Lost In Translation/Super Monaco GP

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Super Monaco GP
Super Monaco GP marquee.
No screen shot.
Super Monaco GP control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1989
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.500 MHz)
(2x) Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.64 Hz
24,576 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 29 ROMs
3,317,760 bytes (3.16 MiB)
MAME ID smgp · smgp5 · smgp6 · smgpj · smgpu · smgpu1 · smgpu2 · smgpu3

About The Game

Super Monaco GP is a Formula One-based, chase-view driving arcade video game.

A superb 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.


Renamed brands on the billboards :


  • Select message : 'Select By Stearing...'
  • Select text : B, A, Super A Class, like on Megadrive
  • Qualification : preliminary race
  • 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).

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.


  1. Monaco GP (1979)
  2. Pro Monaco GP (1980)
  3. Super Monaco GP [Upright model] (1989)
    Super Monaco GP [Cockpit model] (1989)
    Super Monaco GP [Deluxe model] (1989)

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Super Monaco GP.
Sega Master System (1990)
Sega Mega Drive (1990)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Super Monaco G.P.", 1991, U.S. Gold)
Amstrad CPC (1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Super Sonic Team -G.S.M. SEGA 3- PCCB-00009[1] 1989-10-29 Pony Canyon CD version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[2] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Beep! Sega Megadrive Best Selection PSCX-1018[3] 1991-04-25 DATAM Polystar CD version.
The Best Of The Maniacs Of Noise! CZCD 019[4] 2007-07-13 Binary Zone Interactive 2 CD version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.