Formula One

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
88
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DOS
47
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Atari ST
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Description

F1 is an Official Formula One Racing Game. There are two modes of play available: "Arcade", "Grand Prix". In both of these modes you complete a certain number of laps (4, 8, or 12) and select which circuit that you want to race on. The circuits include San Marino, France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, and Australia. Some circuits are easy, while some are difficult.

There are slight differences between the two modes. For instance, "Arcade" allows you to select the circuit in any order that you like, whereas "Grand Prix" only allows you to fine-tune your car before starting a race. You also need to race a circuit in the order that they appear on the circuit selection screen, but you can skip a track if you want.

F1 is a 1-2 player game, meaning that if you have another player handy, you can compete against each other.

Screenshots

Formula One Genesis The Castellet circuit is a very short, fast, and with some interesting sections such as this single lane downward slope
Formula One Genesis Turbo mode makes everything smaller, and a whole lot faster
Formula One Genesis Tunnel at Monte Carlo
Formula One DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Vroom Multi-Player" -- Atari ST European release title
  • "Vroom! Multiplay" -- Amiga working title
  • "Fórmula 1" -- Brazilian Sega Master System title
  • "F1 World Championship" -- Genesis in-game title
  • "F1" -- European title

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User Reviews

Great racing game! Game Gear Kyalami (3)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Power Amiga Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Sega Force Genesis Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1994 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Power Play DOS Sep, 1994 40 out of 100 40
PC Zone DOS Jun, 1994 40 out of 100 40
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1994 40 out of 100 40

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Trivia

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna (then in McLaren) was absent from the game, most likely for his endorsement for Sega 's Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (which went to have his name), and the two McLaren drivers are Michael Andretti and Mika Häkkinen.

Both ran for McLaren in the 1993 season, but with Häkkinen replacing a under-achieving Andretti mid-way through the season.

References

Jim Tripp, your team mate, is probably none other than producer James Tripp.
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