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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.


Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Game Boy In a race, you have competition.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Game Boy When you select an option, you must select the country to race in.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Game Boy GO!
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Game Boy If you want to race a single circuit, select tune-up, a qualifying lap or race.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship Challenge" -- Working title
  • "Nigel Mansell's World Championship" -- European title
  • "Nigel Mansell F-1 Challenge" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "ナイジェル・マンセル F1チャレンジ" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling

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GamePro (US) Oct, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Video Games Nov, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Joypad Oct, 1999 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Feb, 1994 67 out of 100 67
Nintendo Magazine System UK 1993 61 out of 100 61
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1993 23 out of 40 58
Player One Dec, 1993 40 out of 100 40


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Amstrad CPC version

Gremlin was close to can the game's release, claiming that it wanted to concentrate on the 16-bit market. However, due to Amstrad Action's readers campaign, which swamped publisher's office with letters demanding the game's release, the title finally reached the shelves. It appeared for the CPC 6128 only, and was put on both sides of one 3-inch disk.

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