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Sneak Peek: F1 Race Stars

The video game F1 Race Stars takes all the seriousness out of F1 and gives it a colourful spin.

Cartoony caricatures of actual F1 drivers feature in the fun game F1 Race Stars. Courtesy Codemasters
Cartoony caricatures of actual F1 drivers feature in the fun game F1 Race Stars. Courtesy Codemasters

F1 Race Stars

Codemasters

PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Out on November 14

Despite being based on a toy, Micro Machines became a somewhat iconic series of games in the 1990s; a fast-paced, cutesy racer that rarely strayed from the silly. Well it seems Codemasters have given a hat nod to its classic of old with this jolly-looking arcade that takes all the seriousness of F1 and gives it a colourful spin. Cartoony caricatures of actual F1 drivers, Mario Kart-style interpretations of genuine circuits (think loop-the-loops and power ups) and added mayhem such as a Truckasaurus (no, us neither). For those who can't be doing with the straight-faced stats-heavy goings on in most Grand Prix simulations, F1 Race Stars could be exactly what you are looking for.

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