Genre: Action, Racing / driving
Perspective: Behind view
Vehicular: Automobile, Track racing
Published by: Nintendo Co.
Developed by: Nintendo Co.
Platform: Nintendo (NES)
The cars are available in three colors: red, light orange and dark blue. The developers of the game have not received any licenses from the representatives of "Formula 1", so all the action presented here is fictitious. In general, the game is more of an arcade than a simulator, since the gameplay is 100% directly related to the race, and all other factors are of secondary importance (no championships, no car settings, no rivals - just faceless cars in front and behind you).
In terms of gameplay, the game is very similar to Pole Position from Namco. To go to the next track, you need to come to the finish line first, second or third (these places give you the opportunity to climb the pedestal). Cars in the game are equipped with two-speed manual transmissions with only two speeds "LOW" and "HI". There are ten tracks in "F1 Race" in total, and after successfully passing them, you will have to start all over again (and so on ad infinitum). The game has three difficulty levels, and the very first one is so simple that it is designed to help even the smallest players get used to the typical behavior of artificial intelligence and win the race. But in order to come to the finish line first on the third level of difficulty, even seasoned professionals will have to try hard, since the time limit here will not allow you to make a single mistake.