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F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition launches on the Wii U eShop today


F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition released on the Wii U eShop today. The game previously launched on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, but an enhanced edition was announced for Wii U last year. The Powered Up Edition includes four extra tracks and nine extra accessory packs compared to the original version.

F1 Race Stars is a racing game loosely based on the 2012 Formula One season. Most of the drivers and teams are based on actual racers that started the 2012 Formula One season. Most of the courses are based on reals ones as well with modifications made to suit the gameplay, which is largely reminiscent of kart racers like Mario Kart or Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

So, what do you think of this? Does this game interest you at all? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Magnus Eriksson

    Wow! This actually looks better and more fun than Mario Kart. So I wont need to buy that game. I will definitley pick it up. But I think I will buy it for my PS3 instead as I have decided to make my Wii U a first party only console :)

    • Maxid765

      Obvious troll is obvious XD

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Why? No need for many games that are basically the same.

        • Inferno Uprising

          @maxid765:disqus Don’t Worry Magnus Eriksson is probably the biggest troll on this site. He is obviously a Sony Fanboy.

          • Shota

            you haven’t been to long on this site it seems. magnus is being sarcastic. he’s a good guy

          • greengecko007

            Trolling is done to generate angry responses from other users. You don’t necessarily have to believe what you’re saying. Magnus trolls, and fanboys take the bait. That’s the joke.

    • Mario

      Sarcasm?

      • Guest

        sadly no…. Magnus is a sony-fanboy troll that just hangs around here becuz he has no life, no girlfriend, no prospects, and is a virgin that lives in his mothers basement.

        • hahahero

          …ouch

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Lol! You got me :D

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          You need to clam down.

        • Rinslowe

          And you’re anonymous. Lol. What can be worse than that?

        • Mario

          Okay… You really don’t need to say those things to ANYONE. INCLUDING THE SONY FANBOYS.

    • Guest

      LOL at @magnus_eriksson:disqus such an obvi fucking loser TROLL.

      • Justagamer

        Dang man got some mental problems..He does have the right to state what he wants..Got your panties in a waste?

  • Flawless Victory

    Pass.

  • Kaleb

    Looks exactly the same as Nascar Kart Racing if anyone remebers that game!

  • BIG Franky

    this actually looks pretty good! but given that I already own Sonic All-Star Racing & MK8 is pre-ordered, I don’t have a need for another Kart Racer…

  • Joey

    i am buying both F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition and Mario Kart 8

  • Nostalgic_Chaos

    Not sure why this game has taken so long to arrive on the Wii U. It was apparently supposed to be part of the launch line up, but has had over a year delay… I was excited for it before, but that excitement has somewhat dwindled now. Was mostly looking forward to the fact that this game has online play, but don’t expect to find a full lobby of players on this Wii U version.
    I’ll pass thanks.

    • Wayne Beck

      They took Online Multiplayer out of the Wii U Version…

      • Nostalgic_Chaos

        Really? It says on the Wii U eShop that it has internet play, and not just leader boards. I assume they made a mistake then.

        • Wayne Beck

          @Acesonnall Sorry, there is no online multiplayer in the Wii U version. However 4-player splitscreen is supported. :)— F1 RACE STARS (@F1RaceStars) January 16, 2014

          Super Weak. I would have bought this if it had online play.

          • Guest

            Well, that just makes this Wii U version even worse then. It’s 2014, why would there be no Online when all the other console versions do?
            Why, Nintendo, why?

          • Wayne Beck

            Nintendo doesn’t decide who does and does not get Online Play in their game. It all comes down to whether or not the developer wants to build it.

          • Guest

            .

          • Falcoxcalibur

            Nintendo has nothing to do with that.

          • Laud

            I don’t know why you’d ask Nintendo, it’s obviously the developer being lazy as hell.

          • http://www.youtube.com/zyroxz2 ZyroXZ2

            People need to stop blaming Nintendo for everything…

          • Falcoxcalibur

            Me too. Well, another developer that does not want to sell games on Wii U.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Then in a few weeks we will hear how their year old port that had features removed did not sell well and the developer acting all shocked and blaming Nintendo

          • Justagamer

            I’ll pass on this game to due to no online sorry

  • hahahero

    Has anyone played this yet? I watched the trailer and It looks like a “poor man’s Mario Kart.” I want a kart racer, but don’t want to waste money. Maybe I’ll just hold off till MK8.

