Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race

From the Super Mario Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
HAL Laboratory
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Famicom Disk System
Release date Japan October 30, 1987
Genre Racing
Floppy disk

Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race (ファミコングランプリ F1レース) is a Japan-exclusive racing game released for the Famicom Disk System on October 30, 1987. It is a racing game starring Mario in Formula One cars. Japan held a Famicom Grand Prix: F-12 Contest, and players with the highest scores got a Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch sealed in a case shaped like Diskun, the mascot of the Famicom Disk System who appeared on all covers of Famicom Disk games (and also made an appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee). A sequel was released, known as Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally, and it was very different from F-1 Race.

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, as well as whenever he or she drives off of the road. The player can go to a pit-stop to regenerate the health and fuel; however, doing this takes away race time. Winning the Grand Prix rewards players with coins (Money), which can be used to unlock hidden cars.