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Ever Dreamed Of Weaponized F1 Cars?

July 19, 2012 by Matt

Codemasters’ upcoming F1 Race Stars game may make your dream come true.

On sale in time for Christmas for the PS3, XBox and PC, F1 Race Stars offers a cartoonish, amped-up, arcade-like take on Formula 1, wherein the average fan will be able to control their driver of choice (if their choice is Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean or Bruno Senna, that is), take advantage of powerups and lob a variety of weapons at their preferred “villain.” And honestly, what diehard F1 fan hasn’t, on occasion, just wanted a giant boot to appear out of nowhere and clobber whichever driver is leading their hero? I know I have.

In any case, if the gameplay mechanics are good and the driver and car balance is just right, F1 Race Stars looks like it could be a fun game. If nothing else, it would serve as a good introduction for my kids to the world of F1 personalities. Watching an actual F1 race with Daddy on any given Sunday, there’s the potential they would be slightly less bored out of their mind if they could identify one or more of the top drivers. I think I’ll give it a try.

Filed under: Formula 1, Media


  1. John D says:

    It looks a bit like Mario Kart goes F1. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all…

    • Matt says:

      Nope. My kids are Mario Kart fans as it is, so this would be an excellent introduction to F1 fandom (which they’ve already been and will be exposed to anyway).

      Assuming the game is actually playable, that is. Nothing worse than a clunky, unresponsive, repetitive racing game.

  2. Paul says:

    Looks awesome! Sweet :)

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