Based on the classic Nintendo series, GP Legend tells the story of Rick Wheeler, a detective who wakes up from a cryogenic sleep from an accident while pursuing an escaped villian named ... See full summary »
Based on the classic Nintendo series, GP Legend tells the story of Rick Wheeler, a detective who wakes up from a cryogenic sleep from an accident while pursuing an escaped villian named Zoda. He discovers that he is alive in the year 2201. He ends up competing in the F-Zero racing tournament where many beings from across the galaxy compete. He also joins the Mobile Task Force, a special police force that investigates crime in the F-Zero circuit. While Rick is competing in the races, he's also to capture a dangerous villian named Black Shadow and his Dark Million Orginization. That organization also was responsible for cryogenically evolving Rick's old enemy Zoda, who is the other reason why Rick's on the team. Sometimes, he'll have an encounterment with the legendary racer and bounty hunter named Captain Falcon. Written by
This series was shot down before it got off the ground
While DiC has taken Nintendo and Sega characters to Saturday morning cartoons successfully, 4kidstv tried to do just that with F-zero, with the well-known captain falcon, but the story doesn't revolve around falcon. it actually revolves around a detective who was shot while pursuing a criminal in the year 2048, and was frozen for many years until he awoke in the distant future, where he met some of the people who run the F-zero races. he himself gets his own machine, and soon ends up in pursuit of the man that shot him.
4kidstv didn't promo this show much, because they knew it would bomb. many video game characters have found success, like Mario bros and sonic the hedgehog, on the boob tube, while shows like Kirby; right back at cha, Donkey Kong, and this one haven't.
If this show was promoted more, and maybe moved to an earlier time slot, it probably would have shown as much success as Sonic X, Shaman King, Winx club, and Bratz have in the past few years. however, 4kidstv dubs all their stuff, because most of the stuff they show is imported, and their line of voice actors is quite limited, while DiC wasn't.
Bottom line, stick to the games and you most likely will never see this again.
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