F1 Race Stars Review
Posted: 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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.
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 13/11/2012, updated in 2014
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.
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.
You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3. You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One. You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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