Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing

Critic Score User Score
ZX Spectrum
...
3.1
Amiga
69
2.9
DOS
39
2.5
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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 Game Boy Enter your name
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing NES Circuit information (including weather report, which matters)
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES Pit stop
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Amstrad CPC In a race, you have competition. It is raining.

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

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 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
Video Games SNES May, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Game Boy Nov, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Total! (Germany) NES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 51 out of 100 51
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 40 out of 100 40
PC Gamer DOS Jul, 1994 40 out of 100 40

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