Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 80
    Coupled with the bright and charming visuals and you've got a game that, as I said at the start, was very unfairly maligned.
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    An interesting twist for the Formula 1's classic games. Not as good as Mario Kart, but recommended for arcade fans.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2014
    A moderately successful blend of familiar genres. [March 2014, p.76]
  4. Feb 8, 2014
    This Powered Edition of F1 Race Stars attempts to create a middle-ground between hardcore Formula One fans and those who prefer a less realistic approach to the races. The effort is laudable and Codemasters can claim some partial success on the technical front and variety of events. Nevertheless, liabilities such as the short longevity and the unexplainable absence of an online multiplayer mode make this a lacklustre approach to the sport, which will disappoint the F1 crowd and prove too demanding to the more casual demographics.
  5. 60
    This version of Powered Up F1 Race Stars does not transform the game into a 2.0 version, it only delivers some additional content and little else.
  6. Jan 21, 2014
    This is a good game that has been ported sloppily, but is a tempting option for those that absolutely must have a new kart racing fix and can't wait for Mario Kart 8 to arrive on the grid.
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    If only Codemasters didn’t axe the online multiplayer, F1 Race Stars could have been a decent game to spend some hours with.
  8. Jan 24, 2014
    It could have been an alternative to Mario Kart. But without online play and balancing issues this one decent fun racer becomes a frustrating racer.

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