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! local_offer eShop f1 race stars Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when 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 😀 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 😀 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 Didn’t UnEpic Release today too on Wii U http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/6org-3IcWp9DV0C8en0mnu1pYI-JZMfG 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. 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? 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. 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.