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Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
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3.9
Amstrad CPC
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...
NES
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3.7
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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 ZX Spectrum There's a nice 'Whoosh' sound as I go under bridges
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES About to drive into a turn.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Amstrad CPC If you select a circuit race, you get more track info.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum Game preferences change : I had all the gears set to auto

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)

The Press Says

Svenska Hemdatornytt SNES Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
High Score SNES Feb, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1993 61 out of 100 61
Total! (Germany) NES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 14, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 49 out of 100 49
Player One Game Boy Dec, 1993 40 out of 100 40
Power Play DOS May, 1993 28 out of 100 28

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