F-1

a game by Sega

Platform: GameGear

Genre: Racing

See also: F 1 Games

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A hot new racer is rolling onto the Game Gear track. Domark's Formula One sports enough cool graphics, sound effects, and action to be in the running for the Grand Prix Championship!

Gentlemen, Start Your Game Gears!

Formula One presents two riproaring ways to play - Arcade mode, which is a sprint around real international F-1 tracks like San Marino's Imola and Britain's Silverstone, and Grand Prix, which is a full season of racing action on eight circuits. Other options include the ability to customize your car's Wings, Tires, Gears, and Engine.

The graphics are not only colorful and attractive in Formula One, they also help you win if you can pick up the details. Foe instance, the car's tires will start smoking if you rip too fast around a comer. An on-screen map shows you what's ahead, but unfortunately the digital prompters are too hard to read at a glance.

The sounds make (he game roar to the pole position. While the music is inconsequential, the racing sound effects will make your heart pound. Your car whines into high gear, your tires screech around tight curves, and other cars zip past with a whoosh.

Control is another plus. Your car responds quickly and smoothly to your button presses, so you can weave efficiently through traffic at more than 2(X) miles per hour.

Chequered Flag

Domark's Formula One was just slightly above average on the Genesis, but it races into first place on the Game Gear. This is a cart worth taking for a spin.

ProTips:

  • Italy's Mona is probably the easiest and fastest track, while Japan's figure-eight Suzuka is probably the toughest.
  • The brakes are touchy, so slow your car by running onto the shoulder.

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Formula One scorches around the Game Gear track with 12 fully detailed official F-1 racetracks, from the mountains of San Marino to the treacherous curves in Rio de Janiero. You can choose from four levels of difficulty, and from actual F-1 racing-circuit drivers and teams. The game also offers simultaneous, split-screen, two-player racing (via a Gear-to-Gear cable). Doppler-shifted stereo sound effects and a Turbo Mode simulate the F-1 racing experience.

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