Excerpt: Is there any clearer sign of a generation’s twilight than the return of spoof and parody? Codemasters Racing’s Formula 1 titles have been one of the undisputed successes of recent years, injecting a sense of speed that only arcade racers have been able to capture. Given theirs and the sport’s success since 2010, stepping sideways and reaching out to a new audience was somewhat inevitable.
Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.
Common Sense Media
21 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that F1 Race Stars is an arcade-style race game that allows players to pick from one of 28 pre-designed characters, and then race on crazy obstacle-filled tracks in 11 world locations. There are 14 power-ups that can be snagged by driving through the icon, and the power-ups (which include items like bubbles to encase opponent's cars, teleportation, speed boosts, and area-of-effect pulses to damage other cars) can help or hinder drivers in their quest...
Conclusion: Codemasters har utviklet respektable bilspill som konkurrerer på toppnivå i sjangeren. Når de nå har sluppet F1 Race Stars , så må jeg bare spørre: Hva i all verden gikk galt? I svaret er det fullstendig tydelig at bilspill og kartingspill er to helt ulike sjangere. F1 Race Stars understreker dette mer enn noen sinne. Med Dirt og Grid har de vist at de klarer førstnevnte ekstremt bra. Når det gjelder det sistnevnte føler jeg meg skuffet.
Pros: Gode flerspillermuligheter, polert og stabilt.