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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 Grid positions
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 Genesis Race information
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Driving school

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

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun SNES May, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Play Time SNES Aug, 1993 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) NES Oct, 1993 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Total! (Germany) NES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 49 out of 100 49
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 40 out of 100 40

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