    • Wayne Beck

      A wise man once said, “Never pay full price for late pizza.”

      Especially when your pizza is missing core features…

      • hahahero

        classic

      • Jon

        NINJA TURTLES!!!!!!

    • greengecko007

      It looks cool, but that’s all it is. The gameplay is slow, there is no drifting (odd for a kart racing game) the power ups are just boring reincarnations of things found in other kart racers, and their is no online.

      My advice, don’t waste your money.

      • hahahero

        Thanks

  • Jon

    this game kind of reminds me of the Sonic all star racing game….

  • Wayne Beck

    No Online Multiplayer…

    • palomino blue

      fail

    • ScrewAttack

      Seriously? No online? I was kinda interested after that video, but now….not at all.

  • darkcreap

    It does look a lot like Mario Kart in some aspects, does it not? At least, it has a feeling like.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      It sure does. Even better IMO :)

      • darkcreap

        With my deepest sorrow, I must confess to you, my dear collegue, that I unpolitely disagree.

        • Rinslowe

          Wow. Your version of not polite makes some peoples good mannerisms look like trolling…

  • FilipiCn

    Its a shame this game. Just tried to copy mario kart.

    • ENDOT123

      so did sonic all star racing..and that kinda succeeded in being actually pretty amazing. especially transformed.

  • RichM

    That video was very helpful…I’m going to go pre-order Mario Kart 8 today. Has anyone seen the price for this yet?…just curious. Might need something to play while I wait for MK8.

    • Wayne Beck

      $29.99

  • JeanPaul

    This… is Mario Kart…

    • Falcoxcalibur

      without online.

    • ENDOT123

      its really not though… Mario kart is 1000x better. iv got this on ps3 and while its ok, its no were near on MK level.

  • uPadWatcher

    The only racing games I’m interested this year are–

    1. Mario Kart 8
    2. Project CARS
    3. FAST Racing NEO
    4, The 90’s Arcade Racer

    EDIT: I’ve almost forgotten about another indie SEGA-type of arcade racing title.

    • ENDOT123

      mine would be
      1. Mario kart 8
      2. Project cars
      3.Drive Club

      EDIT; 2 people don’t like Drive Club? I wonder why iv been downvoted for this.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Drive Club looks good. But I am keen to Mario Kart 8 and the Crew those look good. But I am not a big fan of Racing because the last I fell in love was Forza 3 and The GT. Those was my best game for Racing.

      • Josiah Parsons

        Dude. I love the looks of Drive Club and The Crew, but no Wii U support? I agree with uPadWatcher and his list is great, but this little kart racer looks decent.

        • ENDOT123

          well ill buy a ps4 next year so I can play drive club and the crew. mk8 and Project Cars for wiiU.

          • Josiah Parsons

            I wish I had the money…

          • ENDOT123

            so do I.. :( that’s why Im waiting till next year when games will be cheaper and ill have some money saved.

        • Chad Dodsworth

          Drive Club is a PS4 exclusive.

          • Josiah Parsons

            sad sad sad…

      • Lee Skilton

        don’t worry driveclub is worth looking forward to the same as MK8 and project cars handles like a sledge.

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      My list is the same but I want to add The Crew to my list. Wish that game was coming to the Wii U but I will probably end up picking it up for PC on a Steam Sale or something.

    • http://www.youtube.com/zyroxz2 ZyroXZ2

      Same list for me! I might double dip on Project CARS and get it on the Wii U to support it, but also get it on PC where I can max it out and enjoy it to its fullest using my steering wheel setup, hehe :D

      • Rinslowe

        I was thinking the exact same thing…

    • Rinslowe

      Bingo!

    • Ducked

      Wow same three racing games I want. Three racing games in a year, that’s a record for me!

    • Daniel

      Do not forget about 90’s Arcade Racer. My second most anticipated racing game behind mario kart 8.

