F1 Race Stars Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

F1 Race Stars is a racing game loosely based on the 2012 Formula One season. The tracks may have loops, jumps and short-cuts and the drivers may look a little stylised but the kart-style racing is actually pretty convincing.

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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 13/11/2012, updated in 2014

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS.

Genres: Action and Racing.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 14 hours to complete. Perfecting your performance at races and playing the multiplayer can offer towards 40 hours of enjoyment.
 
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.

CostsCosts

You can try this game in a free demo. 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.

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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

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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