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Description

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.

Screenshots

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Amiga CD32 Driving in South Africa
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Genesis Choosing the country
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing NES Course selection
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing NES Car setup -- choose transmission type, tire, and wing

Promo Images

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Magazine Advertisement Page 69
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Magazine Advertisement
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Magazine Advertisement
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Magazine Advertisement

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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User Reviews

Racing game with no realism and extremely dull gameplay DOS Mark Langdahl (390)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Oct, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Power Unlimited Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 6.8 out of 10 68
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1993 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SNES Sep, 1993 39 out of 100 39
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1993 4 out of 12 33

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Trivia

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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