Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving

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Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving
Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving
Super Famicom Japanese box art
Developer(s) Genki[1]
Designer(s) Tomoharu Kimura
Composer(s) Katsuhiro Hayashi SNES[3]
Motoaki Takenouchi Game Boy
Platform(s) Super Famicom,[2] Game Boy
Release Super Famicom: Game Boy:
Genre(s) Formula One racing,[2]
Racing simulation[5]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to two players)

Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving (鈴木亜久里のF1スーパードライビング?, Suzuki Aguri no F-1 Super Driving, "Aguri Suzuki's F-1 Super Driving"),[6] released as Redline F-1 Racer in North America, is a Formula One racing simulator for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is named after and sponsored by the Japanese Formula 1 driver Aguri Suzuki.


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.


Electronic Games scored the game 83%, with Arnie Katz calling it a "deep Formula One sim."[5]

See also[edit]

  • Final Stretch, video game supervised by Aguri Suzuki
  • World Grand Prix, a similar looking game that only has a few dozen pixels less than this game


  1. ^ "Game History" (in Japanese). Genki. Archived from the original on January 24, 1998. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Release information (Super NES version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  3. ^ Composer information at SNES Music
  4. ^ "Release information (Game Boy version)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ a b Electronic Games, issue 13 (October 1993), page 70
  6. ^ "Japanese title". Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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