FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 9:20 PM

Our videos of F1 Race Stars

Our videos of F1 Race Stars

When F1 Race Stars was first announced, many thought Codemasters had lost it. In the end, despite some flaws (few tracks, no drifting, artistic design of the power-ups), this Mario kart lookalike is rather fun to play, even a bit more than LittleBigPLanet Karting, which is a surprise to be honest. The tracks and the environments look pretty cool, with some vertiginous downhill slopes and a welcome variety. The races could have been more dynamic and probably a tad faster, but they are fun to play anyway. Now the game clearly doesn't have the charm of Sony's title, but it still is a promising first attempt at dethroning the king.
Note: Footage is from PS3 version.

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Commented on 2012-11-17 21:38:34
why does the HUD have jaggies?
Commented on 2012-11-17 22:09:55 In reply to nostradamus
I think it's a power-up someone used against me.
Commented on 2012-11-17 22:39:13
oh, ok.
Commented on 2012-11-18 00:39:44
How is the game overall? Any better than the demo? Sonic Karting got great reviews yet i thought it was pretty average...F1 better or worse?
Commented on 2012-11-18 01:55:49 In reply to Xoar
I haven't tried Sonic yet but from what I heard, it's probably the best of the 3. I haven't been able to play much of F1 and LBP Karting, but I'd say:

Sonic racing 2 (especially if you're a SEGA enthusiast) > F1 Race Stars >/= LBP Karting (its main advantage being the track editor)
Commented on 2012-11-18 12:54:23
I've got both.

F1 is a good game, with some nice additions to an F1 game, tracks are well done for each country etc, rain looks good.

Sonic and sega Transformed is a kart racer aimed at everyone, the first was good fun, but i'm actually finding the new one better. Tons of great tracks for the sega games from the past and excellent variety of weapons and playing on water,road,flight.

They are two very good games, as is LBP karting.

Either pick one that suits your type of style or get a couple :)
Commented on 2012-11-18 16:53:49
It does not look that bad.
Commented on 2012-11-18 18:27:03 In reply to fastsword
Posted by fastsword
It does not look that bad.
Like I said, I was pleasantly surprised. But I think it would have been wiser to release the game as a downloadable title, with a cheaper price.
Commented on 2012-11-18 20:00:01
New Sonic game is 40$ and LBP karting has customization, editor for justifying the price.
Commented on 2012-11-18 23:46:55 In reply to gow_fan
Posted by gow_fan
New Sonic game is 40$ and LBP karting has customization, editor for justifying the price.
That's not much good for LBP when the core gameplay is poor.
Commented on 2012-11-20 11:34:47 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
That's not much good for LBP when the core gameplay is poor.
I am not sure about that. Sonic games release quite often and this game is appears to be average at best and longevity doesn't look good. LBP karting is probably the best games for kids.

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