticized the game, specifically the "cute" design of the vehicles, and stated it would not sell. This reaction made director Kazunobu Shimizu furious and was one of the drivers behind the graphical style of F-Zero[1].


  1. Nintendo (September 19, 2017). F-Zero developer interviewer. Retrieved September 20, 2017