To qualify as a Formula One driver. Experience all the thrills of the arcade original as
you stretch your driving skills to the limit. Eight international circuits have to be
conquered in a series of gruelling races. Are you up to it?
BEHIND THE WHEEL
Your aim is simple. To prove to the racing world in general (and to your team manager in
particular) that you have the skills and experience to drive Formaula One machines.
Such honours are not easily earned.
Only a handful people in the world are allowed to compete at Formula One level, and
entry to that elite club is restricted to the most talented drivers.
After years of racing,
you are now ready to take up the challenge, a challenge that will entitle you to compete with
the finest drivers, the elite of motor racing. A challenge known as the Continental Circus
TAKE THE CHALLENGE
The Continental Circus consists of a series of eight races, each run on a different track in
a different country. To complete the series and earn the right to compete at Formula One level,
a driver has to enter the Circus and finish races inside a qualifying position set for each
In theory, failure to qualify on a single track spells disqualification - the whole
sequence of eight circuits has to be started again from scratch.
However, drivers entering the Circus are given 4 "lives" or "credits". Should you fail to
qualify on a track, you can exchange a credit for the opportunity to compete in another
race on that track instead of being forced to return to the first race in the sequence.
Your car has very simple controls - a high/low gear-shift and an accelerator combine to
control speed, while left/right controls govern your position on the track.
Watch the clock that ticks off the seconds of race time. When it runs out completely, the
race finishes and your are assigned your current position in the field. Extra race time is
earned by passing checkpoints located around the track within a time limit.
Avoid collisions wherever possible - they cost valuable time and can lead to pit calls -
if the car is damaged, get into the pits as soon as possible rather than soldiering bravely
on. Race time is stopped while you are in the pits, so getting things fixed does not ham
your chances of qualifying, but if you continue racing with a damaged car it will perform
badly and eventually blow up!
Of course, the going gets tougher the further you go: Each successive track in the Circus
sets greater challenges. And watch out for the rain... It affects the car's handling characteristics
Use joystick in either port.
[UP] - Speed Up.
[DOWN] - Slow Down.
[LEFT] - Steer Left.
[RIGHT] - Steer Right.
[FIRE] - Change Gear.
[F3] - Turn Music/Sound Effects Off.
[F5] - Turn Sound Effects On.
[SHIFT Q] - Quit Current Game.