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Super Monaco GP (set 8, World, Rev A, FD1094 317-0126a)


Super Monaco GP (c) 1989 Sega.


A superb Formula One racing game from Sega, that took sprite-scaling to a whole new level. The game's single track offered a very reasonable representation of the famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit while the cabinet - at least in its 'deluxe' incarnation - did its level best to re-create the 'feel' of a real Formula One car : Paddle shifters behind steering wheel for gear changes and force feedback in both the steering wheel and seat all added to the experience.


- TECHNICAL -


Sega X board hardware

Game ID : 0124a / 0125a / 0126 / 0126a


Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz), Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 24576


Players : 1

Control : steering wheel

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


This game is available in a single-player (upright or deluxe sit-down) or a two-player sit-down configurations. The deluxe cabinet is designed to resemble the McLaren GP team, complete with the white and international orange colour scheme. The cabinet also featured a viewing window, situated behind the player's head, that allowed for real-life spectators to watch the player's progress.


- UPDATES -


317-0124a

* Select message : 'Select By Stearing...'

* Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive

* Qualification : preliminary race


317-0126

* Select message : 'Push Start Button'

* Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive

* Qualification : preliminary race


Other versions :

* Select message : 'select by stearing'

* 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.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


Do not steer through the chicane; just hold a straight line and the game will take your car through it under full acceleration.


- SERIES -


1. Monaco GP (1980)

2. Super Monaco GP (1989)


- PORTS -


*Consoles :

Sega Master System (1990)

Sega Mega Drive (1990)


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Commodore Amiga (1991)

Amstrad CPC (1991)