Before you start the race you'll have to chose from one of two different racers. After this, you'll race against multiple opponents on tracks that range from famous countries and areas including Japan, the United States of America, Canada, and five others. As in many racing games there are check points throughout the race that will add more time to the clock.
While racing, you'll be able to see the map, how fast you're going, what rank you are in, how many laps are left, how much time is left, and how much health you have on the bottom half of the screen.
There is also a multiplayer mode that allows you to race against one other person.
Each racing track features a different cameo of a popular Nintendo character. Characters included were, in order of appearance, Toad, Luigi, Peach (all from the Mario series, Link (from the Legend of Zelda series), Mario (Mario series), Samus Aran (from the Metroid series), Pit (from the Kid Icarus series), and Donkey Kong (from the Donkey Kong series). Bowser, from the Mario series, also appears later on in the game.
|Formula One Racing video games|
|Developed by Nintendo||F-1 Race (Famicom) • F-1 Race (Game Boy) • Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race|
| Developed by|
|F1 Pole Position • F1 Pole Position 2 • III: F1 Triple Battle • IV: F1 Dream Battle • F1 Pole Position 64 • SD F-1 Grand Prix|
|Developed by Nichibutsu||F1 Circus • Super F1 Circus • Super F1 Circus Limited • Super F1 Circus 2 • Super F1 Circus 3 • Super F1 Circus Gaiden|
|Developed by Varie||F-1 Hero GB '91 • F-1 Hero GB '92 • F-1 Hero 2 • Super F1 Hero • F-1 Hero '94|
| Developed by|
|F-1 Grand Prix • F-1 Grand Prix Part II • F-1 Grand Prix Part III|
F-1 World Grand Prix • F-1 World Grand Prix II
|Other Developers||Turbo Racing • F-1 Super Driving • Battle Grand Prix • F1 Career Challenge • F1 Championship Season 2000 • F1 2002 Formula 1 Sensation • F1 ROC • F1 ROC II • Formula One: Built to Win • Formula One 2000 • F1 2009 • F1 2011 • Monaco Grand Prix • F1 Racing Championship|