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Super Monaco GP

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
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2.8
Atari ST
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Commodore 64
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User Reviews

This is a great racer and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a racing game on the Genesis. Genesis zemonn (173)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 4 2.4
Amstrad CPC 3 1.4
Arcade 1 4.2
Atari ST 2 1.8
Commodore 64 4 2.0
Game Gear 4 2.8
Genesis 14 3.8
SEGA Master System 8 2.5
ZX Spectrum 3 1.3
Combined MobyScore 43 2.7


The Press Says

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98
GenesisJoystick (French)
Alors si vous ne savez pas quoi acheter, n'hésitez surtout pas, Super Monaco Grand Prix est véritablement LA simulation de sports mécaniques sur console. Magnifique, extraordinaire, sensationnel, impeccable, bref c'est du tout bon. Mais ça, vous l'aviez déjà compris!
95
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This is video racing at its best! Not only do you get a fantastic translation of the popular coin-op, the Genesis version of Super Monaco also has many new scenes within a tournament setting complete with rivals, driving points, pits stops and more! Absolutely outstanding!
95
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Now the Megadrive version is here, it literally blows away every other racing game on any console! Almost identical to its arcade parent (apart from a slight difference in the track layout), the only real thing missing is an abundance of landmarks - but it does't detract from the game in the slightest.
94
ArcadeComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The bad news: when your current position falls below the position limit (which counts down as the race progresses) it's game over. Deep breaths, wipe sweat from face, insert another coin. Absolutely brilliant. Play it — and don't be surprised if you have to queue behind Nelson Piquet!
93
GenesisMean Machines
Racing a Formula I car is a dream for all the MEAN MACHINES team (Jaz has a Formula III car, the lucky so-and-so), and this game lets us relieve our urges. I am amazed at this game every time I load it, the graphics are so good. Luckily, it doesn't stop at just being visually resplendent: the playability is incredible, and the sprite update has to be seen to be believed. Atmosphere is what makes this so special, and the sweat really starts to pour as you view three cars approaching in you rear-view mirror - will you be able to keep them at bay? Easily the best racing game on any console, this game combines excitement and quality in a fun, cuddly package!
92
SEGA Master SystemComputer and Video Games (CVG)
When I discovered that this wasn't a conversion of the Super Monaco GP arcade machine I must confess to being rather disappointed. However, after playing it a couple of time I soon realised that this is a very good racing game indeed – in fact the best yet seen on the Sega!
91
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
The gameplay is a combination of Pole Position and Pitstop, with superb graphics and responsive controls. The game opens on a high note, showing a good-looking blonde in a bathing suit (don't ask me what that has to do with racing!). The game features a single-race mode, a multi-race "championship" mode, and a practice mode. You can choose your racing team and transmission type. The action is viewed from inside your Indy-style car, and the illusion of speed is very effective. The road ahead is fairly flat, but signs on the side of the road and the on-screen map keep you alert of turns. The background scenery looks great, and there are even some dark tunnels that are a lot of fun to drive through. The other cars look realistic, and the scaling and animation are relatively smooth. Super Monaco is addictive. One feature that made me laugh was the chain-smoking voice that encourages you with words like "C'mon!" and "Keep in up!". This is a first-rate racer, and a classic Genesis title.
91
AmigaZzap!
Great coin-op racing comes to the Amiga in fine style.
90
SEGA Master SystemPlayer One
Toujours plus vite, encore plus beau ! Tel pourrait être le slogan de Super Monaco GP la dernière simulation de conduite sur Sega Master System.
90
Commodore 64Zzap!
A great race game with pace.
89
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The numerous options, such as mouse sensitivity control and gear-change facilities only add to the value, making this one of the best racing games available for some time.
89
Atari STThe One
Why is it that the computer-controlled cars never foul up? One things that links all driving games is that, while your car struggles to avoid the barriers on a corner, your auto-opponent effortlessly glides by, changing lanes at will. This just adds to the frustration generated as you slip and slide, your position indicator rapidly turning into double figures. Super Monaco GP suffers on this count - but scores on nearly every other. This is one of the smoothest race games currently available (bar, possibly, Indianapolis 500). Despite some slightly blocky graphics and below-par sound effects, the effect of speed is nicely handled and is what drags it above the rest of the grid. The only other problem lies in the small number of tracks, but the challenge is enough that even these four should last for some time. The numerous options, such as mouse sensitivity control and gear change facilities only add to the value, making this one of the best racing games available for some time.
