Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race

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Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race (ファミコングランプリ F1レース) is a racing game released for the Family Computer Disk System on October 30, 1987. It is the second title of the F1 Race series, following after the titular F1 Race, and features Mario and other characters driving in Formula One race cars. Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race had never been released outside of Japan.

A tournament was held for this game from October 30 to December 15, 1987. The top 100 players of each of the four difficulty levels received a trophy with their name and rank along with a poster that had the names of all 400 trophy holders. They, along with thousands of runners-up and raffle winners got a Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch sealed in a case shaped like Diskun. They also received mock driver's licenses.[1]

In 1988, a sequel to Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race was released, also for the Family Computer Disk System, Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally. Its gameplay is significantly different, and it was also the subject of a tournament.


In the game, players can choose to play alone or with other cars. Cars have a certain amount of health and fuel, which decreases whenever the player crashes into a wall or another car or if they drive off-road. The player can go to a pit stop to regenerate the health and fuel, although this takes away at their time. Winning the Grand Prix rewards players with coins, which can be used to unlock hidden cars.








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