Monaco Grand Prix (video game)

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This article is about the video game. For the racing event, see Monaco Grand Prix.
Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix Coverart.png
Developer(s) Ubisoft Paris
Publisher(s) Ubi Soft Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2, also known as just Monaco Grand Prix, is a Formula one racing game for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Dreamcast. It was released in 1999. The game is based on the Formula One World Championship, but does not have the licence to use drivers names, official cars, etc. (the licence was held by Video System at the time, who made F-1 World Grand Prix and F-1 World Grand Prix II). The game does however have a licence to use Formula One's official sponsors; Schweppes and Castrol among others,[citation needed] helping add to the authenticity of the game.

The sequel to F1 Racing Simulation recreates the 1998 season, featuring 17 authentic tracks, 11 teams and cars with their 22 drivers. The Monaco license is used, although the teams themselves are not licensed. A total of 22 camera views are provided. Telemetry is stored and analysed in a similar way to Grand Prix 2, and physics are modeled to be realistic. There are eight different modes to race, the new ones being a career mode in which the player starts with a poor team and must drive well enough to earn competitive rides, and scenarios recreating key races for particular drivers. Returning from the first game are Time Attack, a full championship, and a 50s retro mode. There is also a track editor for the players to create their own tracks.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 77.25%[1]
(PS) 75.77%[2]
(N64) 74.52%[3]
(DC) 70.81%[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3.5/5 stars[5][6][7]
Edge (PC) 7/10[8]
(DC) 6/10[9]
EGM (DC) 8/10[10]
(PS) 7.25/10[11]
(N64) 7.12/10[12]
Eurogamer 7/10[13]
Famitsu 31/40[14]
Game Informer 7/10[15]
GamePro (PC) 4.5/5 stars[16]
3.5/5 stars[17][18]
GameSpot (DC) 7.4/10[19]
(N64) 7.3/10[20]
(PS) 7.1/10[21]
GameSpy 3.5/10[22]
IGN (N64) 8.4/10[23]
(PS) 8.2/10[24]
(DC) 7.6/10[25]
(PC) 7.2/10[26]
Nintendo Power 7.1/10[27]
OPM (US) 3.5/5 stars[28]
PC Gamer (US) 91%[29]

The game was met with positive to average reception. GameRankings gave it a score of 77.25% for the PC version;[1] 75.77% for the PlayStation version;[2] 74.52% for the Nintendo 64 version;[3] and 70.81% for the Dreamcast version.[4] In Japan, Famitsu gave the latter version a score of 31 out of 40.[14]

Trivia[edit]

  • Ubisoft did not have the official FIA license. Therefore they licensed only the Monaco track and named the game after it. All other F1 tracks are also included, but using different names.
  • In the United Kingdom, the title is Racing Simulation: Monaco Grand Prix
  • In Germany, the game is just known as Racing Simulation 2 and has a different cover.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Monaco Grand Prix for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Monaco Grand Prix for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Monaco Grand Prix for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ House, Michael L. "Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2 - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cook, Brad. "Monaco Grand Prix (DC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Sutyak, Jonathan. "Monaco Grand Prix (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Edge staff (December 1998). "Monaco Grand Prix Racing Stimulation 2 (PC)". Edge (65). 
  9. ^ Edge staff (June 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Racing Stimulation 2 (DC)". Edge (72). 
  10. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix (DC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1999. 
  11. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1999. 
  12. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix (N64)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1999. 
  13. ^ Bramwell, Tom (January 13, 2000). "Monaco Grand Prix (DC)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on August 16, 2000. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "ドリームキャスト - MONACO GRAND PRIX Racing Simulation 2". Famitsu 915: 49. June 30, 2006. 
  15. ^ McNamara, Andy (October 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix - Dreamcast". Game Informer (78). Archived from the original on December 2, 2000. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  16. ^ Asher, Mark (July 31, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix 2 [sic] Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 13, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  17. ^ iBot (1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  18. ^ Air Hendrix (1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Review for N64 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 13, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  19. ^ Taruc, Nelson (September 22, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Review (DC)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  20. ^ Taruc, Nelson (April 19, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Review (N64)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  21. ^ Taurc, Nelson (July 26, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  22. ^ Ares (October 13, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix". PlanetDreamcast. Archived from the original on February 25, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  23. ^ Schneider, Peer (October 18, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix (N64)". IGN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  24. ^ Harris, Craig (July 15, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix (PS)". IGN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  25. ^ Blache III, Fabian (September 8, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix 2 [sic] (DC)". IGN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  26. ^ Butts, Stephen (June 8, 1999). "Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2". IGN. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix". Nintendo Power 121: 110. June 1999. 
  28. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (Future Publishing) (44): 90–91. April 1999. 
  29. ^ "Monaco Grand Prix Racing Simulation 2". PC Gamer. March 1999. 

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