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Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix (Atari ST)

Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Atari ST Loading screen

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Description

Nigel Mansell's first licensed computer game recreates all 16 Formula 1 circuits of the time, viewed from behind the car but with a full cockpit-type view below. This is important because the game is very much a simulation rather than an action game.

Before each race you have to do three qualifying laps, and only make the grid if you are fast enough to meet the pre-defined qualifying limit. The races can be between 5 and 20 laps, or at full length if you prefer - fortunately a half-finished season can be saved to cassette or disk.

F1 cars of this era have turbo boosts, and this is available in the game to provide a quick blast of extra speed, which is useful for overtaking but can cause the turbo or the engine itself to be overstressed, as well as using fuel more quickly (pitstops are for tires but not fuel, again in keeping with the era's real Formula 1 rules).

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Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Atari ST Loading screen
Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Atari ST Taking a left hander
Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Atari ST Fighting it out down to turn 1
Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix Atari ST My second lap was faster, but still not fast enough

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The Press Says

Génération 4 Dec, 1988 62 out of 100 62
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 421 out of 1000 42

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Trivia

C64 version

The game was also planned for the Commodore 64, however this version (programmed by Andromeda Software) was hit by delays, and Martech folded before it was released. Only the loading screen is known to survive.

Packaging

The reissue from Alternative Software features new cover art, depicting the Ferrari F1 car Mansell drove in 1989 following his move from Williams (whose 1987 car is depicted on the original cover). He ultimately returned to Williams to win the 1992 World Championship.
Martin Smith (63134) added Nigel Mansell's Grand Prix (Atari ST) on Mar 29, 2005
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