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World Grand Prix
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Master System
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,000 G-1304
Sega Master System
US
$? 5053
Sega Master System
UK
£19.95[1] MK-5080-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-5080-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM 79 41006
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-5080-50
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-1304
Sega Master System
TW
NT$? G-1304




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World Grand Prix, known as The Circuit (ザ・サーキット) in Japan, is a racing game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Master System. It is effectively an updated version of the SG-1000/MSX game GP World, sharing many of the same ideas and features (including a track editor).

Gameplay

World Grand Prix is a simple formula one racing game reminiscent of Namco's 1982 arcade game Pole Position, in which you race across 12 tracks attempting to win the most points. In order to keep going, the player has to finish sixth or better in each race.

While the game is not paired with any official racing licenses, all of the pre-made tracks resemble circuits seen in the 1976 Formula One season. Names or locations for the circuits are never, though often the backgrounds can give further clues (for example, the British circuit, Brands Hatch features Big Ben and the UK Houses of Parliament in the background).

The Japanese cover art, however seemingly depicts the 1985 season, with Nelson Piquet's Brabham BT54 (7) in front of Alain Prost's McLaren MP4/2B (1).

Magazine articles

Main article: World Grand Prix/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
81 №1, p76[2]
81 №4, p112[3]
83 №71, p77[4]
80 №77, p120-121[5]
82 №8, p13[6]
80 №23, p61
Sega Master System
81
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, US
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Cover
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Cart
Worldgrandprix sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
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Cover
WorldGrandPrixSMSEUManual2L.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
®, no barcode variant
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Cover
WorldGrandPrixSMSEUManual2L.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
"no limits" variant
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Cover
WorldGrandPrixSMSEUManual2L.pdf
Manual
Master System, UK
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Cover
Master System, JP
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Cover
Master System, AU
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Cover
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Cart
WorldGrandPrixSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (cardboard)
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Cover
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Cart
WorldGrandPrix SMS BR Manual Older.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (clamshell)
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Cover
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Cart
WorldGrandPrix SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, TW
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, DE
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Cover
Master System, KR

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Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 073.pdf, page 132
  2. File:CompleteGuideToConsoles_UK_01.pdf, page 76
  3. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 112
  4. File:CVG UK 071.pdf, page 77
  5. File:CVG UK 077.pdf, page 120
  6. File:StheSegaMagazine UK 08.pdf, page 13