Timing smiled on Gremlin with this licensed Formula 1 simulation, as Nigel’s long quest for a championship had finally come good. The game was pitched somewhere in between a full-blown simulation like F1 GP and action games like Continental Circus. Only 12 cars were in each race, which could last from between 3 and 20 laps.
Before each race you can customize wing downforce, gear ratio, tyre selection and fuel load choices – pitstops are a standard feature of the longer races. The 16-bit versions include a unique ‘Improve With Mansell’ mode, in which a digitized version of Nigel’s head appears in the top corner of the screen, offering instructions and praise.
The player can race a single race, participate in a season of Formula One, or practice their skills on a particular race track. The changing of the tires is mandatory on pit road during the middle of each race, and weather can determine whether the player should use hard tires, soft tires, or rain tires.
Before the beginning of the race, it is possible to change some aspects of the car, such as spoilers, tires and gearbox.
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