F1 Circus MD

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F1 Circus MD
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): PC Engine
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥7,500 T-71013

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F1 Circus MD (F1サーカスMD) is a 1991 racing game by Nihon Bussan for the Sega Mega Drive in their F1 Circus series, which also contains a Mega CD game.

A North American release appears to have been planned, with a prototype of the localised version, simply titled F1 Circus since being leaked onto the internet.


The game is a typical Formula 1 racing game. In World Championship mode, you are limited to a predefined course set, but you may choose your team, lap count, vehicle specifics, etc. Races are presented in a top-down view. A accelerates, B breaks, Up shifts down, Down shifts up, and C opens a menu.

Magazine articles

Main article: F1 Circus MD/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №1992-01, p79[1]
76 №, p83[2]
90 №41
60 №1992-01, p90
90 №24, p123[3]
88 №1, p64
74 №5, p64
80 №3, p34-36[4]
85 №4, p36[5]
84 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5d30befb
MD5 211d119a11102a8feccc78e2231a54b5
SHA-1 2efb8d46163e785a57421e726991328024ecd2a7
512kB 1991-08 Cartridge (JP)