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F-1 Race is an arcade style racing game featuring tracks in locations all around the world. You will find tracks from Australia, Canada, Portugal, India, Russia, and even Egypt. Gameplay is viewed from a behind-the-car perspective using scaled bitmaps.

There are three modes of play. First is a championship mode, where you compete in a series of races, and must place first in each to advance to the next. Second is a time trial mode, in which you try to achieve your shortest lap time around the track of your choice. Finally, there is the multi-player mode for up to four drivers.


F-1 Race Game Boy Rounding the corner
F-1 Race Game Boy Portugal
F-1 Race Game Boy Title Screen
F-1 Race Game Boy Toad in a F-1 game? Yes, it's true!

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Alternate Titles

  • "F1レース" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Jan, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1991 9.8 out of 12 82
Total! (Germany) Aug, 1995 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Magasinet (Sweden) Sep, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Megablast 1992 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Mar, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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F-1 Race was packaged with a 4-way link adapter. This allows for 4 player simultaneous game play.
quizzley7 (21721) added F-1 Race (Game Boy) on Nov 17, 2001