500 GP

Arcade Video game published 25 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

500 GP © 1998 Namco.


Grand Prix Racing Realism.
Make room for the ultimate, hi-tech linkable motorcycle racing video game available. 500GP is the real thing. Race against real Grand Prix riders. Race on real Grand Prix courses.

So real you have to fight the wind.
500GP is the first motorcycle racing game that sense the rider's position and calculates the wind resistance. When the players lean over the gas tank their potential speed increases. This technique gives the racer the edge that just might put them in first place!

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Namco Super System 23 hardware
Game ID : 5GP

Main CPU : IDT (@ 166 Mhz)
Audio CPU: H8/3002 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C352 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Screen Orientation: Horizontal.
Screen Resolution: 640 x 480 pixels.
Refresh Rate: 598.882400Hz.
Palette Colors: 16.8 Million

Linkable up to four Cabinets

500GP is available in two models:

The standard cabinet packs all of the excitement of the deluxe in a compact, more affordable package. Dimensions : 78'' High x 32'' Wide x 85'' Deep

The deluxe version boasts a 50" monitor, the most authentic bike ever created and attention-grabbing cabinet and graphics. Dimensions : 92'' High x 46'' Wide x 107'' Deep

Both version simulate the intense sport of Grand Prix racing, you supply the leathers.


500 GP was released in February 1999 (even if the titlescreen says 1998).

The FIA licensed successor to the Suzuka 24 games where the player chooses from three licensed courses: Jerez (Spain), Paul Ricard (France) or Suzuka (Japan). The game features authentic motorcycles from Honda (NSR500), Suzuki (RGV500) and Yamaha (YZR500). It also has likenesses of the real 500cc GP riders in the game.

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Official Website: http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/am/vg/500gp/