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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Monaco GP SEGA Master System Title screen
Super Monaco GP Atari ST Main menu
Super Monaco GP Atari ST I guess the pole-setter got first choice of grid girl
Super Monaco GP Game Gear Some construction ahead...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Monaco G.P." -- C64 + Amiga title
  • "G.P. Mônaco" -- Brazilian Game Gear title
  • "スーパーモナコGP" -- Japanese spelling

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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 (176)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Nov, 1990 38 out of 40 95
The One Amiga Apr, 1991 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Retrogaming.it SEGA Master System Aug 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Sega Does Game Gear Jan 09, 2017 B 75
1UP! Game Gear Jun 24, 2005 72 out of 100 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Nov, 1990 590 out of 1000 59
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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