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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.


Formula One Genesis Preparing to overtake in Estoril
Formula One DOS Qualifying Race
Formula One Genesis Turbo mode makes everything smaller, and a whole lot faster
Formula One Genesis Podium

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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

Amiga Power Amiga Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Megablast Genesis 1993 84 out of 100 84
Secret Service / New S Service Amiga Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1993 31 out of 40 78
neXGam Game Gear 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Retro Archives Game Gear Mar 24, 2018 9.5 out of 20 48
Play Time DOS Jun, 1994 45 out of 100 45
PC Zone DOS Jun, 1994 40 out of 100 40
PC Gamer UK DOS Jun, 1994 20 out of 100 20


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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.


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