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Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing (NES)

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Unlike its namesake, the IndyCar racer Al Unser Jr., this game depicts Formula 1 races. A season consists of sixteen races, each one consisting of unlimited practice, one qualifying lap and the real race (the starting position depends on the qualifying result). Of course the goal is to win the championship by having successful race results. Those results also change the amount of "set-up points", which represent the quality of the car, players can use before the next race. Besides the championship there is also a time trial mode available (with or without AI opponents).

While the game features manual gear switching, it tends more to an action oriented gameplay than a simulation: pit stops (needed when the car gets nearly destroyed after accidents) stop the time for every driver and players can use a limited amount of turbo boosts. Players can start their own racing team or play as Al Unser Jr., which results in always having the best car possible.

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Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing NES Racing in Japan
Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing NES Title screen
Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing NES Having a little trouble with those corners.
Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing NES Canada Time trial counting down

Alternate Titles

  • "World Grand-Prix - Pole To Finish" -- Japanese title
  • "Turbo Racing" -- European title

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Joypad Oct, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Feb, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Game Freaks 365 2005 7.4 out of 10 74

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lugnut (359) added Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing (NES) on Apr 25, 2004