Super F1 Circus

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Super F1 Circus
Super F1 Circus
Cover art
Developer(s) Cream
Publisher(s) Nichibutsu[1]
Composer(s) Nyorita Peter Ilich Ogawa[2]
Series F1 Circus
Platform(s) Super Famicom[1]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Super F1 Circus (スーパーエフワン サーカス?)[3] is a Formula One video game for the Super Famicom.

It is part of the F1 Circus series which began on the PC Engine. The various racing facilities and crew members are drawn in a precise manner, bringing a fast and realistic atmosphere into the game. Team Lotus sponsored this game; they had British racing driver Johnny Herbert and two-time Formula One champion Mika Häkkinen make an appearance in this game as their drivers. Released exclusively in Japan, the game utilizes the SNES's Mode 7.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

This is a screenshot of a sample game in progress. There has been a pile-up of racing vehicles causing an accident; causing the race marshal to wave the yellow flag.

The player gets to drive open-wheel racing cars in the 1992 Formula One season and can choose between exhibition mode or a multi-season career mode.[5] After a pre-determined number of seasons, the player retires from Formula One complete with closing credits. Many of the drivers of the 1992 Formula One season be chosen. Famous races like the Canadian Grand Prix and the Monaco Grand Prix are driven using the top-down perspective.[5]

Realistic flags representing cautions and full speed racing are used along with the signal that ends the race. Each of the six important instruments of the race car have a "bar of health" that goes from blue (signifying perfect health) to yellow (indicating a caution) and eventually to red (which means a completely disabled part). The goal is to keep as many of these parts outside the yellow or red at all costs. Otherwise, the player will have to visit the pits for needed repairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Composer information". SNES Music. Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ "Japanese-English title translation". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Mode 7 graphics information". Retro Gamer. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Basic game overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-05-18.