F1 Race Stars Review
Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.
It's like Mario kart but with an F1 theme. You choose your Formula One racing drivers from the 12 teams of 2 that started the 2012 season. There are 11 different circuits based on the real-world versions although with a little more excitement added in. As you race, you pick up boosts and weapons to beat the other players. There's a full Championship career mode, online race mode, and fastest lap time trials.
On iOS and Android there's a more recent, and simpler version of F1 Race Stars. This is a brand new game designed for mobile but still offers a substantial experience complete with multiplayer support if you have separate controllers to connect -- which works well if playing with Apple TV or Chromecast to see the game on you television.
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds
Release Date: 13/11/2012, updated in 2014
Platforms: PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action and Racing
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 12 players online. On consoles and PC you can play four on one system with split-screen mode. You can go online and play against a field of 12 competitors. On iOS it's a single-player game.
F1 Race Stars
F1 Race Stars Demo
F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. There are in-game purchases for additional tracks, as well as customisations for your car and driver. The "All-In" pack provides all these in one purchase and is the best value. The Wii U version, F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition, includes all these for free.
There is a Demo on Console and it is free-to-start on iOS, where you are then sold currency via in-game purchase adverts to progress faster.
Skill Rating: This game is enjoyed by 8-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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