F1 Circus (series)

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F1 Circus
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Front cover of the PC Engine version of F1 Circus, the first version of the first game in the series.
Genres Simulation-style racing games
Developers Nihon Bussan
Make Software (Famicom title)
Micronics (Mega Drive title)
Cream (Super Famicom titles)
Publishers Nichibutsu

F1 Circus (エフワン サーカス?) is a series of Formula One-based racing video games developed and published by Nichibutsu starting on the PC Engine in 1990. The word "circus" in the title was meant to be a mistranslation of the word "circuit" (or "circuits") because the pageantry of Formula One racing slightly resembles a circus. The series continued on the PC Engine, as well as having other titles on other home consoles, from the Famicom, Super Famicom to the Sega Mega Drive, Mega-CD and PlayStation platforms. Most titles are top-viewed, some are viewed in other ways from first-person to third-person view. The series was licensed to Fuji Television by FOCA.

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The following is a list of games released in the series. None of the series was released outside of Japan.

Japanese Title English Title System Year
エフワン サーカス F1 Circus PC Engine
Famicom
September 14, 1990
February 7, 1992
エフワン サーカス'91 F1 Circus '91 PC Engine July 12, 1991
エフワン サーカス エムディ F1 Circus MD Sega Mega Drive December 20, 1991
エフワン サーカス・スペシャル ポールトゥウイン F1 Circus Special - Pole to Win TurboGrafx-CD June 26, 1992
スーパー エフワン サーカス Super F1 Circus Super Famicom July 24, 1992
スーパー エフワン サーカス リミテッド Super F1 Circus Limited Super Famicom October 23, 1992
エフワンサーカス'92 F1 Circus '92 PC Engine December 18, 1992
スーパー エフワン サーカス2 Super F1 Circus 2 Super Famicom July 29, 1993
F1サーカスCD F1 Circus CD Sega Mega-CD March 18, 1994
スーパー エフワン サーカス3 Super F1 Circus 3 Super Famicom July 14, 1994
スーパー エフワン サーカス外伝 Super F1 Circus Gaiden Super Famicom July 7, 1995
フォーミュラ・サーカス Formula Circus PlayStation May 2, 1997

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