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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 SNES Mansell's advice 1
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES Racing in the rain.
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES Get ready...
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing SNES Options

Promo Images

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 58 (May 1994)

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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Critic Reviews

Svenska Hemdatornytt Feb, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK Jun, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun May, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
Video Games May, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Play Time Nov, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Total!! UK Magazine Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Play Time Aug, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Score Mar, 1994 65 out of 100 65


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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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