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GP World

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GP World
System(s): SG-1000, MSX
Publisher: Sega,
MSX
Pony Canyon
Developer:
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
SG-1000
JP
¥4,300 G-1040
SG-1000
TW
NT$? ?



MSX
JP
¥5,500 R55X5802




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GP World (GPワールド) for the SG-1000 and MSX, is a loose conversion of the 1984 LaserDisc-based arcade game, GP World. It was released in 1985 exclusively in Japan.

Gameplay

Gameplay in this "8-bit" version of GP World is similar in concept to the arcade GP World but given the wildly differing hardware, different in execution. Most notably all graphics in the game are generated in real-time by the SG-1000 rather than streamed from a LaserDisc, which in turn leads to more predictable car physics. The concept of racing in four different types of GP is scrapped, replaced instead with a GP that spans the world and three selectable difficulties.

Like the original, the game uses a third person perspective similar to the likes of Turbo (although the camera is positioned behind the steering wheel), and sees the player race in a formula one car, navigating the course and avoiding other drivers. This version is also notable for having a simplistic track editor. It is likely that the SH-400 controller was designed with this game in mind.

Physical scans

SG-1000 version

SG-1000, JP
GP World SG-1000 JP Top.jpg
GP World SG-1000 JP Back.jpgGP World SG-1000 JP Spine.jpgGP World SG-1000 JP Front.jpgGP World SG-1000 JP Spine2.jpg
Cover
GP World SG-1000 JP Carttop.jpg
GPWorld SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Cart
GP World SG-1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual
SG-1000, TW

MSX version

MSX, JP
GPWorld MSX JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
GPWorld MSX JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 942ADF84
MD5 4D9CC3764321B668D1FC238E19794312
SHA-1 40AE9C24C61188C6F02EBA1B83109C5C4D86E64B
32kB Cartridge (JP)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 191FFE0A
MD5 19707D73CE1A664CBA608E9C72E334C2
SHA-1 37AA4812D37445C9E86BC4E02F056FB50D19DC6A
32kB Cartridge (JP) (Alt)
SG-1000
 ?
CRC32 F19F7548
MD5 5A533DDF9C0C72C57376EA151ECE1C03
SHA-1 11773E7EB2DCA727EA293B5AA50ED8094DF29F41
32kB Cartridge (TW)

References