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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 Level selection
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum Options galore
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES About to drive into a turn.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Standings

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship Challenge" -- Working title
  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship" -- European title
  • "Nigel Mansell F-1 Challenge" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "ナイジェル・マンセル F1チャレンジ" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling

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User Reviews

Racing game with no realism and extremely dull gameplay DOS Mark Langdahl (387)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Oct, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Games Master SNES Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Play Time SNES Nov, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST May, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 14, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Atari ST Apr, 1993 49 out of 100 49

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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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