Grand Prix Circuit

Critic Score User Score
DOS
76
3.6
Apple IIgs
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Amstrad CPC
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0.8
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Description

Formula One racing is recreated in detail in this simulation. You have the choice to drive a Ferrari 187/88C, a McLaren MP4/4 or a Williams FW12, each with different qualities. Rival drivers also have their own styles and strengths, and to win the World Championship you will have to master these. Pitstop timing and planning is crucial as well, although only tires are changed in late-1980s F1.

You can choose whether to drive a single race at Brazil, Britain, Monaco, (Western) Germany [Hockenheim], Canada, Italy, Detroit and Japan [Suzuka] or to drive a full championship on every track. Every Race includes a qualifying round. The graphics in the game are sprite-based.

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Grand Prix Circuit Macintosh Qualification lap start
Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64 Track winners / Standings
Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64 Engine blown away ...
Grand Prix Circuit Amstrad CPC McLaren Description

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User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5211)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
The One Amiga Aug, 1989 83 out of 100 83
64'er Commodore 64 1991 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1989 801 out of 1000 80
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 47 out of 100 47

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If you know that the game's designers are Brad Gour and Don Mattrick, you'll probably realize where A.I. drivers Bruno Gourdo and Don Matrelli got their names from...

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