Super Monaco Grand Prix

Super Monaco Grand Prix
a game by Sega
Genres: Racing, Sports
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 9.8/10, based on 7 reviews
User Rating: 9.3/10 - 3 votes
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See also: Racing Games, Monaco Grand Prix Games, Super Monaco Games
Super Monaco Grand Prix
Super Monaco Grand Prix
Super Monaco Grand Prix
Super Monaco Grand Prix
  • Machine: Genesis
  • Theme: Driver
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Available: August '90

Blast past the competition in the ultimate 16-bit race of your life

Super Monaco GP represents the first high speed driving available for the Sega Genesis. Adapted to the coin-op sequel of the same name, the 16-Bit home version of Super Monaco not only features the familiar sights and sounds of the arcade, but also throws in a slew of new screens, options and features for exhilarating driving action.

The goal, as in most racing games, is to beat out a field of opponents and cross the finish line first. Besides porting over most of the good looks of the arcade version, however, this Super Monaco GP also features pit stops, a winner's circle, and digitized graphics not found in the arcade original!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

A driving tour-de-force that looks just like it jumped rom the arcades and into the Genesis! Super Monaco GP uses extensive (and very effective) digitized graphics hroughout the game, and features a fast-paced driving :ontest through a variety of different city backgrounds md country landscapes. Virtually a carbon-copy or the rrcade original, Super Monaco GP takes the Genesis to ts utmost limits in graphics, sounds, and play. This game is as fantastic as the pictures below look.

EGM has just learned from its sources that Sega recently hired the 1991 world champion Formula One race driver - Mr. Ayrton Senna as the development supervisor for Sega's newest racing game - Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP 2.

This new super simulation will be programmed for the Genesis, Sega Master System 2, Game Gear and Mega Drive game systems. The 16 bit versions and the Master System cart will be released in March 1992. The Game Gear version will come out in July 1992.

Here's the scoop. The 16 bit version will be 8 meg plus a battery. The Master System and Game Gear versions will be 2 megabit carts. The 16 courses in the 1991 F1 GP Series will be programmed in as will a few extra courses designed by Mr. Senna himself. The battery backup will allow the player to save their best records and positions in various races for continuation of play at a later point in time. More next issue!

Start up those engines and hit the gas. There are 16 of the worlds hardest racetracks in this soft so be prepared for some very challenging racing!

  • Levels: 16
  • Theme: Race
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Hard

Our 1990 Best Sports Simulation award was given to this title due to the realism in race car simulation. Dodge speeding racers and other obstacles to win this fast paced game!

  • Type: Race
  • Release: Sept. 1990
  • Levels: 16
  • Difficulty: Avg.

Sega has converted their popular arcade to the Genesis format. With very little loss in the translation you now can challenge the top GP drivers in 16 of the world's toughest courses. Select from several types of transmissions and head out for a practice lap. Next, move up to the preliminary race then to the world championships! Select a computer rival and finish in the top 6 in order to get standing points.

People say:


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, pit stops and more! Absolutely outstanding!


I like racing games. I loved the arcade version and very has been lost in this translation. The car handles correctly and 'feels' right. Lots of tracks to try and very difficult drivers to compete against. There's nothing more realistic on any system!


Super Monaco GP is without a doubt the hottest driving game to ever come along for a home system. It perfectly blends graphics energy with high intensity game play and special extras not found in the arcade. This game is tough, but extra challenge is welcome in a Genesis game.


Start on AUTOMATIC. Learn the tracks first on Free Practice. Totally realistic control and feel of Formula car racing. I got fired by three different teams. Qualify like Senna. Race like Prost. Quit like Mansell. Try not to scrub off speed, be smooth and you can be World Champion!

Super Monaco GP brings it on home with the arcade-style racing action that made this title a smash coin-op. Look for all of the same great graphic features that gave the arcade hit that heart-stopping sense of action. Your car features great handling -- you shift gears and monitor speed and other variables -- and you're also low to the ground for a realistic race-car perspective. You get a great racer, tough Grand Prix tracks, and big prizes. What more could you want? You'll be on the fast track to success in no time at all.

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