Super Monaco GP [Upright model]

Arcade Video game published 31 years ago by SEGA Enterprises

Listed and emulated in MAME !

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Super Monaco GP [Upright 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.


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


* 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.



[US] Sega Genesis (1990)
Sega Master System [US] [EU] (1990) "Super Monaco GP [Model 7043]"
Sega Mega Drive [BR] (1990) by Tec Toy
[JP] Sega Mega Drive (aug.9, 1990) "Super Monaco GP [Model G-4026]"
[EU] Sega Mega Drive (jan.4, 1991)
Sega Master System [BR] (1992) "Super Monaco GP [Model 025310]"

[JP] Sega Game Gear (oct.6, 1990) "Super Monaco GP [Model G-3201]"
Sega Game Gear [US] [EU] (1991)
Sega Game Gear [BR] (1991) "G.P. Monaco" by Tec Toy

[EU] Atari ST (1991)
[EU] Commodore C64 (1991)
[EU] Commodore Amiga (1991)
[EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
[EU] Amstrad CPC (1991)


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Machine's picture.