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Formula One

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Genesis
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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 DOS Car setting
Formula One Atari ST Menu
Formula One DOS Title screen
Formula One DOS Starting grid

Alternate Titles

  • "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)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Games Master Genesis Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Secret Service / New S Service Amiga Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Game Players Game Gear May, 1994 54 out of 100 54
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 Gamer UK DOS Jun, 1994 20 out of 100 20

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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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