Super Monaco GP [2-Player Sit-Down model]

The Arcade PCB by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Super Monaco GP [2-Player Sit-Down model] © 1989 Sega Enterprises, Limited.


A superb Formula One racing game from Sega that took sprite-scaled graphics to a whole new level. The game's single track offered a very reasonable representation of the famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit.

Players could chose to race with one of three different skill/gear settings :
Beginner : Automatic Gears
Intermediate : 4-Speed Manual gears
Professional : 7-Speed Manual Gears

Before entering the Grand Prix, a qualification lap had to be completed. In the event of qualifying, the qualifying time determined the player's position on the starting grid. During the race itself, checkpoints had to be reached within a set time, or the race was over.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Super Monaco GP [2-Player Sit-Down model] the  Arcade PCB
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Sega X board hardware
Game ID : 0124a / 0125a / 0126 / 0126a

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 1
Control : steering wheel
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

UPDATES

317-0124a
• Select message : 'Select By Stearing...'
• Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive
• Qualification : preliminary race

317-0126
• Select message : 'Push Start Button'
• Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive
• Qualification : preliminary race

Other versions :
• Select message : 'select by stearing'
• Select text : Beginner Intermediate Professional
• Qualification : Qualifying Lap

Versions without billboards (0124a, Rev C 0125a, 0126a) :
• On these versions, Marlbobo, Modil, Hoster's billboards are replaced by Flicky's.
• Ajip, Pibelly billboard's are modified to be unreadable.
• Conan, Henda, Fodo, Flippy, BF billboards are unmodified.
• The billboard after the tunnel is always a Flicky (the Sega game).
• Renamed brands on the billboards :
Marlbobo => Marlboro (you can see Marlboro on the title screen tho)
Ajip => Agip
Conan => Canon
Modil => Mobil
Pibelli, Flippy => Pirelli
Henda => Honda
Fodo => Ford
BF => BP
Hoster's => Foster's

Note : US versions have the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Do not steer through the chicane; just hold a straight line and the game will take your car through it under full acceleration.

SERIES

PORTS

Consoles:


Sega Master System (1990)
Sega Mega Drive (1990)
Sega Mega-CD (1992, "Sega Classics Arcade Collection 4-in-1")

Computers:


Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Commodore Amiga (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on February 13, 2012