Super Monaco GP

aka: G.P. Mônaco, Super Monaco G.P.
Moby ID: 6656
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Super Monaco GP is a first-person perspective racing game which allows you to race other cars around the famous Monaco Grand Prix course. You first must qualify for a position on the grid by driving round a shortened version of the course on your own. The faster you drive the higher placing on the grid. The actual race has you competing against 19 other drivers and as well as trying to beat them all you must get to checkpoints within a time limit or it is race over. You also have to stay ahead of a certain position which starts at 20th and gets lower the longer the race goes on.

The Genesis version of Super Monaco adds a complete career mode, however. In the career mode, your goal is to win a season of races. Unfortunately, you start with a relatively slow car. By challenging other drivers, you can move to a better team and car, and ultimately win the F1 World Title. As well as the famous Monaco course, others from around the world have been added, to give the game a longer shelf life.

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  • スーパーモナコGP - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 78% (based on 44 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 53 ratings with 1 reviews)

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

The Good
Control, driving options, and very good graphics for the time. Also, unique game progression and challenges.

The Bad
There is no save option per se. They have a password system, which is okay, but not great. Also, the opponents tend to be relatively simple minded.

The Bottom Line
This game pits your against various Formula 1 type racers for the overall championship title. It allows you to progress to different teams and faster cars based on your performance. A unique option in the game is the ability to challenge other racing teams in a specific race. If you win, you will often be offered a position to race for the upgraded team. This is a classic due to it's control, graphics, and overall feel. The game plays tight with no blaring discrepancies or issues. Graphics are well above average for the time and there is no slow down or flicker when playing through even the fast parts of the tracks. The World Championship mode is a lot of fun and will keep you occupied for a while. Also, I like the choice of three transmissions with the more challenging ones (4 and 7 speed manuals) giving you advantages in overall speed to offset the difficulty and reward your effort at mastering the manual shift.

Genesis · by zemonn (174) · 2012

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Split needed? Martin Smith (81664) May 23, 2021

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games (Check 'em out)
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Sports-Themed Game

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Game added by quizzley7.

Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga added by Quapil. Arcade added by chirinea. SEGA Master System added by Sciere. Game Gear added by will.i.am. Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Alaka, Игги Друге, formercontrib, FatherJack.

Game added June 11, 2002. Last modified April 11, 2024.