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Grand Prix Circuit (DOS)

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Description

Formula One racing is recreated in detail in this simulation. You have the choice to drive a Ferrari 187/88C, a McLaren MP4/4 or a Williams FW12, each with different qualities. Rival drivers also have their own styles and strengths, and to win the World Championship you will have to master these. Pitstop timing and planning is crucial as well, although only tires are changed in late-1980s F1.

You can choose whether to drive a single race at Brazil, Britain, Monaco, (Western) Germany [Hockenheim], Canada, Italy, Detroit and Japan [Suzuka] or to drive a full championship on every track. Every Race includes a qualifying round. The graphics in the game are sprite-based.

Screenshots

Grand Prix Circuit DOS Main Menu (EGA)
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Menu (CGA)
Grand Prix Circuit DOS There will be a "DNF" behind my name (EGA)
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Title Screen (EGA)

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Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost Roedie (5226) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Actually quite good. Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 862 out of 1000 86
Power Play Mar, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 79 out of 100 79

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If you know that the game's designers are Brad Gour and Don Mattrick, you'll probably realize where A.I. drivers Bruno Gourdo and Don Matrelli got their names from...

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Julian McKenzie (159) added Grand Prix Circuit (DOS) on May 16, 2000
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