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Grand Prix Circuit

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.5
Macintosh
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3.0
Commodore 64
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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.

Screenshots

Grand Prix Circuit Amiga Qualification results for the Brazilian GP.
Grand Prix Circuit DOS Title screen (CGA)
Grand Prix Circuit Commodore 64 Title screen
Grand Prix Circuit Macintosh Title

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User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5226)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Aug, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Feb, 1989 862 out of 1000 86
Power Play DOS Mar, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga Oct, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Your Amiga Amiga Oct, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Zzap! Amiga Sep, 1989 62 out of 100 62
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Sep, 1989 51 out of 100 51

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References

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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