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Formula 1 Sensation

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Title Screen

Formula 1 Sensation

Also known as: F-1 Sensation (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publishers: Konami (JP), Palcom Software (EU)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: January 29, 1993
Released in EU: 1993


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Formula 1 Sensation was one of the only two FOCA/FIA licensed Formula One game (the other being Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing) on the NES.

Unused Codes

The game contains several codes which the game accepts, but actually do nothing.

At the title screen or while the game is paused:

  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A (the famous Konami Code)
  • B, A, B, A

Enter one of the following as the player name in Grand Prix mode:

  • KONAMI
  • MOAI
  • BEST
(Source: CaH4e3)

Regional Differences

F-1 Sensation (Japan)-1.png

The Japanese version has its logo rise up and appear behind some lines. The European version shows the logo immediately.

Japan Europe
F-1 Sensation title.png Formula 1 Sensation-title.png

In addition, the screen stays closer to the track in the European version.

Japan Europe
F1 Sensation-Sponsors.png Formula 1 Sensation-Sponsors.png

A few sponsors were also changed between versions, due to these being considered advertisements for alcoholic brands. Curiously, the banner for Tio Pepe, a Spanish wine brand, was left untouched, while Iceberg, a fashion house brand, was inexplicably replaced with Castrol.

Oddities

Despite being an officially licensed FIA Formula One World Championship product (complete with the inclusion of Ayrton Senna and Andrea Moda's original drivers, Alex Caffi and Enrico Bertaggia, as well as Giovanna Amati), three driver names are misspelled:

  • Bertrand Gachot ("B.GECHOT")
  • Damon Hill ("D.HIIL")
  • Perry McCarthy ("P.MACCARTHY")