F-1 Race [Model HVC-FR-JPN]

Nintendo Famicom cart. published 39 years ago by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

F-1 Race [Model HVC-FR-JPN] screenshot

F-1 Race © 1984 Nintendo.

Formula 1-styled game divided into 3 skill levels.



Controls: d-pad left and right = steer in desired direction, d-pad up = set the gear to low, d-pad down = high gear, A = accelerate, B = brake.
Players = 1.


F1 Race was released on November 02, 1984 in Japan at a retail price of 4500 Yen.

The game may have come out as incomplete - circuit #5 is still driven even after lap #2.


* Reach 496 km/h: first, drive almost onto the right edge of road. Then watch the speedometer. When it reaches 416 km/h, the car will accelerate up to 496 km/h. This can be done only on circuit #1 on skill level 1.

* Skill levels have not only more difficult courses, but also lower thresholds of car's slide (the car handles worse at turns).

* Circuit #5 is bugged at all 3 skill levels - lap #2 doesn't end the course. The only way to end the game is to let the timer run out at this stage.

* Even one crash can lead to a game over. Avoid the barrels and turn signs put by both sides of the road along with opponents' cars at all times.


Executive Producer: Hiroshi Yamauchi
Producer: Masayuki Uemura
Program: Yasunari Soejima, Satoru Iwata
Music Composer: Hideki Kanazashi
Music Programmer: Hiroaki Suga


Game's ROM.