Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 - Is there two different versions?

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Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 - Is there two different versions?

Post#1 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:53 am

Hi guys

Just wanted to know if anyone else has come across this and if the games are different in any way.

Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2

Some people list when selling this game it is Monaco Grand Prix 2 or its Racing Simulation 2, and then when you look at different peoples listings or on images via search engines they have a combination of front covers , manuals and CDs, so was the original and sequel released for the Dreamcast or did different parts of Europe have a different name for the game for the front cover but pressed it differently on the CD and manual.
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Re: Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 - Is there two different versions?

Post#2 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:29 am

A five second 'Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2' Google search would've given you this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco_Grand_Prix_(video_game)

Scroll down to the 'trivia' section...

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Post#3 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:53 am

Ouch, that (kinda) shut me up...

Yes I saw that which is why I wondered why different ones have different CDs and covers as you can see by my images.

Look at image one, different front cover to cd and manual so guess people are listing the German version front case with he English game and manual?
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Post#4 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:45 am

Unfortunately I have the other version of the game.

But, another quick 'dreamcast racing simulation' search, this time on images, gave me this:

https://www.google.be/search?q=dreamcast+racing+simulation&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjEu9v2yP7JAhWH0hoKHU0gDIQQ_AUIBygB&biw=1920&bih=1085#imgrc=_

First two lines already have 3 images with that disc / box / manual combination.

So I'd say it's 'normal' to have a different manual cover with this version.

Still, most fucked up game title shit I've ever seen...

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Post#5 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:34 am

Thanks for the links, the only reason why the question came about was because I noticed on the dcserv site http://www.dcserv.org/?page_id=12 it mentions that th game is coming back online, as there is so many different versions and this one pictured which mentioned online (I think it was an early screenshot of cover art as I haven't seen a copy of it looking like this) just wanted to know which copy to get to play online
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Post#6 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:10 pm

The game came in two versions. You'll need to buy the on-line version as seen in that last pic you posted.

It does indeed exist, but is more rare than the off-line version.

Check eBay regularly. Sometimes a cheap copy comes up. As was the case with this one:

http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/Racing-Simu ... SwcBhWX07I

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Post#7 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:32 pm

It's interesting that the US version looks nothing like that.

Also did the On-Line version come out here? I've never seen a US copy of it.

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Post#8 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:39 pm

It did come out here, but I don't think over there...

Here is just a matter of perspective... :P

In other words, I don't think there's a US on-line version of the game.

Unless someone can prove me wrong?...

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Post#9 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:02 pm

Never knew about this so I checked e-bay. Typically sellers have high mark-ups for the online version due to apparent rarity. Frankly the only thing on e-bays that's not rare is the uses of the word "Rare" for any old tat. Rare 1970's slippers... made in china...

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Post#10 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:47 am

I'm glad it was only be that didn't realise there were a couple of different versions online and offline, like speed Devils.

Also there is Pod 2 (PAL) and Pod Speedracer (US) but say online but on dcserv it only shows as Pod Speedracer in development to come back online.

There seems to be PAL versions that differ slightly.
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