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DescriptionGrand Prix Legends is a racing simulator based upon the 1967 Formula 1 season, cars and tracks.
The game mimics the physics and behavior of the original cars, which are notoriously difficult to drive in real life. You can take part in practice, single races (with variable opposition) or the full 1967 Grand Prix season racing on classic tracks like Monaco, Rouen, Kylami, Monza and the 174 corner, 14 mile long old Nurburgring circuit.
The game supports steering wheels and pedals as well as other peripherals. Internet & network play for up to 20 players is also supported.
- "国际汽车大奖赛" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Легенды Формулы 1" -- Russian spelling
- "GPL" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
- Automobile: Lotus 49
- BestSeller Series (Cendant / Havas / Vivendi Universal) releases
- Formula 1 racing games
- Setting: City - Monaco
- Setting: Country - France
|An advanced simulation which requires patience and delivers pure adrenaline.||Herb Moore (4)|
|A hard-core sim that is NOT for the casual racer||James Stone (5)|
|Sensational simulation, but overlooks the game aspects...||tbuteler (3146)|
|Riki||Nov, 1998||92 out of 100||92|
|Power Unlimited||Nov, 1998||9 out of 10||90|
|Power Play||Oct, 1998||90 out of 100||90|
|Game Over Online||Oct 06, 1998||86 out of 100||86|
|PC Action (Germany)||Oct 21, 1998||85.5 out of 100||86|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Nov 13, 2001||17 out of 20||85|
|Gamesmania.de||1998||85 out of 100||85|
|GameStar (Germany)||Oct, 1998||84 out of 100||84|
|Attack Games||Dec, 1998||8 out of 10||80|
|PC Accelerator||Jan, 1999||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesGrand Prix Legends appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
CarsThe Honda RA300 and the Cooper T81B do not appear due to licensing reasons. (They were both replaced with fictional manufactures.) There exist third party patches on the Internet to fix these problems.
CoursesIn Grand Prix Legends, the French Grand Prix is raced at Rouen-Les-Essarts. In real life however, the 1967 French Grand Prix was held at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. The missing track can be downloaded on the web.
ExtrasIncludes a 100+ page strategy guide by Steve Smith, former contributing editor of Car and Driver Magazine.
Jackie StewartJackie Stewart was to appear in this game, but was not included due to licensing reasons. It has been rumored that Stewart has commented on the game as being more difficult to drive a vehicle in Grand Prix Legends, than the actual 1967 Formula 1 cars. As of 2009, footage of Stewart commenting on a mod of the game exists on the internet.
SalesAbout 200,000 units were sold.
- Computer Gaming World
- April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best Driving Game of the Year
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/1999 - The Nostalgia Award
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1999 – Best Racing Simulation in 1998
Gary Turner (14) added Grand Prix Legends (Windows) on Oct 25, 2000
Credits (101 people)
81 developers, 20 thanks
Brian Berry, Bill Betts, William J. Claff, Daniel Collins, Ken Driskell, Roy Fleck, Evelyn Ginsparg, Michael C. James, Mike Malone, Scott Marison