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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 ZX Spectrum Almost ready to race but there's still more options. Tune car, Qualify, or just race. I chose to race. There's a long-ish wait while the circuit loads from tape
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum We're off and I'm last.  Graphics are quite good. Sounds OK
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum Start of the race. I'm on the grid waiting for the lights to change
Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing ZX Spectrum Now we're getting somewhere

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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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Sinclair User Apr, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80


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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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