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DescriptionAll 22 drivers and 16 tracks from the 1998 Formula One season are included in this racing game. It has an Arcade mode & a realistic Grand Prix mode, with car setups and trickier handling. Split-screen and four-player link options are offered. There is a new in-car view and more overall camera views than before. A rear-view mirror is available as a separate view, triggered by holding a d-pad button. This version adds the ability to tour the track, with TV analyst and former driver Martin Brundle directing you. Brundle and TV legend Murray Walker commentate on the races.
The race modes offered by the game are:
- Arcade Race: This is the 'pick-up-and-play' version of the game. Here the player can compete against other cars and against the clock, winning time extensions for good lap times and passing checkpoints. Racing in this mode allows the player to set a race length, difficulty, and toggle braking assist, steering assist, and car damage.
- Arcade Time Trial: Essentially the same as the Arcade Race but with no choice of car or circuit and no race configuration options.
- Arcade Challenge: This is a single player game. The player's team and driver are automatically selected and the challenge is to finish in a specified position or higher. As the player progresses through the challenges the finishing position becomes harder, the opponents become more skillful, and the car becomes more like an F1 car.
- Quick Race: A simple no frills version for one or two players. Here there is no choice of car and no car setup options. The Quick Race is a separate option on the main menu to all other race types.
The Grand Prix: This race mode allows the player to make many adjustments to their car, tuning the suspension, brakes and more. There are both Practice and Qualifying sessions with which to refine the car's setup. The player can choose from three levels of difficulty, a choice of weather conditions, player aids can be toggled on and off as well as other features such as mechanical failure, tyre wear, fuel depletion, and whether race flags are to be obeyed.
Pit stops are needed to repair tyres and to refuel, in Practice and Qualifying the car setup can be adjusted - this option is not available in the main race.
- Championship: this is a full season of Grand Prix races
The teams represented were Benneton, Williams, McLaren, Jordan, Prost, RedBull International, Arrows, Stewart, Tyrell, Ferrari and Minardi. Each team had two drivers.
Part of the Following Groups
- Console Generation Exclusive: PlayStation
- Formula 1 racing games
- Psygnosis/Sony Formula One series
- Setting: 1990s
There are no reviews for this game.
|Power Unlimited||Nov, 1998||9 out of 10||90|
|Video Games||Oct, 1998||84 out of 100||84|
|Gamezilla||Jan 21, 1999||83 out of 100||83|
|Bravo Screenfun||Jun, 1999||2 out of 6||80|
|GameSpot||Dec 21, 1998||7.5 out of 10||75|
|IGN||Dec 14, 1998||7.3 out of 10||73|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Jan, 1999||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Dec, 1998||40|
|Absolute Playstation||Nov, 1998||36 out of 100||36|
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