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.

Screenshots

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST The race is on
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Amstrad CPC When you select an option, you must select the country to race in.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Main menu
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum The game was quite forgiving when I ran out of road

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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1993 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
GamePro (US) NES Oct, 1993 3.5 out of 5 70
Joypad Game Boy Oct, 1999 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 51 out of 100 51

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