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World Circuit Grand Prix (pc game)
4.08 out of 5 (13 votes)
  • Intro sequence
  • Credits
  • Track layout
  • In the driving seat
  • Overhead view
  • Start your engines!
  • Moving up the field
  • Don't get left behind
  • Slipstreaming
  • Nice and easy
  • Floor it
  • Catching up
  • Gently does it
  • External view
  • Game introduction title screen - cover
  • The race has come to an end
  • Courtesy of My Abandonware.
  • Courtesy of My Abandonware.
  • Image extracted from youtube video.

Ahead of its time F1 Racer

World Circuit Grand Prix was released in 1991 when most games still sported odd combinations of 3D with sprite works, a rather clunky combination. What this game does is take that very same approach, but somehow manage to squeeze more 3D in it and less sprite works, while developing a good enough physics engine to motivate you to play, even today after more than a decade. Sure, it won't match any modern true simulator game released in the late 2000s. But most retro players won't be looking for simulation heaven in such games. Instead they will look for a good enough game to justify exploring, and truth be told, after that exploration is done, you will still want to go for another race. And that's no easy feat to achieve, but World Circuit Grand Prix, in spite of its obvious limitations is fun. And that's because it captures something that is vital for any good racer: it convinces you that you could have taken that corner better, that you could have managed a better timing. Which World Circuit Grand Prix does really well. So, do indeed give this racer a try, especially if you love F1 racing games, old or new.