Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing

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Description

Timing smiled on Gremlin with this licensed Formula 1 simulation, as Nigel's long quest for a championship had finally come good. The game was pitched somewhere in between a full-blown simulation like F1 GP and action games like Continental Circus. Only 12 cars were in each race, which could last from between 3 and 20 laps.

Before each race you can customize wing downforce, gear ratio, tyre selection and fuel load choices – pitstops are a standard feature of the longer races. The 16-bit versions include a unique 'Improve With Mansell' mode, in which a digitized version of Nigel's head appears in the top corner of the screen, offering instructions and praise.

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Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES Grid positions
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Ready to start
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Genesis Difficult situation...
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Genesis Customizing your car

Alternate Titles

  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship Challenge" -- Working title
  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship" -- European title

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User Reviews

Racing game with no realism and extremely dull gameplay DOS Mark Langdahl (346)

Critic Reviews

Games Master SNES Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Dream Amiga CD32 Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
High Score SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS May, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1993 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1993 42 out of 100 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1994 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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