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F1 Circus is a Formula 1 simulation racing game. Unlike later entries in the series, this version does not feature an official license, and so only features generic teams and drivers. Races are viewed from a top-down perspective, and there are a variety of machine settings as well as basic vehicle damage.

A total of 15 courses are on offer, and there is a World Championship mode, as well as a "Constructors" mode for one or two players where the player can take the role of team manager while the computer does the actual racing. The Famicom release also adds a Time Attack mode for practicing and perfecting each course.


F1 Circus TurboGrafx-16 Course menu
F1 Circus TurboGrafx-16 Name entry
F1 Circus TurboGrafx-16 Choosing a team
F1 Circus TurboGrafx-16 Colliding with the boundary

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Alternate Titles

  • "エフワン サーカス" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Tilt Dec, 1990 16 out of 20 80
1UP! Jan 28, 2014 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Nov, 1990 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 5 out of 12 42


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60637) added F1 Circus (TurboGrafx-16) on Jan 23, 2010
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