Mar 18th, 2013

F1 Race stars Wii UPublisher Codemasters has announced that a special version of F1 Race Stars is coming to the Wii U. Called F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition, the game will feature previously released DLC packs. The DLC includes 4 new race tracks: India, Europe, Canada, and China.

F1 Race Stars is an arcade racing game, similar to Mario Kart and Sonic & All-Stars Racing, which has been quite successful on the Wii U. The original game was released back in November on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and did reasonably well in sales. The game features all 12 real Formula 1 teams and all 24 drivers, including famous ones like Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

We don’t have a solid release date on the Wii U version yet, nor do we know what special features it might include.

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  • brian murphy

    lol i must of missed this game for 360 and ps3 didnt know it existed hope its atleast fun to play

  • dylanbob121

    And this is important article how?!?!

  • Wayne Beck

    Never Heard of it, prolly gonna need some kind of demo to convince me to pick this one up.

  • AAAkabob

    And not a single damn was given.

    • Potential Rapist


      • RockieOllie

        Not a Damn and 2 Phucks.

    • val berger

      I’m currently kinda triggering the Refresh-Page button on my browser, hoping that once in a blue moon, something awesome might be announced for WiiU and than … it’s F1 Race Stars. Hell … yeah.

      But ok, publishers are dropping trash on the WiiU to inspect the behavior of the target group to plan future releases, so let them research. Stil would be nice if they could at least drop some good ports.

  • Another late, unimpressive game arriving on the Wii U. F1 Race Stars wasn’t very good, and I doubt the Wii U version will be vastly different to recommend with the bigger games coming out. As always, a polished turd is still a turd.

    • How come I get thumbs down when I write the same thing?

      • Nintedward

        Cus you’re an ignorant shit , maybe ?

        • Laud

          Did you get internets yet dude?

    • Nintedward

      Oh well , the more the merrier I say , i heard this game is fun. It sure will be with some off screen play and a miiverse community 🙂

      This is the only way we can take Sebastian vettell down once and for all! Button and Hamilton ftw 😉

  • dgallo911

    Nintendo will probably change the heads to the mario cast and flog it of a Mario Kart F1 lol

  • Eli Valentin Villanueva

    This time i really never heard of this game, hope it is a good version 🙂

  • Can’t say I ever heard of this title, but sounds like a decent game to keep us busy till the mother of these kind of racers comes, Mario Kart U. Would be a nice fit next to Sonic All Stars Racing I suppose.

    Atleast Codemasters makes some great games, or they did in the past. How was the racer called again on Snes with this Grinder guy, loved that game and that was also from codemaster, they used to make lots of very fun games, so this just might be one of these rare ocassions of a jewel of a fun game.

    Edit: Rock & Roll Racing the Snes game was called Gelieve.

  • Billy_Perry

    The Wii U does not need Shovelware, stop reporting this like its news, or even good.

  • nyjavi

    Great this is exactly what we need. Another old port from xbox and ps3.

  • Saleh Sbeiti

    What the Wii U truly needs is a really good E3 and some nice new high budget exclusives (For the gamers) And really good TV and Internet Ads with some fun party games featuring Nintendo characters like Mii or Mario (For the casual market)

    • Jon Turner

      All of which will be a challenge, but Nintendo faced a similar dillemma with 3DS. If they can save that, why not this?

  • GermGerm

    They must have thought it would be worth the time and money to bring it to the Wii U. I’m not going to buy it… but I am not going to complain about more games on the Wii U either!

  • ejownz6

    The Wii U game library is unintentionally funny.

  • DemonRoach

    System seller all the way…

    • dgallo911

      Just wait till you see the bundle they have lined up for it. Buy the game, get the Wii U Deluxe free lol

  • ps4ultimania

    meh suport for wiiu thats a good thing late yes not the best of games but its stil a game

  • MetroidZero

    Reminds me of NASCAR Kart Racing from 2010. That game was…

  • dgallo911

    I dont understand why all these older ports arnt simply released on the E-Shop for around $25. Im 99% sure Nintendo and the developer(s) would make alot more money by selling it a more reasonable price and it would also help promote the system by improving the games catalogue

  • LopsidedPasta

    “YES! Mario Kart! Oh wait, whats this crap? F1 Race Stars? F**k this man, I’m going back to Double Dash!” -Me

    • ps4ultimania

      double dash was amazing!!!!

      • LopsidedPasta

        Yep. My first MK on my first console. The Gamecube. *sniff* Good times. Good times :'(

        • ps4ultimania

          OMG me too everytime i pick up the game after a while ….. that joy you get the great memories

          • LopsidedPasta

            What other games did you like on the GC?

          • ps4ultimania

            zelda ww original

          • LopsidedPasta

            oooh nice. That was my first zelda (Alot of firsts on the GC for me). My favorite was Paper Mario TTYD, my favorite game ever. A close second would be super Mario Sunshine.

          • ps4ultimania

            cool that shit there gc was just great

          • LopsidedPasta

            Tru dat

          • ps4ultimania

            see ppl im derek am i a bad guy now for revealing who i really am? i love nintendo and have a history so be kind please

        • Squid

          I can go on forever for why I love GameCube I had like every game except Wind waker and Prime 🙁 My first console game was spongebob the movie, and don’t get me wrong when I say this, it’s actually pretty good. Fun gameplay.

  • Retro Cool

    Didn’t they also make Micro Machine Racing game back in the NES days????

  • blancogocycling

    I would love a real F1 game something like F1 2011 or F1 2012 and play with the real season to know the track for when the real race is on tv and recognize difficult corners and such.
    This doesn’t rock my boat so i’ll pass

  • Matt Lambourne

    This game is a LOT of fun, and I’m all for more games on Wii U, but it really needs some strong exclusives right now.

  • andrewjcole

    Quit saying it’s bad! You’ve never even played it yet!

  • RyuNoHadouken

    this game is about as exciting as watching paint dry….but hey, im sure some kid out there will find some enjoyment in it

  • Paul Tanner

    has been on for a bit now