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F1 Circus is a Formula 1 simulation racing game. Unlike later entries in the series, this version does not feature an official license, and so only features generic teams and drivers. Races are viewed from a top-down perspective, and there are a variety of machine settings as well as basic vehicle damage.

A total of 15 courses are on offer, and there is a World Championship mode, as well as a "Constructors" mode for one or two players where the player can take the role of team manager while the computer does the actual racing. The Famicom release also adds a Time Attack mode for practicing and perfecting each course.


F1 Circus NES Going off the road
F1 Circus NES Title screen
F1 Circus NES Putting on the brakes
F1 Circus NES Results of a race

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Alternate Titles

  • "エフワン サーカス" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Tilt TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 16 out of 20 80
1UP! TurboGrafx-16 Jan 28, 2014 68 out of 100 68
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1990 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Nov, 1990 5 out of 12 42


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