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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 Genesis Desert hills
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Amstrad CPC In a race, you have competition. It is raining.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Genesis Desert plain
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Game Boy If you want to race a single circuit, select tune-up, a qualifying lap or race.

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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 (348)

Critic Reviews

Games Master SNES Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Nov, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Play Time SNES Nov, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Total! (Germany) NES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 51 out of 100 51

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Trivia

Amstrad CPC version

Gremlin was close to can the game's release, claiming that it wanted to concentrate on the 16-bit market. However, due to Amstrad Action's readers campaign, which swamped publisher's office with letters demanding the game's release, the title finally reached the shelves. It appeared for the CPC 6128 only, and was put on both sides of one 3-inch disk.

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