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Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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F1 Championship Ships
6:00 AM | Galen Wiley | Comment on this story

In a recent press release, Mac game publishers Feral Interactive and Macplay have announced that the upcoming racing sim for the Mac, F1 Championship Season 2000 has begun shipping and will be available shortly to Mac gamers everywhere.

F1 Championship is the only racing game officially endorsed by Formula 1 to come to the Mac. Some of its key features include authentic tracks and car designs, a built in driving school, environmental effects, car set-up, player statistics, and more. Here's a short description from the official website:

F1 2000 is the only officially endorsed F1 game to feature the 2000 teams, liveries and driver line-ups and enabling the player to customize the grids to match the actual races. Detailed set-up options and a realistic physics engine will please the purists, while many of these options can be turned off to appeal to arcade racers. F1 2000 leaves all previous F1 games on the starting grid with its realistic, adrenaline-pumping interpretation of the world's greatest motorsport.

The recreation of the tracks is remarkably accurate. The additional detail in the mid and far horizon adds much more starch than gamers have seen in previous F1 titles. Tracks like Monza, Spa and Monaco look much more detailed. The sound in this game is incredible too - the engine sounds are truly… realistic.

The game is chock-full of modes and options, ranging from a full season run in which you hope to capture the championship, to a single race for fun, as well as a time trial and two-player modes. If you are a beginner you should consider the Driver's Training course. Just about every mode other than the quick start lets you customize all of the rules and settings to your preference. In addition, F1 2000 lets you pick from all of the real drivers, cars and tracks featured in the actual real-life F1 2000 racing-season schedule. While all these added bells and whistles are certainly nice to have, F1 2000's performance on the track is really what the game is all about.

If you want to learn more, be sure to check out the full press release and F1 Championship's official website. Gamers can also try out the recently released demo and see the game for themselves. Pre-orders for Formula 1 are now being taken for North American gamers for $49.99 at the MacPlay Store.

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