Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco Grand Prix
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Race Controller, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Racing[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] T-17701M
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.9949.99[4] T-17701N
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-17701D-18
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8,490Ptas8,490[9] T-17701D-58
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-17701D-58
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
PT
DCJUB1689
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] T-17701D-05
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE/FR/NL
T-17701D-58
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.9589.95[10]
OFLC: G
Sega Dreamcast
BR
197046
Tectoy: Todas as Idades

Monaco Grand Prix is a formula one racing game by Ubisoft, released for the Sega Dreamcast as a launch title for the console in the US and Europe, though can also be found on other consoles.

It is an awkwardly named game - it is a sequel to the PC game F1 Racing Simulation (later known as Racing Simulation 1). In Japan and mainland Europe it is known as Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2, indicating it is a direct sequel. However, this excludes the United Kingdom, which knows the game as Racing Simulation: Monaco Grand Prix, and Germany, which knows it as Racing Simulation 2. In the Americas, it is merely Monaco Grand Prix. None of these names should be confused with Monaco GP, a much earlier arcade game developed by Sega which went on to have several sequels.

Gameplay

Tracks

Despite calling itself Monaco Grand Prix, the game features a wide variety of tracks based on the Formula 1 layouts of the era. None of the circuits use their official names, and most of the branding is removed.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • San Marino
  • Monaco
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Japan
  • Europe

History

Legacy

The game was re-released in Europe 2001 with the addition of online play. This version is officially known as Racing Simulation 2: Monaco Grand Prix On-line in all countries which sold it. The Online portions of the game where brought back online and works with DreamPi

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (UK) Racing Simulation: Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation: Monaco Grand Prix
English (US) Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix
Japanese モナコ・グランプリ・レーシング・シミュレーション2 Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2
French Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2
German Racing Simulation 2 Racing Simulation 2
Spanish Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2
Italian Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2
Portuguese (Brazil) Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix

Magazine articles

Main article: Monaco Grand Prix/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Monaco Grand Prix/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) PAL
25
[11]
Consoles + (FR) NTSC-J
90
[12]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
90
[13]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) NTSC-J
70
[14]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
70
[7]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
60
[15]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
63
[16]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
80
[17]
Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin (DE) PAL
75
[18]
Dreamcast Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
63
[19]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) PAL
83
[20]
Dorimaga (JP) NTSC-J
76
[21]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
60
[22]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
80
[23]
Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast (RU) PAL
81
[24]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
78
[25]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
71
[26]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
68
[27]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
86
[28]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
86
[29]
Man!ak (PL)
60
[30]
Mega Console (IT) NTSC-J
80
[31]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
85
[32]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
60
[8]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
40
[33]
Player One (FR)
81
[34]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
70
[9]
Sega Magazin (DE) NTSC-J
85
[35]
Total Control (UK) NTSC-J
86
[36]
Video Games (DE) PAL
79
[37]
Sega Dreamcast
73
Based on
30 reviews

Monaco Grand Prix

Dreamcast, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
Dreamcast, US
MonacoGrandPrix DC US Box Back.jpgMonacoGrandPrix DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, UK
MonacoGrandPrix DC UK Box Back.jpgMonacoGrandPrix DC UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
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Manual
Dreamcast, FR/IT/ES/NL
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Cover
MonacoGrandPrix2DCEUDisk.jpg
Disc
Monaco Grand Prix RC2 DC EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Dreamcast, DE
RacingSimulation2 DC DE Box Back.jpgRacingSimulation2 DC DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, PT
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Cover
Dreamcast, AU
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Cover
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-01-06 GD-R Page

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

References

  1. File:MonacoGrandPrix DC JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://sega.jp/dc/981011/ (Wayback Machine: 2015-05-13 00:47)
  3. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/software_l.html#tab01 (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-01 22:57)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Press release: 1999-09-09: UBI SOFT BRINGS FIRST GRAND PRIX SIM TO SEGA DREAMCAST
  5. Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  6. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 3" (UK; 1999-11-25), page 7
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Dreamcast Monthly, "October 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 67
  8. 8.0 8.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 97
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 39
  10. Hyper, "November 1999" (AU; 1999-xx-xx), page 45
  11. Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 100
  12. Consoles +, "Mai 1999" (FR; 1999-0x-xx), page 80
  13. Consoles +, "Octobre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 120
  14. Dreamcast Monthly, "September 1999" (UK; 1999-xx-xx), page 78
  15. DC-UK, "October 1999" (UK; 1999-09-29), page 32
  16. Digitiser (UK) (1999-10-22)
  17. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Octobre/Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 88
  18. Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin, "November 1999" (DE; 1999-11-11), page 46
  19. Dreamcast Magazine, "1999-10 (1999-03-19)" (JP; 1999-03-05), page 18
  20. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 3" (UK; 1999-11-25), page 67
  21. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
  22. Edge, "June 1999" (UK; 1999-05-19), page 91
  23. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1999" (US; 1999-09-07), page 220
  24. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 134
  25. Famitsu, "1999-03-19" (JP; 1999-03-05), page 35
  26. GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 11: November 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 100
  27. GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 172
  28. MAN!AC, "05/99" (DE; 1999-04-07), page 47
  29. MAN!AC, "11/99" (DE; 1999-10-06), page 97
  30. Man!ak, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 62
  31. Mega Console, "Aprile 1999" (IT; 1999-xx-xx), page 56
  32. neXt Level, "November 1999" (DE; 1999-10-08), page 53
  33. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (US; 1999-10-05), page 113
  34. Player One, "Octobre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 106
  35. Sega Magazin, "Mai 1999" (DE; 1999-04-01), page 12
  36. Total Control, "May 1999" (UK; 1999-04-16), page 122
  37. Video Games, "10/99 It's Dreamcast Time supplement" (DE; 1999-09-22), page 13