89
AmigaThe One
Why is it that the computer-controlled cars never foul up? One things that links all driving games is that, while your car struggles to avoid the barriers on a corner, your auto-opponent effortlessly glides by, changing lanes at will. This just adds to the frustration generated as you slip and slide, your position indicator rapidly turning into double figures. Super Monaco GP suffers on this count - but scores on nearly every other. This is one of the smoothest race games currently available (bar, possibly, Indianapolis 500). Despite some slightly blocky graphics and below-par sound effects, the effect of speed is nicely handled and is what drags it above the rest of the grid. The only other problem lies in the small number of tracks, but the challenge is enough that even these four should last for some time. The numerous options, such as mouse sensitivity control and gear change facilities only add to the value, making this one of the best racing games available for some time.
87
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Slick graphics and sound, a good impression of speed and a real driving feel. Added to entertaining intro screens and a genuine sense of challenge, the total is a fine piece of programming.
85
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
As Amiga race games go, Super Monaco GP is good, and the programmers at Probe deserve credit for trying to fit in as much of the arcade game as possible. However, although it sports features that even the Megadrive version couldn't provide, the game is by no means perfect.
85
AmigaCU Amiga
In all, an extremely close and playable conversion, and a round of applause to all those involved.
85
Atari STZero
The ST version of the game is different to the Amiga in exactly the way you'd expect: less colour and sound, but as you're used to the ST palette and sound chip this shouldn't really both you at all. There is one other difference however, and that's the roadside graphics - on the Amiga the buildings are quite tall. On the ST they're a bit shorter. Who cares?
85
AmigaZero
Not the racing game to end all racing games, but not the worst on the market by any standard.
83
AmigaRaze
The urge to get further drives you on.
83
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Playability-wise, this conversion's fine. The graphics are great as well with a lot of detail and a nippy turn of speed. My only gripe is the fact that there are only four tracks, I still find it hard to understand why US Gold didn't incorporate the World Championship circuit (16 tracks) that was featured on the Megadrive version. Don't get me wrong, Super Monaco GP is a damn fine game on both the ST and Amiga. Lotus still rules, however as the best 16 bit road racer.
83
AmigaAmiga Format
Intensive racing action, which has an arcade edge. It's just like the coin-op, but with three extra tracks! Strong graphics both on and off the track Terminal crashes quickly become rather irksome Little reward on offer in the early stages
82
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Oh no. It's happened again. I've started to feel the need, the need for speed. And there's only one thing that can satisfy this desire. A spiffingly good 3D motor racing game. And what a strange coincidence! Super Monaco GP happens to have just appeared in the trusty shed. Better get on and review it, hadn't I? (If you would. Ed)
80
SEGA Master SystemRetrogaming.it
Super Monaco GP per Sega Master System è un gioco gradevole che poteva avere un senso nel 1990. Oggi, ritengo sia un titolo trascurabile che non ha retto il passare del tempo e che non è entrato nelle memorie della maggior parte dei retrogiocatori. Il voto che trovate qua sotto, è stato dettato sopratutto dalla ventata di novità che il videogioco portava ad una console allora priva di qualcosa che somigliasse ad una simulazione di Formula 1 e dal fatto che comunque è ben programmato e sa divertire i vecchi player come me.
80
GenesisGames-X
This 3D racing game was very successful on the other major format. The Sega Megadrive version of this classic is in terms of graphics possible the most impressive, with its high quality backgrounds and cars.
80
GenesisSega-16.com
Sega was obviously striving for a delicate balance between great gameplay and sufficient presentation. I would have preferred it had taken a bit more time to spruce up the visuals, considering that the arcade original looked great for its time (save for the short draw distance), but I honestly can't complain about the final package. Super Monaco GP offers deep and involving gameplay and is fun enough to maintain interest through to the end. The password system is a bit of a pain, but it's nothing that some diligent copying won't overcome. The sequel is a major improvement, and that should tell you something about Sega's dedication to this franchise at the time, considering just how solid the original is. It's inexpensive and worth tracking down, so find yourself a copy and burn some rubber.
80
GenesisVideoGame
Ponha o capacete, vista o macacão e entre na sua Ferrari (se você preferir sua McLaren ou Benetton), E prepare-se para participar deste campeonato mundial de Fórmula 1. Você disputa "pau a pau" com um amigo quem será o vencedor. São 12 circuitos diferentes, cada um correspondente a um Grande Prêmio.
78
Commodore 64Commodore Format
[...] If it's racing action you're after Super Monaco Grand Prix does deliver. And if you must buy it, buy it for the speed and the lastability, not because you fancy a copy of the coin-op - you'll only be disappointed, especially in the face of competition like Turbo Out Run or Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge.
