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Grand Prix Circuit

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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1.0
Amstrad CPC
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0.8
DOS
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3.5

User Reviews

Classic Formula 1 game from the days of Senna & Prost DOS Roedie (5226)
Actually quite good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4380)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 3 3.0
Amstrad CPC 1 0.8
Apple IIgs Awaiting 1 votes...
Commodore 64 4 3.1
DOS 37 3.5
Macintosh 1 3.0
ZX Spectrum 1 1.0
Combined MobyScore 47 3.3


The Press Says

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89
AmigaAmiga Computing
Realism prevails. Even at the lowest level, the car steers accurately – it is all too easy to let the tail end slide out when cornering, and it is easier still to overcompensate. The backgrounds vary from circuit to circuit to generate some sort of character. Even a three-lapper needs super-human concentration. Add a couple of little features such as the speedy wheel changes and the ever so polished presentation of Grand Prix Circuit amounts to the most complete simulation yet of high speed car racing.
86
DOSACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
For PC owner/drivers it's got to be worth a long, hard look.
82
DOSPower Play
Insgesamt kann man sich endlich mit einem wirklich guten Rennspiel vergnügen. Von der guten 3D-Darstellung bis hin zum Boxenstop haben die Programmierer kaum etwas vergessen. Die Computergegner sind ganz schön gemeine Kerle, und man muß höllisch aufpassen, um einen Crash zu vermeiden. Grand Prix Circuit ist derzeit eines der besten Autorennspiele. Auch langfristig verspricht das Programm jede Menge Spaß für Bleifuß-Fans. In den hohen Levels werden auch Könner gefordert.
81
AmigaJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Die Steuerung der Boliden vermittelt ein durchaus realistisches Fahrgefühl, auch die 3D-Grafik ist außerordentlich gut gelungen. Punktabzüge gibt es allerdings für den brummigen Sound: Die Motorengeräusche sind zwar ganz ordentlich, aber eine anspornende Begleitmusik fehlt vollkommen. Nichtsdestotrotz: Wer sich für schnelle Flitzer und heiße Rennen interessiert, sollte unbedingt mal eine Probefahrt mit Grand Prix Circuit wagen!
80
AmigaPower Play
Steuern läßt sich Ihr Renner auf dem Amiga nur mit dem Joystick, leider geht gegenüber der Tastensteuerung auf PCs ein wenig an Fahrgefühl flöten. Der Spielspaß wird dadurch kaum geschmälert, Freunde von Rennsimulationen kommen an diesem Programm nicht vorbei.
79
DOSJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Die Steuerung der Boliden vermittelt ein durchaus realistisches Fahrgefühl, auch die 3D-Grafik ist außerordentlich gut gelungen. Punktabzüge gibt es allerdings für den brummigen Sound: Die Motorengeräusche sind zwar ganz ordentlich, aber eine anspornende Begleitmusik fehlt vollkommen. Nichtsdestotrotz: Wer sich für schnelle Flitzer und heiße Rennen interessiert, sollte unbedingt mal eine Probefahrt mit Grand Prix Circuit wagen!
78
Commodore 64Power Play
Das abwechslungsreiche Rennspiel mit dem schicken 3D-Look kann auch auf dem Commodore überzeugen. Abstriche muß man bei der Grafik-Geschwindigkeit machen: auf dem PC rast man eine Ecke schneller. Spaß macht nur die Disketten-Version, auf Kassette hat Grand Prix Circuit den Charme eines Kolbenfressers: Da wird derart oft und lange nachgeladen, daß es nicht mehr feierlich ist.
78
AmigaAmiga Format
Grand Prix Circuit is a good driving game. One criticism is that the graphics don't give as great an impression of speed as some games, but the cars handle well and the various kinds of cars and circuits you can drive add some lasting interest.
77
AmigaYour Amiga
Grand Prix Circuit sees the re-emergence of Accolade in the UK after its rather untidy split from Electronic Arts. Grand Prix Circuit is an action gamer's view of Formula 1 racing and as such it shouldn't be judged as a simulation. What it does do is give some meaning to racing around a circuit and has nine other cars to compete again. The levels of difficulty ensure that beginners have a chance of success and then continues the challenge for more experienced players as the game begins to punish bad driving with poor times and even a blown engine. As the difficulty level increases the opposition becomes more aggressive and cut you up at every opportunity. You also have to be sure of your control as driving onto the grass will result in a spin off and not the short cut of lower levels.
73
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
So why doesn't it get the massive megamark Accolade were probably hoping for? Well, for a start there's your car. It's not really as 'hot' as it might have been. It'll only do about 110mph flat out, and it takes years to get up to even that. Then there's the general 'easiness' of it all. Even I, undisputed holder of the Crap Games Player of the Year title, managed to win practically every race I entered, even on the higher levels. Apart from that, though, Grand Prix Circuit is a huge improvement over The Cycles and one of the best straight racing games around (but not such good news compared with more arcadey driving games). It's got a pleasantly scrolling road, responsive controls and plenty of raceability. Worth a look. Probably.
68
Commodore 64Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Die Cassettenversion hat keine Save-Funktion. Cartridges herausnehmen, sonst gibt‘s Ladeschwierigkeiten. Bei weitem nicht gut spielbar wie die Amigaversion.
64
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
PC games have tended to shy away from fast action, entrenching themselves firmly in the simulation side of gameplay. Grand Prix Circuit is a pleasant change with its racing theme nicely wrapped up in fast screen-updates and good use of EGA mode.
62
AmigaZzap!
Quite a few options. Not that realistic. Farty engine noises. Easy to play. Ultimately unsatisfying.
51
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
Budding Amiga Mansells may well cheer its appearance, but the rest of us will probably carry on snoozing. Not that the game's awful, it's just that we've seen it all before guys. There have been almost as many racing games on home computers as shoot-'em-ups, and frankly these days a game has to be something pretty damn impressive to stand out in the crowd. One for diehard enthusiasts only.
47
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
The game attempts to bring together the complexity of Revs while trying to maintain the pace of an arcade racing game - a combination which rarely works at the best of times. The result is that Accolade have provided little that's not been seen before by racing game enthusiasts.