F1 Race was the very first racing game released for the Family Computer, developed by Nintendo. Quite similar to Pole Position, the success of this game in the Famicom's early years may ultimately be responsible for the complete absence of a Pole Position release at all from Namco for the Famicom. A slightly more sophisticated version of F1-Race was later released for the Game Boy, which included the Four Player Adapter for four player simultaneous gameplay via the original Game Boy link cable.