Nice looking game
Enter your F1 car, and get ready to race against your opponents. You will only start out against 1 other rival, but as you win without crashing, your opponents will increase, and the tracks will get more varied and more difficult to complete. This wont be an easy race for you to complete, but it still will be an entertaining one. In F1 racing, what you get is a simplistic racing game that has you competing against different opponents and ever changing tracks. If you happen to do quite well, then you can upload your scores to the games website, and see how you do with your choice of F1 vehicles. Choose from real makers like Ferrari or Maclaren. This is generally a nice looking game. If youre a racing fan looking to kill some time, this game does the trick nicely.
Controls and such should be set up before you start. Once that is finished, you can start the game, pick your car and you are all set to begin racing. You begin racing against one opponent, but as you advance in the races, making sure not to crash, you will start to face more and more opponents, and they will not make the experience easy for you. Make sure not to crash more than twice, or your racing career will come to an end. Depending on where you finish in a race, this will determine the amount of points you receive. Once you do finish (or face your end via crashing), you may be able to upload your high score if your score is high enough.
Graphically the game looks really nice - from the different cars, to the racing environment as you are racing; it looks very nice as a whole. Granted, you probably will notice it too much as you are trying to get that coveted first place. The different cars look nice as well, but if you hit the other cars, parts will slowly but surely begin to fall off your own car, until eventually your F1 racer will cease to function.
You have your choice of different vehicles, which each have their own strengths and weaknesses. What is interesting is that the game uses real car makers. Granted, this is probably more relevant if you understand and follow F1 racing, but still nice little feature to see.
The game music and sound effects are quite nice as well. They dont distract from the experience thankfully, and all the sorts of sounds you would expect to hear are all present.
Nevertheless, besides just offering this racing experience, the game feels a bit empty in terms of different modes to try. It would have been nice to have maybe a ghost racing mode, or even training, a season mode, or more. There is only one racing environment that you will see, and the course changes as you progress. Nevertheless, you will get used to seeing the same sort of screen over and over. As well as that, you only have 2 lives or chances to crash your car. After that, the game is over, and you will have to start from the beginning again. This can be quite annoying, especially at higher levels where you need to race quickly because of the time limit, but still have to react to the different curves and changes in the course.
Still, if you are looking for a quick racing game to play, look no further than this one. Just do not expect a whole lot from it. Check out F1 Racing and see it for yourself.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for all ages
MS Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Pentium 800mhz or better
64 MB RAM
15 MB hard drive
800x600 display resolution
DirectX 5.0 or better replica rolex