      • uPadWatcher

        Thank you for that reminder. I’ve almost forgotten about The 90’s Arcade Racer. I hope it launches this season.

    • Nintenjoe82

      Me too. Must avoid temptation to buy sub-standard products in the meantime!!

      • Nostalgic_Chaos

        I say the same thing to people even when it comes to virtual console titles as well. Many of us have already owned many of the virtual console titles before, have already beaten the titles at some point or even still own them now on their original consoles, yet, just because they are shoved in our faces all day long, we throw ourselves at them and spend our hard earned money for no reason. Perhaps if we stop buying all of this crap, Nintendo will be more serious about putting more of their energy into providing a brand NEW games library, rather than pumping out all of these obnoxious HD remakes and everything else…

        Hopefully we’ll see a lot of changes starting from this year. Thankfully, we do have some new games to look forward to, but lets hope it stays that way.

        • audi lover

          not very nostalgic of you

          • Nostalgic_Chaos

            Bang bang, apple tomato

    • Archiq09

      Wii U look targeted for race games

  • Fred
    • Entropyguy

      Yeah, UnEpic looks like it’s pretty cool. This game… no online multiplayer means I’ll pass.

      • Fred

        If you want a racing game get Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed it’s really fun and it DOES have online multiplayer

  • ENDOT123

    so codemasters bring this to wiiu but not a real F1 game? why?

    • LJay

      Yeah then complain they cant sell games on Nintendo

      • That guy who hates Spike

        F1 U wouldn’t sell on Wii U.
        It’s not like F1 3DS Sold well, and it’s not like Most Wanted U sold on Wii U.
        It’s just not a market for the Wii U, unless you claim you are dedicated to the system.

        • LJay

          Yeah im afraid youre right,but F1 for DS in my eyes is a stupid idea so im not surprised,i bought nfsu even though it was a port of an old game and once i found it online!-5 of my local game shops didnt have it/know it exsisted!,given the right chance,all same content,online etc as other versions and enough hype a racer”could”sell quite well on wiiu-im hoping project cars does this!

          • That guy who hates Spike

            I know Project Cars will sell well on Wii U because
            1. There’s not alot of third party games to go for. That market is low and I think now’s the perfect time to put copies of games onto Wii U.
            2. It’s been years now that the developers of Cars stated that the Wii U version will be worthwhile. The fact is that if you don’t plead to Wii U owners that your game is awesome, they probably won’t buy it.

  • Justagamer

    I might get this but i downloaded Unepic first and it’s awesome

  • Falcoxcalibur

    No online play in a racing game? There goes ALL my interest. NEXT!

  • LJay

    Here we go again,another port from the last gen with no online that no one cares about that bombs in sales,codemasters conclude from the figures that the Wiiu wont make them money and poof!-all chances of dirt or grid making its way to nintendo disappear.

    Someone please tell me that they’ve made a great job with loads of extra features that were not in the ps360 and make it worth buying, i thought it was going to be full shrunken comedy versions of real race tracks with weapons but it just looks like a mario kart rip off.

    On another note,anyone remember the shocking Wii version of Dirt3? Damn i still feel burned from buying that.

  • Mario 1983

    Year old ports are not what the Wii U needs right now.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      If ir came during WiiU’s first six months I would probably give it a shot. But now its too late for the party. MK8 is just behind the corner so no need for this one now. It was a very bad business decision not to get this one out earlier me thinks.

      • That guy who hates Spike

        This was supposed to come back in April 2013. They never hit the deadline, and they couldn’t cancel the project. Now, here it is in January.
        I think it was also supposed to go for $40, but $30 is still fine.

  • greengecko007

    I’d recommend anyone who is interested in this after watching the trailer to look up the online reviews. The consensus from several websites is that visual appeal is all this game has going for it.

    It’s tough waiting for Mario Kart 8 to come out, but I’m not going to blow my money on a filler game that’s mediocre at best.

    • fireheartis1

      I’ve seen a reviews on this game on YouTube. Many of them say the “professional” reviews were unwarranted. CGR said it’s worth the money, so I think I’ll give it a chance.

