Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model]

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model] © 1989 Sega.

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.

The Deluxe Cabinet incarnation was an attempt to re-create the 'feel' of a real Formula One car; featuring Paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for gear changes and force feedback in both the steering wheel and driver seat.


Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model] the  Arcade Video Game
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Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model] is designed to resemble the McLaren GP team, complete with the white and international orange colour scheme. The cabinet also featured a viewing window, situated behind the player's head, that allowed for real-life spectators to watch the player's progress.

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)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 24576

Players : 1
Control : steering wheel
Buttons : 2


• Select message : 'Select By Steering...'
• Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive
• Qualification : preliminary race

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

Other versions :
• Select message : 'select by Steering'
• 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.


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




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


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

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on February 13, 2012