- Manufacturer: Olympia
- Year: 1981
- Cabinet type: Cabaret
- Measures (WxHxD): 49,2 x 154,4 x 57,0 cm
- Working voltage: 220V
- Maximum consumption: 105,0W 0,620A
- Technology: Vertical color raster monitor
It’s a vertical-scrolling race game where you control a toy car that moves on a mixed path (citizen, frozen, tunnel, narrow …). Opponents are very dangerous as well as the rescue vehicles that sometimes appears. The game is time based but it is possible to win additional machines to use indefinitely once the time is out until the next collision. The car is driven by a steering wheel, a pedal and a two-speed gear. Scores are managed by 7-segment displays. The game clearly tries to reproduce the best known Monaco GP, even in the features of the cabinet in “mini” (or “cabaret”) version.
The cabinet is a mini distributed by Olympia. Actually this game was distributed both by Olympia and by Model Racing, both Italians, and differed only for the brand on the graphics and the logo in the game. I assigned the production to ZACCARIA on the basis of internal architecture and documentation. Cabinet is in very good conditions; internally the power supply has been replaced with modern components while the game board is original. As a technical note it can be emphasized that the original game was cabled logic without a CPU while this reproduction uses one CPU, even if used only for some functions; therefore, the work of re-engineering of the hardware is commendable. There is a very few number of complete and working.