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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 Nice view ahead...
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Time to race
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Atari ST Main menu
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum I think each car looks different

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Power Unlimited Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68
Total! (Germany) NES Dec, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 49 out of 100 49
PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1993 36 out of 100 36
Power Play DOS May, 1993 28 out of 100 28

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