      • greengecko007

        There are always groups of amateurs claiming that they know better than professionals. Regardless, if you share a similar mindset with the YouTube reviewers then by all means, try the game. I’m just giving everyone else fair warning. Personally, I won’t buy a gimped port of year old game, especially when a game of the same genre is releasing this year that will be better in almost every way.

        • fireheartis1

          Mark from CGR is no amateur in the review business, but I see where you’re coming from. Still the game looks fun. When I have extra money I’m going too download it.

          • greengecko007

            If you do end up getting it, maybe you could ask Wii U Daily to let you do a review? It would be nice to have more of those on this website.

        • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

          “There are always groups of amateurs claiming that they know better than professionals.”

          We’re talking about professional game journalists here, right? Their qualifications (If any) are likely to be in english not game development or professional gaming.

          I wouldn’t assume that their opinion is more valid than anyone else’s with an interest in the subject. Just expect them to have a better than average skill at putting their opinions into words.

      • Jon

        it’s not worth the money, they removed Online play

  • Sheiky Baby

    This game is shit IMO. Playing Unepic and it’s pretty fun so far!

    What are the top 5 best games on the Eshop for Wii U Download Only?

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      Top 5 has to include Trine 2. I’ve got it on pc as well and the Wii U gamepad really is the best way of controlling the wizard.

    • Mithiragi

      Earthbound.

  • Alex0714

    oh….my…….god… this game is awesome! forget about mario kart8. this is all i need. lol

  • Random12multi

    Prepare the developer butthurt

  • Jon

    no online = no buy… not even for $0.01. I won’t support lazy devs in anyway.

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      That is disappointing. I just assumed it would have an online multiplayer.

  • Richard Branches

    I just want my favorite NES, SNES, N64, and wiiware games available on wii u eshop…

    • Zuxs13

      “I just want my favorite NES, SNES, N64, and wiiware games available on wii u eshop.” This is why Wii U is failing.

      • Richard Branches

        Hey, obviously along with the new ones that are my favorites as well.

  • ETeach

    I’ll wait for FAST Neo.

  • Gabrielsen

    At least they are wearing helmets, right?

  • Mithiragi

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Mithiragi

    Just put Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana on the eShop already!!!

    • Mithiragi

      And Terranigma lol. I heard that game was good, real good.

  • Ryan

    This was free sometime ago on PS+, its OK but honestly doesn’t come near to Mario Kart or Sonic Transformed.

    – No drifting (That I ever learnt)
    – Frustrating Damage and pit-in requirement
    – A bit dull overall (the video makes it look exciting but it feels like its missing something when you play)

    Not including online just seems like madness. I don’t know what they are charging but I bet its over £10 in the UK which would be a criminal price. Should be £5. But then thats less than Mario 3 NES game :)

  • RyuNoHadouken

    ..

  • Gameonfool

    Ah we’ll keep ninty fans happy till MK8 as they only get two or three games a year

  • Matt Lambourne

    IF you’re looking for a kart racer to tide you over until MK8, just get Sonic Transformed. While I’m a huge F1 fan this game just isn’t very interesting. Even less so without online play.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    It works so well too. :)

  • Guest

    Yup lol, if i translate it so that they can understand it it goes like this:

    “Wow! it looks like a Mario Kart ripoff, i don’t need 2 games that are that similar so i will buy MK8, and i will buy it for my Wii U, because it is better than the PS3 version.”

  • Clel

    They fall for it every time haha

  • rp17

    To be fair, Magnus does a very good job of making his sarcastic comments look like bad trolling attempts. (Your sarcastic remarks are rather obvious.) And if you can tell all the people that have been on this website for a long time upvoted him, while the relatively new people thought he was being serious.

  • Maxid765

    Lol I completely got the sarcasm.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Magnus is just having fun.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Like stealing candy from children :)

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I think Ill wait for MK8 too. Its just right behind the corner now. If this game was released during WiiU’s first six months I might had picked it up. But too late for that now. Bad business decision to wait this long for a WiiU release.

  • Mithiragi

    Mad corny man lol