Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving

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Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving
SuzukiAgurinoF1SuperDrivingBoxShot.jpg
Super Famicom Japanese box art
Developer(s)Genki[1]
Publisher(s)
Designer(s)Tomoharu Kimura
Composer(s)Katsuhiro Hayashi (Super NES)
Motoaki Takenouchi (Game Boy)
Platform(s)Super NES, Game Boy
ReleaseSuper NES
  • JP: July 14, 1992
  • NA: September 1993
  • EU: 1993
Game Boy
  • JP: May 28, 1993
Genre(s)Sim racing[2]
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving,[a] released as Redline F-1 Racer in North America, is a Formula One racing simulator game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy. The game is named after and sponsored by the Japanese Formula 1 driver, Aguri Suzuki.

Summary[edit]

This is a sample screenshot from the actual racing mode of this video game.

Everything from treacherous right turns to gasoline is simulated as the player tries to win the FIA World Drivers' and Constructors' Championships. The player can play a single race (non-championship Formula One race) or a season mode where the winner takes all, and the losers can wait until next year. This game is based on the 1992 Formula One season. The player's default role is a driver on the Footwork Racing team (Aguri Suzuki's old team), though they can choose to race with pastiches of five other teams, namely McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Benetton and March.

Players are given the ability to customize their racing vehicle; transforming them into the pit crew in addition to the driver himself. Suspension, wings, and brakes among other things can be altered to gain lap times in addition to positions on the track. Winning is near impossible unless the player can successfully tinker with his vehicle from the beginning of the race week. Even the weather can betray the player; having the wrong tires will make the car skid out. Aguri Suzuki appears in the game as the most expert driver.

The graphics in the Super NES/Famicom version use mode 7 graphics similar to Super Mario Kart and F-Zero. In 1993, Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving was released for the Game Boy handheld, exclusively in Japan. In this game, the player can control a kart and a Formula One car.

The PAL version of the game is considered to be quite rare.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Electronic Games scored the game 83%, with Arnie Katz calling it a "deep Formula One sim."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 鈴木亜久里のF1スーパードライビング (Suzuki Aguri no F-1 Super Driving) in Japan[3]
  1. ^ "Game History" (in Japanese). Genki. Archived from the original on January 24, 1998. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Electronic Games, issue 13 (October 1993), page 70
  3. ^ "Japanese title". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2012-07-28.