Strap yourself into the cockpit and get ready for F1 racing action in 16 circuits to challenge the best drivers. Blaze through the field at the straights, and take the checkered flag! Before racing there is a practice mode that lets you test out the tracks, and your car. During practicing a nice touch is a tip, supposedly from Ayrton himself, that helps your prepare and race on the selected track. Take a few practice laps on any of the 16 most demanding race courses in the world and then take on the world's top drivers on the championship circuit!
The game offers the ability change settings of your car, allowing you to adjust the car to fit each track. Before you start racing for real, you have to qualify.
Due to the GameGear small screen, this version does not offer a cockpit view, rather a view-from behind. Due to the map, which will help you to see particular hard bends, only half the screen is used for actual racing, and this takes getting used to. During racing other cars will try to overtake you and many sometimes crash into you. Crashing will cause you to lose a position and while trying to start and gain some speed again, other cars will overtake you easily. Controls are quite responsive when making turns, and overall this is a quite playable racer.
The game supports a two-player racing mode via GameGear cable hook up too!
The graphics are smooth and bright. The tracks are pretty plain and the cars look as they should too. Note that the game does not offer a cockpit view, rather than a basic view from behind.
The sounds are the usual racing game affair. The engines are as they are meant to be, and there are adequate crashing and grinding noises.