78
AmigaPower Play
Mit dieser Automatenumsetzung haben sich die Jungs von Probe sichtlich Mühe gegeben. Die Schwächen der Amiga-Hardware lassen sich natürlich nicht ausmerzen; einige Features, die sich auf dem Automaten, nicht jedoch in der Mega-Drive-Version finden, wurden trotzdem in die Computerspielversion gepackt. Grafisch ist das Programm ganz klar stärker als Segas Heimversion. Palmen, Tribünen und ganze Häuserblocks säumen den Streckenrand und alle Formel-1-Wagen sind unterschiedlich bemalt. Der Sound ist anständig, die Spielbarkeit hoch. So bietet allein die mickrige WM-Saison mit nur vier verschiedenen Rennstrecken wirklich Anlaß zur Klage.
75
AmigaAmiga Joker
Aber zurück zum eigentlichen Thema: Die Grafik ist nicht nur flott, sondern auch hübsch anzusehen, vom Tunnel bis zum Meeresausblick ist alles vorhanden; unterschiedliche Witterungsverhältnisse inklusive. Die Detailfreude ist beeindruckend, der Zoomeffekt geradezu fantastisch, und auch die diversen Zwischen-, Karten- und Game Over-Screens sind recht ansprechend ausgefallen. Der Sound kommt dagegen etwas hausbacken daher; die üblichen Effekte halt und ein paar unaufdringlich dahindüdelnde Musikstücke. Super Monaco Grand Prix bietet also gehobenen Standard – aber letztlich eben doch nur Standard. Es gibt keinen Zwei-Spieler-Modus, man darf sein Auto nicht aufrüsten, ja, noch nicht einmal Boxenstops oder Reifenwechsel sind möglich. Schade, denn mit ein paar Optionen mehr wäre die Motivation auf lange Zeit gesichert gewesen. Was bleibt, ist ein überdurchschnittliches Rennspielchen, an dem zumindest Leute mit Benzin im Blut viel Freude haben dürften.
73
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad von Super Monaco GP ist zwar variabel, insgesamt aber doch recht hoch angesetzt, so daß langer Spielspaß garantiert ist, der bei weniger geschickten Spielern aber sicherlich auch in Frust umschlagen kann. Wer ein rassiges Rennspielchen sucht und ein Mega Drive besitzt, der ist mit diesem Programm bestens bedient.
73
GenesisPower Play
Gegenüber dem Automatenvorbild hat Segas Super Monaco GP zwar einiges an spektakulärer 3D-Grafik verloren, dafür packten die Entwickler eine komplette Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft in das Modul. Mit einem Automatikgetriebe ist der Einstieg in den Rennzirkus schnell gefunden; echte Männer fahren natürlich nur mit tückischem Schaltgetriebe. Trotz hübscher Hintergründe und flammender Turbofeuer präsentiert sich das Spiel grafisch und akustisch eher unauffällig. So lag es auch nicht an der Aufmachung, daß ich nächtelang vor dem Bildschirm klebte. Es ist mir jedoch selten ein so extrem spielbares Programm unter die Finger gekommen. Auf "Easy" kamen bei Super Monaco schon nach wenigen Minuten erste Suchtgefühle, auf "hard" kämpfte ich noch tagelang um eine gute Platzierung. Fair ist auch, daß die leicht zu handhabenden Automatikrenner wesentlich weniger Kraft unter der Haube haben als die tückischen Wagen mit Handschaltung. Super Monaco GP, von führenden Bleifüßen empfohlen.
72
Game Gear1UP!
Du point de vue du lancement de la console, Super Monaco GP était un titre flatteur pour la Game Gear si on n'y regardait pas de trop près. Il était parfait comme démonstration, mais échouait à satisfaire pleinement à partir du moment où on le jugeait uniquement pour ses qualités ludiques. Bizarrement, les points forts et les points faibles de la version 8-bit salon semblent ici inversés. Si la version Master System est beaucoup plus complète et agréable graphiquement, comparativement, elle est aussi très poussive en raison de son écran splitté; la vitesse est nettement mieux rendue sur Game Gear, tout comme la maniabilité y est plus agréable. Chacune des deux versions a les qualités qu'il manque à l'autre, avec la version Megadrive pour les regrouper.
72
AmigaAmiga Power
Fast and playable, but maddeningly difficult, and nothing like the coin-op. Nice, but a bit duff as a conversion.
70
SEGA Master SystemRetrogaming History
Super Monaco GP per Sega Master System è un gioco gradevole che poteva avere un senso nel 1990. Oggi, ritengo sia un titolo trascurabile che non ha retto il passare del tempo e che non è entrato nelle memorie della maggior parte dei retrogiocatori. Il voto che trovate qua sotto, è stato dettato sopratutto dalla ventata di novità che il videogioco portava ad una console allora priva di qualcosa che somigliasse ad una simulazione di Formula 1 e dal fatto che comunque è ben programmato e sa divertire i vecchi player come me.
