Review Information
Reviewer Name: Bluestreak
Reviewer Email: Private
Game Difficulty: Medium
Difficulty Options: False
Game Information
Full Title: World Grand Prix
Year Released: 1986
Game Type: Racing
Max Players: 1
Introduction


Suit up, strap in, and start your engines, and get ready to hit The Circuit in the WORLD GRAND PRIX!! A hidden racing gem on the SEGA Master System, and remake of the SG-1000 title GP World, straight from SEGA, the arcade experts!
Gameplay
The game is played like your standard 1980's Formula-1 racing game. The goal is obvious: To reach the finished before time runs out. With 12 tracks to race through,many colourful backgrounds appear, and offroad textures vary. However, to separate it from Pole Position and F1 Race, is an Edit mode. This sadly gives you a predetermined starting point, and you use various pieces of track to make your course, sort of like a virtual Thomas's Wooden Railway.
Graphics
At first site, this game looks like a clone of Pole Position 2, down to the cars red striped road edges, everything really, but in 1986, these were quite nice and arcade-like at the time. Locations include Paris, with the Eiffel Tower, the Arctic, Fuji Speedway, a savanna, a village, Monaco, even palm trees. Plenty of changing scenery to make it feel fresh.
Sound & Music
Nothing special really. Just some jingles, engine sounds, noises for slipping, and a satisfying noise when you pass cars.
Controls
The turning can be very twitchy, and this game is VERY unforgiving, so know what speed to take when doing turns, and when to brake! The car is pretty wide, so sometimes, you will need to go off track at times to dodge cars, and sometimes take a leap of faith and go between two cars, ending with a huge, fiery explosion that somehow the driver (you) survive.
Replay Value
Scores
Gameplay
Graphics
Music & Sound
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Replay Value
The replay value comes in, for fans of Pole Position (which this literally leaves in the dust) and driving games like Outrun and Hang-On. The track creator is like a game in itself, and you will come back to see if you can beat your own tracks.
Conclusion
A hidden, underappreciated gem on SEGA Master System. Luckily it is cheap, and easy to find. If you love driving games, then hit the pedal to the medal and grab this gold!!
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