Summary: " F1 Race Stars " looks amazing. The art style is great, and the karts are cool too. The tracks look amazing, but are far too long. The pace is too slow, and the game is still too much like actual F1 to make it a fun karting game.
Excerpt: F1 Race Stars is a fun and moderately challenging kart racing game, its beautifully created tracks, imaginative power-ups, and the ability to drive as any one of your Formula One race star heroes combine to deliver a solid racing experience.
Conclusion: Not fast-paced enough for a kart-racer and too crazy for F1, the handling of the cars is nicely done but damage and an inability to win on skill alone ruin a game that had so much potential. Hit; The cartoony feel makes this a light and enjoyable experience.
Excerpt: The usually austere F1 license and the wackiness synonymous with kart racing are disparate genres that, just like that Emo chick at school who hooked up with that sports-mad bogan, you never expected to get married together.
Conclusion: We want to like F1 Race Stars, we really do. There's something inherently appealing about it, but it's too concerned with hitting the casual market and being a bonding experience that mum, dad and the kids can all enjoy together. That, presumably, was the goal from the get-go and it achieves it.
Excerpt: Lige siden jeg fik min Commodore 64 og for første gang spillede Leaderboard Golf, har jeg været bidt af golfspil til diverse spillemaskiner op igennem årene. Det er måske ikke den mest sexede sportsgren, men der er et eller andet over den, som gør den egnet som spil.
Pros: Potentielt uendeligt antal baner og turneringer, solidt spil på banen, man kan meget hurtigt lave egne baner
Cons: Gammeldags grafik, man savner fremdrift, mangler sociale værktøjer
Excerpt: Les jeux de karting ont le vent en poupe en cette fin d’année. Après le LittleBigPlanet Karting de Sony et Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed de Sega, Codemasters tente sa chance avec F1 Race Stars. Un pari risqué, et un résultat un peu bancal.