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Formula One (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 Genesis Even if you drive carefully, tires will eventually give in, requiring a quick trip to the boxes
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 Main menu
Formula One Genesis This straight was the longest back in the day

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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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Sep, 1993 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Games Master Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Sega Force Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Jul, 1993 87 out of 100 87

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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.
Luis Silva (13294) added Formula One (Genesis) on Dec 07, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Jo ST (10107), Martin Smith (63168), Игги Друге (39980), *Katakis* (37744) and Nanoha Feit (88)