From Sega Retro
|System(s): Discrete logic arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Master System|
|Publisher: Gremlin/Sega (US) Sega (JP)|
|Number of players: 1|
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Monaco GP (モナコＧＰ) is a 1979 arcade racing game made by Sega. The game is very simple - all the player needs to do is avoid cars and obstacles on a track. He/she can speed up and slow down and two players may play at the same time.
Monaco GP was Sega's last arcade game to use discrete logic circuits rather than a digital CPU, meaning it cannot be emulated in emulators such as MAME. The player's score and time are also displayed on external LED displays, so it is impossible to re-create the game perfectly.
The game only was ported to the Sega SG-1000 in 1983. The SG-1000 version had a difficulty select of one, two, or three other cars on the road. It was quickly followed by Pro Monaco GP which uses similar hardware, but the series would not reach its peak until 1989's Super Monaco GP. The game was, however, included in the Japanese release of the Sega Saturn compilation Sega Ages Memorial Selection Vol: 2. An updated version of the game was released as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series in Japan also.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Specifications
- 3 Production credits
- 4 Magazine articles
- 5 Promotional material
- 6 Photo gallery
- 7 Physical scans
- 8 Technical information
- 9 References
A red formula car travelling at high-speed through the streets, speeding up, jumping, manoeuvering to the right and left to avoid the cars obstructing the way and reckless cars coming close to your machine, ········· be on the lookout for an ambulance suddenly passing by ········· and keep an eye out for the sign posts!! Thrill packed challenges such as the slip zones, dangerous construction sites as well as sharp curves and narrow bay bridges also appear. When in the tunnel, the headlights of your car are the only thing you can rely upon. After improving your skill by going through the beginner's level 1, you can move on to the more difficult higher levels 2 and 3.
— AU SG-1000 box backcover 
- Mass: 150kg
- Mass: 75kg
- Mass: 52kg
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- Main article: Monaco GP/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
|SG-1000, JP (Sega Card)|
(Sega Card; no barcode)
Master System version
ROM dump status
- https://sega.jp/history/hard/sc3000/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-09-28 02:34)
- Sega Arcade History, Enterbrain, page 43
- Game Machine, "1985-07-15" (JP; 1985-07-15), page 9
- Tilt, "Mars 1984" (FR; 1984-xx-xx), page 30
- File:MonacoGP SMS KR back.jpg
- File:Monaco GP SG1000 AU Back.jpg
- File:MonacoGP Arcade US Flyer.pdf
|Games in the Monaco GP Series|
|Monaco GP (1979) | Pro Monaco GP (1979) | Super Monaco GP (8-bit) (1989-1990) | Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (8-bit) (1992) | Monaco GP (2001) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 2: Monaco GP (2003)|
|Super Monaco GP (1992)|
|Super Monaco GP / Turbo OutRun (1989)|