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FLASHBACK! Video games of the Adelaide Grand Prix

The Adelaide Grand Prix era coincided with a revolution in video gaming, as Japanese companies Nintendo and Sega battled for supremacy before the development of PC games.

The following video games were the most popular to feature the Adelaide Grand Prix:

Super Monaco GP – Sega

Released in arcades in 1989 and for Sega products in 1990; based on the 1989 Formula 1 season.

Super Monaco GP II – Sega

Released on Sega products in 1992; based on the 1992 Formula 1 season; follow up to ‘Super Monaco GP’; Ayrton Senna helped develop the game and appeared on the cover.

Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing – Nintendo

Released on Nintendo products in 1992; based on the 1992 Formula 1 season; Nigel Mansell branded game that went up against Sega’s Ayrton Senna-backed ‘Super Monaco GP II’.

Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge – Sega & Nintendo

Released on Sega and Nintendo products in 1992; based on the 1991 Formula 1 season; Ferrari branded game.

Grand Prix – PC

Released for PC in 1992; based on the 1991 Formula 1 season; the first of the Geoff Crammond-produced MicroProse series that revolutionised the racing simulation genre on PC.

F1 – Sega

Released on Sega products in 1993; based on the 1993 Formula 1 season; officially licensed product of the FIA Formula 1 world championship.

GP2 – PC

Released for PC in 1995; based on the 1994 Formula 1 season; follow up to ‘Grand Prix’; one of the first games with 3D texture mapping; considered one of the greatest motorsport games.

Formula 1 – PlayStation & PC 

Released for PlayStation and PC in 1996; based on the 1995 Formula 1 season; first instalment of Sony’s Formula 1 series featuring Murray Walker’s commentary

 

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