Super Monaco GP - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Kixx/US Gold/Sega Arcade Hits, Arcade Game Created By: Sega,
Programmed By: Grant Harrison, Graphics By: Nick Cooke. Music By: Jeroen Tel
(Maniacs Of Noise), Release Year: 1989, Genre: Formula One, Number Of Players: 1

Vroooom, vroom, vroooooooom, Nigel Mansell eat your heart out, here comes Roger 'Elio' Frames in his super-speedy Formula One racer. What a yellow-bellied worm - fance retiring before I had a chance to knock the jammy little so and so off the top.

Super Monaco is no match for something like the classic Stunt Car Racer, but it's fun to play and almost captures the thrills and spills of driving round the Grand Prix circuits of Europe.

It takes you through France, Brazil, Spain and finally Monaco, racing on wet and dry tyres on the wild and very bendy tracks. On each of the tracks there's a qualifying lap to race against the clock.

Do well here and you've increased your chances of surviving 'til the final lap by at least 100 per cent.

You're on the starting lines... the starting light goes green... and... you're off! Well, the other cars are, at least.

They zoom off ahead of you at the speed of light but no matter how hard I tried my damed car wouldn't jump to full speed anywhere near as quickly as my competitor's vehicles.

It got a bit better after I moved on from using automatic to manual gears, but no matter how hard I pushed the joystick my car wouldn't match the initial acceleration of the others. I suppose that they think it gives you more of a challenge that way.

Now who can I go and blag some sponsorship money from?


Much better than driving to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychw yrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch just to see the name plate on the station's platform.

Foot to the floor and we're off (Off where? - Ed.)