70
Game GearVideoGame
Super Monaco GP é a versão para Game Gear do jogo de mesmo nome do Master System. O cartucho simula uma temporada em um campeonato de Fórmula 1. É possível escolher os equipamentos certos para seu carro, como uma asa leve, pneus macios, um motor V 12 e sete marchas.
69
Game GearVideo Games
Die Game-Gear.Version spielt sich erstaunlicherweise flotter als die anderen Super-Monaco-Adaptionen. Die 3.D- Grafik ist ruckfrei und vermittelt ein prima Gefühl für die hohe Geschwindigkeit der Formel-i-Flitzer. Manchmal ist mir das Tempo sogar zu hoch, denn der Wagen driftet in den Kurven doch recht schnell ab. Von dieser Kleinigkeit abgesehen, besteht kein Grund zum vorzeitigen. Boxenstop. Der Spielablauf ist zwar nicht allzu ausgefuchst (man hätte vielleicht Reifenwechsel, Benzin nachfüllen oder ähnliches einbauen können), doch Spaß macht die Raserei schon. Wer sich von dieser “Wir-beschränken-uns-aufs-Nötigste “-Mentalität nicht abschrecken läßt, der wird den Game-Gear-Motor öfters anwerfen.
67
AmigaAmiga User International
It could have been a great game. Instead, it's a missed opportunity that's going to disappoint fans hoping for a conversion that's just like the original.
63
SEGA Master SystemPower Play
Wenn man sich von dem ersten "Wie-sieht-das-denn-aus?"-Schreck erholt hat, dann kann Super Monaco Grand Prix auch auf dem Master System anständig unterhalten. Es erinnert zwar etwas an "World Grand Prix", gewinnt durch Taktik-Intermezzo und Zwei-Spieler-Modus allerdings an Fahrt und Eigenständigkeit. Immerhin: die Grafik flutscht ordentlich, die Musik nervt nicht und das Spielgefühl ist überraschend gut. Bis auf die etwas gewöhnungsbedürftige Steuerung bei der manuellen Gangschaltung ("Hoch, nicht runter!") war kein außerplanmäßiger Boxenstop nötig. Für PS-Freaks eine willkommene Neuheit.
60
SEGA Master SystemVideoGame
Super Mônaco GP é o Campeonato Mundial de Fórmula 1. Você disputa este campeonato nas principais pistas do mundo, casos de Monza e Silverstone.
59
GenesisACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Simple controls and instant appeal make this a game you can dive straight into. However, one race is all you need to see that this is nothing special. The graphics are well translated from the original, though the huge roadside objects are conspicuous in their absence. Overlaid text and information windows in the main playing area clutter the display. Sound is below par for a Megadrive, with a few sparse FX and some fuzzy sampled speech.
50
AmigaAmiga Power
A very good racing game, but don't expect the arcade.
50
SEGA Master SystemGamesCollection
Un titolo di formula 1 colpito da vari problemi e da scelte discutibili. Sicuramente per questa console potete trovare titoli dello stesso genere migliori.
50
Game GearGénération 4
Quand on connaît le jeu d'arcade ou même l'adaptation Megadrive, on a un peu de quoi être déçu par cette version Game-Gear, qui propose un jeu tout à fait différent.
48
SEGA Master SystemElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Super Monaco tries to touch on a lot of different themes, with head-to-head racing, pit stops, track selections and more, but instead comes up a little rough around all of its multiple edges. There is a lot to like, but it doesn't touch Out-Run.
42
SEGA Master SystemDefunct Games
Super Monaco GP on the Master System fails to live up to the 16-bit original, but that goes without saying. What you're left with is a mediocre racing game that is helped by a fun two-player mode. The graphics are bad and the single-player mode is forgettable. I would stick with Hang-On or OutRun if you're looking for a racing fix on the Master System.
40
ArcadeAll Game Guide
For realistic racing action with roaring sound effects and effectively simulated 3D graphics, gamers could do worse than seek out Super Monaco GP. The game is available in two formats: upright and sit-down, the latter of which has force feedback in the steering wheel and seat, further giving the illusion of an authentic racing experience.
40
SEGA Master SystemJeuxvideo.com
Avec des graphismes un tantinet plus travaillés et une jouabilité améliorée, Super Monaco GP aurait pu devenir une référence incontournable des jeux de courses automobiles sur Master System. Malheureusement, ses nombreux défauts ont raison du plaisir de jeu, sauf peut-être lors d’une partie à deux. Décevant.
30
Commodore 6464'er
Die Steuerung ist ordentlich, was aber nicht bedeutet, daß es ein Kinderspiel ist, die Rennstrecken zu überstehen. Wer trotzdem den Super Monaco G.P. in Angriff nehmen will, der sollte nicht zuviel erwarten, denn das Spiel kommt nicht über Mittelmaß heraus. Vor allem wenn man das Konsolenvorbild kennt.