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Grand Prix Circuit

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
76
...
Commodore 64
72
3.2
ZX Spectrum
...
1.0
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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 Williams FW12
Grand Prix Circuit ZX Spectrum Title screen
Grand Prix Circuit Amiga McLaren MP4/4
Grand Prix Circuit Macintosh Title

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User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5225)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4364)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 10.4 out of 12 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Sep, 1989 801 out of 1000 80
64'er Commodore 64 1991 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 73 out of 100 73
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 64 out of 100 64

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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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